Feb 27 2009

GPS Software Reviews

Daniel @ 6:00 am

After purchasing a Mio C320 personal navigation device (and loving it for the car), I’ve been testing out various mobile GPS applications which can be used for general aviation.  With each application I test, I’ll write my thoughts and review them, linked and summarized here.

If there are any programs you believe I need to try, tell me…I’m always dying to try more!  Also, if you have different experiences/opinions on what I’ve tried, by all means, let me know.

9 Responses to “GPS Software Reviews”

  1. Tim Holt says:

    Dan,
    Help!!
    I am a private pilot carryout more training at Kissimmee , working towards my Commercial.
    I have a HP Touchsmart folding tablet computer and want to use it whilst I am flying with moving map software and a GPS received for situational awareness.
    You seem to have done alot of research on this.
    Can you please tell me which GPS receiver I should buy and which software does the job, and how I get the aviation maps to run with it. I am trying to do this as soon as possible, so if you could get back to me soon that would be great, Thank you . P.S. I’m running Vista 64 bit operating system.

    • Dan says:

      Tim,

      I didn’t do too much research on full tablet PC’s, but I do know there is a software package called “APIC” by “Approach Systems” that even has a free option that runs on tablet PC’s very well. As far as GPS receivers, any USB receiver to plug into your tablet PC should work fine for non-official (situational awareness only) GPS service. Best of luck!

  2. Neil says:

    Have you tried the SkyAngel software? http://fly.styli.sh/ It’s very much in beta and being discussed with the developer in the Flyer and Pprune forums. Looks good but I’ve been unable to get it working on the MIO so far – unable to get a GPS signal. You might have more luck!

    • Dan says:

      This is the first I’ve heard of this software, thanks for making me aware of it! I’ll give it a shot and report back what I find out! Can you also please send over links to those two forums you mentioned? I’m not sure I’ve seen those either. Thanks! -Dan

  3. Toshi Somenaka says:

    Hello Dan,
    Please let me introduce my product.

    http://gmapair.com

    The GmapAir is a digital map to display US airspaces for VFR flight in Garmin GPS (Oregon, nuvi, eTrex, GPSMAP).
    It is excellent in the cost performance as a casual equipment and/or the backup of aviation GPS.
    Please let me know if you have any question, impression, and suggestions.

    Best regards

  4. Rob says:

    Re. the “SkyAngel” post above. The software is now called SkyDemon and is available for free download for trial at the website. It has come on a bit since last year as it grows driven by user comments and feedback.

  5. Rob says:

    And following on from the post above, There are now a whole raft of new features which are being beta tested at the moment. How about 1 click VFR flight plan filing? Vertical nav and enhanced printing have now been added, with more features which are in final stages of development and too secret to mention here…

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