Hi i'm working as a surveyor and i use a GPS allot right now, so i was wondering if the app shows GPS satellites or is it only tv satellites?
If it's only tv would it be possible to add the GPS satellites manually with the PRO version of DishPointer?
Ok, thats what i was afraid of.
It would be nice if you could add the gps calendar into the app so it could calculate where the satellites would be.
I have this function in my GPS at work (Leica 1200 gps) but it can only produce a flat skyplot and its not so easy to know exactly where the satellites are.
Right now i'm measuring a lot in the vicinity of pretty dense forest and sometimes (quite often) it would be nice to ruffly know where the satellites are, to be able to make a decision which side of a narrow forest road i want to put these new measured spots.
GPS satellites are in an elliptical orbit (kinda like what the space shuttle does) and are difficult to predict. Also multiple GPS satellites must be able to be received ( at least 3 for location, 4 for location and elevation) so knowing where any one was would probably not be helpful. they move at such a speed that any one of them is only within view for a few hours before another takes over for it.
It is cool that this app is able to roughly calculate where the stationary satellites are and it is useful for site surveys for satellite antenna location, some further features would be cool, but i doubt that it will be able to calculate where GPS satellites are located in the near future.