Latest Global positioning systems News

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people

Jun. 24, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker. She climbed through muddy ravines, crossed streams and faced steep drop-offs in the thick tangle of trees and ferns...

Saved from icy river, Estonian wolf "probably" shot

Jun. 20, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers may have been killed, authorities said. The Environment Agency told local broadcaster ERR late Wednesday the wolf's GPS tracking collar hasn't transmitted...

The Latest: Ex-deputy in Parkland shooting out of jail

Jun. 6, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on School Shooting-Florida (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other...

Prosecutors want GPS monitor on truck driver in deadly crash

May. 21, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say they only learned after a judge set $400,000 bond for a truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people on a Colorado highway that he had tried to flee the scene of the collision. In a filing Monday, they asked a judge to require the now-released man to...

Tech is vital element in search for missing Hawaii woman

May. 21, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Technology is becoming a vital element in the search for a woman who went missing in a rural Hawaii forest. Volunteers searching for 35-year-old Amanda Heller are employing GPS devices and computers with live feeds and real-time data from the parking lot of the Makawao Forest Reserve...

Judge: Use of GPS data in robbery case unconstitutional

May. 16, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that suburban Chicago police violated constitutional protections against unreasonable searches by accessing weeks of GPS data indicating a suspect's car had been outside a jewelry store when it was robbed. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reported Wednesday that U.S....