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Keying in Long Lat coordinates in an app

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  1. rotor george

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    I'm looking for an app that I can key in known Long/Lat coordinates for a specific location, then based on my GPS coordinates, will tell me distance and direction to that location via a map display.

    Does anyone know of one?
    Thanks

    G
     

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    I can think of 3, but all are really geocaching apps.

    Geobeagle, gcdroid and Cache 'n' Go are all solutions to what you're trying to accomplish, though perhaps with a little more 'noise' than an app that just did what you're trying to do.
     
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    Thanks for the info, thats a start! I'll look into them.
     
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    You might also want to look at My Points of Interest, or POI Search.

    I think I'm going to buy My Points of Interest as that seems to be the most robust, and I've heard good things about that dev.
     
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    @pbwhite, I checked out the apps you mentioned, you're right they are more of a geocache type app, but I appreciate your help.

    @messenger13, My Points of Interest is close, as you can enter an address or location. So I tried to enter coordinates of a known spot (in Florida) but ended up near in Romania somewhere. :thinking:

    Searching POI I found RMaps. It doesn't seem to recognize long/lat coordinates either.

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    Did you try GPS Status? It has a function called Radar where you can enter in 'target' coordinates and show them on a map. It will bring it up in Google Maps and you should be able to use the Navigate function from there.
     
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    Bingo! that's it! thanks hastings!!!

    Thanks everyone for your help it's much appreciated.
     
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    Duh! I use that app already and forgot that it had that function. :eek:
    Thanks for the reminder!!! :)
     
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    First of i apologize for necroposting, but this program is exactly what i was searching these forums to find. My issue so far is that when I enter coordinates in the radar, it sets the long as e, and i need w. Can this be fixed somehow?
    Thanks
     
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    Try starting the longitude with a negative or positive sign.

    "Longitude is given as an angular measurement ranging from 0
     

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