GPS Changes Direction

An article yesterday in the Economist talks about the rapid emergence of GPS devices in the mainstream and the importance of mapping - and map data in particular.

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A quote:
" is the key to this rapidly changing field. Knowing where precisely individuals are at any given instant—and what retail outlets and other establishments they are near—is central to mobile searching and to location-based advertising. That’s why the two leading digital-mapping companies, Tele Atlas and Navteq, have lately been the target of takeover bids."