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Re: Coordinates from iPhone

Subject: Re: Coordinates from iPhone
From: "Keith Smith" smith9e499
Date: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:18 pm ((PDT))
Hi Peter,
I just took my old 3G out (still use it for an alarm clock).
I have a an App called GPS Kit that reports  DDD.ddddd
Sounds like it might be up your alley
There is now a version called GPS Pro (of course) that I would guess has
more display options.
Even on the 3G it was a nice prog and not much money iirc.

Also on Android there is GPS Essentials which has a very nice dashboard
screen with lots of configurable data slots that shows DDD.MM.SS.s
I don't know if it's also available on iOS

On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Peter Shute <> wrote:

> **
> On 27/06/2013, at 12:22 AM, "Keith Smith" <> wrote:
> > If you enjoy the extra precision, go for it. Just don't confuse it with
> > accuracy. You may have readings 0.01" or better and a limit of +/-5 -
> 30m
> > at the same time, so it gets misleading. It will also depend on your
> > location and topography, how many satellites can see you, and weather
> > systems. I suspect you may enjoy somewhat better repeatability in .au
> than
> > I do in .ca.
> I must admit I haven't tried the iPhone's GPS much yet, and it may turn
> out that it's not as good as my Blackberry was. In an ideal world we woul=
> all record measurements to a precision matching their accuracy, but I
> suspect most of us simply record whatever the display says, for the sake =
> consistency. Eg so we can be sure the last bit isn't missing simply becau=
> we forgot to record it.
> In the case of this MotionX app, I suspect it only displays to the neares=
> second in DM=C5=9A format for cosmetic reasons. The D and DM formats disp=
lay to
> the equivalent of 0.0036" and 0.006", ie they've just displayed what fits
> nicely. Hopefully they'll squeeze in another dp in the DM=C5=9A format, a=
nd I'll
> be happy.
> Peter Shute

Keith Smith - Freelance Guitarist & Location Recording

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