RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc

Subject: RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc
From: Wayne Gregson <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 03:29:04 +0000
Out of interest my Apple 5 came with a compass facility which also gives coordinates
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] RE: Free Phone App for emergency GPS co ordinates etc
One point to bear in mind is that many GPS type apps chew batteries rather quickly.  It's no use having the coords if the phone won't work.

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On 1 Feb 2016, at 11:27, David Rees <> wrote:

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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