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Old 28th July 2010, 18:52   #1126
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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?
You only get the map in an SD card. No software is provided.
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Old 28th July 2010, 19:49   #1127
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I really did a bad job of showing the same areas there, but hey, more or less.
Well, not compared to what I tried:

Google Maps:
Name:  sshot000.bmp
Views: 531
Size:  225.1 KB

MapMyIndia:
Name:  sshot001.bmp
Views: 504
Size:  225.1 KB

Satguide:
Name:  sshot002.bmp
Views: 537
Size:  225.1 KB
This is the 400+ town map

All from my HTC Windows mobile. Also I may not have gotten the zoom correctly!
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Old 28th July 2010, 20:50   #1128
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A useful contribution. I don't know how you manage the device screenshots: very neat!

If you zoom out on the satguide, how far does the street-by-street cover go? Do you see the water to the East?
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Old 29th July 2010, 20:15   #1129
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A useful contribution. I don't know how you manage the device screenshots: very neat!
Thanks. The device in question is an HTC Windows mobile phone. I have a screen capture application installed in it.

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If you zoom out on the satguide, how far does the street-by-street cover go? Do you see the water to the East?
Please see whether this zooming out is fine:

MapMyIndia:
Name:  sshot001.bmp
Views: 511
Size:  225.1 KB

Satguide:
Name:  sshot000.bmp
Views: 519
Size:  225.1 KB
This is their maps with 400+ towns / cities mapped.
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Many thanks, trrk.

Confirms, I think, that for me, the current winner would be MMI.

That might not be the same for everyone of course. In fact it is an ideal moment to use the Internet abbreviation YMMV: everyone's mileage may, indeed, vary!
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I recently drove down to Hyd for the weekend. Used the GPS throughout and here are my views:

GPS: Garmin 265W
Maps:Satnav

Highway: As the NH7 has a lot of changes from the older NH7, the poor maps were lost in between. A lot of times it kept telling us to follow the path

Inside Hyd it was brilliant. We were able to navigate to whichever place we wanted to without a glitch, though it takes the shortest route which might not be the smoothest.
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@sammyboy: You can change the options and get the 'faster' routes.

I think the moral is that look at where you want to travel most of the time, and then decide which one you wish to use.
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Many thanks, trrk.

Confirms, I think, that for me, the current winner would be MMI.
A pleasure to help!

The newer version of Satguide may have improved on this!
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I recently drove down to Hyd for the weekend. Used the GPS throughout and here are my views:

GPS: Garmin 265W
Maps:Satnav

Highway: As the NH7 has a lot of changes from the older NH7, the poor maps were lost in between. A lot of times it kept telling us to follow the path

Inside Hyd it was brilliant. We were able to navigate to whichever place we wanted to without a glitch, though it takes the shortest route which might not be the smoothest.
Satguide India is Hyderabad based!

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Well said! Both MMI and Satguide have 600+ towns covered.
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I guess the latest one for Satguide is 728 towns.
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@sammyboy: You can change the options and get the 'faster' routes.

I think the moral is that look at where you want to travel most of the time, and then decide which one you wish to use.
I did try that too, it took me through routes I could never have imagined. It was raining and i tried the fastest route. It took me through roads which had over 1ft of water . Went back to the shortest setting after that. Best way I could figure out was to look for the route in parts, instead of the entire long route at a time.

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Satguide India is Hyderabad based!

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Ah...thanks Sutripa, didnt really know that. Figures, thats why its so well covered.

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I guess the latest one for Satguide is 728 towns.
Which is the latest release? I got my maps about a month and a half back

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It took me through roads which had over 1ft of water
The system was originally designed for marine navigation!
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The system was originally designed for marine navigation!
lol, had i known this I would have carried a Sextant along with me as a backup
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Very wise! And an echo sounder would be useful for confirming the depth of water without getting your leg wet!

You'd be amazed where these things lead people. I think there are whole internet sites about people driving into rivers and lorries getting stuck in roads that turn out to be not much more than footpaths!
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