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GPSiesConnect: Free App Adds GPSies Tracks to GPSLogger

Matthias let me know that he has released a free complimentary app for GPSLogger called GPSiesConnect. This new app gives you access to the popular GPSies database full of community shared GPS tracks. It even lets you upload your own track to GPSies.com. Pretty cool for those of you who like to take your BlackBerry off the beaten path.

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As a reminder GPSLogger is a free app from Matthias that lets you record your own GPS track offline and playback another users GPS track so these two apps fit hand in hand. You can read more or download GPSLogger at this link.

From the description:

  • GPSies – Tracks for Vagabonds is a great website where a very large community shares tracks for any purpose. GPSiesConnect allows you to directly access the GPSies.com database from your BlackBerry® device
  • You can search for tracks for your sports and leisure activities
  • Search for tracks in a specified radius to your specific country/city/zip/street
  • Search for tracks that have a certain length or altitude difference
  • Search for tracks that are suitable for one or more of the following activities:
    hiking, walking, running, skating, cross skating, handcycle, cycling, racing bike, mountainbiking, motorbiking, enduro/quad, cabriolet, car, nordic Skiing, alpine skiing, randonnee skiing, snowshoeing, wintersports, riding, canoeing, sailing, boating, motorboat, climbing, flying, train, sightseeing, geocaching, miscellaneous
  • Download tracks in various formats [KML, GPX, CSV & FUWAGI] to use them instantly with other applications (like GPSLogger) on your BlackBerry®
  • The functionality of GPSiesConnect can be used by any 3’rd party GPS application since it comes with a quite easy to implement command line option interface
    Provided functionalities:
    • GPSiesConnect is able to upload your tracks to the GPSies.com database
      (requires a login at GPSies.com – which is free – go to the registration form)
    • Search for tracks in a specified radius to your current GPS location
    • Configure a 3’rd party application to start them with tracks you find in GPSiesConnect (done via the GPSiesConnect Options)
  • The latest version of GPSLogger (v1.6) fully supports the GPSiesConnect command line API functions – you can upload any of your recorded path to gpsies.com or search for tracks nearby your current GPS location
  • From GPSiesConnect you can directly load any track as navigation path into GPSLogger. But GPSiesConnect does not need GPSLogger to be installed! Via the GPSiesConnect options you can configure any other installed application to interact with GPSiesConnect (of course this have to be supported by the 3´rd application itself)
  • Check for updates of the application via the Options

You can download the app OTA at this link or read more at this link.

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  1. just as additional information for all GPS application developers who would like to make use of GPSiesConnect from their application:

    There is an easy way to integrate your application in GPSiesConnect and vice versa [the integration with GPSLogger is just an example] – you can find all the details how to integrate GPSiesConnect with your application @

    http://www.emacberry.com/gpsies/gpsiescon_09dev.html

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