You need three things to navigate by GPS and they are (1) A network of satellites broadcasting the current time; (2) a receiver that can interpret the signal from several satellites to determine location, and (3) a digital zoomable map to display the current location and calculate routes to other locations.

Until recently the maps and routing information had to either (1) purchased as a complete package for Costa Rica from Garmin, Navsat etc. or (2) downloaded a bit at a time for the area of interest using a cell phone.

Option one was expensive with map and data package purchase. Option two could also be expensive because zoomable routing maps are big and phone data can be costly. Downloading was also unreliable because the most likely place to be lost (the middle of nowhere) was also the most likely place a phone would display no service. Now you can have the best of both worlds for free.

Most tablets and smart watches have built-in GPS receivers and now Google provides an excellent map and routing package for free download. Once you save the Google offline map package you can use your device to navigate even when there is no …


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Terror threat posted on Whisper leads to arrest
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Authorities were able to track Grimsley down and arrest him on the same day he posted by asking Whisper for his IP address and GPS coordinates. After feds got his IP address from Whisper, they were able to get Time Warner Cable to match it with a name, …
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Use GPS to collect precise data on road accidents, recommends govt panel
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The new data format also lays emphasis on use of GPS coordinates to get accurate location of accident spots. However, at places where the police station does not have GPS facility, the format has the provision of giving landmarks. "Emphasis has been

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Firefighters Test Out New GPS Activity at FASNY Winter Games in Cortland
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It's to simulate either a lost hiker, hunter, somebody that's out in the woods somewhere, got a cellphone with them, gives GPS coordinates, not sure where they are, but able to give those coordinates to a dispatcher then the fire department would get

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