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Do GPS blockers work?

GPS blocker devices are widely sold. Do they really work? [more inside]
posted by reacheround on Aug 24, 2011 - 6 answers

GPS traffic updates: Fact or Fiction?

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 - 7 answers

Name for error resulting from GPS sampling on curves?

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 - 7 answers

What's up with my GPS?

What's up with my GPS? [more inside]
posted by Sabine3283 on Aug 7, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I use differential correction with a Trimble GPS?

Why can't I differentially correct some GPS data I collected with a Trimble GeoExplorer 2008? [more inside]
posted by EsotericAlgorithm on Aug 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Help keep my phone safe on bike rides.

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 - 6 answers

Repairing "rugged" GPS screen

How can I repair a chip in a GPS screen (it's not a touch screen)? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Jul 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Interesting things to do with my geotagged photos?

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 - 0 answers

Looking for a GPS solution to get me to Canada.

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 - 14 answers

[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]
posted by no bueno on Jun 29, 2011 - 17 answers

Cycle computer for a nerd?

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 - 14 answers

Seeking the state of the art in location-based smartphone apps.

Seeking the state-of-the-art in location-based smartphone (iPhone & Android) apps. [more inside]
posted by Tufa on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

GPS locations of famous photos

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 - 1 answer

Specific GPS Recommendations Needed

I have been tasked by my wife to buy her a GPS. Help me unlock this marital achievement. [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on May 20, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I convert an existing GPS track to an estimate of calories burned?

How do I convert an existing GPS track to an estimate of calories burned? [more inside]
posted by mvd on May 3, 2011 - 3 answers

GPS....

Help me understand GPS devices for cars. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Apr 26, 2011 - 26 answers

Navigation without data connection on Android

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 - 4 answers

Any advice for finding this missing suicidal person?

Any advice for finding this missing suicidal person? [more inside]
posted by PersonAndSalt on Apr 8, 2011 - 26 answers

Looking for handheld GPS unit for fieldwork

What's the best handheld GPS unit for hiking/fieldwork under ~$500? [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Apr 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Looking for maps/GPS of Sarajevo

Looking for digital mapping and/or GPS software that covers Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Mar 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Wandern

Real world exploration game? [more inside]
posted by aesacus on Mar 25, 2011 - 11 answers

I need a google map for my 4 year old

Kid GPS - for a 4 year old. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Mar 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Is my TomTom spying on me?

Why does my portable GPS power on of its own accord? (conspiracy theories welcome) [more inside]
posted by jack.tinker on Feb 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me find the best gps for my car

GPS for my car first time buyer: Please help me select the model you think will give me great service [more inside]
posted by Upon Further Review on Feb 8, 2011 - 14 answers

Is this connector readily available?

Is this electronic connector (pics: 1, 2, 3, 4) easily available, or is it a custom part? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Feb 2, 2011 - 2 answers

Does an internal GPS device for tracking a laptop exist?

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 - 6 answers

Dash cradle for iPhone

iPhone car kit? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Dec 9, 2010 - 9 answers

How to upgrade in-car navigation system?

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 - 6 answers

Need map updates for Plenio VXA-4300

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 - 1 answer

Getting it all in a single cheap cell phone, with a single cheap cell phone plan. Possible?

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 - 18 answers

Banded, radio tracked Red Tailed hawk spotted.

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 - 5 answers

How can I become MORE trackable by GPS?

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 - 3 answers

What's the least expensive way to get detailed road maps onto my Garmin Etrex Venture HC?

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 - 5 answers

What GPS works best in a Pacific paradise?

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.
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

How does a GPS calculate which route to display? Shortest? Fastest? Most ridiculous?

How does my GPS decide which route to take? Fastest? Shortest? What? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Oct 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Need GPS in San Francisco

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 - 6 answers

Friends, MeFite, iFilm experts, lend me your ears.

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 - 7 answers

Nothing Compares 2 4

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 - 3 answers

Please help me understand spimes.

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 - 11 answers

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx with Open Street Map

Garmin eTrex Legend HCx with Open Street Map - anyone used it? [more inside]
posted by Dali Atomicus on Sep 4, 2010 - 5 answers

North by Northwest

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 - 11 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

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]
posted by gttommy on Jul 12, 2010 - 2 answers

Cigarette lighter in car doesn't work. Please help troubleshoot.

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 - 15 answers

X marks the spot in the digital age.

Help me find reliable, spam and virus-free GPS files! [more inside]
posted by elder18 on Jun 27, 2010 - 8 answers

MP3, GPS, SD, USB 4 SUV. OK?

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 - 10 answers

Zoomable GPS

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 - 12 answers

Help me replace OnStar with a GPS

Help me pick out a GPS to replace my OnStar service. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Apr 23, 2010 - 8 answers

What's my gadget solution?

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 - 22 answers

GPS with parental tracking?

Asking for a friend: What is a good GPS system with some form of parental tracking? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 5, 2010 - 11 answers

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