Category Archives: Navigation and GPS

Location, Navigation, Identity, and Destiny

My uncle greatly favored the saying “You are who you are because you were where you were, when.”

Location drives both identity and destiny.  If you were located in certain places in North America at the time of your birth, then you can claim identity as a US, Canadian, or Mexican citizen.  If you were located in lower Manhattan on the morning of 9/11/2001 or coastal Tohoku on the morning of 3/11/2011, then parts of your identity and destiny were shaped by your location..

My new career starts where I am, and will be taking me new places.  I am learning wonderful things about the art, science, engineering, history, and philosophy of geo-positioning and navigation.  Allow me to share some interesting details of what I am learning.  I will be posting my discoveries in this blog in the “Navigation and GPS” category.  If you want to contact me directly, I would welcome your thoughts and insight.

(Image courtesy of langll at Pixabay.)