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  Topic: Canon Unveil GPS Equipped PowerShot SX230 HS

Replies: 15
Views: 11754

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:56 am   Subject: Canon Unveil GPS Equipped PowerShot SX230 HS
I have an SE phone with GPS and reasonable (great for phone) camera. The only problem I find is that from opening the lens cover (which turns on the GPS) to taking the photo, most of the time the GPS ...
  Topic: Navigation on Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Replies: 1
Views: 9309

PostForum: Other Software   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:46 am   Subject: Navigation on Sony Ericsson Vivaz
You could try GPS Mid - open source Jave app that uses open street map. Not as good as commercial but may do the job. Check out the web site www.getjar.com

If you only use it occationally, there a ...
  Topic: GPS, Skiing Data Tracker or Satski?

Replies: 2
Views: 5977

PostForum: Cycling, Sports and Fitness   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:39 am   Subject: GPS, Skiing Data Tracker or Satski?
Skiing is too fast with abrut changes in direction for most consumer GPS to track accurately. Good enough to know what runs you have done, but things like speeds etc won't be accurate.

GPS altitud ...
  Topic: New Map Downloads

Replies: 5
Views: 2361

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:26 pm   Subject: New Map Downloads
My expriaence ist hat Open source maps are not yet as good as commercial - they do the job, provided you are in a reasonably populated area.
Software for Open Spurce maps is becoming avalible - GPS ...
  Topic: Less Than a Third of Scottish Speed Cameras Operational

Replies: 5
Views: 4052

PostForum: Non-Technical Speed Camera Discussions   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:18 pm   Subject: Less Than a Third of Scottish Speed Cameras Operational
No need to have all the sites operating, just need people not to know which ones they are. You could just take the risk and speed past one.....feeling lucky today?

Reminds me from the scene in the ...
  Topic: navman pin 570 change voice and icon

Replies: 2
Views: 2662

PostForum: Mio Navman Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:02 pm   Subject: navman pin 570 change voice and icon
Unfortuately no. People have tried in the past, and may have even succeeded, I have not heard though.

You can always load other GPS software onto the PIN. It's just a Pcoket PC. That would give yo ...
  Topic: Best GPS receiver

Replies: 9
Views: 3114

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:33 pm   Subject: Best GPS receiver
Have you considered using a cell phone and some tracking software. Theres lots of options, and I bet you carry a phone with you anyway. Only issue I know of is the battery life with GPS on is low due ...
  Topic: S505D Chiming Sound

Replies: 4
Views: 2806

PostForum: Mio Navman Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:18 am   Subject: S505D Chiming Sound
I don't know that model of Navman, however it is possible it is the Speed Alert function telling you that you are speeding. maybe you have set it without knowing.
  Topic: I Know Exactly Where I am Darling, Honest

Replies: 5
Views: 3915

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:13 am   Subject: I Know Exactly Where I am Darling, Honest
If the avergae is 10000 miles / year, that means that 2.5% of the time the average person is driving they are "lost". That means that the average person is lost for about 1 week of the year. I wonder ...
  Topic: Insurers Rubber Stamp SatNav Safety

Replies: 7
Views: 4964

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:10 am   Subject: Insurers Rubber Stamp SatNav Safety
It would be surprising if they didn't base this decision on some kind of actuarial evidence to back it up (as opposed to general research).

Thats jumping (to a rather large?) assumption that the ma ...
  Topic: GPS for walking

Replies: 11
Views: 13527

PostForum: Cycling, Sports and Fitness   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:54 am   Subject: GPS for walking
Seriously consider a phone with GPS. I have a Sony Ericson C702, which is IPx4 (Splashproof) rated. It will do exactly what you want out of the box, as will any GPS enabled SE phone. I have no experia ...
  Topic: GPS Logging a Trip into Africa

Replies: 3
Views: 2277

PostForum: Beginners GPS Lounge   Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:40 pm   Subject: GPS Logging a Trip into Africa
Dozens of free apps exist on getjar.com. Theres a couple of good and free mapping apps that I would recommend - trekbuddy for topo work and gpsmid for openstreet map maps. Getjar.com also has iPhone a ...
  Topic: Making sure a device is in Cold Start

Replies: 4
Views: 7251

PostForum: Advanced GPS Lounge   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:33 am   Subject: Making sure a device is in Cold Start
It would be wrong assuming that the main battery is the only source of power for the GPS memory (and other) backup. All it needs is a tiny supercap to keep the memory good for months. Many devices use ...
  Topic: Are SatNavs distracting drivers?

Replies: 46
Views: 23285

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:32 am   Subject: Are SatNavs distracting drivers?
Commercial considerations are that Safety concerns don't sell more Satnavs, and may sell less, so the manufacturers are not prepared to spend money finding out the truth. No enough people are dying a ...
  Topic: Possibly Stupid Question About Buying F20 SD Card Maps

Replies: 3
Views: 2895

PostForum: Mio Navman Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:45 am   Subject: Possibly Stupid Question About Buying F20 SD Card Maps
My understanding is that the Maps on the SD card are locked to the SD card serial number, so no unlock codes are needed, just stick in in and go. It is entirely possible that once the SD is inserted ...
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