Seeing the writing on the wall

Excell, Jon
November 2004
Engineer (00137758);11/19/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7664, p12
Discusses the importance of Global Positioning System (GPS) that allows mobile phone users to post virtual messages on buildings, doors and others in Munich, Germany. Adaptation of mobile phone or Personal Digital Assistant to enable users to communicate via GPS with a central server; Importance of the GPS transmitter and magnetic sensor to obtain positional information via GPS; Identification of the prototype plug-in form.


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