In my series on getting Google Earth Plus features for free, I reviewed a number of apps that interface a GPS unit with Google Earth, plotting your current position and/or recording your track. There’s a new one out from Valery Hronusov and friends called Navigator that appears to be better than all those, but since I’m away from home, I can’t try it out yet. The feature set looks impressive:
- Supports USB and serial connections, including Bluetooth
- Supports simultaneous connections with multiple GPS units
- An information screen with many useful outputs, including position, course and speed, HDOP (horizontal dilution of precision, a metric for how accurate the GPS fix is based on satellite geometry) and more
- Additional windows for position info, marking a waypoint, tracking, and more.
I’ll have a full hands-on review later on, but if you’re interested in this kind of app, it’s worth a look right away.