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Sunday, October 19, 2014

 

using routes without a server connection



Since data roaming is expensive, I have had to carefully watch my use of our iPhone GPS here in Sydney. One thing I realized was that once I had a route calculated, I could turn data roaming back off. The route would continue to trigger at the turns. As long as the driver took the route I was advising, there was no need to be connected to the server.

Over the course of a 90 minute drive, I used very little data.


This same thing applies if you are in an area where you lose your cellular connection. The route will continue to work correctly as long as you have GPS and stay on the route.

By the way, the place I visited in the bush was quite fascinating. I was introduced by my friends to a 95 year-old gentleman named George. He has a collection of 7 working cars from the early 1900s. He showed me all of them along with a lot of machining equipment from his days in the metal stamping business.
 
I was treated to very enjoyable Ausie hospitality, stake on the barby and all that.

George climbed in and out of the cars as he showed me their rather complicated way of operating. He was quite fascinated by my talking phone and GPS.

In all three cities I have visited, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney, I have been hosted by GPS friends and local advocates. They believe in the independence of the technology. We all appreciate the worldwide relationships that have come from this mutual appreciation.

Many of you out there have shared a pint with me as well and I thank you for that.

Mike

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