This is a GPS driven map specially designed for NYPD with Precincts clearly displayed.
This is also a Map application with markers so that you can draw lines of various colors and width on map just like you do with a paper map.
Not only you can draw freely on the map, but also you can save it for later use. You can also create POIs of your own and save them by collections for later referencing. You can jump to any of the POIs. Also, the best part is that it can use your GPS module inside your iPhone to do navigation and leave a GPS track for the place you have covered and the GPS Track can be saved for later reference. The track properties such as color , width and transparency can be set using marker property settings.
It has a strong map tile caching and displaying capability to enhance offline user experience:
it has 4 times the ability to cache map tiles. When you view an area of map at a level, 4 levels of the same area are downloaded and cached for later use.
It also has 4 times the ability to display the map. When you are at a level of map for viewing, if the map tiles of that level are not available in cache and internet is not available, it will use cached map tiles at the next 3 levels, whichever is more detailed, and blow them up to the current level for display. This greatly increased the offline map usability. It is unlikely that you see nothing for an area during offline use if you have browsed the map area lightly during online trip planning time.
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This application is essential for all MOS, especially those on patrol. This is an application that will provide you with a map of all 76 precinct boundaries in all 5 boroughs. No more asking central or checking SPRINT for what precinct an address comes up in.
108 cop on a 53? Know that it occurred in the 104.
75 cop on a 20? Know that it occurred in the 83.
41 cop on a missing? Know that the juveniles resident precinct is the 13th.
Outside your command when you get flagged down for an aided? Know which channel to switch to.
Know where you are on outside details.
This application also has the ability to draw in sector boundaries as well. This application is also great for precinct Crime or SNEU teams as you can add points of interest to track robbery/burglary trends. Also useful for borough units such as narcotics, as you can add recidivists to your map and know who lives where at your fingertips at all times. Doesnt matter what rank you are, or how much time you have on, you will find this useful. You will wonder how you ever went 98 without this application on your iPhone.
Alert from Apple: because this new version is using Location Background Mode, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
We tested this new background running feature and found that it drains less than 1% of battery every 10 minutes when the iPhone is turnned off. Which means that a fully charged can be used to log well over 10 hours, making this application a good location logger. It does not interfere with your normal use of the iPhone at all while running in the background. In other words, this application not only can tell you where you are, but also where you have been. You start the application in the morning and start GPS. Then quit the app and turn off the iPhone (let it run in background). Use the iPhone as you normally would throughout the day. At evening when you come home. Start(resume) the application to check where you have been the whole day. It tracks every place you went today. Given such a good background running mode, it has a wide range of potential usage.
The map covers the whole world, not just New York