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Old 9th March 2012, 20:27   #2446
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Any source of Navteq for Garmin from within India. US$100 looks stiff. SatGuide are still to upgrade - even though end Feb / 1st week of March are over.
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Old 9th March 2012, 21:04   #2447
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Will check on it when i get home today. So the pronunciations are bad but how about the map accuracy & detailing?
I only tried it for a short trip, and I knew the way anyway, although the roads were new which is why I wanted the backup.

It took a while before it got the point that I was going to take a particular route, but one it got it, it was ok. Map accuracy and detail: same as Google Maps, I suppose.
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Old 10th March 2012, 11:25   #2448
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You can get the Google Maps with worldwide navigation enabled from here : [UPDATE]Google Maps 6.3.0 [WorldWide Navigation Activated]
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I got the directions where to find the info from this very thread! [CORRECTION: I think it must have been the android thread]

As Klub Class says...


The accent is a bit funny. I can understand it garbling some local names, but why does road have to become "rud?"
Just went to the link. Do I have to do any of the "rooting" business to get this to work on my S2 (I9100G)?
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Personally spoke to MMI customer support and immediately got email with links for downloading upgraded map file and also licence file.
From the last four days, I have been juggling with my MMI Lx130 navigator and my laptop. I downloaded the v7.0 map and licence files. I copied and replaced these files on to my MMI Lx130. But, when I checked the settings, it still shows v6.0. I made umpteen number of calls to MMI support and followed their instructions. But, I am yet to see v7.0 map in my navigator's screen.:( I didn't face any issues during the last two upgrades.
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But, I am yet to see v7.0 map in my navigator's screen.:( I didn't face any issues during the last two upgrades.
Success at last. I moved all the files under MapmyIndia folder and kept the SHELL.INI file outside. Now the maps are updated to v7.0. Now, I can see building foot-prints in Bangalore.
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Any thoughts about TomTom ? TomTom's website says available soon at a few outlets like Reliance, Flipkart etc. No price listed, but only 3 models indicated.
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Latest version of Navteq (Garmin) maps are quite good.

Traveled from Mumai to Udaipur. This included city travel in Baroda and Ahemdabad. At all three cities (Baroda, Ahemdabad and Udiapur) Navteq coverage is excellent. Did not face any issue with locating buildings and shops in even narrow old city roads.

Cant comment on Highway coverage since NH8 is arrow straight and would not pose challenge to any Maps.

As per specs attached with Maps, now coverage includes 3000 cities.

Size comparison of Garmin maps (very crude comparison):
1. Satguide : 170 MB
2. MMI : 400 MB
3. Navteq (Garmin default): 600 MB
I contacted a distributor. He was very helpful and advised to that the only way I can get the maps is by downloading from the US ($99.99 while it is 99.99 from UK). Has to be a download and not a SD card. He said, download it, copy to a SD card and it will easily activate. Anybody having done it. Also, they have a 4.3"unit with Lifetime Maps which is advertised for 14.5k on eBay. Any experience on this.
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I contacted a distributor. He was very helpful and advised to that the only way I can get the maps is by downloading from the US ($99.99 while it is 99.99 from UK). Has to be a download and not a SD card. He said, download it, copy to a SD card and it will easily activate.
That is definitely one way of getting the maps (I.e. download and get is activated).

Or you can buy it directly on SD card.

Product details for map download:

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Version: 2011.40
Released: December, 2011
Part Number: 010-D0625-00
Product details for Maps on SD card

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Version: 2011.40
Released: December, 2011
Part Number: 010-11432-00
I picked up this product from US (maps on SD card).

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?...217&pvID=66202
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?...217&pvID=66652
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Guys, I just wanted to know, if any of these offline maps like MMI, Navteq, etc would work on Blackberry Playbook for Navigation ?
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No, none of these work on playbook. You can get MMI to work if you are a software developer (I.e. Purchase Android version of MMI/Sygic and package it for playbook).

Or, you can use Waze (it uses maps from Satguide).
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Any thoughts about TomTom ? TomTom's website says available soon at a few outlets like Reliance, Flipkart etc. No price listed, but only 3 models indicated.
I checked it at Reliance and price was around 14k and that was the only model available that time. Also, they connected me to some concern person on phone as they guys @ reliance were not able to give any more information. All I wanted to know was that can we use any tomtom device brought from US & can have maps on it. What a person over a call told me that the device has built in maps and it doesn't support SD card as it's locked and they are from UK.
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Thanks Pradip. So we will need to wait till TomTom launches officially.

btw, guys at Reliance - like most other places - dont know the technical details. Even simple stuff like that.
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What a person over a call told me that the device has built in maps and it doesn't support SD card as it's locked and they are from UK.
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btw, guys at Reliance - like most other places - dont know the technical details. Even simple stuff like that.
You can order maps and other downloadable products from their Ireland site.

Ordering from countries not supported by TomTom website

The Via 100 has a SD card slot which, according to TomTom, will be
enabled in a future firmware version.

As for help from Reliance and other retailers - My experience tells me those sales persons are only there to direct you to the shelf where they keep the product and give very high level product overviews.

TomTom only provides 1 year of free map updates while Garmin provides life time free updates with certain devices...life time being device lifetime which could be anywhere between 2-4 years before it is phased out and a new model introduced.

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As for help from Reliance and other retailers - My experience tells me those sales persons are only there to direct you to the shelf where they keep the product and give very high level product overviews.
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TomTom only provides 1 year of free map updates while Garmin provides life time free updates with certain devices...
MMI gives only 1 or 2 yrs updates, based on plan you purchase. No option for interim upgrade either. I dont expect TomTom to follow the "life-time" approach.
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Satguide has gone awfully quiet lately !! Are they still in business?
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