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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

I once was found, but now am lost - iPhone location-based fail!

When in my basement apartment, iPhone OS 2.0 could locate me within 10m of my actual coordinates; OS 3.0, on the other hand, thinks I'm 700m down the road. What gives? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Jul 23, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me help my boss not get lost.

My boss wants me to research GPS units for him to use since he'll be traveling a lot more in the near future. Any recommendations? I really don't know what I should be looking for in a good GPS unit. [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Jul 14, 2009 - 18 answers

Where is this view taken from?

Chicagoans: where is this view taken from?
posted by parttimeninja on Jul 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Drive without a GPS? Is such a thing possible?!?

My TomTom One 3rd Edition stopped getting a GPS Signal Yesterday! Please hope me! [more inside]
posted by Admira on Jun 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Public domain topographic maps?

Is there somewhere that has the USGS (public-domain?) topographic maps available for free download? [more inside]
posted by ConstantineXVI on Jun 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Love Polar HRM with footpod..envy Garmin Forerunner...help.

Without going ahead and junking my existing Polar system for a Garmin 305 or 405, is there any relatively small GPS unit I could clip onto my mp3 player armband to add the functionality I'd like (uploading routes to a Sportracks, motionbased, trainingpeaks like service...with the added benefit that I'd have something to take on a hike or go geocaching? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on Jun 15, 2009 - 4 answers

App for Blackjack II GPS?

Asking for my brother: What's a good free GPS program for the Blackjack II? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Jun 1, 2009 - 1 answer

iPhone or dedicated portable GPS?

I've resisted getting in iPhone so far. However, now I need a good, portable GPS and am wondering whether I should go for an iPhone, or a dedicated GPS. If the latter, which one? [more inside]
posted by thread_makimaki on May 18, 2009 - 32 answers

How can I get a google map to display my current position automatically?

How can I get a google map to display my current position automatically? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Local Wikipedia search??

I'm looking for a way to search for Wikipedia entries by locality or by gps coordinates, like the iPhone WikiMe application does except on the web. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel on May 5, 2009 - 3 answers

Location-based reminders for Blackberry

Is there an application for Blackberry that has the ability to give location-specific reminders? [more inside]
posted by jinatrix on Apr 13, 2009 - 1 answer

Hacking a Navman F15

I have a Navman F15 (US version) that I'm thinking about hacking to run different GPS software on, but I have a few questions/concerns. [more inside]
posted by rossination on Apr 5, 2009 - 0 answers

Has anyone successfully attached an iPhone to their bicycle handlebars?

Has anyone successfully attached an iPhone to their bicycle handlebars? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Mar 23, 2009 - 3 answers

I'm thinking about getting a blackberry pearl. will I need a data plan to view maps?

I'm thinking about getting a blackberry pearl. will I need a data plan to view maps? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Mar 23, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I automatically split GPS tracklogs?

I have almost a year's worth of GPS track logs. I'd like to be able to automatically split them by trip type (walking, biking, car) and filter out some of the noise that gets generated when leaving the GPS on while stationary. [more inside]
posted by komilnefopa on Mar 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Other examples of "Tag and Release" Sites/Projects (Geocaching, Bookcrossing, etc.)?

I was thinking about "tag and release" projects/sites, where you basically leave something for a stranger to find, and came up with four off the top of my head: Geocaching, Disposable cameras on park benches, Bookcrossing, and Photochaining. Are there other examples? Thanks!
posted by Jim Biancolo on Mar 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Vehicular smash-n-grab and Einstein's definition of insanity

How can I avoid having my car broken into -- again? I've had a GPS and an iPod stolen out of my car twice in the past three months. Assuming I buy replacements for one or both, how do I avoid going through this yet again in another three months? What have others found to be effective or ineffective, and are there any relevant stats or studies on any of this? My current best plan is to simply remove both from my car every time I get out (except in my garage); that'll be a PITA, but manageable. Are thieves going to see the mounts and break in anyway? If I leave them locked in the glove compartment instead, are they significantly less safe than on my person? If I simply mounted the GPS somewhere other than the windshield, as suggested by the office taking the report the second time, is that enough to make a difference? [more inside]
posted by SeanCier on Mar 2, 2009 - 38 answers

GPS without the navigation

My Garmin Nuvi (350) won't navigate when I attach it to my car's charger, which is a bummer for obvious reasons. It turns on, but the screen shows an image of it being attached to a PC, and it only goes back to navigation mode if I unplug it. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Feb 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Japan or bust: recommend a camera

I'm planning on going to Japan later on in the year, and I need a new camera. [more inside]
posted by doctor.dan on Jan 30, 2009 - 22 answers

Using Garmin GPS II Plus with Mac OS X

It is possible to transfer waypoint data from an old Garmin GPS II Plus model to a MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jan 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Hacking a Bad GPS for a good outcome

I got a crap refurbished GPS for my girlfriend - a clarion NICE 430 because it was on sale for a low price. But it's got old maps, no updates and less support. I'm buying her another one, but what can I do with THIS one? Besides chucking it at the clarion building. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 26, 2009 - 5 answers

WWAN with GPS is too expensive; any ExpressCard solutions?

Are there any ExpressCard/54 GPS cards? [more inside]
posted by trokair on Jan 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Software for .gpx files on a Mac

Software to process and display (map, etc.) .gpx files on a Mac [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jan 10, 2009 - 9 answers

Grid Mapping in the USA

Help me find or create a grid with GPS coordinates of every square mile of the USA. Can I use Expert GPS or Google Earth to do this? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jan 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Which (Canadian, hiking) GPS? Criteria inside

Hi there, I'm looking for advice on the right GPS unit. This would be my first purchase but I have used a few in the past and I know what didn't work for me and what did. I've read a bit but to be honest I still don't have a clue about manufacturers, specific models, chipsets and everything else. I was wondering if y'all could help? [more inside]
posted by fingerbang on Dec 26, 2008 - 5 answers

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