Looking for a cool, tech friendly, roomy, family car. Help us find perfection, oh hive mind... [more inside]
posted by neurodoc
on Nov 23, 2011 -
Are there any great (or even good) hiking specific GPS apps for iPhone? Ideally, I'd be able to download a particular region of maps, enter and set waypoints, and show the distance and direction from my current location to a previously defined waypoint. Current speed and time to waypoint would be nice, but not necessary. The app must work without an internet connection. [more inside]
posted by jeffch
on Nov 4, 2011 -
Am I the only one having trouble with iOS 5 location-based reminders being really, really inconsistent? (I live in rural Japan, for what it's worth, and have my home address stored in Japanese in my "my information" contact entry) And what, if anything, can I do to make it work more consistently at a bare minimum?
posted by DoctorFedora
on Oct 30, 2011 -
What inexpensive GPS receiver can I use to log my cross-country, 1-2 month motorcycle trip? I won't have a computer with me, and I'd also like to be able to use it for some basic mapping. [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay
on Oct 25, 2011 -
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 -
I'm thinking of going backpacking with a couple of friends in Southeast Asia for two weeks, and using a GPS tracker with an alert function. Only trouble is, who should I alert, and what could they do? [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Oct 15, 2011 -
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 -
Do the fancy higher-end features (traffic, eco route, etc.) of auto GPS units actually work? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Is there a proper name for errors in distance calculated by GPS logs resulting from a curving path not receiving enough samples to define it and thus being shortened? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer
on Aug 18, 2011 -
I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
posted by talkingmuffin
on Jul 21, 2011 -
What interesting things can I do with my geotagged travel photos? I took about 600 pictures while spending 4 days walking around Rome. Besides dumping them into Picasa/Google Earth, are there any cool applications I can use to play with the photos and the metadata?
posted by Bushmiller
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I will be traveling from Utah to British Columbia with my family and visiting the area for two weeks. I want to use a GPS and am not sure whether to get 1) a bluetooth GPS receiver, coupled to one of our idevices, 2) a cheap Android phone, or 3) a standalone automobile GPS. [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Jul 3, 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 -
Fat nerd gets mountain bike. Fat nerd wants to nerd out with his derp out by having the nerdiest cycle computer on the block, but I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Jun 4, 2011 -
Seeking the state-of-the-art in location-based smartphone (iPhone & Android) apps. [more inside]
posted by Tufa
on May 31, 2011 -
Is there a place online where I can look up GPS Coordinates of famous photos? For instance, if I want to find where Ansel Adams stood to photograph Half Dome, could I find this somewhere?
posted by ShootTheMoon
on May 26, 2011 -
How do I convert an existing GPS track to an estimate of calories burned? [more inside]
posted by mvd
on May 3, 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 -
Looking for digital mapping and/or GPS software that covers Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Mar 30, 2011 -
What I'm looking to find out is if there is an internal GPS device which can go in an empty slot in my laptop
in order to track it should it be stolen? I found some services here
(some links work, some don't), but I think they all use WiFi as a way of tracking, which, correct me if I'm wrong, would be a problem for me in rural parts of Asia. [more inside]
posted by gman
on Dec 29, 2010 -
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 -
Does anybody know where to get map updates for the Plenio VXA-4300 gps unit? Or if I could load some other firmware on it and use other maps?
posted by I-baLL
on Nov 26, 2010 -
I have an old cell phone. I have a old digital camera. I have a simple mp3 player. I want GPS
. I currently pay $60/month for unlimited calling (but no data) on my Tmobile plan. Can I get all or most of these things on one cell phone without spending much (or anything) on a new phone, and without paying anymore a month? [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue
on Nov 22, 2010 -
In the past week I’ve spotted this Red Tailed hawk
twice in the same area of southeast Washington. He has a band on his ankle and some type of radio harness. Out of curiosity I was wondering if anyone might know what kind of research is being done and who may have banded it. [more inside]
posted by Tenuki
on Nov 13, 2010 -
Is it possible for two iOS 4 apps to access and use GPS information at the same time? Specifically, would iOS let me use RunKeeper to track a run in the foreground, and let an app like PlaceTrack update Google Latitude in the background? [more inside]
posted by delfuego
on Oct 29, 2010 -
What's the least expensive way to get detailed road maps onto my Garmin Etrex Venture HC? [more inside]
posted by adipocere
on Oct 21, 2010 -
I'm going to be doing remote fieldwork in the Pacific. If you've done remote fieldwork, what GPS did you use and how did you obtain the right maps for it? I've been looking at Garmin
, but I'd be very interested to hear from mefites what they think would cut the mustard.
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace
on Oct 18, 2010 -
I lost my GPS in San Francisco, where's the best place to get a cheap replacement? I'm currently a bit west of Union Square. I'm just planning on going to a Radio Shack on Market Street as I head towards the Embarcadero today but if any of you mefites have better suggestions please let me know.
posted by ajackson
on Oct 10, 2010 -
Any iFilm experts that can help me with this?
Basically...how do you add data to a movie dvd so it
1. Plays in a DVD player and
2. Has the data accessible on a computer....data consists of gps - gpx files, pdf, and .mov files.
I again bow to the hive mind with great thanks, and a six pack of warm Blatz.
posted by timsteil
on Oct 3, 2010 -
When I'm at the office, the Weather widget on my phone updates to show my location as "4." Huh? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Sep 20, 2010 -
I really thought that small, cheap location aware devices existed and could be purchased but I can't find any. Do they not exist yet or am I using the wrong search terms? [more inside]
posted by 10ch
on Sep 16, 2010 -