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FlyoverGPS - FREE

by Zenscript, Version: 1.0.10 (Enhanced Status) , 177 KB  

Package name: com.zenscript.flyovergps , Last Update: 2012-10-14 07:05:00


74 ratings (3.432 average)

10,000-50,000 downloads


What's new in this version (1.0.10 (Enhanced Status)):

-Speed up Map caching behavior.
-Allow use of Multiple Map Source tiles,
in Menu > Preferences > Configure Maps > Map Source
-Show Bearing in Compass Degrees as well as textually (N,S,E,W)
-Add Nautical Miles per Hour Option

Description

FlyoverGPS is an offline (or online) mapping app that allows caching of OpenStreetMaps, Nokia Satellite or Google Maps Tiles for offline viewing, as in "Airplane Mode" without a Network connection. It displays a flyover map of your plane's location when in flight if your device hardware is capable of getting a GPS fix while in the air. It is optimized for airline passenger use when flying, also displaying

-speed
-altitude
-heading

in english or metric units, or can be configured to display heading in compass degrees or speed in knots. This app can also be used to cache maps for offline use in any travel situation, or is perfectly capable of displaying your position and direction with a network connection.

GPSTest included, as GPS fixes in an airplane without benefit of network triangulation can be problematic. The best results that have been reported involve a southern exposure window seat, although newer phones seem to be much better at achieving a GPS fix than older ones. I would be interested in comments documenting this behavior.

Finally, be aware that while most airlines do expressly allow GPS receivers to be used during the cruise portion of the flight, some do not. The in-flight use of electronic devices is always subject to the final decision of the Captain and Flight crew.

Last comments from Android Market

Henry (****)
Can only pick up satellites in an airliner if you hold close to the window. Seems accurate. It's not the apps fault if my Eris can't receive a signal.

Pamela (*****)
I sure hope this works on an actual airplane

(*****)
I've included "gps test" to help troubleshoot gps fixes aboard an airplane in airplane mode. They are difficult to get.

Lindsey (*)
Doesn't work on my droid x... GPS can't locate

Pavan (*****)
Awesome for any AeroNerd! I now seek window seats just so I can use this app!

SteveMPotter (**)
Great idea, needs work. Crashy. Cache was lost in flight. Doesnt cache low zoom levels.

Jesse (**)
Extremely slow caching, refuses to cache certain areas without multiple Refresh. Doesn't always save everything it took hours to download.

Inez (*****)
Easy to use, simple

Javier (***)
Nice app. It's nice to be able to know where you are and what you are seeing from your window.

Teng-Yan (***)
Map tiles take a long time to load. App is stable though. HTC Legend

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