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Which GPS for older driver?

Navigation system recommendations for my 70-something mom. [more inside]
posted by TedW on Dec 11, 2008 - 8 answers

USB Charger Static

My car's USB adapter makes staticy noises over the radio. Should I replace it, and if so, with what? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Please introduce a n00b to geocaching!

I've just learned about geocaching and it sounds incredible. Please help me get started, especially with choosing a receiver! [more inside]
posted by Arasithil on Dec 5, 2008 - 15 answers

ok to buy dicontinued garmin nuvi?

Can anyone give me a reason not to get a Garmin nĂ¼vi 350 just because it has been discontinued by Garmin? [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Dec 1, 2008 - 6 answers

My GPS didn't know where I was!

How long does it take for new data to get to the major GPS data providers and for GPS systems to update? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 25, 2008 - 8 answers


Can I open/run any old program I want from within Xbox media center (on my mac mini)? [more inside]
posted by kenbennedy on Nov 24, 2008 - 2 answers

Best Mac GPS mapping software and hardware?

What's the best GPS mapping system for making trail maps (software/hardware)? I'm an Apple person. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 7, 2008 - 5 answers

GPS Connection + Car Stereo

My PT Cruiser has a satellite radio receiver installed. I don't care for it. Can I make the antenna more useful? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Nov 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor for the Mac?

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor, like NorthGates' KML Editor or KaMeLwriter, for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Alternative to Wayfinder Navigator.

Is there any alternative to Wayfinder Navigator for the forthcoming Sony Ericsson C905? [more inside]
posted by anonaccount on Oct 20, 2008 - 3 answers

GPS suited to waypoint fastpacking sought, for GPS newbie.

Outdoor tech: GPS units - for backpacking, not for a car? Looking for something best suited to solo already-know-waypoint 2-3 day fastpacks. [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Oct 8, 2008 - 6 answers

What happens to stolen GPS units?

What is the eventual disposition of GPS navigation units that get stolen from cars in the United States? Specifically, what about GPS units that are locked with PINs? Details and more specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Oct 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Suggestions for an intuitive mobile phone with GPS, camera for directionally-challenged adult daughter.

I need a suggestion for a mobile phone that is very intuitive, has GPS and is a camera phone. Bonus points if it's kinda like OnStar, speaking directions aloud, and is affordable--under $250--although I don't know if that is possible...you tell me. [more inside]
posted by mumstheword on Sep 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Alternative to MotionBased and Garmin Connect?

Alternatives to MotionBased and Garmin Connect for tracking running workouts with a Garmin Forerunner 305? [more inside]
posted by letitrain on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Interesting GPS applications?

What are useful/fun/collaborative things that can be done with a PDA, computer and a small GPS device these days?
posted by vizsla on Aug 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Best GPS software for Mac or PC?

I have a Macbook Pro with OS X and Vista on it. I also have the opportunity to borrow a USB GPS device. The plan is to drive around Estonia and Latvia, so decent maps of Eastern Europe are a must. What GPS software should I use?
posted by A Kingdom for a Donkey on Aug 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Can gunshots be triangulated with sound analysis?

Pinpointing gunshot locations by triangulating sound waves: Would this be technically feasible? Would it be legal? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 10, 2008 - 18 answers

How to auto-geotag mobile photos / track where I've been using GPS?

How to best use the GPS in my Palm 800w? I would like to 1) Automatically geotag my cameraphone photos and 2) Be able to track where and how far I've traveled for workouts. [more inside]
posted by jeffrygardner on Aug 7, 2008 - 1 answer

GPS track management

looking for software/webapp for GPS track management [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Aug 6, 2008 - 5 answers

gps module circuit diagram needed

can you help me locate a circuit diagram of a gps module on internet? [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Aug 5, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for a Good GPS Geotagger

Any one has great suggestions for inexpensive GPS photo finders / photo trackers / geotaggers? [more inside]
posted by remi on Aug 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Which GPS?

As a late birthday gift my father wants to get me a GPS for my truck. He asked if I wanted a TomTom or a Garmin, but I'm not familiar with either one. I looked online a bit but found all the models and crap confusing, so I seek advice here. [more inside]
posted by PossumCupCake on Jul 24, 2008 - 24 answers

How to easily update an online map when abroad?

[TravelFilter] What would be an easy and cheap way to get a map update of my brother whereabouts for his year-long asian trip? [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Jul 17, 2008 - 10 answers

I'm tired of backtracking the hinterlands

How can I automatically arrange my walk-lists for political canvassing? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Jul 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Diesel woes, help us sort it out!

We've got a huge truck that does pickups and deliveries all over a rural community. Diesel eats us up. Do you have suggestions for helping us schedule pickups in a manner that maximizes efficiency? We're an NPO... [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jun 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Best Phone for GPS, Gmail, and craigslist

Best Phone for Real-estate? [more inside]
posted by CaptMcalister on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Is a Nokia phone with GPS good enough to track my runs?

I've been thinking of buying a phone with GPS to track my runs. Help me be sure and confident about my choice, or suggest a better alternative... [more inside]
posted by cyanide on Jun 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Look farther to get closer

Photostellar Geolocation - Assuming a 10X optical zoom camera, comprehensive star charts and a carpenter's level to determine "straight up", what global positioning accuracy could I achieve? [more inside]
posted by jayCampbell on Jun 16, 2008 - 13 answers

MioMore Frustration

How can I force MioMore Desktop to work on a Vista computer? [more inside]
posted by magnoliasouth on Jun 14, 2008 - 1 answer

Cycle GPS logger

Best GPS data logger for (1) monitoring cycle commute and (2) local mapping [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Jun 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Best GPS units for the job in the field?

What is the best GPS unit to buy for my fieldwork, that would ideally display a list of homes to be mapped in a spreadsheet format and allow touchscreen entry of information into the spreadsheet (coordinates, consent obtained [yes/no], why home was unable to be mapped [drop-down menu])? Does this type of interface exist for GPS units? [more inside]
posted by xholisa13 on Jun 1, 2008 - 13 answers

I would like to use my GPS receiver to analyze my commute.

I'm a data dork. Is there a way to rip my tracks and my trip odometer data from my Garmin 60CSx to analyze my commutes to work? [more inside]
posted by timmins on May 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me get back on track..

So I just realized I've lost the GPS I bought thanks to a previous AskMe. Presuming I don't miraculously find it, what should I replace it with? [more inside]
posted by wierdo on May 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Which GPS is best for API access?

I want to write some Location-based software (eventually on the mobile platform) and be able to test it on my laptop without faking GPS coordinates. What's a good, cheap GPS unit with a public API and/or some documentation/third party libraries for interacting with the device and retrieve information programmatically?
posted by callingshotgun on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for a better way to track business miles

We got crapped on this tax season, so I'm looking for a better way to track my business miles. I always forget to write down trips in the mileage log, so I think an automated GPS system might work better for me. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on May 3, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I geotag webcam pictures?

I'm driving cross country and parking a webcam on the dash. I also have a bluetooth GPS receiver. I want these two devices together to end up with a folder full of geotagged images, but my google-fu is failing to provide an easy answer. Does anyone out there know? [more inside]
posted by frijole on May 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Wrong GPS location for my house

My house is incorrectly located by MapQuest, Google Maps, Google Earth and GPS systems. I assume this means that there is an error in some common database they all rely on. Is there a way to request that the error be fixed so that future versions of the database are correct?
posted by retiree on Apr 16, 2008 - 2 answers

Finding a lost child before he gets lost

Is there an affordable GPS locator solution on the market? I know about the personal locator beacons that are often used by hikers and skiers, but I am looking for something more appropriate for use with a disabled child. [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Apr 7, 2008 - 10 answers

I don't live there, give me my package!

The post office, Google Earth, and all other mapping systems are wrong about my address. Help! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Apr 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Best Handheld GPS?

Hi, Read the previous posts. Want/need handheld GPS for hiking in the woods, what is a good unit for tree cover and what is waas and sirfs? Thanks.
posted by jara1953 on Mar 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Bluetooth GPS Tracking

I'm looking for software for my Windows Mobile smartphone + bluetooth GPS brick that will let people log in to a web site and see my current location (preferably in google maps). [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Mar 21, 2008 - 9 answers

GPS PDA for Japan trip

I'm visiting Japan in April, and would like to find an appropriate PDA with built-in GPS to help with navigation, mapping and language translation, but it's proving difficult to find the right device. [more inside]
posted by vaxtv on Feb 24, 2008 - 6 answers

What about London should I map?

What about London should I map? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Feb 21, 2008 - 21 answers

Can I count on my GPS during an extended blackout?

Say there's another huge blackout like the Northeast had a few years ago, and let's say it lasts two months... Will a GPS unit in my dashboard and powered by my car still be able to connect to the satellites it needs to, to direct me on my way?
posted by CarlRossi on Feb 18, 2008 - 20 answers

"Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this."

How difficult would it be to either build a GPS with a little bit of a personality, who is disappointed with you when you make wrong turns, or to mod existing GPS units to have a hint of a personality? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Feb 17, 2008 - 32 answers

How to Sync GPS data

What is a simple straight forward way to gather gps data, and sync it with my digital camera/ Digital recorder? And possibly create a GIS database out of it? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Feb 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Professional GPS

My future father-in-law drives a semi for a national trucking company and currently uses a PDA with GPS capabilities for navigation. He's not entirely satisfied with this. [more inside]
posted by bach on Feb 1, 2008 - 7 answers

What GPS unti lets me add contacts from a PC?

Help me find a standalone user friendly GPS unit that can have addresses or contacts loaded from a computer. [more inside]
posted by imjosh on Jan 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Cheap or free German gps maps for a magellan roadmate 1200?

Cheap or free German gps maps for a magellan roadmate 1200? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Dec 26, 2007 - 1 answer

Can I make my own GPS based audiotour?

I like the idea of "tour" audio that's loaded into my GPS unit, and as I drive through, say, Virginia, a voice tells me about Civil War battles and troop movements that took place in my immediate area. Here's one vendor that makes these. Question is -- how hard would it be to make my own? What technical expertise/hardware/software would be required?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 26, 2007 - 3 answers

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