Fail I am a wildland firefighter that spends every single work day in the field locating fires in order to catch them small. In testing on known locations, this app was off by several miles, when our worked at all, which often it simply did not. Don't waste your time or money, and please don't send us to the wrong place on a wild goose chase by using it to call in fires to 911
Good idea, needs better execution This is a pretty good idea for an app: You take a bearing on something (a smoke plume, for example) from one location, then move to a different location and take a second bearing on the same thing. Since these two locations are known (because of your device's GPS), the location of the thing you took bearings on can be calculated with reasonable accuracy. This app is hindered by a very tiny font size (at least on my Note 4) for the GPS info and instructions. I can hardly read it even with reading glasses. Another drawback is that it doesn't retain the bearing(s) if you exit the app. This means you must keep the app running after your first bearing as you move to your second location, which is not always convenient. If by chance you exit the app, the first bearing data is gone and you're back to square one. The user interface could be a made a little more intuitive with some graphical elements, too. The tests I've done with it have had good results, but I'd give it more stars if: - The GPS info font size was bigger, or user-selectable - The bearing data was retained when app was exited - The user interface was a little more graphical (it's a bit "command line"-ish)
Needs work Print very small on first step to press next. Instructions state more than two bearings can be put on map but can't get to work on its own map.
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 & ZTE x500 phone Used this app for Amateur (HAM) Radio transmitter hunt (aka T-hunt /Fox hunt/ARDF). It's incredible! Highly recommended. Hunting again after nearly 20 yrs with seasoned requlars, we won! Not by a little, by a lot. Tied in time, but half the mileage. What's more, I downloaded the app the night before the hunt and used it for the first time at the hunt. Seemed a bit quirky, but honestly I think it was mainly me and inexperience. The results were even more amazing when considering how imprecise my aiming was fumbling with the measuring tape yagi. Very worth the cost, and $ well deserved by the developer. The only bad thing for me is now I feel like I'm cheating! Lots of other uses out there. If two people with this app could easily communicate via 3G/4G to get 2 bearings for one computation, or share results on the fly...it would be like having alien technology!!! Awesome! Thanks.
Help me please I dont know how to use this for transmitter hunting... can anyone help
Haha! You're SIRI cant get you away from a fire "Rock God" like Triangulate can! Score one for the android.!! Works like a champ upon testing. Impressive mathematics used in this little app.
1.03 Added a menu option to turn off sound since some phones have trouble playing a sound.
1.04 Fixed a bug causing a force close after hitting the More button on some phones.
1.05 Improved it for some countries to work around an android bug so it shows a decimal point instead of a comma in the lat, lon and KML.
1.06 Improved so it doesn't flash a compass unreliable message on some phones.
Can a topographic device fit into your pocket?
The choice of the professionals!
The choice of the professionals!