GPS blocker devices are widely sold. Do they really work? [more inside]
Do the fancy higher-end features (traffic, eco route, etc.) of auto GPS units actually work? [more inside]
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]
What's up with my GPS? [more inside]
Why can't I differentially correct some GPS data I collected with a Trimble GeoExplorer 2008? [more inside]
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?
How can I repair a chip in a GPS screen (it's not a touch screen)? [more inside]
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?
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]
[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside.
[Android/GPS/Backcountry hiking filter] Best offline Android navigation for hiking not driving. More inside. [more inside]
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]
Seeking the state-of-the-art in location-based smartphone (iPhone & Android) apps. [more inside]
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?
I have been tasked by my wife to buy her a GPS. Help me unlock this marital achievement. [more inside]
How do I convert an existing GPS track to an estimate of calories burned? [more inside]
Help me understand GPS devices for cars. [more inside]
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.
Any advice for finding this missing suicidal person? [more inside]
What's the best handheld GPS unit for hiking/fieldwork under ~$500? [more inside]
Looking for digital mapping and/or GPS software that covers Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. [more inside]
Real world exploration game? [more inside]
Kid GPS - for a 4 year old. Suggestions? [more inside]
Why does my portable GPS power on of its own accord? (conspiracy theories welcome) [more inside]
GPS for my car first time buyer: Please help me select the model you think will give me great service [more inside]
Is this electronic connector (pics: 1, 2, 3, 4) easily available, or is it a custom part? [more inside]
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]
iPhone car kit? [more inside]
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...
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?
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]
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]
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]
What's the least expensive way to get detailed road maps onto my Garmin Etrex Venture HC? [more inside]
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 and Trimble, but I'd be very interested to hear from mefites what they think would cut the mustard.
How does my GPS decide which route to take? Fastest? Shortest? What? [more inside]
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.
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.
When I'm at the office, the Weather widget on my phone updates to show my location as "4." Huh? [more inside]
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]
Garmin eTrex Legend HCx with Open Street Map - anyone used it? [more inside]
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]
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]
Are there any good alternatives to AirMagnet Survey PRO for outdoor site surveying with GPS integration?
Are there any good alternatives to AirMagnet Survey PRO for outdoor site surveying with GPS integration? [more inside]
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]
Help me find reliable, spam and virus-free GPS files! [more inside]
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]
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?
Help me pick out a GPS to replace my OnStar service. [more inside]
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]
Asking for a friend: What is a good GPS system with some form of parental tracking? [more inside]