GPS without 3G use

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by icehell, May 15, 2011.

  1. icehell macrumors newbie

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    Want to download and save maps using wifi without using 3G network.
    How it work:confused:
     
  2. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    I'm wondering something similar. I'd like a GPS program that works on an airplane... in other words, I can turn on location services and rather than pre-fetching the AGPS with Cell Tower Data it goes right to the actual GPS chip, and then the device would have to have at least minimal mapping loaded to provide location info.

    Anyone know of anything like this? Thanks!
     
  3. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    TomTom and Navfree have bundled maps and don't require any data access to work. Sure there are others.
     
  4. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    Those don't do much in an airplane (little known secret, planes don't follow roads, hehe)
     
  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    I know for a fact that if you are off of a road in TomTom it just puts a marker of where you are on the map. If you have a destination set it tells you which direction to head for the nearest road.
     
  6. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, and that's fine if you drive off a road a bit and need to get back, but for aviation purposes it'd be better to have either an aviation app, or one that's more designed for non-driving situations to show terrain, etc.

    There's got to be something....

    Also, is there an app that'll give satellite data (like on Android it's called GPS Test) and tells you how many are locked, their location in the sky, and latitude, speed, altitude, etc?
     
  7. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i use my old 3G (no service) to map/distance my paddleboarding trips in the bay here using Runkeeper app. works great and its free.

    when i get back within my wifi, i just upload my info to retrieve.
     
  8. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    I really just want one that works in flight and off roads without data.
     
  9. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    i didnt even know the GPS worked up there.
     
  10. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    U do know satellites are in space, right? ;-)
     
  11. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    never thought about it. exciting.
     
  12. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Navigon
    TomTom
    MotionX GPS with pre-downloaded maps
    RunKeeper

    are the ones I am aware of.
     
  13. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah these are all (except run-keeper) driving applications, and even runkeeper tracks streets when running. I can't imagine there's nothing for hikers\pilots that doesn't assign tracking to trails\roads\highways. It'd be very surprising if that were the case, but maybe iPhone users don't typically leave the comfort of known roads? lol
     
  14. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    There's MotionX DRIVE and MotionX.

    One is a turn by turn driving app the other is for hiking, etc.
     
  15. bella92108 macrumors 68000

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    hmm, that looks a little closer to what I want... still wish there was one for aviation where you can input a course and have it track altitude, heading, etc.
     

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