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Old 25th December 2012, 08:36   #2821
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Another way is to run android on your Car PC. This way you can use Google Maps/Sygic and many other navigation software.

To do that, you will need to:

1. Run android on your PC (In a VM if Windows is primary OS) : http://www.android-x86.org/
2. Setup GPS to be available in this Mock VM and drivers for GPS
3. Install Market / Play Store app
4. Install Sygic etc or just use Google maps

Its a hack, but it might work.
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Old 25th December 2012, 11:54   #2822
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Got a notification from Garmin about a new India map update - 2012.40. Garmin PND owners can head over to the site for the download.
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Old 25th December 2012, 13:02   #2823
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If you have a Garmin you might want to check this site:

http://www.openstreetmap.org

You can download any map, any section for free and install it on your Garmin. It might work with other GPS devices as well.

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Old 25th December 2012, 13:37   #2824
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I hope this is the right place to ask - Didn't find a better place in my quick search

Has anyone been using Mapmyindia's latest map update (v.7.1) - launched sometime in Nov 2012. I'm currently using v7.0. Want to know if it's worth thousand bucks.

(Of course, the question is generic - but it would be great it someone can tell if v7.1 has Chennai's routes updates. There are several updates to Chennai traffic routes in past few months)
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Old 26th December 2012, 09:42   #2825
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I amlo got the sms about update to City Navigator 2102.40. Ihave a Nüvi 2464LM. I updated the software to 4.70 and Communicator to 4.0.4. Could not find the site my.garmin.com.tw is not responding at all.

Can some body who has succeeded please post the exact link route. The India dashboard shows that maps are up to date? Foxed!!!!
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Guys, need your inputs here.
I plan to buy MapmyIndia GPS Navigation for my Duster RXL 110PS. Out of various options I have zeroed to Model ZX250. Following are the salient features:
  • Portable GPS Navigator
  • 12.7 cm (5 inch) colour touchscreen
  • Zx250 is powered by Aura & offers Large touchscreen
  • India's first portable 3D navigator with full 3D landmarks
  • Built-in city and travel guides
  • Multimedia player for music, movies and photos
  • Bluetooth for hands-free calling
  • SUPPORTS REVERSE CAMERA IN CAR (very important for me)
The price quoted to me by Reliance Autozone is 15750 rs. I also plan to buy reverse sensors with camera for 5500 rs which will be integrated to MapmyIndia so that I can view the reverse on MapmyIndia LCD.
I have following questions:
  • Is model no. Zx250 a good GPS device to use?
  • Is Reliance Autozone (Gurgaon) quoting me the right price?
  • What precautions should I take in case I plan to get it installed?
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Old 26th December 2012, 12:57   #2827
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Just to report that Sygic had map updates some time ago. I had complained about outdated maps and I was told that there is updated map data available. I don't know why it did not happen automatically, but finally I updated map for my state.
The one year old Yerwada bridge is finally showing up on the map. Hurray!

I don't know what other information has been added, since I hardly travel these days.

But please update the map and share your feedback with Sygic team.
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Can some body who has succeeded please post the exact link route. The India dashboard shows that maps are up to date? Foxed!!!!
https://my.garmin.com.tw/mapUpgrade/?locale=in , this is quite slow today.
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Old 26th December 2012, 14:06   #2829
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Still giving server not found errors. May try again tomorrow.
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Still giving server not found errors. May try again tomorrow.
I am using google DNS (4.4.4.4 and 8.8.8.8). You can try if that helps since "server not found" is usually a DNS issue.
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I cannot do that from work. Our DNS at IITK is pretty robust. Have cribbed to Garmin. Let is see.
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I just thought to look at the Manage Maps page on my Sygic. Top of the My Sygic page is:

Special Christmas Offer: Buy 1 & get 1 free
as a present for a friend

My italics. For those who want to pool and share Sygic without sharing a gmail address, it looks as if it is possible, for a limited time, right now.

(but no relevant updates for me, since the last time I looked a few weeks ago.)

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Old 27th December 2012, 09:07   #2833
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I am using google DNS (4.4.4.4 and 8.8.8.8). You can try if that helps since "server not found" is usually a DNS issue.
Added these but still DNS unable to resolve the address.
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Old 27th December 2012, 09:40   #2834
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Just unboxed this last evening. Of course this is not for navigating while on the roads but to just create a map of where I had gone after a trip. Very basic.

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Old 27th December 2012, 10:42   #2835
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Garmin CN India 2012.40 downloaded, did the 2012.30 version support JCV and SID ? this version is about 680MB and the maps are 455MB with detailed view for almost all North, West and Southern cities in India with JCV and SID, I now have a reason to upgrade my device. Using the maps for just a day and till now the overall feel is that its more well laid out though I earlier had the 2011.20 version and this does feel like a sea of difference.

Linky to download the lastest 2012.40 from Garmin server.

I'm still using Mapsource but BaseCamp has many more options and feels more user friendly. Also I dont know why but I always feel MapMyIndia maps are more accurate than Garmin, hope its just a case of grass being greener on the other side.
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