Saturday, August 8, 2015

Apps For Traveling Para Geeks: Ghosts, Bigfoot, UFOs



Para geeks are wonderfully gadget-oriented and when we go on para treks, having the right apps can make the trip oh so wonderful! Here's some apps to consider for your road trips and in the field - 


History Here by History Channel 
Features:
Select your current location with GPS or choose any location across the country.
Explore thousands of exclusive points of interest, written by the history experts at HISTORY.
Tap Surprise Me! to see a random location somewhere in the U.S.
Display historic locations in a zoomable, map-based view or in a scrolling list.
Swipe the top panel on the map to browse. Pinch out and watch the pins cluster.
Share the locations you find with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.
Get distances and driving or walking directions to points of interest.


Mapquest
Description
MapQuest is your go-to app for live maps, GPS, voice navigation, and live traffic updates. Whether you’re running a quick errand across town or taking a road trip across the country, MapQuest has the trusted directions and traffic info you need for stress-free navigation. Our app can route you around accidents, help with multi-stop directions and even has alternate routing capabilities, robust bookmarking options, and handy sharing features. MapQuest is here to help get you where you need to go, wherever life takes you.


Find a Grave
Description
The handy Find A Grave just got handier. Find and visit a loved one’s final resting place anywhere, anytime. Request a headstone photo or snap one yourself and share it instantly. Honor your ancestors by creating memorials. All this and more with just a few taps.
Features:
+ Access the largest online collection of burial info for free
+ Locate grave sites of your loved ones through a simple search
+ Search millions of photos, thousands added daily
+ Request headstone photos from over 200,000 volunteers around the world
+ Find cemeteries near you, fulfill photo requests, post instantly
+ Create memorials with bios and photos
+ Share discoveries through Facebook, emails, text messages
+ Manage your profile and see the profiles of others
+ track your own memorials, photos, and virtual cemeteries
+ Get help from our full-time support staff
Ghost app

FLIR
Turn your cell phone into a FLIR thermal imager? Well, there is a cost (below), but an interesting option for ghost hunts. The Flir One 2015 thermal camera accessory for iOS is on sale from June 25 through Flir’s website, where it costs $250. A MicroUSB-equipped version for Android will be released in July 2015 for the same price.

Spyglass (compass with maps)
Compass and maps 

Haunted Travels USA 
Features:
Be the first to get alerts on the best and hottest Paranormal Events within your geographical reach!
This app will complete your haunted travel, offering TRULY haunted lodgings and amazing ghost tours!
Find (or even join!) Paranormal Groups that are serving your targeted locations!
Record and share your stories, photos and videos,EVPs as captured during your haunted voyages.
Meet new people and with similar interests! Collaborate with the experts!
Pick recommended places to visit, shows to participate in or haunted inns to stay in … all based on confirmed recommendations and package deals!
Find the best equipment and tools to make your investigations reach expert levels.
Enjoy discounts only offered to our Haunted Travels subscribers!
Get ready to be amazed by the validations of haunted history and experiences as told by the living and (even) the departed. Start planning your haunted “bucket-list” travels now!


US Topo Maps
Description
Easy to use outdoor/offline navigation app with free access to the best topographic maps and aerial images for the USA. 
Turn your Andoid Phone/Tablet into an outdoor GPS for trips into the backcountry without cell coverage. This app gives you similar mapping options as you might know from Garmin or Magellan GPS handhelds.


Main features for outdoor-navigation:

• Easy+Fast Bulk-download of map tiles for OFFLINE USAGE (not for Google and Bing maps)
• Display Real-Time nowCoast Weather Information and NEXRAD Weather Radar (animated)
• Free access to more than 100.000 seamlessly stitched USGS topographic maps - easy to use as browsable map layer
• Create and edit Waypoints
• GoTo-Waypoint-Navigation
• Create and edit Routes
• Route-Navigation (Point-to-Point Navigation)
• Track Recording (with speed, elevation and accuracy profile)
• Tripmaster with fields for odometer, average speed, bearing, elevation, etc.
• GPX/KML/KMZ Import/Export
• Search (placenames, POIs, streets)
• Customizable datafields in Map View and Tripmaster (e.g. Speed, Distance, Compass, ...)
• Share Waypoints, Tracks or Routes (via eMail, Dropbox, Facebook, ..)
• Display coordinates in Lat/Lon, UTM or MGRS/USNG (Military Grid/ US National Grid)
• and many more ...


UFO report tracker
Keep up to date with the latest UFO reports!
Quick and easy. See screen shots for more.
Features include new report notifications with selectable auto check interval. Multiple alert settings including vibrate, sound and LED notifications. Filter searches and alerts by country, state/province and more! Comment on reports and read comments by others. Works worldwide!


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