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Old 23rd November 2015, 09:19   #46
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When I click "read more" about the new feature, it said Google constantly updates maps and hence the 30-day expiry period.
However, if no changes happen to the selected area of offline maps over that period, update will also not happen.
Not sure how far this is going to be true.

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Slightly off topic ....near to the destination, the maps take me inside the city and roads full of traffic, while there are good highways available.....
.....it took me 30 minutes to cover 8 km. while I would have reached the hotel simply by continuing on the highway for another 10 km....
I have had similar experience with Google Maps on 3 occassions. Its highly illogical and irritating to take broken rough roads, when you just have to cruise down the highway and reach the destination.

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Old 23rd November 2015, 11:07   #47
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..it took me 30 minutes to cover 8 km. while I would have reached the hotel simply by continuing on the highway for another 10 km.
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...Its highly illogical and irritating to take broken rough roads, when you just have to cruise down the highway and reach the destination.
Have you guys been using GM with data connection on (i.e. in online mode)?
This is where being online should help as GM is supposed to get traffic update then and should factor in that information in suggesting the route.
Not sure though whether this traffic update feature works everywhere maps are available.
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I wonder if anyone has heard about Waze: https://www.waze.com/about . These are community-edited maps giving real-time info via drivers on the road.

Inter-city driving in India would definitely benefit if something like this came here.

Just my two cents!
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I used waze while in Malaysia. It is quite popular over there. Taxi drivers preferred this app
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I wonder if anyone has heard about Waze: https://www.waze.com/about . These are community-edited maps giving real-time info via drivers on the road.

Inter-city driving in India would definitely benefit if something like this came here.

Just my two cents!
Yup, Waze is very good, I somehow liked it more than Navi maps and google, it gives you the exact location of speed cameras as well, which is a boon in Kerala during night time

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I wonder if anyone has heard about Waze: https://www.waze.com/about . These are community-edited maps giving real-time info via drivers on the road.

Inter-city driving in India would definitely benefit if something like this came here.

Just my two cents!
I have been using waze on my blackberry 10 ( as GMaps dont work on my BB) for last 2 years. Works pretty reliably.

We did use Google offline maps in my wife's phone in Gujrat and Rajasthan. Works very well without any data connection.
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GM sometimes is a pain, it tries to take you through the shortest route possible and in remote areas its quite risky, earlier version of GM had options to add routes between originating place and destination i.e. say you are travelling from Bangalore to Udupi, you can mention via shiradi ghat etc.

Any idea, if this is possible in latest version or any app which might do this?
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