BirdGLOBE offers special version of GridHIKER !
This offer is targeted for:
- Cartographic publishers (issuing tourist or topographic maps)
- Government agencies issuing maps
When my wife bought Pocket PC I checked my maps for usability with GPS.
When a map has geographic lattitude and longitude grid I can use geo
coordinates provided by car navigation software. But a lot of maps are
issued using other grids. So you (Map Publisher) have to provide
information to customers what kind of grid it is and how they should
set their GPS units to use GPS coordinates. It is usualy a description
on map margin. Now I understand all kind of grids and settings for
them, but at the beginning it was a problem to understand all issues
even to me. The problem was propably because information on maps are
rather for owners of special traveller GPS units. When you have Pocket
PC you have to find correct software first to try use instructions from
I think that when Pocket PC market is growing and similar
functionality will grow even in mobile phone sets you can think about
providing your customers special software enhancing your map abilities.
We can develope and enhance this software especialy for usage with your
maps and for your customers. I understand that such software will not
be so valuable for customers to spend additional money for it, but it
can be valuable for publishers providing GridHIKER as a smart gift. Customer could download it for free from your web page or you can distribute it on CDs on fairs and so on.
Our offer concerns special version of
GridHIKER which doesn't exist yet. It will be developed especially for
your publishing house. It can be enhanced for better general
functionality fe. we can store longer trace, we can store more Place
Points and so on. But it can be enhanced to adjust functionality to
your maps fe. grid can be changed to color an style used on your maps,
we can add additional grid system (other than geo or UTM WGS84) so your
customer wouldn't need to study special settings. We can develop
software so you could advice your customer just to install GridHIKER
and choose map he is using. In such case customer don't need to know
anything about UTM, Datums, false easting and so on. We can try to
create software displaying grid corresponding to particular map grid
(even if paper map grid is just for description reference not for GPS
What developed software can consists:
- Name you created. GridHIKER name and copyrights would be just on About dialog.
- Your logo at the background or anyware you wish.
- Your adverts and web links.
- List of your maps with switching view especialy for choosen map.
- Grid system you use in your maps even if your grid doesn't reflect any known system.
- Grid lines color and style relflecting your paper map lines
- Scale and style of grid reflecting paper map scale. Fe. if your map uses grid lines every 1/2km we add it.
- Some solid points/marks simplyfying customer to find his position on map.
Small pictures of interesting places for simplyfiying navigation when
sightseeing. Not to many - not to raise competition for paper maps but
- Longer trace passed.
- More points for user settings.
- Display of altitude.
- Counting of road passed.
- Distance counting.
Light thru feature: Pocket PC with maximum brightness placed under
paper map, displaying current rectangle and position point in big
contrast to show position as light point from beneeth the map.
- World sites orientation according to sun or moon.
I offer you special version of GridHIKER
for quite low monthly payment (comparable to unemployment relief in
your region). For such price you will get the right to distribute your
special version for time you are paying (at least half year).
Please send a mail to address:
or call me:
+48 605 63 18 21
Copyright by Grzegorz Grzelak (BirdGLOBE)