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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? do you add data to a movie dvd so it 1. Plays in a DVD player and 2. Has the data accessible on a 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


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

Can I use Google GPS Navigation and TMobile to drive cross country?

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 - 12 answers

CoPilot GPS/navigation questions

Various questions about the CoPilot GPS/navigation app for the Droid, especially importing POI files. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Back-seat driver needs to parler francais

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 - 3 answers

Sod Heisenberg, I want a SatNav that will do both...

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 - 7 answers

Offline maps with custom POIs for iPod Touch/iPhone?

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 - 2 answers

Magellan GPS 310 accuracy completely off

A friend has just given me a Magellan GPS 310 (hand-held unit). It's a few years old, powers up OK, but shows me as approximately 200 miles from my current location. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
posted by BrokenEnglish on Dec 29, 2009 - 8 answers

GPS and webcam suggestions

Suggestions and thoughts regarding a webcam and a GPS for my elderly father-in-law? more inside. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Dec 29, 2009 - 6 answers

iPhone Nav App?

What's the best iPhone turn-by-turn navigation app? [more inside]
posted by lore on Dec 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Does arm swing affect the accuracy of a GPS sports watch while running?

I'm training for a marathon and I use a Garmin GPS watch. I'm wondering: of course it transmits to the satellites as I move forward; but does the fact that my arm (with the watch attached) moves back and forth - as opposed to my entire body moving forward as a single unit - have anything to do with the accuracy? I apologize in advance if this sounds vague or else is even irrelevant.
posted by holdenjordahl on Dec 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Best Dog GPS tracker?

Recommendations for a Dog GPS collar? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Dec 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Mapping GPS Recommendations

Which trail mapping GPS receiver works the best to outline trails on Google Maps/Earth? [more inside]
posted by jeffmac on Nov 29, 2009 - 4 answers

GPS for Luddites

You: owner of in-car GPS with points of interest. Me: trying to buy one but not knowing which one to get and what other things I might need. [more inside]
posted by Leezie on Nov 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Fleet GPS Tracking

I'm looking for a GPS system for the fleet at my business. We have 6 trucks and run a small service company. I'm having a hard time finding what I need. [more inside]
posted by Tavern on Nov 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Is there a GPS device for me?

Is there a GPS device for me? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Nov 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Where's Waldo?

How does A-GPS work? It's not working for me and I'm wondering if it's my phone or my provider (Rogers in Vancouver) [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Oct 29, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I make a map from GPS data?

How do I turn my GPS track logs into a nice-looking trail map? Do I need a GIS package? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 20, 2009 - 7 answers


Help a complete GPS newbie help Santa. [spoilers for biscotti] [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Oct 15, 2009 - 8 answers

Buy an English GPS for France?

What's the best way to buy a GPS in the US for someone who lives in France but speaks English? [more inside]
posted by schwa on Oct 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Craigslist rentals near my current location on the iPhone?

Is there an iPhone app (or location-aware website) that will show me Craigslist rentals near my current location? [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Sep 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find a great handheld GPS for Geocaching!

I'm looking to buy a personal handheld GPS unit mainly for hiking and geocaching. Recommend an awesome model for me! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Sep 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Watch for a runner?

Can you recommend a watch for a jogger? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on Aug 17, 2009 - 10 answers

GPS device for DIY maps

A good GPS for DIY cartography -- what do you think? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Aug 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Resources for novice cartographer

What are some good resources for making my own maps? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jul 31, 2009 - 10 answers

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