Sunday, May 13, 2012

SwissGrid Update

Finally, a major update for 'SwissGrid' is available.

The new user interface is now much simpler to use. The main screen still allows to display the GPS position in SwissGrid coordinates. By simply switching into the manual mode (using the large button on top) you can enter any coordinates in Swiss grid or WGS and convert them into the other format. The primary supported WGS format is Deg/Min/Sec, but you can also enter decimal values into the Deg field and leave Min/Sec blank.

The location (entered manually or received from GPS) can then be shown on an integrated Google map view. Clicking on any point on the map shows you its Swiss coordinates.

The map now supports both satellite and map view. You can switch between those two views by pressing the menu button and select the corresponding option.

As a new feature, a compass is now available. As always when using a compass, make sure to stay clear of any strong magnetic fields (power lines, metallic objects,... ). If the needle is not stable and jumps, a new calibration is needed. To do this, move your device in a figure 8, i.e. changing its direction several times by 180°.

Have fun!

It's available on Google Play: SwissGrid
Direct access from Android phones: SwissGrid

Please leave comments, problem reports or suggestions below. Thanks!