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Old 8th July 2010, 13:25   #1096
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I bought a nuvi 255w and satnav map in micro-SD card recently. I want to use MapSource to see satnav map. Can anyone here give instructions on how to do it ?

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Did you use the Gmaptool - Mapsettoolkit route? If so, which version of GMaptool did you use? It would be nice if you would post a tutorial on how to do it.
It's easy. I shall work on a tutorial and post it here later tonight.
Will put up the 3 utilities that I got from the net that helped open the maps to make them readable on mapsource.
Also will put in a bit about how to install mapsource.
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Old 8th July 2010, 14:00   #1097
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Think they say "demo" so that full price paying customers are not up in arms. Bought a unit sometime back. Nothing demo or used or repaired/ refurbished about it. Was NOS.


And please note, these are actual reasonable prices. They are not selling at a loss.

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Thats a very keen observation! They just say it for the full paying chaps.

And yes, I completely agree that they arent losing money on it. Considering that GPS devices are disproportionately expensive in India.
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Old 8th July 2010, 22:06   #1098
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Wrote an email to them to get a 4.3 inch display piece today here was the reply


Thank you for writing to SatGuide.
For in car navigation we are providing SatGuide 3.5" PND, SatGuide X350 and SatGuide G35. All these devices are preloaded with SatGuide software and One India Integrated Map. As of now we are providing One India Map with 737 cities and 20 Lakh Point of Interests which covered all the National highways, state highways & district highways from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

For your quick reference, I am providing the below details of our various PNDs available with us

SatGuide 3.5" PND: 1. 3.5 inch screen device.
2. Mp3 Player, Picture viewer.
3. Comes with all the accessories to fix it in a car.
4. You will get Car Charger, Room Charger, Mount to fix it in a car, USB cable. Actual cost of the device will cost you Rs.12,590, as an offer price we can offer you for Rs. 5931/- including tax and shipping charges

SatGuide Moov X350:

1. 3.5 inch screen device.
2. MP3 player, Picture viewer.
3. Comes with all the accessories to fix it in a car.
4. You will get Car Charger, Room Charger, Mount to fix it in a car, Audio Jack to connect device to speakers, USB cable.
5. The actual price of this device is Rs.13,299.00. As an offer price we can offer you for Rs. 5471/- including tax and shipping charges.

SatGuide G35
1. 3.5 inch screen device.
2. Mp3 player, Picture viewer, Video Player, Bluetooth.
3. Comes with all the accessories to fix it in a car.
4. You will get Car Charger, Room Charger, Mount to fix it in a car, Audio Jack to connect device to speakers, USB cable.
5. The actual price of this device is Rs.13,590.00. As an offer price we can offer you for Rs. 7999/- including tax and shipping charges.


Raja. T
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SatNav Technologies
Ph:+91 40 66777333





hope its useful to somebody here.how ever the 4.3 inch one's are all sold out they only have a few 3.2 ones left..


EDIT:http://www.gadgetsguru.com/car-acces...heap-sale.aspx

The Gadget guru price is cheaper! what a waste of time,so much for used demo pieces.

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Dear All,

I have been considering to buy one of the Garmin Nuvi units and using Sat Guide maps on them.

I have a few questions :

1) Does it matter which Garmin unit ? Is there any particular model which you would reccomend ?

2) Which maps are the best for travelling around India ? With clearly marked highways etc ?

3) Which map software would allow me to map details during one of my trips telling me at which point of time I crossed a particular spot, average speed, top speed, number of hours etc.

4) Is there any tracking unit available which I could use for allowing others to track my location ?

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Also, has anyone used a Navigon unit with indian maps ? Would there be any issues ?
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@senindra:
1. Almost all. I have a 265WT
2. Both SatNav (<Rs.1000) and MapMyIndia (>2300) are excellent. The latter is supposed to have better coverage of semi-rural areas. National and State Highways both are superb. I have SatNav
3.This is more of a feature of the GPS system.
4.Almost certainly these are. Many major transport operators monitor their trucks in real time. The railways have SIMRAN which is still to be formally implemented.
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EDIT:Car Gadgets in India l Car Bluetooth l DVD Players l Power Speakers l Head Units l Subwoofers l Tuters l HID Hit.

The Gadget guru price is cheaper! what a waste of time,so much for used demo pieces.
It's a pure hogwash.
They have simply added VAT 12.5% and final price comes to what Mapmyindia and SatGuide offered price only.
Just click buy, you can find what i am saying.
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My recent week in and around Alleppey, on my Nokia, was a complete blank apart from a very few highways. It doesn't even have the enormous Vembanad lake marked as a geographical feature at all. I was using it to log positions to check out later on Google Earth, but for navigation, it was useless.

Just look at the online maps and see the difference between the blank Navtech page and the amount of detail on the MapMyIndia page.

Unless in a metro, or perhaps, on a NH, Navtech for India is a joke. It reminds me of something I used to say to my managers: "Look, never mind how cheap your alternative is, it won't work, and if it doesn't work, then however cheap it is, it is too expensive,"
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@senindra:
1. Almost all. I have a 265WT
2. Both SatNav (<Rs.1000) and MapMyIndia (>2300) are excellent. The latter is supposed to have better coverage of semi-rural areas. National and State Highways both are superb. I have SatNav
3.This is more of a feature of the GPS system.
4.Almost certainly these are. Many major transport operators monitor their trucks in real time. The railways have SIMRAN which is still to be formally implemented.
Appreciate your reply for my questions sgiitk. Thank you.
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2. Both SatNav (<Rs.1000) and MapMyIndia (>2300) are excellent. The latter is supposed to have better coverage of semi-rural areas. National and State Highways both are superb. I have SatNav
Mapmyindia for Garmin costs 7K! Dont know where the 2.3K is coming from? Are you talking of mobile maps?

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My recent week in and around Alleppey, on my Nokia, was a complete blank apart from a very few highways. It doesn't even have the enormous Vembanad lake marked as a geographical feature at all. I was using it to log positions to check out later on Google Earth, but for navigation, it was useless.

Just look at the online maps and see the difference between the blank Navtech page and the amount of detail on the MapMyIndia page.

Unless in a metro, or perhaps, on a NH, Navtech for India is a joke. It reminds me of something I used to say to my managers: "Look, never mind how cheap your alternative is, it won't work, and if it doesn't work, then however cheap it is, it is too expensive,"
Nokia (Ovi Maps) coverage in kerala ranges from good to horrible. Routes towards Munnar from Tiruppur / Udumalpettai etc are covered in detail.

However most parts within kerala are left out.

Google maps is much better at showing at least the roads (SH's), where Nokia did not show any location apart from a GPS fix.
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Mapmyindia for Garmin costs 7K! Dont know where the 2.3K is coming from? Are you talking of mobile maps?
@ampere: they must have reviset the prices. Obviously, Rs.990 sure beats 7000!

As for Nokia maps they are a joke. You are much better off with running Google maps which are excellent, as an application. The Nokia GPS links into it as does htc (Android and Hero).
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@ampere: they must have reviset the prices. Obviously, Rs.990 sure beats 7000!

As for Nokia maps they are a joke. You are much better off with running Google maps which are excellent, as an application. The Nokia GPS links into it as does htc (Android and Hero).
I have Satguide running on my HTC Touch Diamond2, Mapmy India running on Nokia E52, in addition to Ovi(Nokia) maps. On the recent trips to munnar, it was nokia maps that had the best coverage....satguide was better....whereas mapmy India was a joke..!!

Nokia-Ovi maps gives a better package- lonely planet+burrp+weather+events....in addition to sharing your location.........all for Free...!! I dont think you can beat the value that it offers.
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It's easy. I shall work on a tutorial and post it here later tonight.
Will put up the 3 utilities that I got from the net that helped open the maps to make them readable on mapsource.
Also will put in a bit about how to install mapsource.
Despite several attempts, I still haven't been able to run Mapsource. A tutorial would be a Godsend!
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Was someone able to figure out why MapmyIndia costs much more than Satguide? 7k vs <1k seems to be a weird comparison!!
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