GPS tracking on iPhone and Google Maps

MotionX-GPSOne of the many applications on my iPhone is MotionX-GPS with gives you a lot of information from the GPS receiver built into the phone. It gives you proper long/lat coordinates for your position, calculates speed, direction and altitude and most interestingly can track your route over time and email you a Google Maps link and Google Earth file.

As I’m commuting further than I used to and am above ground for some of it I tested out the tracking on the train from London Victoria to East Croydon. It lost the signal a few times along the route (bridges and steep embankments didn’t help) but over all did a good job, you can view the route here:

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