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'''Distinctive Types of Android GPS Devices'''
  
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The ability to determine your location, where you like head to and how to get there was once best found by using a paper maps and guidelines. If you were traveling in your car then there is huge chance you make use of either an atlas or one of those big tri-folded maps which really weren't much helpful while trying to drive. Fortunately to navigating the world today is easier and simpler thanks to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the different types of GPS devices that use it.
  
Is there any way we can get rid of the whole index paradigm for the front page?  That's why the search function exists: to let people find pages. It's a little 'un-wiki' to have everything indexed on the front page. Anyone else agree?  ''-051006 djspiewak [at] gmail''
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If you are thinking how these [http://backcountrynavigator.com/|Android GPS App] devices perform, then read on to know. The Global Positioning System was invented and used by the United States Department of Defense when it launched its first GPS satellite back in 1978. Now, there are 24 satellites in the GPS network that are the foundation of the whole system.
  
I'm going to start working on a way to change the front page up a bit so that it's more ''wiki.''  This has really been driving me nuts.  :-)  Obviously you can roll things back if you dissagree.  [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 13:40, 23 May 2006 (EDT)
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There are many different types of Android GPS devices that are created to make use of this constellation of satellites. The GPS mapping devices are utilized to gather points and any data linked to those points for mapping functions. In fact, these devices have been made use for years to amass the information that creates the maps and mapping features utilized by other GPS navigating systems.
  
Go for it. --[[User:Denis.roy.eclipse.org|Denis.roy.eclipse.org]] 10:34, 16 June 2006 (EDT)
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The most famous and widely used consumer GPS device is the GPS navigating system. The most renowned of these is the in-car GPS unit that gives you the map of the place where you are going to and tells you through voice commands on how to reach the location quickly and safely.
  
Well, I was ''going'' to go for it...  :-)  I just ran out of time to try. [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 19:51, 24 July 2006 (EDT)
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These Android GPS devices are either set up in car dash or are portable and can be detached between vehicles. Some of the navigating GPS units provide a feature wherein it can help you find the best shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants and accommodations regardless of where you are located; this can be astonishingly beneficial when hunting services in a town with which you are not familiar with.
  
Alright, I've forked the main page to [[Main Page In Development]].  I'll be doing all experimentation over there (so as not to screw up the production main page). I probably won't have much time to devote to the effort. Anyone with any ideas is welcome to contribute! [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 13:03, 30 October 2006 (EST)
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The smaller models of these Android GPS devices are the handheld devices that are popularly used for backpacking, hunting, trekking, hiking, camping and other extreme outdoor adventures. These types of GPS units will help you monitor of where you are, leave breadcrumb trail of where you've been, and will guide you to get to your destination safe and sound. Many of these units have built in cameras and voice recorders, allowing you keep a record of your trails.
  
Ok, I've got some preliminary ideas going on [[Main Page In Development]].  For the moment, I'll procede with where I'm going. If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, insults, I'd appreciate the feedback. [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 04:10, 15 December 2006 (EST)
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The last device we'll share to you is the GPS tracking device. Just like in flicks, these devices make use of the GPS satellite system to keep track objects to which they are attached. Many newer cars owners installed this Android GPS devices in the case they vehicle is stolen or lost they can quickly track and recover it. You can also find small GPS tracking units on some smartphones, which can come in handy for the parents of teenagers.
  
I like the ideas you're putting together on the development page - makes a better use of space!  --[[User:Denis.roy.eclipse.org|Denis.roy.eclipse.org]] 08:24, 18 December 2006 (EST)
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There is an Android GPS device for about any application and as the technology grows more features will come into being at a very reasonable price.
 
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Any idea when the development page will become the main page?  --[[User:Denis.roy.eclipse.org|Denis.roy.eclipse.org]] 06:34, 12 January 2007 (EST)
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Well, I had been doing it in my spare time, not really too interested in it.  But since I know you care...  :-)  What I need to do is tag all of the pages with category information.  There's a lot of pages so I figure it will take me a while, but that's what needs to be done.  Once I do that, I'll link the categories from the development page, make sure everything is in sync, and then switch it over to production. [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 11:40, 12 January 2007 (EST)
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Well, I've moved it into production (as you can see).  Feel free to revert if you don't like it.  The old index is still linked pending all the pages getting categorized - which is frankly far to large of a task for me to undertake alone in my spare time. [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 19:57, 20 April 2007 (EDT)
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Love it!  We don't really need a long index of each project anyway.  The spirit of Wiki is to simply use the search.  Good work, thanks for doing this.  --[[User:Denis.roy.eclipse.org|Denis.roy.eclipse.org]] 20:45, 20 April 2007 (EDT)
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It's interesting stuff, but I don't think it's all that relevant to most people who visit this page.  I think we should either remove the link outright or find a better place for it.  Thoughts? [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 14:01, 15 April 2008 (EDT)
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== New Homepage Look ==
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The [http://www.eclipse.org eclipse.org homepage] has changed its overall LAF to be significantly less colorful and far more subdued.  The colors on this page need to be updated accordingly, along with potentially some feel enhancements (rounded corners anyone?).  I'll take a crack at it as soon as time allows. [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 21:39, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
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Ok, the basics are in place.  I've changed the colors to be a bit less garish, blended things together a bit and added rounded corners everywhere.  I think it looks a lot better than what we've currently got, but who am I to judge?  [[Main Page In Development | Have a look]]. [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 23:44, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
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New look has been pushed out.  Feel free to add complaints here!  [[User:Djspiewak.gmail.com|Djspiewak.gmail.com]] 16:15, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
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== Where's Indigo? ==
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I was hoping to see some link to Indigo (as a work in progress) on the main page but there's no such a link.
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How about adding it?
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- It's a wiki. You add it ;-) -- Wayne
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== Lock this page ==
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From time to time, some users make inappropriate edits to this page.  Changes to the home page are bad because it makes the whole wiki look silly and it causes notifications to be sent to users that have it on their watchlist.  On Wikipedia they prevent this kind of abuse (intentional or accidental) by locking the page.  I think the same should be done here.  If locking the page seems extreme, there are Mediawiki extensions that disable edits by users that aren't in certain authorization groups, haven't contributed enough valid edits, or haven't been a member for a minimum amount of time.  --[[User:Lsloan-eclipse.org.umich.edu|Lance E Sloan]] 14:52, 14 October 2011 (UTC)
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-1. We monitor this page pretty closely and clean up the graffiti pretty quickly. I'd rather not sacrifice community access for occasional inconvenience. -- Wayne
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Distinctive Types of Android GPS Devices

The ability to determine your location, where you like head to and how to get there was once best found by using a paper maps and guidelines. If you were traveling in your car then there is huge chance you make use of either an atlas or one of those big tri-folded maps which really weren't much helpful while trying to drive. Fortunately to navigating the world today is easier and simpler thanks to the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the different types of GPS devices that use it.

If you are thinking how these GPS App devices perform, then read on to know. The Global Positioning System was invented and used by the United States Department of Defense when it launched its first GPS satellite back in 1978. Now, there are 24 satellites in the GPS network that are the foundation of the whole system.

There are many different types of Android GPS devices that are created to make use of this constellation of satellites. The GPS mapping devices are utilized to gather points and any data linked to those points for mapping functions. In fact, these devices have been made use for years to amass the information that creates the maps and mapping features utilized by other GPS navigating systems.

The most famous and widely used consumer GPS device is the GPS navigating system. The most renowned of these is the in-car GPS unit that gives you the map of the place where you are going to and tells you through voice commands on how to reach the location quickly and safely.

These Android GPS devices are either set up in car dash or are portable and can be detached between vehicles. Some of the navigating GPS units provide a feature wherein it can help you find the best shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants and accommodations regardless of where you are located; this can be astonishingly beneficial when hunting services in a town with which you are not familiar with.

The smaller models of these Android GPS devices are the handheld devices that are popularly used for backpacking, hunting, trekking, hiking, camping and other extreme outdoor adventures. These types of GPS units will help you monitor of where you are, leave breadcrumb trail of where you've been, and will guide you to get to your destination safe and sound. Many of these units have built in cameras and voice recorders, allowing you keep a record of your trails.

The last device we'll share to you is the GPS tracking device. Just like in flicks, these devices make use of the GPS satellite system to keep track objects to which they are attached. Many newer cars owners installed this Android GPS devices in the case they vehicle is stolen or lost they can quickly track and recover it. You can also find small GPS tracking units on some smartphones, which can come in handy for the parents of teenagers.

There is an Android GPS device for about any application and as the technology grows more features will come into being at a very reasonable price.