I’m in a bus on the way to the airport (again), but in Sweden that means I can whip out my laptop and get 7.2 mbps wireless connectivity via an HSDPA modem (my service provider is Tre). I thought I might spend the time productively by trying Symarctic’s ExtGPS (beta), a free S60 application that purports to turn my Nokia N95 into a Bluetooth-enabled GPS device usable by Google Earth Plus or Pro to show my location live.
It turns out to work quite well. You do have to read the setup instructions carefully, as you need to add a new (virtual) serial port manually to support ExtGPS’s services. But I got it to work on Mac OS X 10.5. Here is the result:
Added bonus: The above pictures were taken by the Nokia N95 while it was also beaming GPS coordinates to the Mac! Hoping for a trifecta, I also tried to simultaneously use the phone as the HSDPA Bluetooth modem instead of my dedicated USB Huawei modem, but that was just a step too far. It was either ExtGPS via Bluetooth or internet connectivity via Bluetooth, but not both. Oh well, we can’t have it all:-)