Originally Posted by AZinNC
I was thinking about writing my own Golf GPS application, but I'm glad I found this thread! I'm using the 8800 and have mapped a couple holes at my golf course (people were behind me so I couldn't do them all).
I noticed that sometimes when you save a position, it then starts saying that you are several yards away from that position even if you haven't moved. I assume that this is because the satellites may not have been correctly synched when I initally saved the postion. What are your thoughts?
Also, in response to the other suggestion about having a centralized course DB, I would like to offer to collaborate with you on such a project. I am not sure how you save course information into bbGolf, but I suggest that a standard XML format or something. I am new to BB programming, but I would like to help you extend the application into more of a GUI if you want.
Let me know what you think.
You need to stand on the spot your entering for a couple of seconds before clicking 'landmark here'. Use 'hor' and 'ver' at the bottom for accuracy measurements. I find that you can usually get them to say 2 & 1 or 1 & 0 which should give you accuracy +/- 2 yards.
Right now, the targets are stored using the built in landmark store which is part of the gps implementation. It would be relatively easy to save them out to xml or another format. In fact the easiest way might be to use a website that allows upload/download.
I just uploaded a new version that uses a bigger white font for the hole screen, that seems to work better in sunlight...I'll post the source code on the site tomorrow, and if you have the time/inclination, you can add features....