GPS Tracking


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Mapping the Route


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As the final days of the trip approached I started finalizing the actual maps, routes and locations on GPS system.

Google Maps:
The Google Map application has been the most useful in terms of planning and charting the route. It has become universal and all the mobile devices are able to use it almost as a second nature these days.

Pocket Earth (featured in Apple App Store)
The printed Road Atlases have been used for years and I have enjoyed these colorful atlases, but with the iPad I have extensively looked for the eBook versions that I can easily refer to on my device specially on the iPad  but have not been able to find it. That is until now. I finally I found an App that really does what it says. Not only the maps are detailed and contain many layers of information but you can download the actual maps with all of its data right onto you mobile devices specially on you iPads. This is a must application for the people who would like to have the maps downloaded onto their mobile device. This way traveling abroad in Europe or anywhere outside USA we would not incur enormous amount of money for the data usage.

I just downloaded the maps of all the countries we will be traveling through (total of 12 countries). These maps are amazing, not only you get down to a street level but it contains plenty of useful information from sight seeing locations with Wikipedia information with just one click but it also contains hotel, parks, other relevant information as well. Small or big they are mostly under 200 MB in size.

 

GPS Tracking


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The GPS tracking will be very important. It will serve many purposes. First I would like to keep track of all the Geo data points of our travel. Second it will allow live feed to our travel that we can share with our family members and friends across the globe. Third it will be a way of keep our location known to others in case of an emergency.