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Old 08-09-2007, 11:19 PM
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Question Compass for N95

Hi,

Does anyone know if you can install a compass program on the N95?
Or is there a compass in there already and if so where and how does it work?

/Nic

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Old 08-09-2007, 11:34 PM
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I've not tried this yet but I'm going to.
Has good reviews and as well as being a compass includes stuff like sunset and sunrise times.

http://download2.getjar.com/download...47/Compass.jar

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Old 09-09-2007, 08:16 AM
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Under tools you will find a program called gps data, which has a compass and uses internal/external gps antenna

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Old 09-09-2007, 09:50 PM
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For GPS type compasses you have to move to get even a close reading as they depend on the changes to satellite position - I only picked this up recently as I'm still trying to work out why some of these GPS programs do strange things. See the thread on Geocaching for some other links

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Old 09-09-2007, 10:17 PM
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The one I posted doesn't use GPS for its compass so you dont have to be moving.

From here http://www.qcontinuum.org/compass/

Q: How does it work?
A: Compass computes the sun and moon position using your latitude and longitude, and the time.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:16 AM
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That's surely a candidate for "pointless software of the year". If you can see the sun and know the time, you've got a good idea of which way's which anyway.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:40 AM
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Old watch

Presumably it's a modern variant of the old watch trick - point the hour hand at the Sun and south is indicated by the bi-section of the hour hand and 12.

I think. Different if you are in Australia or on Moon. Not so good at night. Or cloudy day. Etc..
 

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