About Nearby Explorer Online
Nearby Explorer Online contains many of the features of Nearby Explorer; it is a GPS app designed for use by people who are blind. It uses online maps, so a data connection is required.
It works by letting you select from different location related options about what to announce as you move. These include typical items like street name, address, nearby places as well as the distance and direction to them. All announcements are optional. All of this information is shown on the main screen and is available at any time.
You may also create favorites, name them, and share them back to the Google Places service so others can benefit from the places you mark and identify.
Nearby Explorer Online includes a transit feature that provides detailed mass transit schedules for many metropolitan areas in the U. S. and Canada. When you open the Transit menu, Nearby Explorer Online shows a list of all the transit stops near your current location and tells you the distance and direction to each stop along with the time and travel direction of the next bus or train serving that stop. When you pick a stop, you get a list of all the buses or trains serving that stop, the time they are scheduled to arrive, and the direction of travel. You may follow any of the trips through their entire route. You get the time, location, and direction of each stop along the trip.
The "Geobeam" feature lets you point the device and receive audio, haptic, and verbal feedback about points of interest. The haptic feedback lets you focus on a point and follow the vibration feedback to the marked location. Warning: there could be obstacles between you and the desired location that Nearby Explorer can not know about.
You may virtually move to any area and explore the road network, search, or use the transit maps for that area.
For complete details about Nearby Explorer Online, see http://tech.aph.org/neo_info.htm
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