GPS stands for Global Positioning System which uses a receiver to gather information from satellites orbiting Earth.

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Tomtom ONE disconnecting frequently

I have a Tomtom ONE GPS device that is constantly rebooting (or whatever) itself when connected to a computer. I leave it there and from time to time it "restarts" and ejects itself from the ...
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Are there videocamera which geotag individual frames?

I'm looking for a way to record live video with the specific requirement of having each frame georeferenced with GPS. Right now I'm using a normal video camera with a PDA+GPS that records the position,...
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Is there a Windows app for accessing my cell phone's GPS chip for Google Maps?

I'm travelling by train using my notebook with a Sony Ericsson cellphone connected as a modem. The phone has a GPS chip for using Google Maps. Is there a Windows app which can connect to the phone's ...
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Freeware software to view gps data [closed]

I'm looking for some freeware software to view gps data with. In particular I'm interesting in something that can keep track of my walking, cycling and driving separately and display graphs/summaries ...
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I want to plot ocean current with a GPS in a bottle [closed]

Thinking of using a wine bottle with a cork that barely sticks out. Anyhow, I want to put in a GPS, a battery (that can last 1 month hopefully) and a transmitter and to be able to collect position ...
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Connecting a Tom Tom GPS to a computer [closed]

I have a Tom Tom ONE Classic. When I connect it to the computer I get a message "Do you want to connect it to the computer", I answer yes, then nothing appears to happen. While it is connected I ...
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How to turn a netbook into a powerful street navigator? Inexpensive options?

I want to buy a USB powered GPS module together with a mapping software. Any recommendations and various options that I have ? Much like Garmin's MapSource software and GPS 18 USB: nRoute ...
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Is there an affordable laptop/netbook, with GPS? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a new netbook, or laptop. I'm not looking for a monster capable of running games, and I'd like one able to use the GPS system. Some models with GPS seem a bit pricey, and the ...
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Accurate USB GPS Unit

This afternoon I tested an AmbiCom USB GPS and the cordinates were jumping all over. Most of them were at least 30 feet off. Anyone have any experience with any other brands/have any recommendations ...
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USB GPS Accuracy

This afternoon I tested an AmbiCom USB GPS and the cordinates were jumping all over. Most of them were at least 30 feet off. Anyone have any experience with any other brands/have any recommendations ...
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How to map a route on google maps using gps coordinates

If I were to collect a series of gps coordinates with a device, how could I view those points on google maps in a route? Note that this is not a consumer device.
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Does anyone know an iPhone app that replicates the 'Find My iPhone' feature of MobileMe?

(Non-Jailbreaking Method) I'm trying to replicate many of the MobileMe functions using free alternatives, like Google Sync for Contact/Calendar/Email. Storage is being handled by Dropbox as a ...
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Windows Shell Extension for Pictures Showing Geodata [closed]

Does anyone know if a program exists that installs a shell extension for Windows that will display geodata from a photo? I have a lot of photos taken with my iPhone that have GPS coordinates in the ...
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What software is there to manage GPS tracks on my Mac? [closed]

I recently bought a GpsMap from Garmin and use it to track my daily comute (bike) and (less frequent) hikes. So far I have to bootcamp into XP do manage those tracks. what would you use?
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Windows Software used to interface with a Garmin Nuvi?

I've got a Garmin Nuvi 260W that can connect via USB to my Windows computer. I've connected it and the device was detected and drivers autoinstalled by Windows. My question is, ... what now? What ...
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What is locationd and why is my 3rd party firewall intercepting it in Snow Leopard at intervals?

Little Snitch reported an outgoing connection from locationd which appears to be a new daemon installed by default on Snow Leopard. A search for strings inside the locationd binary shows a link to ...
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Convert ipod book (.M4B file) into Audible book format to play on Garmin Nuvi

Is there a Windows program that can convert audio books in .M4B format to Audible book format? Why?... I want to play the book on a Garmin Nuvi.
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List of GPS's compatible with Firefox 3.5?

Where can I get a list of GPS's compatible with Firefox 3.5's Location Based Browsing? Or is there some feature of a GPS that is required for this to work? Also does it matter which OS Firefox 3.5 ...
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Looking offline map / gps / turn by turn software [closed]

Anticipating some travel to Europe, I've secured a netbook and usb gps. I'm concerned that I won't always have access to free wifi and a phone data plan is not an option. Is there any decent (...
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What's the best software for geotagging photos and publishing them? [closed]

I recently bought a GPS logger for geotagging my phtotos. Ultimately, I'd like to create holiday/trip journals for friends and relatives where individual entries, together with photos, accessible via ...
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Connecting a Magellan RoadMate to a computer

After reading this question... Is it possible to connect a Magellan RoadMate (1200, to be specific) to a computer? I have an USB cable, but when I connect the device to my laptop, it isn't recognized ...
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Can a GPS navigation device be tracked?

Does anyone know if there's a way to track the location of a GPS device knowing its ID? Are there any websites where this information is available?