RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc

To: "Baird, Ian" <>
Subject: RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc
From: David Rees <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:27:38 +0000
Re map apps. I have been using 'Memory Map' for Off-line topo /street and HEMA maps on my PC plus on the phone/tablet for a while now.  Works good in Australia, and in NZ and the UK from experience. On Andriod app is free plus base 1:250,000 map of Australia can be downloaded free also.  On Apple I think you have to pay a small fee. 

Young ones need to understand that such apps work with off-line maps loaded in advance onto your phone and don't need a data connection to operate - sort of essential in rural Australia.   package will give GPS read-out, tracking etc.

From experience many Sat phones have a feature that will simply send current GPS data as a text.


On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM, Baird, Ian <> wrote:

Agreed, very useful and worth having for emergencies.

Also, as many will know, there are also apps for IOS/Android mobile phones which allow topographic maps to be used anywhere eg. Mud Map 3 – but these and the downloadable maps cost money.

Ian B.


From: kym bradley [
Sent: Monday, 1 February 2016 8:29 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc


May be a handy app for people like myself who go bush,  as you never know what could happen  I am sure they would have it for android as well


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The app displays the GPS coordinates of the phone's location, which a caller can read to the emergency operator.

Description Save the app that could save your life. ‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government ...


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