Shutting down the GPS web service (and removing it from Subsurface apps)

Robert Helling helling at
Mon Sep 10 05:12:33 PDT 2018


> On 10. Sep 2018, at 13:59, JB2Cool <jb2cool at> wrote:
> I could be that type of user and i already use a workaround.
> I don't use cloud storage but I do use the Subsurface companion app but not in the way you'd expect. I use the companion app to either take 'one time' GPS fixes if I have easy access to my phone when we are on site or to log it automatically if I'm not likely to be able to access my phone but I don't actually use the webservice to transfer the data. I simply log the data to the phone and then I screenshot the entry and manually key it into Subsurface when I'm logging the dive
> .
> This works for me and has done for the last few years. I can then use this when I'm 'off the grid' in remote places. It also enables me to use my old sacrificial (broken) iPhone that I'm not all that bothered about rather than my newer one that I would care if got wet/lost. I have no SIM card in the old phone and it still does what I want.

this is really very roundabout. You could at least add the picture of the screenshot to the dive. This should copy the GPS coordinates (I am not sure if screenshot have geodata, otherwise take any picture at the dive spot). You can later delete the image, the GPS fix will stay.


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