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Questions tagged [gps-navigation]

Global Positioning System and Satellite navigation devices of all kinds.

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GPS when flying over the ocean

How can I see my location when flying over an ocean? I know that many airlines show you that on your screen, but I'm wondering if there's a way to do that on a phone, and without an internet ...
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Satellite navigation in Mongolia?

How strong/consistent is the coverage of various parts of Mongolia by the different satellite navigation systems like GPS/GLONASS?
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POI databases for France, Spain, Italy [closed]

Planing trip to Europe. Does anybody can share or point KLM/KMZ/GPX or any other format with points of interest of Spain, France, whole region of Alps and Italy.
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What is the number format for this location in Israel? [closed]

These numbers represent the location of some place in Israel. 183409 264679 But I can't find them in Google Maps; they don't seem to convert to coordinates. Does anyone have an idea? Maybe I ...
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What accurate offline GPS apps are there for the whole island of Cyprus?

I'm going to the island of Cyprus in June and will rent a car at Ercan airport which won't have GPS navigation (the chosen company is literally the only option for me for specific reasons). While I'...
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How do I enter a Portugal address into a Garmin Satnav?

The address is: Encosta Cabo Girao Quinta Girao Empreendimentos Turisticos Lda. Estrada 1 de Julho nú 2 9300 - 081 CÀmara de Lobos Madeira, Portugal When I enter the postcode that I assume is "9300 -...
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Maps mobile app for China with offline feature

Is there a reliable mobile maps app for Android that works well in China and has an offline feature? Baidu Maps appears to work well, but the interface is only in Chinese, so I am struggling with ...
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App for bicycle navigation in Prague?

I usually use Google Maps for navigation in places I travel to. But Google Maps has no bike navigation for routes in Prague, only for going by car and on foot. Bike lanes seem to be well hidden in ...
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Are there advantages to a dedicated GPS?

The GPS on in my phone is becoming indispensable lately! I find it much easier to follow the verbal on-time direction than following a map or even print-outs of directions obtained from Google Maps. ...
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Is it allowed to mount GPS/smartphone on windscreen in Switzerland? If so, how?

I've found out article: https://www.comparis.ch/autoversicherung/news/2014/02/navi-geraet-falsch-montiert-busse.aspx It states that mounting GPS navigation on windscreen can make you subject to hefty ...
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Last fuel stop before airport

This morning I returned a rental car to LHR T5. I'm approaching along the M25 and am looking for petrol stations along the way and, as usual, I don't find one. I look on my iphone for fuel and it ...
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iPhone app that will navigate to a point on OSM maps in real time

I have an old eTrex that I use this way - I click a certain point on a map, where I want to go. eTrex will: calculate a route and start giving me directions based on the map I preloaded it (usually ...
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Does Google Maps app work well when offline in Dordogne France?

I read that Google recently made their Maps apps work in offline mode, where you can download an area, then use it (including navigation) while offline. I'll be driving a rental car from Bordeaux to ...
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Where can I find GPS-device-compatible maps of Georgia?

I am looking for Georgia maps for supported for Garmin device. Especially I'm interested in Svaneti and Kazbegi regions. Is there any place I could find such maps?
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Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?

I am trying to use Google Maps in China. I know that Google is blocked, which is why I downloaded the map of Beijing offline. However, when I open the app my phone attempts to find GPS satellites but ...
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Do I still need my Garmin Etrex Vista GPS or can I just use my iPhone with an App?

I own a garmin etrex vista hcx - quite an old unit now - probably over 10 years old design. Its good for tracklogging and its ok for navigating. However, I recently installed Strava on my phone and ...
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Is there a site that shows the current GPS position of active cruise ships?

The Queen Mary 2 is currently in port in Sydney. I'd love to see it but am bedridden at present. However, to leave port it must pass the window of where I am. I'm wondering if there's a website that ...
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Is there a Waze-like app to keep track of each other among travel companions?

I am an avid user of Waze. One of its feature is the ability to share your location with followers or through text messaging. This is quite handy when you are on route to appointment while being stuck ...
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How do I use a Satnav (Garmin Nuvi 2599) in Turkey?

We have just got a new Garmin Nuvi 2599 for Christmas and may be going to Turkey next year. The Nuvi 2599 comes with a full set of Europe maps that include Turkey. I have tried to enter the address ...
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Android app for offline GPS maps

I am travelling to Iceland soon, and just found out that my Garmin GPS does not give directions in Iceland. I know that I will have plenty of locations with Wifi during my vacation, but this will not ...
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Where is “Rue des Tourterelles” in Mauritius?

I am looking for RUE DES TOURTERELLES, BAIE DU TOMBEAU, MAURITIUS. This street seems to exist, it was even the address of this company. But impossible to find where in Baie du Tombeau it is exactly. ...
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Geocaching with GPS device in Belarus?

I've found some people saying on geocaching fora that GPS devices are not legal (or are problematic) in Belarus. Therefore it is recommended to cache with smartphone. But such fora are quite ...
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Good GPS device to tracking my travels?

I'm in the market for a new GPS device. I have a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx. When travelling I like to have a GPS device on all the time storing and recording location, so I can make maps later. The ...
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Does anyone make a single device that does GPS navigation and tracking?

I'm going on a backwoods hiking trip, with some non-zero chance of getting lost and needing help. So I'd like to be able to navigate using a GPS device, and ideally have the same device be able to ...
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Offline sat nav for Android [duplicate]

I am pretty sure I saw this already on travel SE, but can't find it now. What are my navigation options with Android phone in an area without data connection? (I am in Northumberland) EDIT: To ...
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GPS app for travelling in France

I plan to travel to France this summer and rent a car for my convenience. The trip might last 12 days. However, I don't want to buy a GPS with France map nor rent a GPS because this cost too much and ...
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Can I integrate Airbnb listings with a routeplanner?

I am preparing a road trip this summer. I often use Airbnb to find accommodation. However when on the road finding potential listings in Airbnb can become quite tedious. Is it possible to integrate a ...
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How can I show my GPS location on a map from my phone?

I would like to inform friends / family where I am by if possible posting my GPS location and displaying it on a map. I have heard there are some services that allow this?
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What is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK?

Extracting from the comments a question on buying a GPS in the UK, what is the most cost effective way to get turn-by-turn navigation in the UK? Comparison of costs: Buying a GPS in the UK, less ...
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Where can I buy a GPS/satnav near St Pancras or Paddington stations?

It's often cheaper to buy a GPS/satnav than renting them from a hirecar company, but unfortunately we'll be travelling from Paris through London to Swansea to pick up the car. I'd imagine it'd be ...
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Do all GPS devices support all major regions?

I would like to get a GPS device for car navigation in the US, but I have no prior experience with such devices. It is important for me that I be able to use the device in most other countries too (...
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Electronic alternative to bicycle map

I plan a bicycle trip over Europe. Most likely I will follow one of the EuroVelo routes, but I might change my plans during the trip. So I would need to take too many paper maps. Can you recommend ...
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What cool things can I do with GPX routes that I have collected from my travels? [closed]

Whilst I was cycle touring and walking around in a bunch of different cities, I tracked many of my routes. I wondered if anyone had suggestions of cool things to do with GPX routes?
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How do Open Street Maps features compare to Garmin's Nuvi features in the US?

I plan to travel to the US this year and would like to take my own GPS with me, the problem I have is the map in my Garmin is really old (it's from 2009) and I'd like to have it up to date for my trip....
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GPS coordinate problem

I have coordinates for a travel site in the WGS84 format: 6413180-2059501 The location is supposed be a cave in Iceland but Google Maps points(after adding a decimal point) to a site in Sweden. ...
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Do you have a GPS signal on board of a plane?

Does anybody know if there is a GPS signal available on board of a plane with a common and normal GPS receiver?
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Why are there no road maps for Iceland for my TomTom device?

Today, I tried to update the maps on my TomTom device with a road map of Iceland. For that I navigated to the online shop. Unfortunately, I couldn't find there any road map from Iceland. On the other ...
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Turning off GPS on a flight?

Inspired by a question if it is allowed to use a Kindle during a flight, I'm wondering if it is okay to use a GPS watch like this. I use this for practice purpose, but it is also my normal watch. I ...
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Is there a Sat Nav that works in Israel? (preferably with good coverage)

Does anyone know of a SatNav device or SatNav software for iPhone that has maps of Israel available (preferably with good coverage).
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Are there cheap GPS or other navigator devices with downloadable maps for the whole world?

I don't need a recommendation or a list but my knowledge of GPS and "navi"s and the differences between them is an utter mystery to me. But often I'm lost in backstreets in random countries where ...
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Longer latency on GPS connection depending on which country I'm in?

I've recently traveled over Europe with a GPS-enabled mobile phone. In Italy, it took around 10 minutes for the mobile phone to connect to a satellite, while in Latvia it took just 10 seconds. How ...