I just got an email in my inbox from SHAPE. It seems like the beta GPSed application we told you about previously has added quite a few features. SHAPE Services, the creators of GPSed, seem to be serious about fleshing out this free client. The idea is that the application keeps a tracklog of where you went using your BlackBerrys GPS. It then uploads it to the GPSed servers and plots it on Google Maps. You can then add pictures to the spots they were taken by pinning them on the map. Pretty cool!
Waypoints with geotagged notes.
Any traveler recording a track with GPSed may stop at a point of interest and add a waypoint with a small note to remember the exact place. The waypoint will immediately appear on the track for further reference and for sharing with others.
Users of GPSed may include personal descriptions of the track to help remember the details of the trip. Track description adds an element of interaction for others to learn the details of the trip.
Anyone may experience more elements of a social network by leaving a comment of a track for others to view. A discussion thread about a certain track may grow a considerable community of GPS, mobile and digital camera users.
GPSed users will know the country where they had started the trip and the country where they had finished it. User’s location is identified automatically and displayed in GPSed conveniently.