Google Earth Companion for series 60

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Google Earth Companion allows recording data from your GPS receiver in KML format for further use with Google Earth. All recorded data can be sent to PC or used with Google Earth.
Last Update:May 2nd 2006
Author:Smartphoneware
Version:1.01
User Rating:5.00
Downloads:24290
License:Provided with purchase
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Support:support@smartphoneware.com
ID's:HID: 187966, AAID: 13731

Author's Description

Google Earth Companion user guide:

Google Earth Companion allows recording data from your GPS receiver in KML format for further use with Google Earth. All recorded data can be sent to PC or used with Google Earth. Moreover this application allows using your GPS receiver in a very efficient way for different navigation tasks. It also allows recording tracks and creating waypoints and much more.

This program requires a separate GPS receiver. It's not supplied with your device!



Basic terms and concepts:

  • Bluetooth GPS receiver - a device that receives signal from a satellite and sends it via bluetooth to your device. You can find a list of some GPS receivers here. To choose and activate GPS receiver, select Options - Misc - GPS. In GPS dialog check GPS ON and select Address;

  • Waypoint - a point with coordinates, name and description. Waypoints dialog offers the possibility to send it as KML to another device or your PC.

  • Track - a totality of coordinates that can be saved during movement. Tracks dialog allows choosing and sending a track in KML format to another device or your PC.

  • Google Earth - is an application for PC, you can learn more about it here http://earth.google.com.



Track view:

In this view you can navigate to a chosen waypoint. It shows traversed path, direction of movement, distance and direction to the destination waypoint. The data to show can be customized.

The shown information can be adjusted in Layout menu:

  • None;
  • Brief;
  • Location;
  • Motion;
  • Trip;
  • Extended;

To specify destination waypoint use menu Destination:

  • None;
  • Selected point (custom coordinate);
  • Selected waypoint (one of previously saved waypoints);
  • Nearest waypoint;

Also you can zoom track in and out, clear track and set up customized font sizes.



Compass view:

This view shows the compass and detailed information about the destination waypoint.

It allows selecting the type of compass:

  • Fixed - compass arrow doesn't rotate;
  • Rotated - all elements of compass rotate;



Info view:

This view shows all the information obtained from the GPS receiver as well as various statistics such as average speed, maximum altitude, odometer etc. You can customize the data to be shown in this view. For each view cell you can select the following data:

  • Latitude;
  • Longitude;
  • Speed;
  • Average speed;
  • Max speed;
  • Altitude;
  • Average altitude;
  • Min altitude;
  • Max altitude;
  • Heading;
  • Odometer;
  • Trip odometer;
  • DOP - Delusion Of Precision;
  • Fixation: 2D/3D/Not valid;
  • Number of used/total satellites;
  • Stay time;
  • Total time;
  • Current time;
  • Name of destination;
  • Distance to destination;
  • Estimated arriving time to destination;
  • Bearing to destination;

Common for all views:

There are additional functions for each view, which can be accessed through the right softkey Misc menu.

For ease of use there are following hot keys available:

  • "1" - Track view
  • "2" - Compass view
  • "3" - Info view
  • "4" - Waypoints dialog
  • "5" - Create new waypoint
  • "6" - GPS On/Off
  • "7" / "9" - Display font zoom out/in
  • "8" - Change color theme
  • "0" - Go home (current GPS position); if GPS receiver is turned on, the current position received from satellites will be shown in the center of screen.
  • "*" / "#" - Zoom in/out

To send all your data to PC or another device use Options - Misc - Send all KMLs.



General settings:

"General" Tab:

  • Coordinate format (ddd.dddddd░ / ddd░ mm.mmmm` / ddd░ mm` ss.ss``);
  • Measure (Metric / Statute mile / Nautical mile);
  • Backlight ( Always On / On if GPS or charger plugged / On if GPS / On if charger / Off);
  • Distance display format;

"Misc" Tab:

  • Record track (On/Off);
  • Track step (1sec. - 60sec.);
  • Proximity - waypoint radius;

"View" Tab:

  • Theme (Day/Night);
  • Font size (Small/Normal/Large);
  • Track line size (Small/Normal/Large);
  • Transparency of labels (0% - 100%);
  • Show grid (On/Off);
  • Show buttons (On/Off);



GPS settings:

In this dialog you can set up the address of your Bluetooth GPS device and such options as logging device information to disk.



KML file loaded in Google Earth:



List of some Bluetooth GPS Receivers:

Maker

Device

EMTAC Technology Corp.

CRUXII / BTGPST

HOLUX Technology Inc.

GR-230BK

Globalsat Technology Corporation.

BT308

Other link(s):

Compatible Devices

Nokia 3230, Nokia 3250, Nokia 3600, Nokia 3620, Nokia 3650, Nokia 3660, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630, Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681, Nokia 7610, Nokia 7650, Nokia 9210 Communicator, Nokia N-Gage, Nokia N-Gage QD, Nokia N70, Nokia N90, Panasonic X700, Panasonic X800, SendoX, Siemens SX1

Categories for this Software

GPS



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