I have an old iPhone 4 (running iOS 7) that has no sim card. GPS and wifi and all that still work fine and it's got plenty of space. I want to find an app that will allow me to download a big swath of map around my house for offline use, then stick the phone in a bracket on my handlebars and use it as a bike computer to tell me speed, mileage, route, etc. Ideally it would show me where I am on the map as I go, too. I'd gladly pay for the app if it is not free. Is this possible?
posted by AgentRocket
on May 13, 2014 -
Has there been any instances where traffic patterns or roads changed because of GPS use? [more inside]
posted by daninnj
on Aug 11, 2013 -
Is a tablet computer a good tool to use for marine navigation? (A question related to the accuracy of a tablet computer GPS sensor when there is no WiFi or carrier based signal available) [more inside]
posted by Dave.
on Jan 23, 2012 -
This is the only thing I miss from my Android phone. On my Android phone, I could hold the search key and say, out loud, "navigate to 123 main street" or "navigate to the nearest drugstore" or "navigate to John's house" ... and Google Nav would open and begin navigating.
Does anything voice-activated like that exist for iPhone? [more inside]
posted by dmd
on Oct 17, 2011 -
[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Jun 29, 2011 -
I used to have an app on my Nokia E71 that would allow me to set waypoints and then provide a distance and bearing back to that position using the phone's built-in GPS. You could store thousands of GPS waypoints, either by using your current location or by entering long-lat; and organise waypoints into groups. There was no need for any data access. Does something like this exist on Android (HTC Desire)? What I'm not
looking for is an offline SatNav program like CoPilot or MobileNavigator.
posted by alby
on Apr 16, 2011 -
How to upgrade in-car navigation system? We have a 2008 Toyota Landcruiser which came with in-built satnav. An upgrade disc here in New Zealand will cost $800!! This seems like a ridiculous rip-off. You could buy half of the roads in New Zealand for less than $800 ;-) Does anyone know how to upgrade in-car nav systems? My parents had the same problem with their old Jaguar...
posted by sinbarambam
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Zoomable GPS: my last car had built in nav that I never used for finding locations, but found real useful for exploring & driving in unfamiliar areas - I'd just turn it on and use it as a live moving map. Now I have a new car with no nav so I'm shopping for a system, but the ones I've seen in Target appear to be more oriented to route finding and don't have a very good perspective/ too high a zoom level for assessing the surroundings on the move. Is there one available that I can use for exploring in this way?
posted by forallmankind
on May 19, 2010 -
I've resisted getting in iPhone so far. However, now I need a good, portable GPS and am wondering whether I should go for an iPhone, or a dedicated GPS. If the latter, which one? [more inside]
posted by thread_makimaki
on May 18, 2009 -
My Garmin Nuvi (350) won't navigate when I attach it to my car's charger, which is a bummer for obvious reasons. It turns on, but the screen shows an image of it being attached to a PC, and it only goes back to navigation mode if I unplug it. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun
on Feb 1, 2009 -
Can anyone give me a reason not to get a Garmin nüvi 350 just because it has been discontinued by Garmin? [more inside]
posted by Amby72
on Dec 1, 2008 -
How long does it take for new data to get to the major GPS data providers and for GPS systems to update? [more inside]
posted by pdb
on Nov 25, 2008 -
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 -
Lazyweb, I need help choosing an automotive GPS navigation unit for a directionally-challenged relative. It must receive traffic updates, have an ability to remember programmed routes, and be reasonably easy to install and use. [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great
on Nov 29, 2007 -
In this day and age of ubiquitous GPS, why are lighhouses and foghorns still operating? [more inside]
posted by beagle
on Nov 8, 2007 -
Are there any good car GPS systems that you can buy that work well in Boston (Big Dig and all) and surrounding areas? Thanks, --spatially-confused person
posted by Malad
on Nov 11, 2006 -
I'm looking for a portable GPS-type navigation device that has good road maps especially for southern France, Germany and Italy. [more inside]
posted by mosch
on Jun 8, 2005 -