Displays data from the phone's GPS unit. For webOS devices
- "Get Position" displays the current position.
- "Start Tracking" continuously updates the display.
- Data can be displayed in English or Metric units.
- Data can be copied to the clipboard to be pasted in other apps.
SimpleGPS plus the ability to record the data
- The GPS data is recorded into a database and can be emailed or uploaded to Google Docs in CSV and GPX format.
- The raw output of the GPS unit is recorded without any filtering or formatting.
- Optionally limit the data recording rate.
Even more features than Plus
- In addition CSV and GPX, recorded data can also be uploaded/emailed in KML format.
- KML files have the option show when the device was stationary and the duration of that stationary period.
- Upload the recorded GPS data to Google Maps.
- Display the recorded data on a map within the app (requires an internet connection).
- Auto upload the latest recorded data at a set interval or set time of day.
- A dashboard display and controls when the app is in the background.
Description of recorded data
- latitude - Number representing the location's latitude in degrees. Valid range: -90.0, 90.0.
- longitude - Number representing the location's longitude in degrees. Valid range: -180.0, 180.0.
- h_accu - Horizontal accuracy of the location in meters. If unknown, the value is -1.
- altitude - Number representing the altitude of the location in meters. If unknown, the value is -1.
- v_accu - Vertical accuracy of the location in meters. If unknown, the value is -1.
- heading - Number representing the compass azimuth in degrees. Valid range: 0.0, 360.0. If unknown, the value is -1.
- velocity - Number representing velocity in meters per second. If unknown, the value is -1.
- timestamp - The time (in milliseconds) when this location fix was created. This is in UTC time and represents the number of milliseconds since 1/1/1970 00:00:00. For display and email, you can set in the preferences to show this as a formatted date/time in local or UTC time.
Special TipThe database is a SQLite database stored in the media partition, which is accessible when you connect the phone to your computer. You should be able to copy the database file onto your computer and operate on it directly. I have not tested this and cannot provide any support for it and I cannot guarantee that this will work with future versions of webOS. You can find the file in this folder on your phone:
.app-storage/file_.media.cryptofs.apps.usr.palm.applications.com.angrygoat.simplegpsplus_0.app-storage is a hidden folder so you will have to tell your computer to show hidden files to see it.