So driving around since last week I have noticed two man teams of guys with Trimble GPS
units on one guys' back getting numbers of, wait for it........lamp posts in the village and midtown.
They then afix a metal band (like the band that holds your radiator hose) around the lamp post.
I tried to ask one of these guys what they're doing but he was deeply into his clipboard notes.
He didn't want to be bugged at all. So I yelled at him (from my car) hey you with the clipboard!
He was a little surprised that I knew it was a GPS on his back. They have the antenna on a two
foot high aluminum pole, the top of which is about the size of a 25 pack of CD's. Plus it says
Tremble on the side. They also where orange roadcrew vests. I thought all the major cities
were already (GPS) mapped out.
Plus: the twin lights of Ground Zero are back at night.
I thought of that seeing that many GPS companys sell units with internal maps.
But: The city changes but are there really any new streets? Also, they wouldn't be
authorized to tag city property (the lamp posts) noor would they have a reason to.
I'm going to have to take a closer look at these band-tags to see what kind of numbers
they have on them.
I did recently read that some consumer rights organization (ACLU?) was attempting to map out all of the cameras observing NYC. From storefront cameras to traffic cameras, etc. It might possibly have been them?