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Seeking estimated drive times... at some point in the future

Is there a mapping service that will give me the estimated drive time for a given route at some specified time in the future, based on historical data? [more inside]
posted by alms on Nov 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Can new technology help me map my underwater fieldsite?

I need to make relatively precise measurements, to the nearest half meter, of locations on my field site, which is on the floor of a Mediterranean cove (not more than 10m deep). One possibility is to swim on the surface above my locations and use a GPS to record the points - but so far my older-model GPS's have not been accurate enough for this. I'm leaving in about a week, and just recently I was reminded that technology may have advanced to meet my needs, even since last year! Can anyone update me on the latest and greatest (waterproof) mapping instruments out there?
posted by seachange on Apr 29, 2013 - 12 answers

What is the best way to track and share walking routes on an iPhone?

For a personal project, I'd like to be able to track my route as I'm walking using my iPhone and then share that route in some form that can be embedded in a blog post. [more inside]
posted by enn on Mar 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for iOS app to broadcast my location

I'm looking for an iOS app that will broadcast my current location to a page with an embedded map, so that I can share the URL with family and friends as I travel across the country. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 30, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I help my dad get the most out of his Garmin GPS that I just gave him?

I just gave my dad a Garmin etrex legend hcx for his birthday. I have a mac, he uses Ubuntu. Could anyone help me help him get the maps that he needs to make his new tool as useful as possible for him? [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Sep 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Mapping for dummies

I want to map the walking tracks and landmarks on a 2000ac property in Australia and produce a printable map image as well as a gps file others can download. I have a Garmin eTrex Vista H but I don't really understand how to use it for my purposes. [more inside]
posted by Kerasia on Aug 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Mapping GPS Recommendations

Which trail mapping GPS receiver works the best to outline trails on Google Maps/Earth? [more inside]
posted by jeffmac on Nov 29, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I make a map from GPS data?

How do I turn my GPS track logs into a nice-looking trail map? Do I need a GIS package? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Public domain topographic maps?

Is there somewhere that has the USGS (public-domain?) topographic maps available for free download? [more inside]
posted by ConstantineXVI on Jun 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Grid Mapping in the USA

Help me find or create a grid with GPS coordinates of every square mile of the USA. Can I use Expert GPS or Google Earth to do this? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jan 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Best Mac GPS mapping software and hardware?

What's the best GPS mapping system for making trail maps (software/hardware)? I'm an Apple person. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor for the Mac?

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor, like NorthGates' KML Editor or KaMeLwriter, for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Interesting GPS applications?

What are useful/fun/collaborative things that can be done with a PDA, computer and a small GPS device these days?
posted by vizsla on Aug 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Cycle GPS logger

Best GPS data logger for (1) monitoring cycle commute and (2) local mapping [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jun 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Best GPS units for the job in the field?

What is the best GPS unit to buy for my fieldwork, that would ideally display a list of homes to be mapped in a spreadsheet format and allow touchscreen entry of information into the spreadsheet (coordinates, consent obtained [yes/no], why home was unable to be mapped [drop-down menu])? Does this type of interface exist for GPS units? [more inside]
posted by xholisa13 on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Wrong GPS location for my house

My house is incorrectly located by MapQuest, Google Maps, Google Earth and GPS systems. I assume this means that there is an error in some common database they all rely on. Is there a way to request that the error be fixed so that future versions of the database are correct?
posted by retiree on Apr 16, 2008 - 2 answers

What about London should I map?

What about London should I map? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Feb 21, 2008 - 21 answers

How to Sync GPS data

What is a simple straight forward way to gather gps data, and sync it with my digital camera/ Digital recorder? And possibly create a GIS database out of it? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Feb 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to find Google Earth satellite image dates?

How can we find the photograph DATES of the satellite images in Google Earth? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Mar 23, 2006 - 5 answers


GPS solutions. I hate getting lost and not knowing alternate routes when I'm driving and it seems that increasingly I wish I had some sort of navigation unit. So I started looking. In-car systems are about $2k (and stuck in a single car), portable handheld ones are about $600 (I can use in other cars, which is good), but I hear iPaq PDA units with GPS are only about $500. Has anyone used an iPaq for road trips? Does it work ok with the small screen? What's the best add-on GPS to get for it? And what kind of iPaq do I need as a base to make it work?
posted by mathowie on Oct 21, 2004 - 15 answers

Looking for an on-line distance-measurer

Online maps... I run along a weird path and around a lake, and I have no idea how far I'm going. Is there an online map that'll allow me to trace my route and gauge the distance?
posted by ph00dz on Jul 24, 2004 - 13 answers

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