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 -
I want an iPhone app that will allow me to get back to where I've been using the GPS, Compass and (optionally) mapping software. Essentially, I would bookmark places I want to return to. Then, to get back to them, I can just open the app, hit the bookmark and it tells me which direction to travel and how far to go. [more inside]
posted by 47triple2
on Aug 24, 2010 -
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 -
Are there any good alternatives to AirMagnet Survey PRO for outdoor site surveying with GPS integration? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Jul 12, 2010 -
It seems the ac-adapter plug thingy (i.e. the cigarette lighter) doesn't work in my car. I suspect a blown fuse. I have neither the time nor the inclination to take it in to get fixed if I can do it myself. Halp? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Jun 29, 2010 -
I need a COMPLETE in-dash GPS-Stereo-Mp3 solution for a 2001 Lincoln Navigator to replace the factory soul-crushing CD/Cassette pile of disappointment. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Jun 6, 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 -
Can you recommend a device that measures pace, distance and (I guess) GPS for use while running? I'm most interested in tracking my pace and distance. And, if affordable, saving whatever routes I've run and uploading them to my computer. [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner
on Apr 13, 2010 -
I plan to drive from NYC to the Black Hills in South Dakota and Devil's Tower in Wyoming in a few months. I have a Nexus One Android Phone and service with Tmobile. How realistic is it to expect to use Google's free GPS Navigation with Tmobile's coverage along this trip?
posted by somas1
on Mar 26, 2010 -
GPS fans: I have a Garmin nuvi 1300T bought 12/2009 with USA maps. It's been worth the cost already, but now I need maps of France. Should I add European maps to the US Garmin, or buy a new one in Europe?
posted by PaperDragon
on Feb 6, 2010 -
Looking for recommendations for a cheap SatNav system that will tell me how fast I'm going... [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Offline maps for the iPod Touch/iPhone, and custom points of interest (POIs). Is there any software that can do this? [more inside]
posted by rxrfrx
on Jan 28, 2010 -