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    GPS on Mobile

    The GPS (Global Positioning Technology) units embedded in modern cell phones uses satellites in Geosynchronous Orbit to provide precise locations. Cell phone GPS can be used to locate someone if you have the right information.

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    To use GPS technology we will use an application "GPS Test"


    GPS Test:

    The GPS Test app for Android is a utility that shows GPS information read from your phones internal GPS. It will support GLONASS phones.


    Download GPS Test:

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Size:  5.7 KB Click on "INSTALL" on the right bottom of this window.

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Size:  5.4 KB On Android this application will be automatically installed and on PC or Laptop there will be this message: "This app will be downloaded to your device shortly." Now press "OK" on the right bottom side.

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Size:  5.7 KB After GPS Test is installed you can use this application. On the front look it show GPS signal (SNR) bar chart, showing the signal strength for each satellite, as well as the accuracy and status of the GPS. It also determines your height from ground level; as accuracy is show in feet.

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Size:  5.7 KB On moving to the right side it shows Satellite positions in the sky (skyview), shown on a rotating compass. It also shows you how many Satellites are there and how many you are using right now.

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Size:  5.1 KB Your current location on the earth shown as text (longitude and latitude on top) and on a world map. The current position of the sun and the day/night transition curve is also shown.

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Size:  6.2 KB Your current speed (in miles per hour), heading and altitude shown as text. If you are moving in some vehicle; it's very helpful to determine the speed.

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    You can also change themes; like day mode, night mode, red mode.

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    Last edited by Tahir Bati; 02-04-2013 at 10:36 AM.

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