You can tell that Christmas is well and truly on the way with just about every famed PSP developer feeling the holiday spirit and releasing a new version of their applications; some of which we haven't heard from in a little while. Well, it's been 1 and a half months since we last heard from Densika and Map This!, but today he has come out of the developer closet once again to give us another great update.
This nifty applications turns your run of the mill PSP into a fully-fledged mapviewer on your portable screen, capable of locating points of intrest and directing you to where you need to go using a GPS device. If you haven't already got a GPS reciever, you'll be happy to know that Map This! v0.4 is no compatible with Holux's "Worlds Smallest GPS receiver" which you can get on eBay for around . Cool huh? Here's the full changelog:
* GPSFS format support. Map tiles are stored in a custom format for much faster transfer and access rate.
* Zip support for maps is discontinued (since it was too slow for large maps)
* Added logic for low baud GPS devices (by Zero Altitude). To activate put SLOW_GPS=1 in config.txt
* Straight and path distance calculation in map mode
* Ability to add POI. ([X] in Map Mode)
* POI search / display. ([O] from Attraction selector screen). List the names of up to 100 closest points of interest, which match your search criteria together with distances from current location
* Variable read-speed for "GPS from file" mode (FAKEFEED=1). While re-playing your pre-recorded GPS data, press [X] to toggle re-play speed between x1,x3,x5,x7 speeds
* Last position recall. The application memorizes the latest position and zoom settings for each map.
* Improved map rotation logic for TRACK-UP mode. Use TURNSPEED variable in config.txt to specify the minimum speed at which screen rotation takes place. This allows to reduce screen rotation due to deviation in GPS coordinates while the device is not moving or moving slowly.
* Google maps version updated to most recent in WIFI download mode.
* "No UMD" bug is fixed. GPS read functionality does not depend on UMD in drive, wifi switch or hold button position.
* STARTUPMAP=... option in config.txt allows to go directly to a specified map and enables the GPS mode.
* Improved and hopefully mode informative help screen ([START] button)
* New (faster) garbage collection logic (old logic used to crash application on large maps)
* More accurate distance calculation in GPS mode.
* Code cleanup (source code attached)
* New version of Windows Map Download Tool by in7ane (GPSFS conversion/support, new map vendors and much more)
A huge guide on how to use this application and get the most out of it can be found at the Map This! official Wiki over here. With this on you all the time you'll never get lost again!
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