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    That would be awesome. My Garmin hand held GPS does that and would be a welcome addition to the Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post

    I'm still looking for a way to "save current GPS coordinates" to some kind of map, for later reference.
    me too, seems like such an easy thing to do. Geo caching has some apps that get close, but I haven't used them too extensively.

    I go camping and riding, and a thing we like to do is ride out to some remote area and bury a bottle of booze. Mark the coordinates, then come back on another trip and dig it up and drink it . -- I guess that is some form of Geo caching
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayda View Post
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    slayda - why don't you look into a eye-fi card. ($100.00) It goes into your camera and if you get the explore model it will give you Geo tagging for free for life.

    You can use the Droid as a hot spot and it will automatically send the pictures from you camera to you computer and they will be Geo tagged in the EXIF file for each picture.

    they stay on the card after sending them to your computer until you delete them.
    We use this for work and it works great.
    Thanks Jeff. That looks nice except that my camera, a Panasonic DMC-FZ30K, only accepts plain SD, not SDHC, and only up to 2GB. Eye-fi Explore apparently only comes on an SDHC 4GB card.
    Take a look on Ebay there are some older refurbished versions of the explore in 2GB. They are SD and not SDHC.
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    the eye fi can upload to your flicker or other account if you want and the geo tagging will be part of the picture EXIF file the sites are using this info to pinpoint maps for you or there are other programs that can do it for you like google maps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayda View Post
    I have Pinpoint Pro to use for this. It is not automatic but allows you to send an email with the lat/long automatically included. Since the Droid camera is not optimal, I plan to use my good camera then the Droid camera & attach the Droid picture to the email to myself. That way I can correlate the pictures to the emails & positions when I get back home. I've experimented around the house but have not put it into real practice. It is a manual process but meets my requirements. I really only want the position associated with the picture, not necessarily have the position shown on a map.
    What I'm simply looking for is a way to set a point on maps (or some other app) and then when I get home refer to it. I usually put my photos on Flickr, and - even though you can drag-n-drop - you can't get exact positions.

    When I shot last week I had Maps running along with GPS Status. I had to find a piece of paper and write down the GPS coordinates, and then later enter them into the computer.

    But slayda, you gave me an idea. Until I can figure out how to input a data point, I'll just take a photo of the GPS Status readout, then I can access it at home.
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    On further investigation, the Eye-fi uses "Wi-Fi Positioning System from Skyhook Wireless, or WPS, for geotagging purposes." Since the pictures I would want geo-tagged are usually out in the boonies, this wouldn't do me any good. I'll just stick with my original, cludgy idea using the Pinpoint app and manually tagging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetkid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post

    I'm still looking for a way to "save current GPS coordinates" to some kind of map, for later reference.
    me too, seems like such an easy thing to do. Geo caching has some apps that get close, but I haven't used them too extensively.

    I go camping and riding, and a thing we like to do is ride out to some remote area and bury a bottle of booze. Mark the coordinates, then come back on another trip and dig it up and drink it . -- I guess that is some form of Geo caching
    The Pinpoint app would work well for that. Once you email to yourself & your group, you can open the email, click on the coordinates & a Google map is generated with the point shown on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwmayo View Post
    So we're sitting around thinking of fun things to do with the Droid, and we were hoping we could get this done.

    If we took the Droid up in an F-16 with us, is there any way to record the latitude/longitude every time interval, so we could then later overlay our path with a real map?

    We know Maps wouldnt work, because we dont have a data signal, but with a sat signal, we should be able to keep track of our GPS coordinates....
    InstaMapper does exactly what you're looking for. Get it in the Market. Here's what it looks like. Click on any point to get the lat/lon.

    InstaMapper - GPS Tracking
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