Nifty Software - GPS Page
Global Positioning System
NIFTY SOFTWARE PROUDLY PRESENTS
GPS - Global Positioning System
A Software Solution
Global Positioning System comprises a network of satelites
which allow users anywhere on the earth to be able to find
out their exact location to single meter accuracy.
Previously this was only possible with expensive hardware,
but now a software version exists (albeit in beta form)
utilising a phenomina existant only in ARM processors and
much too complicated to explain here.
The GPS application provides a simple user interface to
allow the user to use their Acorn machine to read GPS
Features include :-
* Territory number setting based on GPS location.
* Automatic clock adjustment when moving to new timezones.
* Sound alarm if machine is moved beyond a preset distance.
* Password required after moving.
The full version of the application will include utilities
aimed at making the measuring of distances easy, simply
run the program at each location and it performs the
GPS signals are not very strong in the UK, if you suffer
from the 'no signal' error you may need to move you
machine closer to the window, or even outside.
No responsibility can be taken for damage resultant from
the use or misuse of the GPS application.
Any correspondance about the application should be sent
File type the archive to 3fb and open it using ArcFS, available
on the cover disc of most Acorn magazines.