PowerNavigation will let you use your Bluetooth GPS receiver in connection with your Communicator for all kinds of navigation tasks as effectively as possible. You can use custom maps with the help of PowerNavigation and the freeware MapEditor. It will also let you watch direction, movement speed, level of GPS signal and satellites' monitoring, record the passed way, create waypoints, tracks and different sound events.
PowerNavigation has five views: Track view, Navigation view, GPS info view, Information view and Settings view.
In this view you can perform navigation along a map, POIs, a track, a route and waypoints. You can also create and edit routes and calibrate a map. The layout is customisable depending on the most important information you need: Details like coordinates, altitude, speed, heading and scale are selectable; controls for zoom and sticky. Tracks can be activated, saved and deleted. Even a track player to show the way along the saved track is realised. Points of interest (POI) can be created, searched and viewed ? with additional info.
This view shows the graphic compass and detailed customisable information: coordinates, altitude, speed, and the distance. Navigation can be shown for waypoints, routes and bearing.
GPS info view:
The following information is shown in this view: Latitude/Longitude, Altitude, DOP - Delusion Of Precision, status (2D/3D/not valid;), SNR - Signal-To-Noise Ratio; satellite's numbers and position;
In information view you can view a speed or altitude chart with some written detail information like altitude, speed, average speed, track length and position accuracy.
In settings view general options and preferences like measurement units, grid, track smoothing and backlight control can be set. The type of Bluetooth device and communication parameters can be fine-tuned, too. You are able to work with routes, waypoints and tracks. Import and export data from and to other devices or to your desktop pc.
Map Editor for PC:
A freeware editor lets you create maps in pnmap-Format for PowerNavigation. Scanned or imported maps in one or more layers with different detailisation can be snapped to geographical coordinates (WGS-84). Furthermore points of interest and tracks can be created and saved with the map. A special converter utility is supplied with MapEditor. It lets you convert map and track information from and into different formats like PowerNavigation, OZIExplorer, GPX, and Tomtom waypoints.
This program requires a separate Bluetooth GPS receiver. It's not supplied with your device.