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What is GPS?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based navigation system made up of a network of 24 satellites placed into orbit by the U.S. Department of Defense. GPS was originally intended for military applications, but in the 1980s, the US government made the system available for civilian use. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day. There are no subscription fees or setup charges to use GPS.

More on how GPS works

Products - GPS  


GPS Solutions
Which GPS Solution do you need? There are many different types of GPS devices on the market.

Here's our guide to help you choose which type of device best suits your needs.

  • Handheld GPS
  • PC Laptop
  • Windows Smartphone / Pocket PC
  • iPhone / iPad
  • PND
Adventurer 2800
For
  • Low cost, robust, easy to use, some models weather or waterproof, wide range to choose from.
  • Many newer models can display full colour topographic maps* and use high resolution touchscreens.
  • See your position, track and planned route in full colour, on a real map, in the palm of your hand.

 
Against
  • Many units have no map display or a very limited base map.
  • Normally only be used as a GPS device.

  Memory-Map Recommends

Walking / Hiking
Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 or Adventurer 3500, Garmin eTrex, Garmin Oregon / Dakota / Colorado

Cycling
Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 or Adventurer 3500, Garmin Edge

Fitness
Garmin Forerunner

  Additional Info We also offer a range of specialist cables to connect a Garmin GPS to a PPC / Laptop or Pocket PC.

*additional maps normally sold separately. Memory-Map maps can only be loaded onto Memory-Map Adventurer GPS devices. Other GPS manufacturers may produce their own maps compatible with their own units and Memory-Map can be used as a map printing and route planning tool with routes uploadable and downloadble to the majority of handheld GPS devices.

PC, Notebook or Laptop
For With GPS data supplied and navigation software installed, a PC is the most powerful option but has obvious limitations. Best suited to planning, printing and programming detailed routes into a handheld GPS.
Against As a moving map display with real time GPS positioning it's really only suitable on a larger vehicle like a boat or plane.
Memory-Map Recommends

Any PC that meets the Memory-Map System Requirements. A GPS signal can be fed via a cable from a handheld GPS or a specialist USB or Bluetooth GPS unit.

 

Additional Info More Information on specialist GPSs and to Buy Online
Loox PPC For
  • Portable, lightweight, many use high resolution touchscreens with full colour displays.
  • Expandable memory
  • Multi-function - with Pocket PC versions of applications such as email, contacts, web browsing etc.
  • Newer units have built-in GPS
  • Smartphones also double as mobile phones
  • Wide range of models and prices.

  Against
  • Not very robust but can be improved with waterproof or rugged case
  • Battery life not as long as Handheld GPS but can be switched on/off to preserve charge.

HTCTouch Memory-Map Recommends
  • Any Pocket PC / Smartphone which meets the Memory-Map System Requirements

The latest addition to the Memory-Map range, the new app turns your iPhone / iPad into an outdoor GPS and allows you to navigate with Ordnance Survey® and many other full colour topo maps, marine and aviation charts.

Click here for more information

For
  • Portable, lightweight, high resolution touchscreens with full colour display.
  • iPad offers very large screen display
  • Very high capacity - can store large amounts of map data*
  • Multi-function - phone, email, web browsing, photos and 1000's of other apps available via iTunes
  • Built-in GPS (not available on iPod Touch)
  • Wide range of models and prices.

Against
  • Not very robust but can be improved with waterproof or rugged case
  • Battery life can be very short and would leave user without means of emergency communication if being used as primary navigation device.
  • Purchase and download of maps when not using a WiFi connection can incur additional data charges depending on usage and your phone contract - always check with your provider before downloading any mapping.
  • If using for aviation navigation please note that putting your iPhone into Flight Mode will disable the GPS receiver and therefore disable the realtime positioning feature of the App.

Memory-Map Recommends
  • iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 or iPad
  • Can be used on iPod Touch as a map viewer but does not have a built in GPS receiver for realtime positioning.

Click here for more information

* Full Memory-Map App required for WiFi upload of existing V5 maps - 2GB file size limit per map. Maps can be cropped using PC software or users can upgrade to Digital Map Shop and download mapping directly to the iPhone / iPad using the FREE App. For more information, visit iTunes or email sales@memory-map.co.uk

Most of these units are built for one task only and cannot display a position off the road, support any off road mapping or communicate with Memory-Map in any way.

See the Memory-Map Adventurer for a handheld GPS with optional extra turn-by-turn in-car satnav.

  For
  • Portable, lightweight, many use high resolution touchscreens with full colour displays.
  • Expandable memory
  • Multi-function - can include additional applications - voice direction turn-by-turn navigation, sporting apps
  • Integrated GPS
  • See your position, track and planned route in full colour, on a real map, in the palm of your hand.

  Against
  • Can have shorter battery life depending on model
  • Higher cost but reflected in additional flexibility

  Memory-Map Recommends
 
If you have special requirements or need more advice please call or complete the Sales Enquiry form with details of what you are looking to do!

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