1. DaveHugh's Avatar
    Last Thursday I went to an area of Southern CA that I am not familiar with. I drove to Hemet to do some business. I did not want to drive back the way I had come to return to San Diego as I wanted some variety.

    I asked for directions from a local. As often happens I did not correctly retain the instructions and about 15 minutes later I found myself in the back country on a two lane road. I was traveling in the general direction I wanted to go, but "where does this road go?"

    Out came my Curve on which I have Google Maps. ( I pulled over to look) The GPS in the Curve found me immediately, named the road I was on and when I zoomed out I could see that the road intersected a state highway about 20 miles along. Now I could enjoy the drive through some pretty country on a sunny Southern California afternoon. As I drove I could see the pip moving on the map as my trip progressed.

    Oh, and I had no cell signal in that area for several miles. GPS doesn't depend on cell signal so life was good.
    01-31-09 09:36 AM
  2. markgopher's Avatar
    I used mine yesterday with a group of students traveling up the Savannah River on a pontoon boat as we were taking data samples at various locations to correlate salinity, temperature, and dissolved oxygen relative to the river depth. The students were able to get a birds eye view of where we were and visualize changes compared to the locations of industry along the river. Cool stuff!
    01-31-09 09:46 AM
  3. falesq's Avatar
    Its too bad Verizon doesn't automatically enable GPS on its phones.
    01-31-09 09:47 AM
  4. Iceman's Avatar
    Agreed I think it's crap also!
    01-31-09 09:54 AM
  5. dave_sz's Avatar
    The gps uses satellites for triangulation but I'm pretty sure if you have no cell service, the maps wouldn't laod and you'd only see a blue dot, yourself, on a blank screen...

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    01-31-09 10:55 AM
  6. hilmar2k's Avatar
    The gps uses satellites for triangulation but I'm pretty sure if you have no cell service, the maps wouldn't laod and you'd only see a blue dot, yourself, on a blank screen...

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    Not according to the OP.
    01-31-09 11:05 AM
  7. DaveHugh's Avatar
    The gps uses satellites for triangulation but I'm pretty sure if you have no cell service, the maps wouldn't laod and you'd only see a blue dot, yourself, on a blank screen...

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    I should have mentioned that I am on the AT&T network. The maps did load during the trip and the blue dot progressed on the road I was traveling. During much of that time my bluetooth headset was beeping which indicates that I did not have cell service.

    As a test I shut off the network and then tried the Google Maps App. It loads and the blue dot shows me at my home. It even moves about the house if I do. So, the app works independant from the cell service.
    02-01-09 09:41 AM
  8. misterteenwolf's Avatar
    True

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    04-22-09 01:39 PM
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