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    "Where am I" app?

    Is there an app, or a function within an app, that will quickly provide an approximate address using GPA coordinates?

    This weekend I was riding with a friend. He was struck by a car. I called 911 but not being close to home didn't know the street name. I asked someone in a passing car and they told me the wrong street name which, in turn, I relayed to the operator. Fortunately, our actual location was close to the reported one; but, (knocking on wood) if I ever need to do this again I'd like the ability to quickly get a reasonably accurate address off of my iPhone based on current GPS location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug View Post
    if I ever need to do this again I'd like the ability to quickly get a reasonably accurate address off of my iPhone based on current GPS location.
    ???

    Any navigation app. Apple Maps or Google Maps. It will be faster if you have cell-network access.

    In Apple Maps and Google Maps, you can touch the blue dot indicating your location for an address.

    This is a normal/basic function of any GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
    In Apple Maps and Google Maps, you can touch the blue dot indicating your location for an address.
    Thanks - I learned something today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug View Post
    Thanks - I learned something today
    Cool.

    Your iPhone works great as a car GPS unit too! (It does need access to the cell-network for the Apple/Google Maps.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pug View Post
    Thanks - I learned something today
    times 2......Works in the Google map app but not the navigation app. No biggie since I have both. Anyway, thanks big time for this information.

    If you can't get an address but have your location on a map you can still get help by using the nearest intersection and giving directions from that point.
    Example: " I'm just north of Sticksville, on route 28, about a quarter to half mile south of the intersection with 28 and Longpoint Rd."
    If you have the GPS map going on your phone you should have no problem telling someone where you are. My GPS app has a constant compass reading so judging direction ( N-S-E-West ) and my position relative to the local roads is no big deal. Remain calm and you should get through it. Also, landmarks are your friends.

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    The iPhone compass app will give the nearest address or the geographic coordinates at the bottom of the screen if location services are enabled for it. You go between the two by tapping them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 CAt Man Do View Post
    times 2......Works in the Google map app but not the navigation app.
    On the iPhone, it works in Apple Maps and Google Maps (both apps also do navigation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
    On the iPhone, it works in Apple Maps and Google Maps (both apps also do navigation).
    One of those slight differences with Android I suppose. The supplied Navigation app uses Google but there is also a supplied Google map app. On Android only the separate map app does that "tap" for address thing. They're both Google, go figure. I also have other app's that do other things like give coordinates or basic compass readings. No complaints yet, I don't think I have to worry about getting lost unless I'm out of phone range or the battery runs out of juice.

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