This program allows you to use your Pocket PC and GPS receiver in situations where you have no map with you. You can track your moving and save the path for future use. The program draws your moving on some simulated map, rescaled continuously. Also it includes a virtual compass, current speed, distance to a target point and more.
Shows your actual position
Shows compass directions
Tracks your moving in various modes
Lists all your tracked points
Draws all your tracked points in a kind of simulated map, rescaled continuously
Calculates distance to the Target Point
Calculates and analyzes "reverse moving"
Saves/opens your tracked path or point
This software is compatibility with GPS/NMEA data.
The trial Version works 7 days without limits and is available from PocketGear.com. The full version costs US$ 19,99 and is available from PocketGear.com as well.
All this stuff, available for GPS on Pocket PCs is pretty nice but I wonder why we still don't have that kind of minimum GPS solutions for Smartphones too!?
I mean since the HTC Smartphones use the same connector as the xda I can attach my GPS receiver to my Smartphone but there is not a single application which works with the GPS receiver. :-(
And that kind of application above would be pretty handy for Smartphone users as you could track down your route and imagine what you are able to do in near future with Bluetooth enabled Smartphones and Bluetooth GPS receivers! :-D
Posted by Maverick on 17.10.03 - 18:22:12
Arne, Can we connect a GPS receiver to the Smartphone? I was under the impression that this is not possible at all as most Pocket PC GPS receivers have Compact Flash adaptor.
Posted by Arne Hess on 17.10.03 - 18:32:55
No, you can do it - no problem at all if you have the right GPS receiver. I for instance still have a Pharos GPS receiver here (http://www.theunwired.net/...)which was designed for the old HP iPAQ H3600 series. However, if you use that receiver with a Gomadic H3600 to xda adapter you can connect that receiver with your Smartphone (Orange SPV, PPCW.Net i-Mate or similar) because the xda and HTC Smartphone adapters are the same!
So it's not a big deal at all; that's what makes me so wonder that I haven't seen anything so far...
I mean I'm not talking about a full blowing mapping software like TomTom or Destinator but just something simple which tells me where I'm, how fast I'm, in which hight I'm and into which direction I'm going.
Do you have any development skills here!? 8O ;-)
Posted by Manny Marinho on 17.12.03 - 17:45:45
I'm using the Samsung SCH-i600 Smartphone 2002 and I have also been looking for a navigation app. I was using a Palm OS smartphone prior to this phone and I tested an app called Trip Pilot which worked very well on the Palm OS Smartphone. Here is the link for this app http://www.trippilot.com. I wish there was something like this for the Smartphone. This app is perfect, you enter a from and to address and then using your phone's Internet Connectivity it downloads your route, shows you maps and written directions. I also don't understand why nobody is using the built in GPS capabilities of the Smarphone, why can't they use that for GPS navigation? If anybody finds any navigation app for the Smartphone please email me. Thanks.
Posted by JJ on 30.12.03 - 00:28:15
Check out this URL. I'm looking to the ability to somehow extract the NEMA strings if at all possible?