Saturday, March 22, 2008

Offline View with MapQuest or Google Maps

If you want to view your directions offline, either from MapQuest or Google Maps, all you have to do is use your computer to navigate to either map provider's version of the directions and print the directions to PDF.

You must then convert the PDF you have printed into JPEG files for viewing through the PSP's photo-viewing capabilities. Alongside this printout, you can save the individual image files from the web site and place all these files in the same folder inside /PSP/PHOTO/ on your Memory Stick.

Now, a really cool tips would be to somehow code a homebrew app that worked together with a hacked GPS receiver to track your whereabouts with your PSP. An intrepid hacker has made quite a bit of progress on just such a hack (see http://pspupdates.qj.net2005/11/gpsp-gps-front-end-program-for-psp.html).

In the meantime, however, you can email the files you've created to your friends via the webmail discussed earlier in this hack, or even upload the images to Flickr ( Have fun!

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