Location Notes for BlackBerry Smartphones

Save GPS coordinates along with notes and information

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Location Notes, a program for the BlackBerry® Smartphone, allows you to save GPS coordinates and notes or information about that place in a small database. Location Notes includes the following features:

  • Save notes and extended information along with GPS coordinates
  • Sort list of notes by name, datestamp, or distance from current location
  • Import, Export, or send saved locations in GPX, or KML formats, additionally import in LOC format
  • Use KML format file attachment to explore your notes and results in Google Earth
  • Export saved notes to a BlackBerry memo
  • Send individual saved notes via e-mail
  • View/Map saved coordinates in Google or BlackBerry Maps
  • Pick your new coordinates from a map using BlackBerry Maps
  • Use "mark" and "selection" to measure the distance and bearing between any two locations you have saved.
  • Edit coordinates as decimal degrees, degrees and minutes, or degrees, minutes and seconds.
  • Edit alititude as meters or feet
  • Convert Latitude/Longitude coordinates to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates
  • Works with both internal GPS sensors, and external Bluetooth GPS devices such as the GlobalSat BT-359

Screen Shots:

Storm Screen Shots:

Main Screen

Edit Screen

Extended information

Picker Screen

BlackBerry Maps

Google Maps

Edit Screen


Location Notes is currently at Version 1.10.3

Scan this QR code with BBM to go to this page on your BlackBerry
There an OTA download specifically for BlackBerry devices running OS5 or higher, and Desktop download for those same devices.

Smartphone System Requirements:

  • Handheld Device OS 5.0 or 6.0
  • BlackBerry Maps required.

There is also an OTA download specifically for the BlackBerry Storm, and Desktop download for the Storm running device OS 4.7.x.x.

Requirements For the Storm:

  • Handheld Device OS 4.7 or higher
  • BlackBerry Maps required.

Finally, there is an OTA download for BlackBerry smartphones running OS4.2.1 or higher. A Desktop download is also available.

Smartphone System Requirements:

  • Handheld Device OS 4.2.1 or higher
  • (BlackBerry maps not required.)

Version 1.10.3: Added coordinate editor that supports decimal degrees; degrees, minutes; and degrees, minutes, seconds. Added altitude editor supporting feet or meters. OS5 devices will see Satellite count as location fix is being aquired, this can be helpful in determining if your location is sufficently open for valid coordinates from the GPS. Added support for importing and exporting, and emailing GPX, and KML formats, also import support for LOC format. added BlackBerry Maps based location picker. Requires OS4.7 or better, and BlackBerry Maps. Added "Mark" and "Selection Info" to get information about distance and bearing between two points. Added directional information in distance sort. Registration information now saved in Desktop Manager backup, can be restored after device wipe, or OS upgrade. Added better option layout support for low resolution and smaller devices.
Version 1.4.0:Added date field to stored information; and ability to sort records based on name or date. Added the ability to convert longitude and latitude to Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinates and store that in the notes field. Updates to menu system. Added an option to invert the altitude value from GPS (workaround for RIM bug).
Version 1.2.0:Added export as kml file, added ability to "delete all" current notes. Fixed warnings about empty lists, etc.
Version 1.0.1:Initial Version.

The trial counts the number of location saves or updates performed. If you want to continue using it past the trial period (five saves), please buy the license key for only $2.99.
(Checking the operation of the GPS does not count against the trial use.)
Don't forget to provide the PIN number for your BlackBerry smartphone in the "Instructions to Merchant". Your BlackBerry PIN is an eight digit hexadecimal number, such as: 32b1f483.
Use Alt+Cap+H to find your PIN number if you don't already know it.
After receiving notification of your payment and your Blackberry's PIN, a registration key will be generated and sent to the e-mail address of your payal account. Usually, this happens within an hour of purchase.

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If you are interested in a program calculating for sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, please take a look at another Tworoads Software product: HelioStat.

If you are interested in keeping notes regarding locations/landmarks using a GPS, please take a look at another Tworoads Software product: Location Notes.

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(I will usually get a key out to you within one hour of purchase. Thanks.)

Scott Presnell
Last modified: Monday, November 22, 2010 15:32 PST