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Our friends over at CellPhoneSignal are reporting that Google Navigation is now available to Android 1.6 users. Previously it was only available to Android 2.0 but that has changed. Check out the video and how to access the Voice turn by turn navigation on Google Maps after the jump. More >
GPS Tuner Atlas has the ability to import user created and custom maps. You can import topographical maps, hand drawn maps or any other map you have an image of. Right now GPS Tuner offers topo maps for Germany so for those of us in the US and elsewhere we can use the import function in the meantime. In this tutorial we will use a digital topo map from digital-topo-maps.com (DTM). First locate the area and zoom level that you want to use. In the I am zoomed all the way into an area of the Salt River just south of Saguaro Lake. Be sure to click the ‘MyTopo’ button on the map once you’ve located the area so you can see the topo map. Keep reading for the rest of the tutorial. More >
Navizon makes it possible for those without GPS to find their way. It works great on the Shadow. I used it recently during a holidays trip after my GPS battery died (yes I lost my charger … ) In the most cities the coverage is awesome. So Shadow owners that want to know where they are on trips or get better directions go ahead register and download Navizon. If you own a GPS already then you can earn some points and money while helping the Navizon network improve.
“The Navizon network is based on a collaborative database. Members with a GPS device can use Navizon to map the Wi-Fi and cellular landscape in their neighborhoods. Once they synchronize their data, it is made available to all the other users of the network. This way, users who don’t have a GPS device can benefit from a positioning system. And it’s free for personal use!”
The great thing is that once you set up your phone and home area on Navizon’s site you won’t need constant internet access from the phone. This enables Shadow users without a data plan to still enjoy the benefits of GPS. There is also the ability to save trails so you can see where you’ve been or even send your location to your friend’s! If you like to see your trip’s progress in Google Earth you can download a .kmz file to view it.
For those with a GPS, if you log a Cell Tower you get 10 points, a Wifi Access Point you get 2 points, if you rack up 10,000 points you can trade them in for cash wired directly to your Paypal account.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up and get found.
With the Holidays here, many of you are traveling to different destinations and might be using Live Search, Google Maps, or Yahoo Go on your Shadows to help out with directions and traffic. One item that makes the mobile map applications on Windows Mobile much more functional is a bluetooth GPS.
If you are receiving a new bluetooth GPS sometime soon. Click Read More for a short walkthrough on setting it up on your Shadow so you can enjoy the full range of benefits of knowing where you are.