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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-22-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By MrMac
Pretty sure the Iphone version of CoPilot has...

Pretty sure the Iphone version of CoPilot has decent downloadable maps for all of Canada as well as U.S. You should be able to try the free version to test it out for Labrador.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By MrMac
Levain, I've been using a Samsung Galaxy music...

Levain, I've been using a Samsung Galaxy music player 4.2 (no phone) for a couple of years now and am generally pleased. I keep it in a RAM mount aqua-box with the cover off (cause I can't see...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By MrMac
Well, I saw the other thread but can't really...

Well, I saw the other thread but can't really help much..:lol3

I used Navigon awhile back on Windows Mobile and thought it was the best available at the time. But eventually, I switched to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By MrMac
The USGS Topo and imagery data are both served...

The USGS Topo and imagery data are both served from the USGS via Web Map Services (WMS). There are a number of apps for smartphones capable of ingesting these services either in real-time (requiring...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
:clap:clap Started to go for it, but got...

:clap:clap

Started to go for it, but got distracted by the lure of winding back roads before heading home! Just as well, don't think I would have beat you there anyway. But at least I found some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 388,794
Posted By MrMac
I have a graduation to attend on Saturday.. Maybe...

I have a graduation to attend on Saturday.. Maybe next time; it would be nice to meet some of you..!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 388,794
Posted By MrMac
Depending on when, I could probably make this..

Depending on when, I could probably make this..
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-18-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
Has anyone mentioned the camera? With a phone,...

Has anyone mentioned the camera? With a phone, you can take a photograph, geo-tag it, email or text it to someone else, who can then 'photo-navigate' to the location! I don't think you can do that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 29,956
Views: 2,216,163
Posted By MrMac
USFS proposed changes to Cooper Creek area

FYI,

The USFS has released a scoping letter for the Cooper Creek Watershed Project. Included in this project are proposed road changes that may be of interest to dualsport riders and others. The...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By MrMac
Scubatoe, not sure what county in NV you are in,...

Scubatoe, not sure what county in NV you are in, but there is always a chance your local GIS department can provide you with boundary data and possibly a decent basemap to go with it. Format depends...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-02-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By MrMac
Yea, the only way to really disappear is to fly...

Yea, the only way to really disappear is to fly Oceanic Air..


Better?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-01-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By MrMac
Here is a better explanation of aGPS: ...

Here is a better explanation of aGPS:

http://www.gpsreview.net/a-gps/

It seems possible that some phone GPS may lack the ability to download ephemeris data without a data connection which could...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By MrMac
Sorry, but not quite. Cell\data service gives you...

Sorry, but not quite. Cell\data service gives you Assisted (aGPS) which improves Time To First Fix (TTFF) but does nothing to improve accuracy once a fix is achieved. You simply do not need service...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-30-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,017
Posted By MrMac
If you have a smartphone, there must be dozens of...

If you have a smartphone, there must be dozens of free apps that can do this. If you don't have a smartphone, find a used Android device or Android-based music player (I have a Samsung Galaxy music...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,310
Posted By MrMac
I wouldn't say the TEX sucks; it is certainly...

I wouldn't say the TEX sucks; it is certainly better off-road than my Vee or Wee. It is quite competent, but for dirt, I'd much rather be on my KLR anyway, especially if I have to pick it up! For...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
:clap Nice to see it moving..!

:clap

Nice to see it moving..!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
Thanks..! The back roads through this area are...

Thanks..! The back roads through this area are just some of the best anywhere! I've been through Ila a few times and it is always a nice ride. Glad for the chance to go back through there. A great...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
New tag: ...

New tag:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/20140411_142922_zpscws4hvus.jpg

Clue is in the pic. If you need more, let me know..
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
Tagged! Ila Ga volunteer Fire Station. ...

Tagged! Ila Ga volunteer Fire Station.


http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/20140411_123102_zps4tl4jl7u.jpg

Coordinates: 34.171863,-83.290956
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
First I have a date with the taxman and may not...

First I have a date with the taxman and may not be able to sit on a motorcycle seat for awhile.. :-)

But if it stays there for a little longer...;-)

Sent from my AT100 using Tapatalk
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 388,794
Posted By MrMac
:y0! Maybe in a day or three if it is still...

:y0! Maybe in a day or three if it is still there..:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29,956
Views: 2,216,163
Posted By MrMac
I'm gonna guess it was you that stopped and...

I'm gonna guess it was you that stopped and chatted with the 3 of us KLR riders on 42? :freaky
And yes, I was quite surprised at how courteous just about everyone was on the back roads yesterday. A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-05-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
Yea!

Yea!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
New tag

You'll ride through some of N. Ga's wine country to get to this single-lane bridge:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/20140327_132618_zpstjgh8knq.jpg

The name of the road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 321,783
Posted By MrMac
Tagged!

Some place in downtown Dawsonville:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k206/keithmcf/NGaTag/20140327_121632_zps9g8xz4fr.jpg

Coordinates: 34.421439,-84.119059
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,829
Posted By MrMac
Kevin, you are correct that the GeoPDF format is...

Kevin, you are correct that the GeoPDF format is not widely adopted by most mobile applications and Avenza is rather limited in functionality. For the record, GeoPDF's were really developed with the...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,161
Views: 846,314
Posted By MrMac
Pics? :deal

Pics? :deal
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
I have an S4 Active and have been able to use it...

I have an S4 Active and have been able to use it while running navigation (CoPilot), music, bluetooth (to my Uclear), tracking, etc. and keep it charged. I use a high output charger from Best buy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7,657
Views: 6,905,456
Posted By MrMac
Hey, we all know how friendly the Brits...

Hey, we all know how friendly the Brits are..:freaky

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hsM0CwqGrBs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7,386
Views: 388,794
Posted By MrMac
Yep. Using Life360 on Android & Iphone to keep...

Yep. Using Life360 on Android & Iphone to keep track of family..
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-03-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By MrMac
I've been using Life360, which has both Iphone...

I've been using Life360, which has both Iphone and Android versions. It runs in the background and doesn't seem to interfere with other apps, including navigation.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
It wouldn't surprise me that a dedicated GPS...

It wouldn't surprise me that a dedicated GPS could give slightly better accuracy under challenging conditions (tree canopy, atmospheric conditions, limited satellite availability, etc..). The biggest...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7,657
Views: 6,905,456
Posted By MrMac
So size *does* matter....:evil

So size *does* matter....:evil
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-24-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,400
Posted By MrMac
Mine is set to Jessica, the Aussie..:raabia...

Mine is set to Jessica, the Aussie..:raabia Figured if a woman is going to be telling me what to do, she might as well have a sexy voice..:deal (and I think my wife is a little jealous..:lol3)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,400
Posted By MrMac
Works the same as on Android. I find it...

Works the same as on Android. I find it relatively easy but certainly constrained by screen size. As for space, with CP you can download only the States/Regions that you are interested in if you want...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-20-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
Your 'smartphone' is really a GPS unit with an...

Your 'smartphone' is really a GPS unit with an Operating System and a phone chip added.. :deal

It is always a GPS, it only works as a phone when you have cell coverage..! :D
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
Sorry, no. I just spent a few minutes looking,...

Sorry, no. I just spent a few minutes looking, but doesn't mean it isn't there somewhere..!
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-15-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
I've been using Locus Pro for off-road (mostly...

I've been using Locus Pro for off-road (mostly hiking & MTB). I really liked it once I figured out the details; it can be a bit complicated. I like that it includes the latest USGSTopo map services...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-14-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By MrMac
Well, if you are looking for turn-by-turn...

Well, if you are looking for turn-by-turn navigation with on-board maps, CoPilot is supposed to have a version for WIndows phone. Don't know much else about that platform..
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-14-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 25,968
Posted By MrMac
:fpalm

:fpalm
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