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Old 30th October 2008, 13:01   #586
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Moto MING A1600 comes pre-loaded with maps for 30 major Indian cities with voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation. But, the AGPS does not work in India.

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Old 30th October 2008, 14:36   #587
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@hydra- how much did you pay for the offline map?
3490/- (Includes the Wayfinder GPS SW -- nothing else needed).

MapmyIndia iNav : GPS navigation for mobile phones! Nokia, Blackberry, HTC, ASUS GPS phone navigation software all India
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thanks hydra- that is not expensive at all. where have you TDed it? no point in using it inside COK, have you tried CBE? please post feedback when you do.
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Old 30th October 2008, 16:18   #589
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If you are in a major city you can use OSM maps on Nokia phones like E71. Free, nothing to pay at all.
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Thanks a lot vabs78, that helped and I'm now able to use the GPS unit completely with Google Maps on my phone.
OK, this combination of the Holux GPSlim 240 and the Motorola Q8 GSM was working fine until recently. I upgraded to the latest version of Google Maps and now, my phone is not able to pair with the GPS.

Can somebody please help me pair these again?
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I have a satguide system in my PPC. I would like to know if there is a possibility to record the route I have taken. Else is there any way by logging the GPS co-ordinates and time and play back in some other software. My main idea is to avoid the noting down of time, distance, etc. during a trip and let the device do it for me.

This could give good travel logs and can be uploaded for others. All ideas are welcome..
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I have a satguide system in my PPC. I would like to know if there is a possibility to record the route I have taken. Else is there any way by logging the GPS co-ordinates and time and play back in some other software. My main idea is to avoid the noting down of time, distance, etc. during a trip and let the device do it for me.

This could give good travel logs and can be uploaded for others. All ideas are welcome..
Well, I can do that using a software called Sports tracker in my Nokia. Its basically a running/ jogging/ cycling software with good logs.

I'm sure there must be something like this for PPC.

My point, if you can't find a road route recording software use a sports tracker!
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Which is the OS you are running on PPC, depending upon that I can guide you to free software you can run
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Its the old HP ipaq 6515. Its winCE not WM6.

In destinator 7, I have seen a route recording and play back option. But I would like something like NMEA log, and use up with much detailed maps else where.

I am trying GPSgate, and then to convert and try with google maps. dont know if this is the best
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Gosmore is available for winCE
Gosmore - OpenStreetMap
You can explore other free softwares too
Using OpenStreetMap - OpenStreetMap
For example, runGPS is designed for runners and cyclists to manage their workout tracks
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Basic question can someone help in a step by step guide to use gps in Kerala.
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Currently, im using Mgmaps(Mobile GMaps - View maps from various sources on your mobile phone!) in my nokia 6220 classic. GPRS connections is not needed. This software can be used to browse maps offline.

the map coordinates( ".map" file can be downloaded from Map Creation Tool for MGMaps and converted into offline map tiles using gmapmaker (gMapMaker - builds (OziExlorer compatible) maps from Google Map tile images)

the map tiles can be stored in the mobile phone memory card and be browsed with mgmaps.

maps are pretty accurate but no voice navigation available( afterall, its a free software).
As I posted before, I too use mgmaps quite a bit with either Google maps or Yahoo India maps (same map data as mapmyindia). I have a N95 and have used it widely. It works well. The driving directions don't work in India since Google maps does not support it yet for India (have used this in US though, it requires GPRS/EDGE to contact the Google maps site).

Have use Nokia maps for South Germany and for California as well. The free tracking facility was removed from Maps 1.0 and later updates :-( Navigation can be purchased on a duration basis (1 week, month, year etc). Map coverage for big Indian cities has improved (a year back, Bangalore had 3/4 roads in it) but still not as good as mapmyindia.

I am thinking of buying the mapmyindia iNav for N95 - had sent several mails to mapmyindia since last 2+ years to make a navigation software /devices - finally have something that works on my phone.

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Take the garmin street pilot one. People on other groups have reported better results than MMI - as far back as four months - both maps compared on Garmin GPSes side by side.
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@tsk1979, thanks for those links. I was going round in circles trying to understand openstreetmaps.

Here is a link, probably useful for garmin users:-

OSM Map On Garmin - OpenStreetMap

And what I find useful about OSM is that we can upload data we collect on our own GPS devices to OSM; so that others will find it useful.
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Take the garmin street pilot one. People on other groups have reported better results than MMI - as far back as four months - both maps compared on Garmin GPSes side by side.
phamilyman, could you post a link or two on such discussions you came across ? Garmin maps for India were earlier much worse than mapmyindia or even google.
Besides, Garmin does not make maps, they source it from Navteq - and if Navteq had the best maps for India, Nokia maps should be offering them (atleast in near future), because Nokia bought Navteq some months back!
So, this is indeed interesting - One of the reasons I did not by Garmin for mobile is the lack of India maps when it was launched...
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