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Position? Impossible.

Where to buy a SiRFStar III GPS in NYC, and specifically which one? [more inside]
posted by wierdo on Dec 19, 2007 - 8 answers


Is a DIY lojack plausible? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Dec 17, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me keep track of where I take my photos!

What is the best, cheapest option to add GeoTagging to my Nikon D50 pictures? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Dec 17, 2007 - 7 answers

What cheap GPS to get for occasional driver in Canada?

What cheap GPS to get for occasional driver in Canada? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Dec 9, 2007 - 7 answers

GPS and mapping software help needed

I'm a product rep and have to visit stores all over the city. I'm looking for a reasonably priced GPS that will allow me to enter various addresses, then the software will organize it and plan an itinerary. Do tomtoms, etc. have this functionality? If not, is there software or mapping programs that will do this? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Nov 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Big Brother me, please.

Using the BlackBerry 8830 on Sprint, what software is available to upload my exact, current location (via internal GPS) to a custom Google Map every X number of seconds? Similar to what this guy did.
posted by nitsuj on Nov 29, 2007 - 3 answers

What's a good traffic-enabled GPS navigator?

Lazyweb, I need help choosing an automotive GPS navigation unit for a directionally-challenged relative. It must receive traffic updates, have an ability to remember programmed routes, and be reasonably easy to install and use. [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Nov 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Portable GPS units in California

California residents, how do you mount portable GPS units to your car? [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Nov 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Why are there still lighthouses?

In this day and age of ubiquitous GPS, why are lighhouses and foghorns still operating? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Nov 8, 2007 - 26 answers

Why are my GPS locations so damn accurate?

Why is my Magellan Promark 3 GPS receiver picking up a correction signal from WAAS in northern Australia? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Nov 1, 2007 - 6 answers

IN the words of Anita Ward, "Ring My Bell"

So I love my blackberry pearl 8100 but I've had it with all of RIM's bluetooth crippling and limitations. I want a phone the exact same size with a great keyboard that does email, bluetooth and works with T-Mobile. Ring it up MeFites. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Oct 29, 2007 - 14 answers

IPAQ phone: Do I pay for GPS/wifi?

Am I charged if I leave on the wifi and whenever I use the GPS? I'd hate to find some gi-normous phone bill just because I play with the GPS when I'm wait for the metro... [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Oct 23, 2007 - 9 answers

What is this location I spotted from Google maps?

Does anyone know what this facility is (google satellite image, Action, California.) It looks like a nursery, or something similar, but I'm trying to get more specifics for a hiking guide I'm working on (without taking the long, long drive out there.)
posted by soulbarn on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Looking for a pig in a poke?

I look out the window while working. Lately, I've seen some strange behavior: people park, get out and circle the cement pig nearby, and they get back in their car. What are they doing? [more inside]
posted by Monday on Aug 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Going nowhere with my Sanyo 7050?

Help me use the GPS that's in my Sanyo 7050 with Streets & Trips 2007! [more inside]
posted by @homer on Aug 2, 2007 - 2 answers

GPS to Census Tract?

How can I convert GPS to Census boundaries? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Jul 9, 2007 - 3 answers

What is the best way to live-blog a cross-country road trip??

What is the best method & location for live-blogging a cross country trip using a MacBook, DSLR camera, DV camera, t-mobile EDGE and intermittent wifi? [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Jun 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Does this service exist? It should.

I'd love to know of a phone number I could call for voice directions, based on my cell phone's GPS; ideally, a 1-900-like service, charged per-call. Better still... free! [more inside]
posted by derekb on Jun 2, 2007 - 8 answers

International GPS

What is best option for a GPS/Navigation system for a frequent international traveler? [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Jun 1, 2007 - 2 answers

GPS for Urban Living?

I'm moving to NYC soon and given my history of getting lost half the time I leave my house, I'd like to get a GPS to help me navigate my new city. However, I'm sort of stumped to as to whether or not I can actually get what I want... [more inside]
posted by ml98tu on May 31, 2007 - 17 answers

Global position system based on position of moon?

If I looked up at the sky some time at night, pointed to the moon and gave you the exact orientation of my arm (the two angles in the north/south and east/west directions) and told you the exact time of night and date it was, would you be able to tell my exact location in the world? If so, how?
posted by DirtyCreature on May 30, 2007 - 39 answers

Is it really that risky to take a GPS unit to Russia?

This travel advisory from the State Department website, dated 1998, states that the use of GPS units is highly regulated in Russia and that it is risky to bring one unless it is fully documented. Now, GPS units are a lot more common today than they were in 1998. Do I really have to worry about this? I am planning a multi-country trip and I could mail myself the GPS ahead of time to my post-Russia destination if I had to. I am an amateur photographer and I use the unit to tag the location of photos I have taken.
posted by matildaben on May 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Automotive GPS for GPS newbs

I'm thinking about getting a GPS device for my car. I mainly want something simple that will give me voice directions to where I'm going, but I'm totally new to GPS and don't know what other features might turn out to be useful. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by nixxon on May 5, 2007 - 22 answers

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

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