Free GPS Software

Written by Anne King

I took a look at some ofrepparttar online offers for free GPS software and found, like many "free" offers there were often limits and provisos involved. Oftenrepparttar 150366 freeware is a scaled--down version of purchasable products. Sometimesrepparttar 150367 free product has restricted functionality with features disabled, other products are trial--based and are disabled after a certain time (hours or days or use).

An example of limited free GPS software can be found at GPS Utility. The downloadable freeware is limited 100 waypoints and 500 track points. (There are 65,000 of each inrepparttar 150368 registered version of their program.) The free program gives you a good opportunity to try before you buy, and this isrepparttar 150369 benefit of most free programs.

There are online sites that list various free GPS software and describe how to userepparttar 150370 programs after you download them. Often individuals who have usedrepparttar 150371 programs themselves developrepparttar 150372 sites. These are great because they give you an unbiased interpretation ofrepparttar 150373 benefits and disadvantages ofrepparttar 150374 programs before you use them.

Using free GPS software you can download programs that allow you to retrieve and display aerial photos, topographical maps, USGS landmarks. There are programs available that allow you import scanned images and add latitude and longitude points and other data.

Free GPS software downloads are available for PDA units that are capable of communication with GPS receivers. With these downloads you can have a useful navigation assistant, location database manager, and GPS data converter.

Programs to manage GPS waypoint and route files are available for both PC and Mac users. The waypoints and route files can be saved or converted to various formats used by other mapping programs.

Home Automation - Save Money & Enhance Your Lifestyle - Some Exciting Applications

Written by Steve Faber

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your home take care of things for you, automatically, without you having to lift a finger? You bet it would. That isrepparttar promise of home automation. There are many different systems, especially in larger homes, that can benefit from being integrated. Some of these systems include security alarm, HVAC, audio / video, and lighting. Home automation integrates these systems together, enabling them to function more efficiently, improve functionality, conserve resources and enhance your lifestyle.

That’srepparttar 150255 name ofrepparttar 150256 game; an enhanced lifestyle. Everyone can benefit from a better life and modern electronic systems can help provide it. In addition, asrepparttar 150257 cost of resources continues to rise andrepparttar 150258 price of electronics continues to fall, home automation systems will prove to be even more cost effective. The combination ofrepparttar 150259 modern consumer’s thirst for convenience and increasing economic advantages will propel home automation more intorepparttar 150260 mainstream.

So, what are some ofrepparttar 150261 fun things a home automation system can do for you? Here are some common applications:

1) As you pull uprepparttar 150262 driveway you press a button on your key-fob remote. The security system disarms and a path is lit fromrepparttar 150263 garage torepparttar 150264 kitchen. Your favorite music comes on inrepparttar 150265 kitchen and family room. Five minutes after you arrive homerepparttar 150266 lights in your mudroom and garage hall turn off.

2) As you leave, you armrepparttar 150267 security system into away mode using your key-fob remote. Your lights turn off throughoutrepparttar 150268 house, saving you from going around turning off different lights throughoutrepparttar 150269 home. Your blinds close. Your music turns off. If you have forced-air heat, it is set back. All from one button press.

3) Set whole house scenes for different events to include lighting, music, HVAC, and security. Example: A) An entertainment scene would haverepparttar 150270 lights set torepparttar 150271 “entertain” preset,repparttar 150272 security system off,repparttar 150273 music torepparttar 150274 appropriate party play list, andrepparttar 150275 HVAC set-back a few degrees to compensate forrepparttar 150276 added body heat fromrepparttar 150277 additional people inrepparttar 150278 house. B) The “Holiday” scene could run concurrently with other scenes and turnrepparttar 150279 Christmas lights on and playrepparttar 150280 Holiday music play list throughrepparttar 150281 outside speakers.

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