New Version for GPS Tools

The GPS Tools application is a framework of GPS dependent utilities. The application uses the onboard GPS as well as online resources to accomplish its tasks.

The GPS Tools application is divided into these sub-categories:

  • Location Information (Coordinates, Addresses & Elevation.
  • Select Location
  • Display Location information: Address, Coordinates, Elevation and Map
  • Share Location (Tweet, SMS, Social Networks)
  • Save as a Favorite Location
  • Routes Designer
  • Define a Route
  • Edit a Route
  • Calculate a Route length
  • Display a Route Elevation Profile vs. Distance
  • Calculate a Route area
  • Tracking Utilities
  • Track phone Location on a Map
  • Display elapsed Time
  • Display elapsed Distance
  • Insert Markers on a map
  • Draw tracking chart profile of Time, Distance, Elevation and Speed.
  • Display Speed
  • Display local Temperature
  • Export Tracking data to Excel
  • Save Tracking data to OneDrive
  • Daylight Information
  • Select desired date
  • Calculate and display Sunrise and Sunset times
  • Display Length of Day and Solar Noon time
  • Display Twilight and Photography times
  • Calculate Sun Angle, Elevation and Azimuth
  • Display Daily Sunrise, Sunset and Length of Day chart
  • Moon Information
  • Select desired Date
  • Calculate Moon-rise and Moon-set and Azimuths
  • Calculate Moon Age and Display Moon Phase
  • Calculate Full Moon and New Moon dates
  • Weather Information
  • Display Current Weather conditions
  • Display five days of weather projection
  • Display five days of hourly weather conditions
  • Projection and GeoFence Utilities
  • Select any two locations (use the same four location selection methods described below)
  • Calculate and draw projected point, based on distance and bearing
  • Calculate and Draw GeoFence, based on center and radius
  • Save as a Favorite Location
  • Directions Utility
  • Display directions (Bing driving, walking and transit)
  • Get Directions to Favorite saved locations
  • Voice navigation interface
  • Speedometer Utility
  • Display Speed
  • Display Distance
  • Display Altitude
  • Display Elapsed Time
  • Display Average Speed
  • Select Speed range: Walk, Bike, Car
  • Time Zone
  • Display the Time Zone value & ID
  • Display the Daylight Saving value
  • Display a running World Clock
  • Display Hours relative to Local Time Zone
  • Where Is My CarA parking utility to mark where your Car is parking
  • Display address and coordinates for Car location
  • Share the car location
  • Display time remaining (or overrun)
  • Display walking directions to your Car
  • Take a picture of the Car location
  • Set Alarm
  • Set Toast reminder messages
  • Data Utilities
  • Export data to Excel for further analysis
  • Backup data to OneDrive
  • Share data
  • About & Setup
  • Set Lock screen
  • Set Backup/Restore to/from OneDrive
  • Set Imperial or Metric Units
  • Set Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Set Multiple Area Unit types
  • Set Decimal coordinates vs. Deg./Min./Sec. coordinates
  • Set Data Filtering
  • Set Tracking Trigger Mode, Frequency and Accuracy
  • Map Utilities
  • Display a scale on the map (scale dynamically changes based on the map zoom level)
  • Control Zoom level with a slider
  • Fit and Center the Map
  • Set multiple map display modes (e.g. Road, Aerial)
  • Favorite Location Utilities
  • Save a location as a favorite
  • Edit / Delete Favorite location
  • Import a location from the Phone Contact list
  • Get Directions to a Favorite location
  • Call Phone Number
  • Near By Utilities
  • Search for Businesses near your location using Yelp Data
  • Search for Businesses near your location using Foursquare Data
  • Filter by Distance
  • Sort by Name
  • Sort by Distance
  • Sort by Rating
  • Sort by Reviews
  • Get Directions to Location
  • Add to Favorites
  • Go To Web Site
  • Call Phone Number
  • TripAdvisor Utilities
  • Display TripAdvisor Attractions Data
  • Display TripAdvisor Hotels Data
  • Display TripAdvisor Restaurants Data
  • Filter by Distance
  • Sort by Name
  • Sort by Distance
  • Sort by Rating
  • Sort by Reviews
  • Get Directions to Location
  • Add to Favorites
  • Go To Web Site
  • Wikipedia
  • Show Wikipedia entries for location
  • Filter by Distance
  • Sort by Title
  • Sort by Ranking
  • Sort by Distance
  • Get Directions to Location

The GPS Tools application allows users to select a location (or multiple locations, based on the current application utility) anywhere on the globe in five different ways:QRCode

  1. Current GPS Location
  2. Location based on Coordinates
  3. Location based on Address
  4. Map utility to select location
  5. Import a location from the Phone Contact list

Find it in the Windows Phone Store here.

See screen shots for the app below:

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