Handy GPS28.6 (Paid)

Handy GPS v28.6 (Paid)

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The perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. Seek find record and return home with Handy GPS.

This app is a powerful navigation tool designed for outdoors sports like hiking bushwalking mountain biking kayaking boating horse trail riding geocaching. Its also useful for surveying mining archaeology and forestry applications. Its simple to use and works even in the remotest back country since it doesn't require network connectivity. It allows you to work in UTM or lat/lon coordinates so you can even use it with your paper maps. Waypoints and track logs recorded in the field can be be viewed later in Google Earth.

* Shows your current coordinates altitude speed direction of travel and distance travelled in metric imperial/US or nautical units.
* Can store your current location as a waypoint and record a track log to show where you've been on a map.
* Data can be imported from and exported to Google Earth KML and GPX files.
* Allows manual entry of waypoints in UTM MGRS and lat/lon coords.
* Can guide you to a waypoint using the "Goto" screen and optionally sound an alert when when you're getting close.
* Has a compass page which works on devices with magnetic field sensors.
* Automatically computes the local geoid offset to improve altitude accuracy
* Supports the world-wide WGS84 datum along with the common Australian datums and map grids (AGD66 AGD84 AMG GDA94 and MGA). You can also use WGS84 for NAD83 maps in the US.
* Shows GPS satellite locations and signal strengths graphically.
* Can display simple or MGRS grid references.
* Can compute waypoint-to-waypoint distance and direction.
* Includes an optional timer line to record walk duration and compute your average speed.
* If you have an Android Wear smartwatch a stand-alone watch version of the app will also be installed.
* Can be used as a replacement for the old "MyTracks" app.
* Thoroughly tested by the developer on many off-track walks

* No ads
* Supports unlimited number of waypoints and track log points.
* Email or SMS your location to a friend as a clickable Google Map link.
* Email your waypoints and tracklogs as KML or GPX file.
* Supports common datums such as NAD83 (US) OSGB36 (UK) NZTM2000 (NZ) SAD69 (South America) and ED50 (Europe) and you can configure your own custom datums including local grid systems.
* UK grid refs with two letter prefixes can be shown if OSGB datum selected.
* Elevation profile.
* GPS averaging mode.
* Take photos linked via a KML file for easy viewing in Google Earth on a PC.
* Geo-tag photos and/or have the coordinates "burnt" into the image.
* Show sun rise and set times.
* Export waypoints and tracklogs to CSV file.
* Create new waypoint by projecting existing one using an entered distance and bearing.
* Compute length area and elevation change for tracklog.
* Offline map support by downloading tiles from map tile servers or using own map images.
* Compute calories.
* Optional background image.

PERMISSIONS: (1) GPS - to determine your location (2) Network access - for access to Google Map and OSM tiles (3) SD card access - to load and store waypoints and tracklogs (4) Camera access for taking pics (5) Prevent phone from sleeping so that proximity alarm works (6) Control flashlight to allow the flashlight to be turned on/off from within the app and (7) System settings to allow the Android Wear app to control the watch screen brightness.

DISCLAIMER: You use this app at your own risk. The developer accepts no responsibility for you getting lost as a result of using this app. Batteries in mobile devices can go flat. An alternate power source is recommended for extended hikes.

See the Coordinate Master app for support for more coordinate systems. Versions of Handy GPS are also available for iPhones and Windows Phones.

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Handy GPS / What's New in v28.6 (Paid)

28.6: Added an option to see the location of a friend on the map within the app.
28.5: Bug fixes
28.3: Added a new web based tracking option.
28.2: Added an option to show a background image on the main page.
28.1: Added an option to the "Share location data" menu to email a selected KML or GPX file.
28.0: Changed button icons on main page to default to monochrome. Added an option to use a sortable date suffix of the format YYYY-MM-DD after the session name.

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