Richard S. wrote:
spc wrote:The only down side I see is the ability to use 911 effectively.
I thought most new units come with GPS?
I work for a police organization, and we get 911 calls on land line and cell phones all day long, whether it be a true emergency or some lost guy looking for directions or something. Triangulation from towers can sort of get you on the right path, and near a road or something at least, but that's about it. the GPS units are still sorta not quite as popular and the real bottleneck is that on *our* end, we're not funded well enough to get total access to the gps data.
Every once in a while though, you end up finding that injured guy in the woods, or whatever and it's all a godsend.