Android Coordinate Conversion App for 99 Cents!

"Coordinates NOW!" converts quickly between coordinate systems.  Push ONE BUTTON to get all six coordinate systems at once, the FASTEST way to convert when seconds count!

Inputs: DD.dddd / DD MM.mmm / DD MM SS.s / UTM

Outputs: DD.dddd / DD MM.mmm / DD MM SS.s / UTM / MGRS / USNG

Latest feature: "Get GPS Location" which quickly fetches the current GPS location, turns off the  GPS (to save power), and instantly converts to six coordinate systems.  Coming soon: INPUT screens for MGRS and USNG.

Why I wrote the app: Oso, WA, mudslide mission (2014)... The SAR deputy would run to the command truck, hand me a scrap of paper, and say, "Convert these coordinates now!" After conversion with a laptop he'd run to the helo, hand the paper to the crew, and they'd take off. "Coordinates NOW!" is a much faster and more portable conversion method for future missions, which he (and you) can use now too.  Get it here:

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SAR Team Tracking Hardware

In development: A ruggedized lightweight radio tracker which can be carried by SAR teams, allowing Command to see positions in real-time. Teams can view other team positions via their cellphone or tablet, plus message other teams or Command.  Attach the unit to a SAR pack via a small carabiner and you're off and running, sending positions and repeating other team positions from backpack to backpack: Carry a "mesh" network into the woods with you!

Preliminary specs: Nearly waterproof/crushproof.  1W or 4W transceiver. Digipeating.  Estimated 20+ hours runtime on rechargeable lithium battery.  Final weight unknown yet: Trying for less than 10 ounces / 284g.  SiRFStar-V GPS/GLONASS with quad-helix antenna, flash storage for detailed tracks.  Transmits position, speed, altitude, messages (If cell/tablet connected wirelessly), battery voltage, satellites visible, satellites used in fix, perhaps also ambient temperature.

Status: Prototype PCB's arrive 2nd or 3rd week of January 2018. Building/testing will proceed through mid-to-late February, then moving on to 2nd prototype or 1st production boards.