[kag] Re: Mapping the Tour de France

  • From: Gordon Campbell <gordon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 11:21:00 -0400

I'm a little confused about that as well. They must be transmitters.
Either that or we're being watched more than we thought ... ;-)

I'll see what I can find out.

Cheers,
.....G

On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 11:16, Hoover wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Jul 2004, Gordon Campbell wrote:
> > We all knew this was coming: in a test on July 21, ten riders in the
> > Tour were equipped with GPS receivers and tracked by the EGNOS system.
> >
> > More info here: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMUNLV4QWD_index_0.html
> > and here: http://radio.weblogs.com/0105910/2004/07/24.html
> 
> This is pretty cool. But I am a bit confused as to how you can monitor 
> somebody's location by fitting them with a GPS receiver. Wouldn't they 
> have to have some sort of transmitter too? I'd like to read more about the 
> transmitters, but the articles make no mention of them.
> 
> I like the 3D rendering of the mountain in the video.
> 
> Hoover
> 
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