I am on the fence about whether or not to get an ipad 2 or an asus eee pad transformer and I want to verify something has been told to me.
For my work I require the use of true GPS and I'm hoping a new tablet will be all I need to take with me instead of a handheld GPS a laptop and bunch of maps in my pocket.
I've been told that I need to go with android if I want to accomplish the following but I wanted to ask here in case I've been mislead.
I need to: download shape files (.shp) off a FTP server, convert them to .kml format, upload them to a GPS app that has preloaded topo or sat images in it (very important since I'm nowhere near an cell towers at all), turn on and off tracking, and then download those tracks in .kml format and e-mail them.
I've been told that Ipad has an app availible that will download the shape files, but there is no way to take that file and upload it to a GPS app. The claim is the files are impossible to get to and I need to use them in the app I downloaded them from. Is that true? I was playing around with some apps on my wifes ipod and I found where I could get an app that worked well to download the shape files but then I couldn't figure out how the heck to do anything with the file after that. Any help is REALLY appreciated. Thanks