How to Get Around Abroad with an iPad
GPS – General Explanation
The iPad comes equipped with a GPS component that receives signals both from satellites orbiting the Earth and from cellular and Wi-Fi antennas; these signals are triangulated into a precise point, including latitude and longitude, comprising the iPad’s exact location.
The WeMakeIt iPad comes equipped with a variety of applications that will provide you with the information you need during your trip, based on your location, allowing you to manage your trip in an efficient manner.
The type of navigation system uses information it downloads to the iPad from the internet. This includes the maps relevant to the route you choose. The system updates throughout your travel time, based on the cellular network.
The advantage of online-supported applications is the real-time information.
WeMakeIt iPads offer an internet package included in the rental cost; the large volume of information will necessitate expensive internet bandwidth even for those with cellular internet packages. According to estimates, use of the system requires 80-100 MB per day, equivalent to NIS 800-1,000 at cellular company costs (the calculation was made according to an average price for internet packages published in articles on various dates and on the websites of the cellular companies).
When operating the GPS application on the iPad, all of the relevant GPS information is saved, including the maps and all of the information on relevant locations of interest along the route you’ve selected.
When performing the navigation, the system retrieves the relevant information for the route and its environment from the information saved in the application.
The advantage is that there is no need to remain constantly connected to the data network.
The disadvantage to using offline apps is the freshness of the information, and missing data that may lead you to places you havn’t planned on going!
Navigation using the iPad – how to input/find an address
In the newer navigation apps, finding an address is very easy and user-friendly.
Enter a full or partial address in the application’s search window, as well as various locations of interest, and start searching. After the system provides you with a number of alternatives close to the definition of the search, you can choose the target most relevant to you and define it as the destination. After defining the destination in the online programs, you can ask for a number of alternative routes with traffic data.
How do I transmit/send my location?
Sending information on your location has never been this easy. You can do this to share with friends, call for rescue if necessary, and for any other purpose you choose.
All you have to do is open the Google Maps app by clicking the arrow.
Right away, you’ll get a picture with a blue pin in the center of the map – that’s your location.
Touching the blue pin again will open the following options:
Directions to here – here you’ll find directions on how to get to your current location from an address you enter in the search window.
Directions from Here – this will help you plan a route from your current location to a destination you choose in the search window.
Share location – this will allow you to email, text or tweet your location.
You can also add the location by adding to Bookmarks – so that you can return to it easily later on.