[clug] Looking to buy a GPS
sam at couter.id.au
Wed Aug 29 09:24:48 GMT 2007
Michael Still <mikal at stillhq.com> wrote:
> Maps, or satellite imagery (which might be better than maps for dirt tracks
Maps are usually clearer, easier to read, less cluttered (and smaller).
Small trails are often covered by the tree canopy or aren't visible at
> My Nokia N800 can talk cell phoney stuff to the internets via a bluetooth
> connection to my cell phone. There is an app called MaemoMapper which will
> record tracks, and display the current location / track on the N800. It
> downloads the maps / satellite information from the internet using the cell
That looks like neat software. I'll keep it in mind. I don't have a
mobile phone though, so I'd need to buy an N800, a Bluetooth GPS
receiver *and* a Bluetooth capable mobile phone. :(
> It also supports pre-downloading the imagery if you are going to know that
> you'll be offline during the trip, and know where you will be.
That's probably a better option for me, no phone and all.
> It doesn't support directions in a particularly nice manner, but that might
> not be a big deal for the kind of touring you're doing.
It's not. I don't think directions cope well with the "What's up this
road? Let's go see!" navigation style.
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