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Old 13th September 2006, 18:34   #91
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I have been using Mapking on my HP 6965 for the past 2 months now.. i dont think it is all that bad as mentioned by some members over here, until ofcourse i can find something better. It is updated upto April 2006. It might not be exactly accurate, but it helps you in finding your place quite well. You need to make it learn or prepare your own routes.
the maps(for india) for mapking are compiled by Eicher india.
It has functions of re-routing, marking your own waypoints ect.
Maybe we need to compare various products to rate each one.

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yep this thread is surelly become very interesting. you finally got to make good use of your pocket pc. I'am awaiting your return to know how well it works in namma bengaluru.

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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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Old 14th September 2006, 09:11   #94
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Try the Mumbai map that garmin gives. It is calibrated and guides you very correctly. I am speaking from my first hand experience.

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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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Does Garmin sell the maps seperately? I already have a PocketPC phone and cant be bothered to buy/carry/charge two devices just because the GPS distributors want to dump their hardware on me along with the software.
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Old 14th September 2006, 15:09   #96
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Try the Mumbai map that garmin gives. It is calibrated and guides you very correctly. I am speaking from my first hand experience.
called Garmin today..they said around Rs7000 for the Mumbai map..but couldn't provide me any more details,like when was it last updated,etc.
They told me to go to their office near the domestic airport and talk to sales manager there,and ask for a demo..
I think the maps are expensive right now..hopefully,in another 5-6 months,as more companies develop city maps for GPS use,they'll be cheaper..

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Can a garmin Pocket PC user confirm , what is the software he is using to view the maps, i will try to get hold of the software and try out the demo maps, meanwhile if someone wants mapking software with maps, i can share mine.
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They are having QUE NAV, It's come inbuilt, so no extra software in CD format, but yes as per my knowledge they charge extra for the sofwarewho doesnt have garmin with them.
so the maps they making here are compatible with garmin handsets only, third party pocket pc need to purchase that software as well,
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Why dont you guys check out satguide.. Its got indian maps and you dont even need a seperate dedicated GPS unit. It works with any Windows mobile + GPS unit. They also however sell a complete packaged GPS unit.
http://www.satguide.in/

Below is the contact details i got from them Citywise

[SIZE=2]New Delhi:
C 4, Sector-12,
Noida-201301 UP, India.
Tel No.:91-120-2545555
Email : nipponsatguide@vsnl.net,nipponsales@vsnl.net
Mahender Chauhan - +91-09899889340
Manoj Dhapola - +91-09899113581
Vipin Kumar - +91-09873093801
Shouvik Sanyal - +91-09873093802

Mumbai:
195/2B, 1st Floor, Nalini Narayan Sadan, G P Road,
Andheri West, Mumbai-400053
Email : nippon@vsnl.net
Tel No.:91-22-55777771/2
Pranav Tripathi - +91-09820607895
Rajul Srivastava - +91-09867017001

Hyderabad:
Vadde Mohan - +91-09885287896
Chennai:
72, Ormes Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai-600010
Tel No.:91-44-26446247
Shahji Panikar - +91-09840036702
Bangalore:
Santosh Mathew - +91-09845500393

Pune:
Pranav Tripathi - +91-09820607895
Rajul Srivastava -+91-09867017001

Hope it helps. I would drop in sometime later next week for my unit. So until then i cant comment on how it is.

- Harish Segar
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Why dont you guys check out satguide.. Its got indian maps and you dont even need a seperate dedicated GPS unit. It works with any Windows mobile + GPS unit. They also however sell a complete packaged GPS unit.
http://www.satguide.in/

Below is the contact details i got from them Citywise

[SIZE=2]New Delhi:
C 4, Sector-12,
Noida-201301 UP, India.
Tel No.:91-120-2545555
Email : nipponsatguide@vsnl.net,nipponsales@vsnl.net
Mahender Chauhan - +91-09899889340
Manoj Dhapola - +91-09899113581
Vipin Kumar - +91-09873093801
Shouvik Sanyal - +91-09873093802

Mumbai:
195/2B, 1st Floor, Nalini Narayan Sadan, G P Road,
Andheri West, Mumbai-400053
Email : nippon@vsnl.net
Tel No.:91-22-55777771/2
Pranav Tripathi - +91-09820607895
Rajul Srivastava - +91-09867017001

Hyderabad:
Vadde Mohan - +91-09885287896
Chennai:
72, Ormes Road, Kilpauk,
Chennai-600010
Tel No.:91-44-26446247
Shahji Panikar - +91-09840036702
Bangalore:
Santosh Mathew - +91-09845500393

Pune:
Pranav Tripathi - +91-09820607895
Rajul Srivastava -+91-09867017001

Hope it helps. I would drop in sometime later next week for my unit. So until then i cant comment on how it is.

- Harish Segar
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As per some reviews from my friends using Nippon, they are not satisfied with the accuracy, our team bhp member by the name of DRIVEN is a dist. for garmin and nippon both, he also disnt advised me to go for nippon,
it comes a comeplete package for 33 somethng.
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Not sure about it. I am going next week. Will check it out myself before i decide. Maybe the GPS receiver in the Nippon complete package is not great.. Cant see how a software is an issue.

Its cheaper for me as they are loading it onto my windows mobile based PDA + i have a bluetooth Sirf Star iii based GPS receiver.

Will comment once i see it in action.
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Satguide vs garmin Vs Mapking... its the accuracy of the Map which matters.
Gps accuracy is another thing, as all the latest device have good GPS capabilties.
Meanwhile have you guys tried the GPS tracking application, its swell.
Go to www.reperion.com and download the appropriate software for your device and track yourself in Google earth.
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called Garmin today..they said around Rs7000 for the Mumbai map..but couldn't provide me any more details,like when was it last updated,etc.
They told me to go to their office near the domestic airport and talk to sales manager there,and ask for a demo..
I think the maps are expensive right now..hopefully,in another 5-6 months,as more companies develop city maps for GPS use,they'll be cheaper..

-sr
Well,SatGuide have reduced the price of their maps by 70% !..
Now,the maps are for Rs2990 per city instead of Rs10000 !..
You can checkout the maps of SatGuide available on www.ebay.in for more details.
I called them up today and requested a demo for Monday..will report and probably buy their map if it's better and more accurate than Mapking Mumbai map.

Cheers,
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Well,SatGuide have reduced the price of their maps by 70% !..
Now,the maps are for Rs2990 per city instead of Rs10000 !..
You can checkout the maps of SatGuide available on www.ebay.in for more details.
I called them up today and requested a demo for Monday..will report and probably buy their map if it's better and more accurate than Mapking Mumbai map.

Cheers,
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boss dont get confused it was never for 10,000 the whole set comes for 33k which include your city map as well, and if u further bargain u might get another city map for free, and as far as ebay is concerned they are selling map king maps which u can purchase for 14oo something from mapking.com
hve a gr8 time with demo and do go in for a drive inside narrow streets, do not take demo on main road they are obviously clear,
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boss dont get confused it was never for 10,000 the whole set comes for 33k which include your city map as well, and if u further bargain u might get another city map for free, and as far as ebay is concerned they are selling map king maps which u can purchase for 14oo something from mapking.com
hve a gr8 time with demo and do go in for a drive inside narrow streets, do not take demo on main road they are obviously clear,
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Arre dude..did a lot of research..I know the seller selling Mapking maps on ebay India is charging more..because I know mapking.com sells Mumbai map for US $30..
Also - Now,as I had rightly mentioned in my last post - SatGuide has started selling their map too..
Here is DIRECT ONLINE EBAY INDIA PAGE :
http://cgi.ebay.in/SatGuide-Mumbai-G...QQcmdZViewItem

You can check with Mr.Dinakar..whos cell no. is mentioned on the site...the prices of their maps were Rs10,000 just a few days back..they have reduced the prices to Rs2,990..
Rs2,990 Includes :
1.Destinator 5 GPS Navigation Software on CD
2.Mumbai Map
3.License Key for Registering/Activating Map on GPS Device.

The Rs33000 which a4attitude has mentioned is I think he's talking about the combo of GPS PDA Device by Nippon and the Mapping software(by Satguide) inbuilt into the Nippon GPS PDA..but the Satguide people were selling only mapping software for Rs10,000/city(if one has his own GPS device).

I had heard from a friend that their GPS maps are the most accurate ones for the major Indian cities right now.
Their website is www.satguide.in
Have called in for a Demo for monday..will post about it,and will probably buy their software if it's good.
Cheers,
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