GPS Essentials

GPS Essentials


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The most complete GPS tool available: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, routes, build your own dashboard from 45 widgets.

❧❧❧❧❧ Dashboard ❧❧❧❧❧
Shows navigation values such as: Accuracy, Altitude, Speed, Battery, Bearing, Climb, Course, Date, Declination, Distance, ETA, Latitude, Longitude, Max Speed, Min Speed, Actual Speed, True Speed, Sunrise, Sunset, Moonset, Moonrise, Moon Phase, Target, Time, TTG, Turn.

❧❧❧❧❧ Compass ❧❧❧❧❧
Show the orientation of the earth's magnetic field, shows an arbitrary tracking angle and the current target. Also a marine orienteering compass.

❧❧❧❧❧ Tracks ❧❧❧❧❧
Record tracks and view them on map. Export KML files and import into Google Maps, Google Earth and others.

❧❧❧❧❧ Routes ❧❧❧❧❧
Manage routes and view them on map. Import KML files from Google Maps, Google Earth and others. Create turn-by-turn instructions between waypoints.

❧❧❧❧❧ Camera ❧❧❧❧❧
A camera HUD (heads-up display) view to show your waypoints, take pictures and share them.

❧❧❧❧❧ Map ❧❧❧❧❧
A map to show your waypoints. Convert mail addresses of your contacts to waypoint so that they can be used within the app.

Supports Google Maps, MapQuest, OpenStreetMap and others.

Supports Google Maps v2: Indoor Maps, Traffic, Buildings, Satellite and Terrain layers and map rotation.

❧❧❧❧❧ Waypoints ❧❧❧❧❧
A list of all your waypoints with export and import (KML, KMZ, GPX and LOC format).

❧❧❧❧❧ Satellites ❧❧❧❧❧
A sky view of the current positions that shows satellites in view.

❧❧❧❧❧ Features ❧❧❧❧❧
Supported position formats: UTM, MGRS, OSGB, Degree-Minute-Second, Degree-Minute-Fractions, Decimal, Mils. Supports over 230 datums.

Waypoints, routes and tracks can be exported as KML or GPX files and sent by email or uploaded to Google Docs or DropBox.

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Purchase the "GPS Essentials Donation Plugin" on Android Market if you want to support development.

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✓ Coarse/Fine location: To access network locations and GPS
✓ Full internet access: To read map tiles, send bug reports
✓ Modify/delete USB storage contents: To write waypoints, tracks and images onto the SD card
✓ Read phone state and identity: To tag pictures with the device ID (can be switched off in settings)
✓ Take pictures and videos: Camera HUD, take pictures
✓ Your accounts: Required to run Google Maps v2

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Recently changed in this version

✓ Fixed add waypoint not starting GPS

✓ Added floating action button
✓ Fixed widget configuration dialogs only showing in action mode
✓ Added Google Maps custom my location, fixed color
✓ KML export exclude trash folder
✓ Fixed Google Map orientation change issue

✓ Fixed add and stop in compass view
✓ Fixed crash in satellite view

✓ Fixed ISO8601 milliseconds in exports and imports
✓ Fixed GPS not switching on in satellite and dashboard view

Comments and ratings for GPS Essentials
  • (67 stars)

    by nao_suzuki41 on 23/06/2011

    It's very good for my work. and good solution .

  • (67 stars)

    by federico2010 on 18/06/2011

    io non ho capito come impostare una destinazione senza dover trasportare l'icona aiuto!! GRAZIE in anticipo./
    I have not figured out how to set a destination without having to transport the help icon! THANKS in advance

  • (67 stars)

    by zin yaw on 14/04/2015


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  • (67 stars)

    by surojit mondal on 10/04/2015


  • (67 stars)

    by Saif Altaie on 08/04/2015

    What an awesome tools

  • (67 stars)

    by Daniel Arellano on 07/04/2015

    To good true, however it is. This absolutely a must have app for you gps. Under 5 sec, 5 SEC! I get a lock on.

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