iPhone and Android GPS Applications

NaSeR
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Sun May 13, 2012 10:49 pm

I have tested some good applications for iPhone IOS and some of these applications are available for android phones as well.

1. EveryTrail


Free app which can record your tracks with pictures and upload it to the website www.everytrail.com where you can fine other saved tracks around the world.

Example from one of my trips:

Exploring new track



Exploring new track




EveryTrail - Find the best hikes in California and beyond




[video=youtube_share;rrlP8B8fAZo][/video]



2. MotionX-GPS

This is not free app but I prefer it because It gives more details about the the trip and you can extract the GPX file from the app.

Example:

http://gps.motionx.com/maps/bb37f33a519 ... 991dd8a1af

Test uses MotionX-GPS on the iPhone and is sharing with you the following track:
[TABLE="width: 100%"]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Name:
[/TD]
[TD]Track 002
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Date:[/TD]
[TD]May 11, 2012 4:00 pm[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Map:
(valid until Nov 7, 2012)[/TD]
[TD] View on Map [/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Distance:[/TD]
[TD]25.9 kilometers[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Elapsed Time:[/TD]
[TD]3:22:13[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Avg Speed:[/TD]
[TD]7.7 km/h[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Max Speed:[/TD]
[TD]65.2 km/h[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Avg Pace:[/TD]
[TD] 7' 48" per km[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Min Altitude:[/TD]
[TD]137 m[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Max Altitude:[/TD]
[TD]214 m[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Start Time:[/TD]
[TD]2012-05-11T12:00:06Z[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="colspan: 2"]Start Location:[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]Latitude:[/TD]
[TD]25º 00.5552' N[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]Longitude:[/TD]
[TD]55º 40.3663' E[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD="colspan: 2"]End Location:[/TD]
[TD][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]Latitude:[/TD]
[TD]24º 57.3277' N[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR="bgcolor: #e3e3e3"]
[TD][/TD]
[TD]Longitude:[/TD]
[TD]55º 42.8746' E[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]







[video=youtube_share;x6FIx6qA-gA]http://youtu.be/x6FIx6qA-gA[/video]
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I have tested Free application "View Ranger" on my Nokia cell, it is available for Apple, Android and Symbian ( www.viewranger.com ).
Main features are Plan, Plot, Navigate, Track, Locate, Record, be Guided, Analyse & Share your outdoor adventures using ViewRanger.

Below is the sample that i recorded during my last trip to Fossil Rock. We can also export track in GPX format.

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:52 pm

I have the MotionX-GPS, It is really great application specially for off road, the main issue is the mobile battery consumption but with car charger you are fine. by the way, there is free version where you can save one truck only and try it
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:24 pm

Just to add that I have the IPAD version of MotionX GPS HD.....its a great application. I can download Bing Terrain maps in advance and save tracks, waypoints etc etc...also have a large 10 inch screen....quite unique for a GPS device!

You can use it on any IPAD WIFI + Cellular version which has inbuilt GPS
OR IPAD WIFI only device by using an external bluetooth GPS (I use Dual XGPS150)

You are welcome to see it on one of our drives...
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:51 pm

For Iphone I Triprec is a good software for recording as it uses go0gle maps, and GPS KIT from garafa.com can even can archive maps when u r in not in 3g network or u dont have a data packge
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Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:13 pm

Nasirdub, where I'd you find the bluetooth gps? I'm looking to get one myself.
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Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:15 pm

Dear DubaiNav

I got mine in the US...You can order it from Amazon or just Google dual xgps150a

I don't know of any supplier here.


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Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:57 pm

Ok, I'll have to put it on the list for my next trip. Thanks for the info!
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:06 pm

I have been using this software called Orux Maps for a while. It supports offline maps and lets you create offline maps through online ones. Still couldn't figure out 100% of the features and couldn't find a good map for uae (still searching) but i believe it can be a really good alternative at the beginning that it is 100% free. Unfortunately it is just for android devices so, i'm sorry apple people :)

http://www.oruxmaps.com/index_en.html

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... maps&hl=en
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Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:04 pm

Dedicated GPS devices still have a use for serious users who still require super accurate GPS data tracking technology to the inch.

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