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Old 7th September 2006, 09:42   #76
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Hi manveet,
For pocket PC you get these attachments called GPS attachments. The cost was around 40-50$ in the US. Once you have that you can store the track etc., data. After that you download the data to your PC. Then open in GPS trackmaker. GPS trackmaker supports a lot of formats like lowrance/cobra/garmin etc.,.
Then you can do a Save as kml and then open the same kml in google earth.
You will also have to buy delhi maps if you want to do any routing etc.,
I dont use a delhi map, but navigate by way of trails. This way I am making my own maps as I travel around delhi.
Since I know many parts of the city and parts which i go to quite well, it helps me plan the shortest routes to places which have multiple ways of getting there.
On highways I just mark the waypoint for good dhabas and then the GPS alerts me as I approch waypoint.
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Old 7th September 2006, 13:56   #77
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I have heard that Men wont listen and women can't read maps. So, you can notice, men wont move when you honk, and women in the back seat keep pestering you to ask some one for directions when no one is around .

Now who is looking for the GPS?
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Ok all .

I have an O2 Mini PocketPC.

How can I make GPS work on this ? (not sure if it possible)
How can I make Google Earth work on this ? (am sure it IS possible)

Anyone??
tsk?

p.s. my geography is pretty bad and i keep getting lost on delhi roads so this would be a REAL help
hi,

you can buy a bluetooth GPS receiver e.g. Holux slim.. ect
check out info .. http://www.itemsofdesire.com/

I have recently brought an HP iPAQ 6965 which has an in-built GPS in it.
I have been playing with it for the past 2 months almost. Its fun to use.
A PDA device holder which i brought seperately holds it firmly so that you can have clear view of the Map,speed ect.
I had got a software - Mapking with the PDA which had mumbai map in it. The map is quite good.
the CD has the maps of mumbai, chennai, banglore, hyderabad.
You can mark your own waypoints and favourite places, it has voice navigation also.

there are also many other GPS software which shows your current speed , warn you if you are exceeding a certian speed limit ect

the best app is the GPS tracker which helps your family, friends or rather anybody who you choose to track your GPS enbaled phone/PDA in google earth.
the app sends your current location via GPRS/WiFi to a server on the internet which generates google KML files which can be mapped to the free google earth desktop version.
the best part of the Aplication is that it is free to use.

i am having fun in using the GPS.
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Old 10th September 2006, 13:08   #79
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I've finally decided on receiver and ordered for Holux GPSlim 236.
I'm waiting on it to be delivered to me. Once I get it, I'm will try it with Pocket Street here.
I'm planning to use MapKing once I'm back to Bangalore and see how the map is.
I guess that is going to be fun.
Anyone using MapKing in Bangalore!! hows the reliability! is anyone using any other navigation s/w?
let me know if there are other Navigation s/w available and are good for bangalore.
However, I guess MapKing Bangalore has got just the city map and doesnt have the maps for entire state for long trips.
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Finallly I purchased Map from Mumbai I stucked a gr8 deal for BOMBAY, DELHI and Highways all over India from Garmin dist. in Bombay for 10k.
but thier MRP is high.. I have developed some business relations with them as well in terms of my products , so before contacting them let me know I will get u a good price
Reviews: some flaws but over an all too good and far bettr than MAPKING
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Originally Posted by manveet
Ok all .

I have an O2 Mini PocketPC.

How can I make GPS work on this ? (not sure if it possible)
How can I make Google Earth work on this ? (am sure it IS possible)

Anyone??
tsk?

p.s. my geography is pretty bad and i keep getting lost on delhi roads so this would be a REAL help

HARDWARE NEEDED: Since you have O2 Mini, you will be forced to buy bluetooth GPS, which is slightly costlier than a serial/USB one (And dont buy serial/USB GPS becoz it definetely wont work).

SOFTWARE NEEDED: you can get it from
1. ebay.in here

Or

2. http://www.satguide.in - You probably need to pester them to sell you just the software + maps instead of the whole Hardware + software package.


Guys, where do u get this mapking maps? Do they have one for Pune?

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Old 11th September 2006, 16:16   #82
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SPADIVAL: log on to mapking.com i don think they have the trial version of pune,but yes garmin guys have pune in thier list
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Have the Garmin dealers come out with any update for Delhi, Mumbai & India? I would be interested to know since I use a Garmin iQue3200

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Finallly I purchased Map from Mumbai I stucked a gr8 deal for BOMBAY, DELHI and Highways all over India from Garmin dist. in Bombay for 10k.
but thier MRP is high.. I have developed some business relations with them as well in terms of my products , so before contacting them let me know I will get u a good price
Reviews: some flaws but over an all too good and far bettr than MAPKING
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Old 12th September 2006, 17:09   #84
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Have the Garmin dealers come out with any update for Delhi, Mumbai & India? I would be interested to know since I use a Garmin iQue3200
not yet, they taken my numbers and will call at the time of updation expcted in December

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Old 12th September 2006, 20:35   #85
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Finallly I purchased Map from Mumbai I stucked a gr8 deal for BOMBAY, DELHI and Highways all over India from Garmin dist. in Bombay for 10k.
but thier MRP is high.. I have developed some business relations with them as well in terms of my products , so before contacting them let me know I will get u a good price
Reviews: some flaws but over an all too good and far bettr than MAPKING
Cheers
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are you sure if the garmin map is better than Mapking?
will it work on my HP 6965?
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Old 12th September 2006, 23:41   #86
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[quote=netarchie]are you sure if the garmin map is better than Mapking?
will it work on my HP 6965?[/QUOTE
about garmin Map ya till I vote for it its just two days am back in Delhi and not much of travelling so far, at the same time i used mapking for two days
garmin is more reliable.
About Hp 6965, u got to purchase a GPS reciever and aftr u got to pay for the software as well,
As i have purchased garmin so simply paid for maps as the maps they making here are compatible with garmin device whereas any other make means u got to purchase that software as well.

I realised we have many members here using GPS and none has used garmim maps and mapking so why dont any of u give a shot to mapking it comes cheap.. u can try and put up the reviews am sure it would not be that bad.
When I speak, I speak about my experience so no offence to any company or individual.....
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Hi everyone..I downloaded the trial 3 day version of the Mumbai map from mapking.com and used it on my Garmin iQue M3 GPS Pocket PC..and one word -
IT SUCKS..
The entire Mumbai map isn't properly calibrated..I mean when you are travelling on some road,the GPS device will show as you're travelling on some other road,which is parallel and adjacent to the actual road you're on..
So,mapking haven't calibrated the latitudes/longitudes..total waste of time and money..don't buy it.
I have emailed mapking about the entire mumbai map being wrongly calibrated..
I don't know how the SatGuide maps are..but they are expensive !..Rs10,000..while Mapking maps are around Rs1,400 !..but no use atleast of Mumbai map..
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The entire Mumbai map isn't properly calibrated..I mean when you are travelling on some road,the GPS device will show as you're travelling on some other road,which is parallel and adjacent to the actual road you're on..
So,mapking haven't calibrated the latitudes/longitudes..total waste of time and money..don't buy it.
-sr
the accuracy would depend on your gps fix or the satellities you have gotten a lock on, the more the better. don't expect much using a receiver on the dashboard, under the windscreen since the line of sight is restricted, more so if you have a tinted windscreen. in this situation you'd go offroad with the garmin maps as well.
also civilian gps accuracy is rated at 30 meters.
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Hi,
This thread is becoming interesting it seems.
I've received my Holux GPSlim 236 and it looks like it would work well.
presently I'm using Pocket Street from streets and trips 2006 @ Dallas (its been just one day ).
I'm getting good fixes and accuracy as well. The only problem with Pocket Street is it doesnt have much options and no vocal prompts (like streets and trips has).

I'll try and see if I can use mapking and provide you guys some inputs on the same - that shd happen early this October only once I'm back to Bangalore.
However, I find device is really good. inside the hotel room, I'm getting about 6-7 fix. And its really small, I guess even if I use it on my dash, it should work just fine with accuracy. I couldnt have made a better use of my old Pocket PC I'll dedicate that one for navigation and also getting a powered mount kit that hold my PPC, charges it, amplifies the vocal prompts with inbuilt speaker and also charges my BT GPS Receiver. Kewl!!

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I've received my Holux GPSlim 236
How much is Holux GPSlim in the US? Sellers in India really try to loot buyers here. mapking maps on ebay.in is a good example.
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