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Hello, I would like to have an application which gives me my GPS  location , on my smartphone, for instance if I have an accident, to explain the insurance where I am

 

I have already a GPS Garmin, but I don't have it all the time with me ( I am with a motobike ) and to have a smartphone with me is more convenient when I don't travel far 

I have GPS Route Finder, but I think I must have Internet on my smartphone to use  , and I don't want it  ( on my PC, it's enough ) 

thanks 

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https://www.am22tech.com/does-gps-use-internet-data/   Internet is NOT needed for your phone to get GPS co-ordinates.

When I was working in the remote and jungly bits of Myanmar and away from their otherwise fast 4G network, I downloaded the relevant google maps to my smartphone for offline use. Worked fine.

The problem is not really getting a GPS coordinate from a map. The problem is sending it to an insurance agency and making sure they understand how to use it. So compatability of apps would be far mor

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There are many smart watches that have GPS. Mine is a Garmin Fenix but there are other Garmin watches and other brands.. The Garmin connect app that it can link with on your smartphone (is required) is also great. 

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Just now, Rhacsyn said:

There are many smart watches that have GPS. Mine is a Garmin Fenix but there are other Garmin watches and other brands.. The Garmin connect app that it can link with on your smartphone (is required) is also great. 

Sorry should say if required for smartphone

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19 minutes ago, KannikaP said:

https://www.am22tech.com/does-gps-use-internet-data/

 

Internet is NOT needed for your phone to get GPS co-ordinates.

Another example is Sygic, download the maps and you have an offline gps position and guidance system, motoring or walking as you choose. NO internet required.

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IMHO 

 

Just get a cheap internet account. Just a basic one and then you can use line to send your location and GPS really easy. Line is often used in Thailand if you start using programs that others don't use it won't be good. But with line you can send and share locations.

 

An internet package can be had from a couple of 100bt a month so that is what you will have to pay for safety.

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15 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

Another example is Sygic, download the maps and you have an offline gps position and guidance system, motoring or walking as you choose. NO internet required.

Sure but how to send it to your insurance then or to know that they know what to do with these coordinates. I have found it most easy to just get internet and use line for these kind of things. Most Thai companies have line and most Thais have it too. So its an universal program that can be used to share location.

 

I don't see why a couple of 100bt is such a problem.

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19 minutes ago, CharlieH said:

Another example is Sygic, download the maps and you have an offline gps position and guidance system, motoring or walking as you choose. NO internet required.

 

When I was working in the remote and jungly bits of Myanmar and away from their otherwise fast 4G network, I downloaded the relevant google maps to my smartphone for offline use. Worked fine.

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Just now, NanLaew said:

 

When I was working in the remote and jungly bits of Myanmar and away from their otherwise fast 4G network, I downloaded the relevant google maps to my smartphone for offline use. Worked fine.

The problem is not really getting a GPS coordinate from a map. The problem is sending it to an insurance agency and making sure they understand how to use it. So compatability of apps would be far more important. Just having a GPS coordinate does not make it easy for the insurer. Unless they are a bit tech savey. If not then your screwed.

 

IMHO anything that is not standard or takes a lot of doing is hard to communicate with Thais. Best is to keep it simple and just use line to send a location and not fret about 100bt or so internet subscription per month. 

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8 minutes ago, robblok said:

IMHO 

 

Just get a cheap internet account. Just a basic one and then you can use line to send your location and GPS really easy. Line is often used in Thailand if you start using programs that others don't use it won't be good. But with line you can send and share locations.

 

An internet package can be had from a couple of 100bt a month so that is what you will have to pay for safety.

 

I recall in another thread where members didn't have a data package for ThaiChana or MorChana tracking apps, I recall @Eindhoven suggested a DTAC package that apparently gives you 1-year of 64 kbps data.

 

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1 minute ago, NanLaew said:

 

I recall in another thread where members didn't have a data package for ThaiChana or MorChana tracking apps, I recall @Eindhoven suggested a DTAC package that apparently gives you 1-year of 64 kbps data.

 

*103*55*9#

You seem to have the same memories as me. I read that too and it would be good enough for this use. 

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yes, by Not being 4G etc online, but purely GPS, your Co-ords are set by the satellite network - whereas if using the Assisted-GPS you are likely to be have the Co-ords recorded for the location(s) of the 4G network transmitter tower... even more so if say the signal was sooo low that you were sligned via a single 4G tower. This means you could easily be 'seen' as being 40km or so away from your true gps location...

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11 minutes ago, robblok said:

The problem is not really getting a GPS coordinate from a map. The problem is sending it to an insurance agency and making sure they understand how to use it. So compatability of apps would be far more important. Just having a GPS coordinate does not make it easy for the insurer. Unless they are a bit tech savey. If not then your screwed.

 

IMHO anything that is not standard or takes a lot of doing is hard to communicate with Thais. Best is to keep it simple and just use line to send a location and not fret about 100bt or so internet subscription per month. 

 

I see that issue but isn't there an option to save the location coordinates and share as a simple sms? You don't need a data package for sms. Then it's up to the insurance company's agent to be savvy enough to work that out (hopefully he moonlights as a Food Panda or Grab delivery guy!)

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22 minutes ago, robblok said:

Sure but how to send it to your insurance then or to know that they know what to do with these coordinates. I have found it most easy to just get internet and use line for these kind of things. Most Thai companies have line and most Thais have it too. So its an universal program that can be used to share location.

 

I don't see why a couple of 100bt is such a problem.

Only any good if you have a signal or connection. If you are not in the postion to make a connection then its useless so cost doesnt enter into it. Thats when you need offline option to record where etc and screenshot it, so you can forward it later when a connection is available.Atleast its all recorded.

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