A Global Positioning System (GPS) software is a computer program the helps users navigate areas easily and conveniently. It provides maps, directions, and guides for traveling, sometimes featuring common points of interests (POI) such as restaurants, gas stations, and hotels that may be useful to frequent travelers. Some software allow them to be synchronized with other applications in PDAs and mobile phones for a more convenient and portable navigation guide.
Types of GPS Software
Kinds of GPS Software include the following:
Navigation software programs provide excellent navigation solutions.
They turn PDAs and advance mobile phones into full-featured navigation systems.
They can have audible driving directions that allow users to listen instead of read the instructions.
Most models feature easy-to-read instructions and navigation maps with complete speed and direction guides.
Most models feature integrated point of interest (POI) management systems that allow users to quickly locate gas stations, restaurants, cafes, hotels, and other nearby establishments.
Mapping software programs turn PDAs and advance mobile phones into full-featured mapping systems.
They offer integrated map services that provide street-level data of the US and some countries in Europe.
Most models include applications used for preparing and planning outdoor travels. They also provide maps and directions for the target destinations.
Most models feature topographic and satellite imagery of famous sites in the country.
Most models feature extensive waypoint guides and pseudo-routing functions that direct users to their target destination.
GPS tools software
GPS tools software programs are designed to locate family members, friends, and colleagues who use the same program.
They can search for POIs and then guide the users by showing them the turn-by-turn directions.
Some models feature reminders that tell users what they need to do at a specific time. However, most models only provide directions, not maps and visual tools.
Choosing GPS Software (Buying tips)
Ease of use: Choose a user-friendly GPS software that features demos, tutorials, and labeled images. You can look for one with a trial or an evaluation version that allows you to test it to know if it is worth buying.
Map files: For efficiency, look for a GPS software with complete and comprehensive map files. They should be easy to view with properly labeled graphics.