GPS Equipment - This looks good!!

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by royinidaho, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    My company which specializes in GPS/GIS applications in agriculture, forestry and of course outdoor activities has been testing this iPod/iPhone application.

    Check it out.

    MotionX? | MotionX-GPS Manual
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    That does look neat. I have considered getting a second phone so that I can have service out at the deer camp......the only provider that works there is ATT. Unfortunately ATT does not work at my home. Since the only phone that works great around my home is Cell South I am stuck with needing two cell phones. Thabks for the info I might give it try if I break down and get a second phone.
     

  3. Steve NM

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    I have a android phone and there is a simaler app i have for it called "Back Country Navagator,Heres a Link BackCountry Navigator | Mobile Map Software for Outdoor Recreation .And with the droid you dont have to have cell service for the GPS to work.I have had this app for 6 months and it works pretty slick.if theres no cell service i just put it in airplane mode to save on the batterys and it works great.With this and the Shooter ballistic app sure makes things handier.
    Steve
     
  4. royinidaho

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    We have been in contact with the developer for Motion X. A great guy to work with.

    He as implemented several of our suggestions for increased compatibility with the GIS we use.

    We use it on iPods with/out phone service.

    It does all that we want for business and pleasure.

    @$0.99 we are flooding the are with it.

    MotionX and an iPhone/iPod will fully eliminate a laptop for mobile field work.
     
  5. Steve NM

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    Sorry Roy i wasent trying ti hijack your thread!
     
  6. royinidaho

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    no need for the 'sorry'.

    All related information is good.

    Some have droids and some have iphones/iPods.

    the more info out there the better.......
     
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    So does the Back Country Navigator work as well as a GPS in plotting points and the works?
     
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    As this post started the app was for iphone said to self DARN just got a new phone an HTC Android then as i read there is an app for that too now don't feel so bad only had phone for a week and haven't looked for any app's as yet
     
  9. Bob lee

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    It would need to do point "a" to "b" or wapoint to waypoint to be useful to me as a sportsman.
     
  10. royinidaho

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    I was supposed to have my iPod hijacked to use my blue tooth gps but missed connections with my hijacker.:rolleyes:

    I'm certain that it does what you wish as it is being used when aerial photos are take to guide from one location to the next.

    From the list of way points we select the way point from the list to be guided to.

    I'll verify this to make sure.....

    Roy
     
  11. Good

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    This is nice, does it give elevation and such?
     
  12. royinidaho

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    Yep.

    It does all that is necessary for our professional and outdoor needs. Even background images of several types (google earth and topos).

    We have hijacked all company ipods to use bluetooth GPS and which replaces $2000.00 GPS units and laptops. Pretty nifty.

    Note that elevation is the worst of the gps data outputs. This has to do with the quality of the GPS receiver. Most that are used for field work are spotty receiving the differential correction signal (WAAS).
     
  13. James H

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    Roy,
    What are you using for a GPS receiver with the ipods?

    Thanks

    James
     
  14. royinidaho

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