Old 31st July 2009, 23:46   #1
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GPS Thing

Anyone know if it's possible to somehow tether my cellphone that has a decent GPS stuff inside, (and an accelerometer.... ) to a laptop or a computer (usb cable or bluetooth) that allows the laptop to access both the data connection and the GPS?

I want to go cellphone -> laptop -> Google Earth street view -> navigation whatever / awesomeness etc

Or should I just go and buy a gps card and just use the cellphone for the data connection?
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Old 1st August 2009, 00:08   #2
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What are you trying to do, storm chase?

I don't think it's possible. I bought a $50 USB GPS thingy and it works great.
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Old 1st August 2009, 11:33   #3
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Probably to both. Most phones have tethering firmware. It's usually against your service agreement and gives you the opportunity to brick your phone installing the hack firmware and gives the phone company the opportunity to fine you heavily.

Have you looked at Mologogo? It works for a lot of smart phones and will show the phones location on Google maps.

Just remember to turn your cell phone off when you are visiting girlfriend number 2
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Old 1st August 2009, 16:19   #4
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why exactly? you're just finding information about where you are and recording it (if i understood correctly), you're not the FBI and you're not invading other people's privacy... right?
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Old 1st August 2009, 18:58   #5
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I'm looking to mainly use it a gps/directions thing. Using something like the google street view pictures of the surroundings = very accurate 3D picture of surroundings that are easy to add overlays to (directions, notes, information, anything you can do in google earth)

I'm looking at cheap GPS cards for my laptop at the moment, any suggestions?
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Old 26th August 2009, 13:44   #6
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There is something that you may use:
For navigation TomTom;
And for mapping SportyPal this is probably what you want, it records your movement, and then plots your journey on google maps.
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Old 26th August 2009, 23:08   #7
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Re: GPS Thing

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Originally posted by S-uper_T-oast
Anyone know if it's possible to somehow tether my cellphone that has a decent GPS stuff inside, (and an accelerometer.... ) to a laptop or a computer (usb cable or bluetooth) that allows the laptop to access both the data connection and the GPS?

I want to go cellphone -> laptop -> Google Earth street view -> navigation whatever / awesomeness etc

Or should I just go and buy a gps card and just use the cellphone for the data connection?
Gotcha, your buddy answered just above this post. You are one of those phantom spammers.
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Old 27th August 2009, 00:49   #8
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A useful spammer? Awesome! Now granted neither of those do what I want, I do gotta admit that it is at least sorta on topic!

I want something that plots me in realtime, not something to go back over a route and analyze it.
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Old 27th August 2009, 05:39   #9
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Check with your service provider. They might have what you need. I myself have a Garmin Nuvi, works great.
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Old 28th August 2009, 02:23   #10
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Somebody has it right up there. Tethering should be so easy and yet the phone providers to to keep it disabled. Which service provider do you use? or which phone?
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the nextel I used to have for work (i58sr) didn't have tethering disabled.
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