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Old 04-11-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
attemptress
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Off-line map viewer (free)

For those of you who may be interested, I recently discovered a great Android map app. Maps can be viewed either on-line, or can be downloaded (in a user-selected range of zoom levels) for viewing when away from internet access. Users can also add their own points of interest (and gps tracks, etc., if their devices are equipped with it). It's called Locus, and a free version (ad supported) that does all this is available both from Slideme and the Amazon app store. See also http://www.appbrain.com/app/locus-fr....android.locus, and http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...owtopic=267205.

On-line map sources include: Open Source Maps (incl. classic, cycle trnasprot, osmarender, openpiste), Google (classic, satellite, hybrid, terrain, korea), Ovi-Nokia maps, Yahoo, Bing, Open Source Maps-regional, My Topo . . . and a whole bunch of other, mostly European, map sources).

I've also tried gvSig Mini Maps . . . a potentially powerful gis software (when coupled with the desktop version), but it's waaaaaaaaaay harder to use, more limited in the sources from which users can download (although the on-line list is similar), and really difficult to convince my PE that the downloaded maps really are there.

Anyhow, enjoy
 
Old 04-11-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
borisb
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Cool! Thanks for posting
 
Old 04-11-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
Dr. T
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The links are not working for me, but a quick google search did the trick. Thanks for posting!
 
Old 04-12-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
sjarrel
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Looks very nice, thank you. However, after a while the app closes itself, like we have with the browsers. Emine-issue, I guess.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 04:18 PM   #5
Leslie
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<content sigh> I looove maps..

Thank you for this!
 
Old 04-12-2011, 05:26 PM   #7
attemptress
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Also, I forot to mention, I've not had any problems with PE + Ermine + Locus v 1.4.3

You may want to check to be sure you downloaded that version of Locus. v 0.9.5 is also floating around out there.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:05 PM   #8
harv2810
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Very nice! After pairing my bluetooth GPS receiver with Bluetooth GPS Provider the EE even becomes a navigation tool.

Link to Bluetooth GPS Provider:
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_a...ml?nav=related

Also works fine with Google Maps.
 
Old 04-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #9
borisb
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Quote:
Originally Posted by harv2810 View Post
Very nice! After pairing my bluetooth GPS receiver with Bluetooth GPS Provider the EE even becomes a navigation tool.

Link to Bluetooth GPS Provider:
http://www.androidzoom.com/android_a...ml?nav=related

Also works fine with Google Maps.
That's great news! What Bluetooh GPS receiver are you using?
 
Old 04-14-2011, 01:35 AM   #10
harv2810
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Quote:
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That's great news! What Bluetooh GPS receiver are you using?
Hi Borisb!
It''s a Navibe BT GPS V10.

BTW Is the picture of your avatar taken with an EE, its looks so greenish ;-)
 
Old 04-14-2011, 09:15 AM   #11
borisb
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Indeed. I don't photograph well under low light
 
Old 05-21-2011, 10:01 PM   #12
netrobot
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Nice, thanks for the post! I used BlueGPS to get my GlobalSat BT-338 working with my Pocket Edge. Using Z4Root to open the unit up so I could enable "Mock locations" first.
 
 

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