MapTool Pro

Follow this link to download the latest version of MapTool Pro on your webOS device.

The main view is a map view with a top status layer and a bottom status layer and a standard command button menu on the very bottom.

The top status layer shows configurable values. The bottom status layer shows time of last fix, accuracy of last fix, current altitude (as reported from GPS), current elevation of ground (based on NASA data), current speed (as reported from GPS), current heading (as reported from GPS), track ID (if tracking is active) and current grid size of the displayed map.

There are 2 other views which you can access by swiping left or right on the touch area (also call forward and backward gesture).

The command button menu on the bottom gives you access to zoom in, map menu (tap on the current zoom number), zoom out, center and follow position, send current position or current track and tracking switch.

From the map menu you can access search, targets, tracks and the dashboard view which you also can access by forward gesture.

From the application menu (on the upper left corner of the screen) you can access the settings screen, a webpage with links for geotools, an option to open, a goto menu for manual entering coordinates, routing from your current position to your current target, cache area to download offline maps for your current position for certain zoom values, a refresh item, clear databases and an help item.

The settings are as follows:

Renderer: from which renderer to download prerendered map tiles
Coordinates: format to display and enter coordinates
Units: metric or imperial
Max. log error: every fix with an worse accuracy are not used for track display, calculations and export
Pos. update: interval to update and store current position
Elev. update: interval to query ground elevation from net
Draw Grid: draw the grid lines on map display
Force Email: exporting tracks or targets as (a couple of) emails instead of backend server use with local saving
Block Screen Timeout: screen stays on
Hide Greeting: hides popup window on start
Photos: Show geo-tagged photos from Flickr and Panoramio on the map: just a marker + name or a small or larger thumbnail
No Smart Caching: always retrieve map tiles from selected server, don’t cache them locally
Top Left: what to display in left part of upper status layer
Top Right: what to display in right part of upper status layer

April 15, 2011 · admin · 10 Comments
Posted in: Allgemein

10 Responses

  1. gronaix - Mai 19, 2011

    I miss 2 functions in this app:
    first there is the missing screen lock mode. it is not possible to set a fix alignment for the screen. i use the maptool pro on my motorcycle and the alignment switch many times.
    the second missing feature is a mass export function for stored tracks. i export my tracks usually once a weak and i try to record every drive with my bike. sometimes it is up to 50 or more tracks.

  2. Paulynator - Dezember 12, 2011

    Does MapTool Pro have spoken navigation capability?

  3. admin - Dezember 14, 2011


  4. admin - Dezember 14, 2011

    Screen lock mode is now implemented: it only stays until next app launch. Because you need to access the settings page from the menu to set it. But when you locked in landscape mode there is no way to access the menu.
    Mass export will be considered in one of the next updates.

  5. swynkoop - Dezember 17, 2011

    a couple of things. There is a line that stretches from a nearby location to my actual location on the screen. What does that represent? Can I turn it off? I tried to pair my HTC Inspire with my HP Touchpad with both GPS to BT and network/bluetooth Android apps. Neither seemed to work. At least they didn’t pair using the ”Other” setting on the Touchpad. I set the Bluetooth function on the phone so that it stayed in pairing mode for 120 seconds. I kind of a Bluetooth newbie, but I did get my TP to function as a phone and have and operable HP BT keyboard. Thanks

  6. admin - Dezember 19, 2011

    The green line goes from your current position to the selected target. To select no target, tap on the zoom value on the bottom, select “List Targets” and select “No target”. If you want to pair a phone, pair them as phone 🙂 After pairing rename the device name on your TouchPad, add the string GPS to the name. You can rename it by tap and hold on the name in the device list in bluetooth settings. When done, start your GPS-2-BT-app on your phone and start MapTool Pro.

  7. Oliver - Februar 9, 2012

    Do I have to pay again to update Pro to the latest version? BTW, I discovered the update only by accident. Could you build into the program some kind of notification, if not a way for Pro users to update the program for free?

  8. admin - Februar 10, 2012

    You don’t have to pay for updates, you never have in webOS, do you? Usually updates should be announced automatically by the OS, something wrong with your device?

  9. Oliver - Februar 11, 2012

    I don’t have a data subscription and pay by the byte, which is why it’s so handy that Map Tool lets me cache maps, which I download initially by WiFi before I hit the road. The App Store and the update services use the cell phone data network exclusively. I’ve toggled on the data functionality just a couple times–one of them to download Map Tool Pro. It’s sucked my phone credits dry before when I left some kind of update on, so I definitely don’t want to do that again. What if I leave updates of and manually go into the App Store? Will I get a free update option that way? BTW I’m using a Palm Pixi Plus with WebOS

  10. Oliver - Februar 14, 2012

    Sorry: I was just wrong about the need to use the data channel to access the App Store and to Update. I’m not sure how I formed that impression. Anyway, I tried the “update” app and it told me about the Map Tool update and let me update Pro for free. Thanks for the advice.

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