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Arlington Email: arlmtgs(at)patacs.org      Fairfax Email: ffxmtg(at)patacs.org

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OPCUG Members Welcome!
PATACS - Arlington
Wednesday, June 2nd, 7 PM

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Using Zoom


 
Will Your Next Computer
Be In The Cloud?

Video Presentation


 

 




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HAVE YOUR COMPUTER QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

The program planners for our First Wednesday PATACS meetings in Arlington are looking for topics that members would like to have explored or questions answered - this is your opportunity to have a say in topics addressed at this meeting. This is a smaller meeting than the Fairfax meeting, and it allows for much more interaction between members than is possible in Fairfax. And there's the post-meeting Pizza and Salad SIG, the post-meeting social at a nearby restaurant - another value-added feature of your membership! (SIG Suspended - pending Covid resolution) Please send your suggestions to our meeting program planners at arlmtgpgm@patacs.org.


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OPCUG / PATACS Joint Meeting,
Saturday, May 15th, 1 PM  3rd Saturday

Meeting Via Zoom - See Above Banner

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Offline Maps for Portable Devices
Presented by John Krout


All map apps for portable devices depend on two data sources: GPS signals from satellites, and map images from cell towers.

Have you ever visited an area where cell phone service is spotty or simply not available? There are many such places in the US, including popular national parks. That condition makes it very difficult to use apps such as Google Maps or Waze to navigate. Those apps depend on downloading maps via cell towers, and stop displaying maps when cell towers are not accessible.

This demo will show you how two Android map apps, and similar software for the Apple ecosystem can use offline maps, meaning maps stored on the phone or tablet. These maps work just fine when cell tower service is either not available, low bandwidth, or when demand exceeds supply, meaning a crowd is overtaxing the one and only nearby cell tower. It turns out that downloadable offline maps for the entire US, Canada and western Europe are available online for free.


John Krout is a past president of WACUG, a predecessor organization of PATACS. A frequent meeting presenter, John also is the author of many of the articles on our Zoom reference page, and many PATACS Posts newsletter offerings.



Learn in 30

To Be Announced
Presented by Milo Mystery

    


 


Upcoming Learn in 30 Sessions:
This Is Your Chance!
10 - 15 Minute Talks Welcome
Presented by YOU!!
Contact director2 (at) patacs.org to arrange a presentation !!


Future Meeting Topics:

Presentation Volunteers Needed! Contact director2 (at) patacs.org

June 19th - Learn in 30: Tom Gutnick - Windows & Mac Virtual Desktops

July 17th - Amy Lynn Breedlove - Genealogy
Learn in 30: John Krout - Virginia State Parks and Avenza Maps

August 21st - Learn in 30: Lorrin Garson: Overview of Apple Computers for Windows Users


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PC Troubleshooting

Meeting Via Zoom - See Above Banner
OPCUG Members Welcome!
PATACS - Arlington,
Wednesday, May 26th, 7 PM
Meeting by Zoom - Details Will be Sent by Email to Members


Technology & PC Help Desk:
Extended Q&A
Troubleshooting

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Computer Mechanic



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