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GPS for hiking

What's a good GPS unit for hiking? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 29, 2007 - 11 answers


I've recently become obsessed with truly mobile streaming video (a la Justin.TV), and would love some hardware and software input. For hardware, I just want a basic, small laptop. For software, I'm looking for something that does live GPS mapping on the web. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Apr 27, 2007 - 8 answers

GPS, accelerometer pods or something else for running?

I’m training for a marathon and I’m looking for a training tool to keep track of my progress and to keep me motivated. Should I go with GPS, accelerometer pods or something else? [more inside]
posted by racingjs on Apr 26, 2007 - 14 answers

Versatile GPS?

What is the ideal GPS device that will offer the most versatility? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Apr 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Maps vs. GPS - Choosing High Tech or Low Tech Travel

Roadtrip technology. Which would you prefer, high-tech solutions (web-enabled phone/Palm, laptop, GPS) or low-tech solutions (maps, AAA Triptiks, GoogleMaps printouts) or some combination? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Mar 27, 2007 - 29 answers

MobileComputingFilter - Help me pick a mobile computing device

Mobile Computing Filter - my boss has informed me he would like me to get some sort of mobile computing device to become more efficient while on the road. I've been looking at Pocket PCs, Blackberrys, Tablet PCs, Trios etc. What do you use? What works and what does not? What features do you wish you had? (I've done some Ask.Mefi research with little success) [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Mar 20, 2007 - 14 answers

What maps do I need for my GPS handheld?

Which maps do I need to buy in order to use my GPS in London? [more inside]
posted by louigi on Feb 28, 2007 - 4 answers

GPS Traffic Services Compared

Does anyone have experience using a GPS with traffic updates (in the Chicago area?) Looking to compare XM Navtraffic to Clearchannel's FM traffic reports. [more inside]
posted by natness on Feb 9, 2007 - 2 answers

GPS on a Nokia E60

What is the best way to get GPS on my Nokia E60? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Jan 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Picking GPS for Vehicle

How do I choose a GPS system for my car? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jan 25, 2007 - 15 answers

New Commute: What Is the Fastest and Cheapest Possible?

I live in Berkeley, CA and have a great job offer in...yeesh...Palo Alto, so a commute is in my future. I need help in reducing that commute as much as possible. Some ideas: * If I get a hybrid, are those carpool lane stickers still available? It will help on time and money. * What GPS units will realistically help my commute based on traffic conditions? * What else can you think of? More details in the extended explanation... [more inside]
posted by JLobster on Jan 17, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me understand different GPS readings

Help me understand the differences in the way Latitude and Longitude are reported by my GPS and Google Maps [more inside]
posted by frogmoses on Jan 10, 2007 - 6 answers

how can i use my gps when skiing?

I have a pocket pc and gps device and i'm off to switzerland skiing over new year, is there some way that i can combine my favourite geek toy with my favourite sporting passtime? [more inside]
posted by donbing on Dec 27, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me get from here to there

I have a Garmin GPS unit, I would very much like to get some maps on it. [more inside]
posted by quin on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me use my Garmin GPS device with my Powerbook

I just bought a Garmin Forerunner 205. I love it, it's neat, wow, awesome. But I use an Apple and the software isn't compatible. Can someone walk me through how I can get my PowerBook to recognize the unit (and download the data) when I plug it in via USB and if there are any programs I can use that are similar to the "Training Center" software included?
posted by tumbleweedjack on Dec 22, 2006 - 7 answers

Point me to a place to buy a handheld GPS.

My husband wants a handheld GPS for Christmas. HELP! I don't know where to get one, how much to spend, will it need tech support? My husband has a Lowrance GPS on his boat so he knows how to use it although he isn't good in other areas like using the computer or even his cell phone. I am thinking of getting him Lowrance, but can I go to Circuit City or Best Buy or should I go to a sporting goods store?
posted by chocolatetiara on Dec 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Why haven't GPS units dropped as much as other electronics?

Most electronics drop dramatically in price. GPS units do not seem to have dropped as dramatically. Is there a reason, or multiple reasons for this? Are GPS receivers fundamentally harder to make for some reason? Is there a licence fee? Have the volumes been too low? Does getting new information for the maps, for car guidance systems, keep the price up?
posted by sien on Dec 14, 2006 - 19 answers

GPS unit is not exactly accurate. Is this normal?

GPS unit sometimes is sometimes a bit inaccurate... Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by D Wiz on Dec 12, 2006 - 19 answers

GPS Navigehtion

Best GPS navigation system for Canada? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Dec 10, 2006 - 4 answers

best vehicle GPS for older folks?

Please help recommend a vehicle GPS unit suitable for old geezers (my parents). [more inside]
posted by gluechunk on Dec 4, 2006 - 2 answers

How can I track myself with GPS and map my every move forever?

How can I best track my every move with GPS and then map it for a website and my personal use? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Nov 29, 2006 - 12 answers

GPS advice for the lost gift giver?

I've heard my boyfriend mention that he would like a GPS unit several times over the last year, so I am planning on getting him one for the holidays. I don't think he's looked into them in any great detail, and I am boggled by the options. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Nov 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Real time gps data logging

Is there a program (preferably free) that will allow me to log real time speed, time and (possibly) altitude data from my gps on a laptop pc, and save this data as text? [more inside]
posted by 445supermag on Nov 23, 2006 - 7 answers

Any good car GPS systems for use in Boston?

Are there any good car GPS systems that you can buy that work well in Boston (Big Dig and all) and surrounding areas? Thanks, --spatially-confused person
posted by Malad on Nov 11, 2006 - 8 answers

help me equip my bike with gps

help me equip my bike with gps [more inside]
posted by localhuman on Nov 9, 2006 - 12 answers

GPS logger with big memory?

GPS with extremely large memory? I'm looking for something pretty much exactly like the Sony GPS-CS1 (reviewed here )... but that will allow me to download the data to a Mac when I'm done. (Though the GPS-CS1 mounts as a regular drive on a PC, it won't on a Mac...) [more inside]
posted by dmd on Sep 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Converting GPS (.gtm/.gpx) to flash/illustrator

Is there a simple way of converting a GPS Trackmaker file (or .gpx) to an Illustrator or Flash file? [more inside]
posted by 13twelve on Sep 20, 2006 - 3 answers

Nike + iPod or Garmin Forerunner?

I am about to start running in a more serious capacity, which is to say to train for races. I love gadgets, so I am drawn to both of these for various reasons. Which is better, Nike + iPod or the Garmin Forerunner 201? [more inside]
posted by bDiddy on Sep 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Is there a GPS receiver that exports into open, usable format?

I will be going on several data collection trips to the sierras. I need a device that will constantly monitor my location and also allow me to note special points of interest. Seems most GPS devices do this already but I need to be able to move the collected info into my PC for analysis afterwards. A GPS receiver that exports into an open XML format would be ideal. Any recommendations? This info might need to be used on many platforms for which tools will be written.
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Sep 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Where the HELL am I?

[GPSFilter] Should I buy a GPS or GPS-enabled phone? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 30, 2006 - 11 answers

How to track my road trip via GPS

I'm taking a road trip on my motorcycle with no particular destination in mind. I'd like to track my route using a GPS, and in the evenings, overlay that day's trip on a map. For some reason my Google-fu fails me and I can't seem to find a straight answer to the question: what is a resonably priced GPS unit that will allow me to record my trip? And as a follow-up: do I need special software to do the "map-overlay" thing?
posted by SlappyPeterson on Aug 23, 2006 - 11 answers

And I Can't Find My Way Home...

How much should I spend on a GPS? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Aug 23, 2006 - 9 answers

TomTom 300 Hacks?

I just picked up a TomTom Go 300. Are there any hacks or ways to manipulate the device to enhance its capabilities? Can I update the map SD card with updates from non-TomTom websites?
posted by honorguy7 on Aug 17, 2006 - 3 answers

Help identify a very strange truck seen in Queens, NY.

Help identify a very strange truck seen in Queens, NY. Scanners, cameras and GPS Oh My! [more inside]
posted by Skorgu on Aug 9, 2006 - 9 answers

Goodbye traffic?

Real-time traffic info on GPS car navs: gimmick or gold? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

GPS ready Digital SLR Cameras

GPS ready Digital SLRs : What are the best available? Coming soon? Am I better waiting until the industry catches up? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 25, 2006 - 16 answers

Running with GPS and avoiding animals

Will a GPS device help my running and what are the best weapons against unfriendly animals and dangerous humans? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on May 22, 2006 - 19 answers

GPS Auto Purchasing Assistance

I would like to purchase a GPS receiver for my car. I primarily need it for work covering Chicago and suburbs. I would like one that can speak and talk me to my destination. There are just too many models to choose from! I do not want to purchase the cheapest model and regret the decision later. Neither do I need one to cover all of North America and Canada. I am just seeking a good reliable system that has a good reputation for always picking up the signal. Any assistance would be appreciated.
posted by Mckoan1 on May 13, 2006 - 9 answers

what bluetooth gps

What is Best Bluetooth GPS unit? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Apr 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Where to find Google Earth satellite image dates?

How can we find the photograph DATES of the satellite images in Google Earth? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Mar 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Land Survey coordinates to UTM

Is anyone aware of a program that converts The United States Public Land Survey (such as found on platt maps) coordinates into UTM coordinates? I would like to input land survey coordinates and have it convert the data to UTM coordinates for my GPS. Many thanks...
posted by orlin on Feb 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Calculating the Timezone

I have GPS data associated with various measurements from around the world. This data also includes a UTC timestamp. I would like to display this timestamp converted to the local time where the measurement was taken, based on the GPS-reported latitude and longitude. [more inside]
posted by Nothing on Feb 13, 2006 - 5 answers

girlfriend wanders the desert

Emergency GPS suggestions for girlfriend who is compelled to travel alone in the desert for a week. [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Jan 31, 2006 - 22 answers

Comparison of 4 GPS Systems requested.

Need your assistance in comparing 4 vehicle GPS systems before purchasing one of them. Units include Garmin Streetpilot C340, C330, Magellan RoadMap 360, and TomTom Go 700. Pl provide feed back on screen size and ease of viewing while driving, anti-glare sceen, backlight at night for viewing, ease of use. Your pro and cons would be appreciated. If you have a unit not mentioned but believe it is better than those listed above, let me know. Leaving soon on a trip and your responses would be appreciated ASAP. Thank you.
posted by Scanner on Jan 29, 2006 - 6 answers

Magellan GPS Installation

Question about Magellan RoadMate 300-- [more inside]
posted by madmath on Dec 13, 2005 - 3 answers

GPS Buying Help

GPS buying help needed [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Nov 17, 2005 - 13 answers

Come on Garmin, SWITCH already!

Mac friendly GPS software? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 29, 2005 - 4 answers

GPS coordinates

K. My google skills are weak. I am opening an art gallery at the intersection of Gore and Powell street in Vancouver, B.C. I want to name the gallery the GPS coordinates. Can I find this on the internet, Google maps or something? I should add the deadline for declaring this is 5pm today, so time is tight.
posted by cascando on Jul 29, 2005 - 19 answers

Geophotopodcasting my way across the USA

At the end of next week, I will be embarking on a move from the New York City area to San Jose, California. I have this brilliant (or slightly overzealous) idea to "geophotopodcast" my way across the country using a combination of different technologies, so my friends back home can keep up with my adventures. What suggestions can you offer me for making my high-tech travelog cooler / easier to execute? [more inside]
posted by superboy422 on Jul 13, 2005 - 2 answers

GPS Mapping Apps for OS X?

I'm quickly becoming a member of the Mac Cult with my shiny new PowerBook. I can't seem to find a MS Streets&Trips or Mappoint like app though.. Any suggestions?
posted by joshgray on Jun 22, 2005 - 6 answers

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