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Old 28th May 2014, 11:23   #3211
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http://www.mapmyindia.com/mobile-apps

MMI has a new app NaviMaps available only for Andoid devices right now . Looks interesting

I have their Mireo DONT PANIC iPhone app ( 2700 INR ) which is really useless . Google Maps is my preferred navigation app wherever possible
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Got a mail from Garmin today. Map upgrade 2014.20 has been released and is available.
When it comes to routing, Garmin 2014.20 *still* doesn't match up to free garmin maps (http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/). Where Garmin 2014.20 scores is in point of interests (POI).

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http://www.mapmyindia.com/mobile-apps

MMI has a new app NaviMaps available only for Andoid devices right now . Looks interesting
Has anyone tried installing this? I installed the South India maps (183 MB), however, there is no navigation after I "Search" a POI in Bangalore.

It is my understanding that the turn-by-turn voice prompt for navigation, 3D buildings, etc. are available only in the paid version worth $99, but what is the free version for?

I am unable to proceed further after installing the maps!

The message I get after touching "Drive" once a POI is selected is -

"Pro Guidance is disabled for this country. Get Pro Guidance to enable turn-buy-turn voice instructions, speed alerts, lane assistance and more..."

The only information I can see in the free version is -

Distance between your Starting Point and POI
Duration
In Traffic Duration

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Old 31st August 2014, 12:27   #3214
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Can I get in touch with you regarding Garmin/ Map My India maps and PND's. I have just purchased a new Honda City and would lke to go in for a GPS PND.
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Has anyone tried installing this? I installed the South India maps (183 MB), however, there is no navigation after I "Search" a POI in Bangalore.
It is my understanding that the turn-by-turn voice prompt for navigation, 3D buildings, etc. are available only in the paid version worth $99, but what is the free version for?
The message I get after touching "Drive" once a POI is selected is -
"Pro Guidance is disabled for this country. Get Pro Guidance to enable turn-buy-turn voice instructions, speed alerts, lane assistance and more..
Are you talking about Navimaps for iPhone? If it is iPhone you are talking about, I have it installed and working good. India Pro guidance is an in app purchase for Rs.620. Once you have the pro guidance for India, you will get the navigation option for searched POIs.

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Old 1st September 2014, 09:20   #3216
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I too downloaded it on my android.
They give the navigation free for only three days.

My three days are over and I plan to make a purchase of it for around Rs.600.
I already own Sygic and this map appears to have more details and also looks better.

At just 600 bucks it is worth having as an alternative.

Though they claim lifetime licence, I have a doubt that they will charge for fresh map updates regularly.
The application itself is simpler for now but I hope they may release improved versions in the future.

(I have downloaded only the South India maps)

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I too downloaded it on my android.
They give the navigation free for only three days.

My three days are over and I plan to make a purchase of it for around Rs.600.
I already own Sygic and this map appears to have more details and also looks better.
How easy is the address setting ?
Do you have to enter exact street address or is it as versatile as google maps ?
eg: Google maps you can search for stuff like "Apollo Hospital Bannerghatta" and it will automatically pull options to select from..
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How easy is the address setting ?
Do you have to enter exact street address or is it as versatile as google maps ?
eg: Google maps you can search for stuff like "Apollo Hospital Bannerghatta" and it will automatically pull options to select from..
It searches the whole of a state for the name you input. I cannot narrow it down to city/nearby-POI's like Sygic. Maybe they will release an improved version soon. (I don't think anything can beat google in search algorithms).

The maps are great but the app needs improvement.

The search features are available in the free version (Navigation is to be paid for). You can try it out (The South India maps was 181 MB).

Had only one day drive to test it, so could not test it comprehensively.
But I found it interesting enough to buy for Rs.600, since I have a big drive coming up next weekend.
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I have installed the pro version of Navimaps on my android mobile. Used it in a trip to Mysore and back. The maps, the navigation guidance and the fact that it doesn't require any network to do this is very good. Though I agree that working with google maps is far more easier.
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Hi,

I have a Garmin Nuvi 205w. I charted a route on Google Maps and converted the generated KML into GPX format. However, I am unable to get my Garmin Nuvi 205w to recognize the track. It is able to recognize the waypoints though. Is this a limitation with my device? Is there any way I can make it recognize the track as well?

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I have a Garmin Nuvi 205w. I charted a route on Google Maps and converted the generated KML into GPX format. However, I am unable to get my Garmin Nuvi 205w to recognize the track. It is able to recognize the waypoints though. Is this a limitation with my device? Is there any way I can make it recognize the track as well?
Tracks and Routes cannot be loaded into Garmin. Best you can do is check the correct sequence of co-ordinates and feed them in.

205W does not support routes or tracks. Only way as I said earlier is to mark way points and add them as sequence. (Thats what I had been doing for 4+ years on my 205W).
Now I shifted to a 24XX series which supports routes.
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Use GMAPtoGPX Java Applet. works on Firefox and Chrome.

http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/

It will generate a file, cut and paste it onto a normal wordpad. Save it as .gpx file and then close the word pad.

Open the same in Mapsource, save it as gpx once more or as gdb file, and then sent it to GPS, it will be loaded to your GPS as a track.

If Nuvi wont accept it as Track, then convert the track you saved as GDB file to a route using WinGDB.


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I have a Garmin Nuvi 205w. I charted a route on Google Maps and converted the generated KML into GPX format. However, I am unable to get my Garmin Nuvi 205w to recognize the track. It is able to recognize the waypoints though. Is this a limitation with my device? Is there any way I can make it recognize the track as well?

Thanks in advavnce...
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If Nuvi wont accept it as Track, then convert the track you saved as GDB file to a route using WinGDB.
He has 205W. It wont accept routes. He has to create a sequence of way points and manually go point by point for the ordered sequence.

@cool_dube As @vu2pmc mentioned,

- You can load the GPX into Mapsource (Windows) or Basecamp (Mac)
- then create way points along the track.
- Load these waypoints into 205W by connecting it to the PC.
- Then follow them in an ordered sequence.

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Dear All

Need some suggestions regarding Sat Nav options in India for my upcoming visit to India , I have been using Tom Tom Start 20 for the past couple of years in U.K and have used them in Western Europe with some incredible accuracy , I'm doing a road trip within India during November and was looking at relevant options , Tom Tom is offering India Maps with 1 yr free update fro 39.99 which is approximately Rs 3999 , out here it is much better than Garmin and Navman , tried to look for tom tom reviews in India without much success , so seeking your opinions as to which way to go with this .

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Best option would be to get a Garmin hardware and Map My India maps. Thats the best possible combination available at the moment.
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