Episode 037 — Double Crooked Tree and Navigation

Jeff and Gabe traverse a colossal mindmap to bring you this show about how to find your way. Apple Maps, Google Maps, Navigon, TomTom... we all have a lot of options when it comes to not getting lost but finding your way among all of the alternatives is less than easy.

An in-depth discussion about the best ways to get around while being spoiled by amazing technology while drinking an incredibly boozy Double Crooked Tree by Dark Horse Brewing.

Double Crooked Tree by Dark Horse Brewing

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Web

Google Maps

  • Share
  • Travel info

Yahoo Maps

  • Shockingly fast to load
  • Now dead

Bing Maps

http://www.microsoft.com/maps/

  • Similar to Google

Map Quest

http://www.mapquest.com

iOS

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/navigon-north-america/id321506742

  • Downloaded maps
  • Integration with Google search
  • Traffic
  • Wikipedia
  • Great "Urban Guidance" for walking
  • Speed cameras and traps
  • Cockpit

TomTom

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/tomtom-u.s.a./id343289842

  • Best "alternate directions:
  • Best traffic by far
    • costs extra
  • My main navigator at this point when driving long distance

Apple Maps

  • My default
  • Apple Watch Integration

Google Maps

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-maps/id585027354

Waze

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/waze-gps-maps-social-traffic/id323229106

Find My Friends

Strava

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/strava-running-cycling-gps/id426826309

Rego

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/rego-bookmark-your-favorite/id603544163

  • Great for parking spots (widget)

ETA

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/eta-your-gps-driving-assistant/id803736422

  • A widget for giving you ETA.
  • Accurate
  • Unlock more spots with "pro mode"

Gaia GPS

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/gaia-gps-offline-topo-maps/id329127297

  • Hiking app
  • Complicated interface
  • Good but as an adjunct to something more robust for long hikes

Mac

  • Send to
  • Add to contacts

Other

Localscope

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/localscope-find-places-people/id409869453

  • Integrates with every social network
  • Great for visiting a new place
  • Lots of local photos
  • See restaurants
  • Foursquare
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Yelp

AroundMe

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/aroundme/id290051590

Yelp

https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/app/yelp/id284910350

Actual GPS Devices

Garmin handheld GPS

Garmin GPSMAP 64st

Garmin 510 Bike Computer

  • Bought for Geocaching
  • 9 satellites
  • Insanely accurate altitude etc
  • Battery lasts a long time