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Hello

 

Does anyone here use a Nokia N95 for caching? I've found the GPS bit on my phone after several months and activated it but it has co-ordinates for N and E?

 

Please help

 

Cat princess :lol:

 

Hi,

 

Paul of team TRaMP has set up his N95 and finds it very good. He has even persuaded Clive to write a GSAK macro for it :D - check in the GSAK forums for that.

 

I can't give a lot of details since I use other hardware - if you need more, post here again and I will try to persuade Paul to reply with details.:D

 

Trevor

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Yes you can. :D

Go to Tools from the main menu, then scroll down to GPS Data.

 

There you will find your position status (in decimal only - N00.00000 E0.00000). Unfotunatley, it cannot be set to OSBG or DDD MMM.MMM formats we all know and love. The accuracy is a bit poor at times.

 

In that menu, you can also navigate to 'landmarks' or geocaches using a clumsy compass screen.

 

I have also found that the GPSr in the phone is a bit poo, not coping well with trees or body blocking. Lastly, if you plan on using it for caching, make sure you have a charger for the car, or a spare battery with you because it really eats up battery life!

 

It can be done, but in emergencies only, I guess. Nothing beats a dedicated GPSr!

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I considered getting an N95 but didn't in the end as I heard the GPS not so fab.

I have the 6110 Navigator which we're using fairly successfully.

 

However I assume the GPS bit is fairly similar and although it gives you N and E by default you can toggle the E to W using the * or # keys.

 

And although it does use decimal degrees rather than degrees minutes.mm you can set up a simple spreadsheet that will do conversions.

 

Although it's not going to be as accurate as a dedicated GPS unit (I can only do 4dp on my conversions) part of the fun is hunting in the identified search area so no major problems there.

 

TheWife

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I found my first cache today with my N95 :D - took me to within a meter of the location and in woodland!

 

I'm new to gps so it took me a while to work out how to use it - to switch between N/S and W/E just press any number on the keypad to toggle.

 

To enter a postion as a landmark on he handset goto:

Menu > Tools > Landmarks - Then select Options > New Landmark > Enter manually

You can now enter name, cat, etc and scroll down to Latitude and Longitude (use # for the dot)

 

Once you have saved it the Landmark can be accessed via the Maps program (Menu > Maps) and the GPS Data app (Menu > Tools > GPS Data)

 

Hope the above helps those who need it,

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I considered getting an N95 but didn't in the end as I heard the GPS not so fab.

I have the 6110 Navigator which we're using fairly successfully.

 

The two phones apparently have the same GPS chipset. The 6110 is better because it has what Nokia call Assisted-GPS where it uses the network to help determine position.

There's recently been a firmware upgrade made available for the N95 to give it the same functionality.

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