Help with gps navigation and saving points

i have an issue along with not being an expert in ai2 with accuracy so I'm starting fresh, my aim is to have a simple gps locating and navigation where points like a camping location can be easily saved along with pictures to a cloud or server so it can be viewed by anyone who has the app. it will be an app that is completely free for anyone to use, I've found lots of builds but very few are working and reliable or have the simple functions this app requires. any help would be hugely appreciated

Hmmm. Not so simple. :cry: What have you tried Jack?

  • You need to get a location (use the LocationSensor or copied from literature)
  • You need to post the location in a database. Based on your requirements this is probably a CloudDB or a FirebaseDB or a Google Spreadsheet. Which do you want to use?
  • You want to post the information on a map? Use the Map component or Google's Map API. Do you know how to use these tools?

Have you done the Where'sMyCar or the Map It tutorial or Using the Location Sensor ; start with them then learn to use Lists if you haven't already

Yes, something you described is possible. Sounds like a great idea of using gps.

Here are some resources to help you learn to use the AI2 tools and get started building an app to store camping locations. A very good way to learn App Inventor is to read the free Inventor's Manual here in the AI2 free online eBook ... the links are at the bottom of the Web page. The book 'teaches' users how to program with AI2 blocks.

There is a free programming course here and the aia files for the projects in the book are here:

How to do a lot of basic things with App Inventor are described here: .

Also look here and here for more tutorials.

Learn about components
and visit the Library Help>Library on the MENU

There are lots of other resources; search the forum using words like map locationsensor and clouddb to start with. Try some code and if you get stuck, ask again and someone will provide specific advice.

Sorry, not aware of any one app tutorial that does all that you would like to do Jack. :frowning:

National Parks tutorial demonstrates how to plot multiple run time markers using a csv file to an OpenStreetMap. This is advanced but you might find it interesting

I'm currently playing around with map it to get a decent gps fix and remove things i don't need, given my limited knowledge it's a trial and error, im using the tiny db for now but i believe I'll use the cloud db so info can be shared and added.

i was unaware of the Google api, I'll have a look at that and i was fairly what i was looking for hasn't been made readily available but i was hopeful.... i appreciate the help mate.

can i load multiple api's? I'm assuming i have to pick what i need and make it as i go?