True Bearing

True Bearing


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True Bearing is a simple app that displays orientation and distance from your current location to some point-of-interest (a runway, a dive spot, a geocache, the 9th green, etc) using Google maps and your mobile device's GPS & internal compass. A point-of-interest (POI) can be selected using the map, entered using latitude and longitude, set from your current location, or recalled from memory.

Possible uses include: aviation, diving, golf, hunting, and geocaching. Set a POI from your current location when you park and use True Bearing to find you car later.


• Tracks your current location and the current true heading of your android device
• Select a point-of-interest (POI) using Google maps, by entering latitude and longitude explicitly, or from your current location
• Allows one to save a recall POIs
• Displays in street mode or satellite view mode
• Displays distance in: feet, yards, meters, kilometers, miles, or nautical miles

For v0.7.1
• Several bugs were fixed
• General stability enhancements were implemented

For v0.7.0
• The ability to save and recall POIs
• Various auto-fit modes to help position and scale the map.
• A new GUI that enables one to easily:
- Set the POI from your current location
- Bring up the lat/log POI dialog
- Center and Fit the current bearing on the screen
- Save and recall POIs
• Various other small change

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Recently changed in this version

Several bugs were fixed
General stability enhancements were implemented

Comments and ratings for True Bearing
  • (64 stars)

    by neelam Raju on 20/05/2014


  • (64 stars)

    by wood land Nut on 09/03/2014

    Needs a compass mode with Bering and distance to the poi for offline use.

  • (64 stars)

    by Russell Whitford on 08/02/2014

    Thank you

  • (64 stars)

    by Justin Ward on 04/01/2014

    Great app for my hobby

  • (64 stars)

    by Michael Krzan on 01/12/2013

    A little jumpy, but not bad for a free program. Gives you north, and rough position on map

  • (64 stars)

    by R Beman on 15/11/2013

    Not a GPS but still handy This does exactly what it says and it great helping better understand the geography around you. Have not tried it in the plane yet but seems it would be handy for storing a list of alternate airports enroute, just in case of bad weather or other unanticipated events. Kind of fun too just to get a sense of where local landmarks and points of interest are, how they line

  • (64 stars)

    by Dave Hattman on 11/10/2013

    Would love to see it numerically display the bearing, the graphical view is nice but numbers are too!

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