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LocationSMS (Send a SMS with your GPS-Coordinates !!)

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By AX3L, Senior Member on 16th September 2007, 11:47 AM
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Simply and useful...
LocateSMS permitt to include your GPS-coordinates into a SMS !!


...Your friend, simply receive a SMS from you, put the coordinates into his Navigator-software, and navigate to where you are!




All-Language version (WWE - ITA - FRA - ESP - GER - RUS - CH - GRE)






Note:
- Tap&Hold on "To:< >" to open the Contact's list
- Tap&Hold on the bubble near the GPS-coordinates to open the text-templates list
- Some texts are included, however you can write what you want!


Requirement:
- A PocketPC and a GPS-antenna (wired, bluetooth, integrated, etc...)


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An example about how navigate to some coordinates using TomTom:

Go to "Navigate" -> "Navigate to latitude and longitude" and insert the coordinates in this way:

12:34'56.78" become 12.34567°




(extracted from an Eten X500's ROM, tested on a HTC Trinity)




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16th September 2007, 01:46 PM |#2  
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It's a wonderful app! Expecially for me since my device has a build-in GPS antenna.

Complimenti,

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16th September 2007, 02:02 PM |#3  
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Marshall, Mio A701 already has that app, called Mio Location Call.
16th September 2007, 02:22 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by vlodeck

Marshall, Mio A701 already has that app, called Mio Location Call.

LOL

Anyway great app AX3L, very usefull!!
16th September 2007, 04:01 PM |#5  
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Any way to configure the sending format of the coordinates?
Like for example get the GPS data, convert to UTM and then send?

Great app all the same, keep up the good work!
16th September 2007, 04:12 PM |#6  
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the format is a standard....TomTom, for example accept only this format!

Anyway, an example using TomTom:

Simply insert 13:20'31.40 as "13.20314"
16th September 2007, 06:03 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by vlodeck

Marshall, Mio A701 already has that app, called Mio Location Call.

Thanks vlodeck,

you are right! Anyway this program is much better in graphic therms.

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17th September 2007, 02:17 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AX3L

the format is a standard....TomTom, for example accept only this format!

Anyway, an example using TomTom:

Simply insert 13:20'31.40 as "13.20314"

I don't think you can convert from Degrees:Minutes'Seconds (DMS) to Decimal Degrees (DD) quite so easily. DD=D+(M/60)+(S/3600)

13 degrees 20 minutes 31.4 seconds converts to 13.34206 decimal degrees. There are online converters as well: http://www.cosports.com/tools/gps_coords.htm

Also for reference http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=3&gl=us
17th September 2007, 04:02 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by itesla

I don't think you can convert from Degrees:Minutes'Seconds (DMS) to Decimal Degrees (DD) quite so easily. DD=D+(M/60)+(S/3600)

13 degrees 20 minutes 31.4 seconds converts to 13.34206 decimal degrees. There are online converters as well: http://www.cosports.com/tools/gps_coords.htm

Also for reference http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=3&gl=us


I have used this method as well!
18th September 2007, 11:09 PM |#10  
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Interesting app.

Unfortunately it never launches on my Treo 700wx (WM5).

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22nd September 2007, 09:23 AM |#11  
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Works well on XDA Orbit.

Would be nice if it also could send a google maps link automaticly.
Does anyone knows a similar software that sends an email with the coordinates (perhaps in google maps format) ?
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