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Old 22nd July 2010, 16:05   #1111
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Hello MX6,

Can you post the tutorial and the utilities ? I look forward to your response.

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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.
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Old 26th July 2010, 21:51   #1112
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I have recieved my Nuvi 1300. The last few comments really confused me as to which maps I should buy. I had zero-d to Mapmyindia. Also, did anyone use the maps from Garmin ?

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Old 27th July 2010, 09:59   #1113
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I am using SatNav. They are as good as MapMyIndia and Rs.990 sure beats Rs.7000. I am told that the rural coverage of MMI may be slightly better. Both cover 700+ towns!
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It is easy to compare before purchase by looking at the on-line mapping sites. I strongly recommend doing this before purchase.

SatNav is based on Navteq? In that case, expect much of India to be a big blank. it's ok to have for free, on my Nokia phone, but I wouldn't pay anything for it.
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@Thad: I am still to find any big blanks in my Satnav maps! May be I with find them in the future!
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Old 27th July 2010, 14:17   #1116
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MMI and Satguide have same amount of coverage. But the price difference is huge. 7K versus 1K. That alone make Satguide real VFM. But yes, do check if Satguide covers your area well.

In around Bangalore I have had no major issues.
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Old 27th July 2010, 14:18   #1117
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Satquide is pretty good in my experience so far with South India. I use it on my Garmin 265WT. I also have Nokia maps on my mobile phone, which as Thad mentioned is mostly blank over here. Satguide is far better than that.
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The only problem I find is that at least in places like Kanpur you cannot use PIN codes to find your way. I am told things are fine in the metros.

At the risk of repeating myself, the Survey of India is still to digitize all of India maps. So there are bound to be some gaps in all of them.

Try to find your way from Leh to eh Nubra Valley on Google. You will know. Even closer at hand try to go anywhere from Bhimtal. Google maps does not know of the old (and excellent) road from Bhimtal to Bhowali, so wants you to go down to the Railhead (Kathgodam/Haldwani) every time.
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Sorry to keep harping on about Kerala. I guess each of us will have different bits of non-metro India that we are interested in, and those should be our test places. The metros are going to be covered anyway. Chennai coverage on my Nokia phone is excellent.

My test place is Alleppey. Check it out on the following pages. Then try the non-metro area of India that matters to you.

Satguide

MapMyIndia

There is absolutely no comparison. Maybe that is what makes MMI seven times the price.
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Sorry to keep harping on about Kerala. I guess each of us will have different bits of non-metro India that we are interested in, and those should be our test places. The metros are going to be covered anyway. Chennai coverage on my Nokia phone is excellent.

My test place is Alleppey. Check it out on the following pages. Then try the non-metro area of India that matters to you.

Satguide

MapMyIndia

There is absolutely no comparison. Maybe that is what makes MMI seven times the price.
Thad, I dont know about the map what you see on the site. It is from RoadsofIndia website and doesnt seem to show any "points of interest" as seen in MMI map. Seems different from what map I get on the GPS device. I have used Satguide in Kerala and it is pretty good. It shows all roads in all towns I went including Palakkad, Thrissur and Kottayam.
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I have used Satguide in Kerala and it is pretty good. It shows all roads in all towns
If I am mis-informed, then that's great! It doesn't make sense that Satguide should put something different online: what a bad advertisement!
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@Thad,

Dec 2009 I did Bangalore-Munnar-Adimali-Kothamangalam-Muvattupuza-Tripanithura-Vaikam-Kumarakom

Kumarakom-Vaikam-Tripanithura-Trichur-Guruvayur-Kunnankulam-Pattambi-Perinthalmanna-Melatoor-Nilambur-Gudalur-Mysore-BLR.

Satguide was perfectly at home. Most routes on this leg were covered. Not sure of other sectors in Kerala.
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I too rate Satguide garmin map much better than MMI. The POIs are comparable and SatGuide also provides regular updates on Garmin without robbing you.
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One question, if you buy a garmin map from Satguide on SD card, do you get Garmin Mobile XT software also, or only the map img file?
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Thad, I dont know about the map what you see on the site. It is from RoadsofIndia website and doesnt seem to show any "points of interest" as seen in MMI map. Seems different from what map I get on the GPS device. I have used Satguide in Kerala and it is pretty good. It shows all roads in all towns I went including Palakkad, Thrissur and Kottayam.
So, what you see for Alleppey, on your device is more than this?

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I'd be glad to know that it is!


You can see that the MMI offering would be useful even aboard a boat!

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I really did a bad job of showing the same areas there, but hey, more or less. Moving over to the backwaters, the superiority of MMI is even more evident, clearly showing the reclaimed blocks of land and, at least the major, canals.

By the way: I'm still holding off purchasing anything specific for the car. I want a bigger display, and they are too expensive. Garmin+MMI has been at the top of my list, but new tablet computers over the next year or so could change everything
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