"Emergency" button to show your lat/long coordinates in decimal degrees

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    garet1962

    In addition to the effectiveness of displaying on the screen during an emergency call (which I wholeheartedly support) I would like to be able to copy decimal lat/long to the clipboard so I can text a friend my location as well as record information in another database program. If there's a way to do this on Android then I haven't found it. I have another simple GPS program that can copy lat/long to the clipboard, but would like to be able to do it from Gaia. 

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    capndave

    Fair enough - I was definitely thinking in terms of somebody who knew how to text their position.

    I suppose anything that helps a user get out of a distress situation has my vote.

    So ... +1 for your emergency coordinates feature.

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    capndave

    Assume that if you can text you are on cell network.

    iPhone you can text your location in 2 seconds.  Not sure about Android.

     

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    johngo

    Capndave, yes, you are on cell network. Lots of iPhone users people do not know how to share their location with someone. Lots of iPhone users do not know that the compass shows your latitude longitude coordinates, provided location services are turned on for the compass. It doesn't show it in decimal degree format, but it's better than nothing.

    Why not make it as easy as possible for someone who is perhaps lost / injured / stressed out to share their coordinates with someone?

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