you might want to look at navionics in the market
Check out Backcountry Navigator. It's not in the market, but there's a beta apk on their website. Open it up when you have data and use it to download topo maps of the areas you're expecting to go. Then when you go on the cruise, put the droid in airplane mode and turn on the GPS. You should be able to see where you are on the map and track your progress without needing any data.
This thread is worth taking a look at:
Apparently if you have airplane mode activated, you can't get the initial GPS lock, but once you have a lock, you can keep it activated in airplane mode. Alternatively, you can disable JUST the data usage using the code mentioned.
Last edited by Se7enLC; 06-03-2010 at 09:46 AM.
Cool CM Tricks
custom_backup_list.txt - make a list of files in /system that will survive a nightly install (ringtones, notifications, system apps, wallpapers, whatever)
in Terminal Emulator, set this as your shell command: "/system/xbin/su -c /system/xbin/bash". You get all the features of bash, root access, and you can still use the initial command field for whatever you want (default is adding /data/local/bin to your path)
this has :dewmed: written all over it... but other than the 'cool factor' of doing this.... is there a point. I mean, I like the apps I have too, but considering how many boobies are going to be sunning while you are trying to see which direction the ship is going...
of course, if you take pics of said boobies on your droid....
Wow thanks for all the suggestions, I'll check them out. Thanks everyone. We have a car gps as well that we might take along to try out if we have nothing better to do while lounging around. But its a Dash Express... I don't even think it has canadian maps and since Dash was bought out awhile ago there has been absolutely no support or updates to the device; it might as well be trashed, but maybe it will still give us speed.
It's going to mainly a relaxation and exploration cruise. Went to panama last year, a beach is a beach so trying something different this year can't wait to go whale watching in halifax!
Last edited by monkeydog; 06-03-2010 at 11:14 AM.
I have downloaded Mobile Atlas Creator and created a TileStore/Mapnik folder with a bunch of .png files on my C:\ drive (I selected scale 12 for the whole of the US) Exactly where do I place these .png files on my Droid please?
I have tried several locations with no off line success.
Thanks for you help.
Did you check with verizon to see if this particular cruise line/ship is covered by the international data plan? I went on a Royal Caribbean cruise in June and my ship was , so I got unlimited data while I was on the ship & the islands for about 1.15$ a day (Plan is an extra 35$ a month and they prorate it for however long you have it activated)
ZP Dashboard might have what you want. It's more of a head's up display type thing. But gives bearing speed, lat/long. It's free so download and see. You can always uninstall.
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older thread... but I'll add my 2¢... we do a lot of cruises... always take along a GPS ... from my old Magellen.. to the Garmins... Mariner.. then etrex...then more recently the Oregon 450..which is Geocache friendly...
been using my Droid 2 for Geocaching since I got it 2 weeks ago...have the Geocaching.com app for it.. w*rks pretty darn good.. actually it w*rks better than the Oregon 450 as it uploads any field notes via 3G directly to the Geocahing site..
will try it on our next cruise which is in about 10 days