Which Way Really Is North – Magnetic Declination Info For Compass Correction On Android

Compasses don’t point towards true north, the geographic north pole. Instead, they roughly point towards the magnetic north pole, which is well south of the geographic north pole in Canada. But since the lines of magnetic force aren’t uniform, the actual direction a magnetic compass points (“magnetic north”) can be […]

Android Antipodal App

Application Name: AntipodalPoint Pro Description: Find the point on the globe exactly opposite from a specified one. Publisher’s website: efauske Cost: Free Version/date reviewed: v.2.0  /  10-31-10 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android market link The “Antipodes” is the point on the Earth exactly opposite another specified point. The AntipodalPoint Pro app lets you specify […]

Handy Reference Guide To California State Parks

Application Name: CalParks Description: Travel and info guide for the California State Parks system Publisher’s website: California State Parks Foundation Cost: Free Version/date reviewed: v.1.0  /  3-31-11 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android Market (mobile app only)Android Market (browser) If you’re vacationing or exploring in California, this is a nice little reference guide to […]

Local Points Of Interest In Wikipedia

Application Name: Wikipedia Places Free Description: Lists Wikipedia entries near your current location. Publisher’s website: 2-3 Cost: Free ad supported version; $2 paid version removes ads. Version/date reviewed: v.1.11  /  4-1-11 Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2 Android Market (mobile app only)Android Market (browser) Straightforward app – gets you GPS location, and lists any nearby locations […]