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By smckane, Junior Member on 8th December 2007, 10:24 PM
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Hi,

Was just wondering if anyone had a recomendation for a good GPS porgram? I'm looking for good mapping rather than road directions. Google Maps Mobile is great, but not so good when I'm out of range from a cell tower...

Thanks for your help :)

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8th December 2007, 10:39 PM |#2  
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TomTom 6 with 6.75 map ( the best, for me)

Navigon 6 ( nice but slower with elf)

Route 66 gps (
9th December 2007, 10:43 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the sugestions giovanniriccio, but those are all road directions programs, and I don't drive (yet, sadly). Looking for something I can use when out walking / on my bike.

Cheers :)
10th December 2007, 10:57 AM |#4  
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How about OziExplorer?
http://www.oziexplorer.com/
Is that what you're looking for? You will need to supply your own (scanned or digital) maps, but if you have those (or find it in gps-forums): it worked great on my HTC Magician. Haven't installed it to my touch yet, though, so I can't promise it will work, and if you don't have the maps in the right format, it can be a bit of a pain in the ass to get it all right.
10th December 2007, 11:13 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by smckane

Thanks for the sugestions giovanniriccio, but those are all road directions programs, and I don't drive (yet, sadly). Looking for something I can use when out walking / on my bike.

Cheers :)

I myself use Navigon more so then TOM TOM (I have both installed) only because I like the interface a bit better... and waiting an additional 3 seconds to have the program load or another 3 for a route to load in comparision to Tom Tom isn't that big of a deal for me.

However, that said. TomTom 6 and Navigon both give you the option to choose your method of transport, So you can choose walking route or biking instead of driving a car.

Navigon has these options: Fast Car, Standard Car, Slow Car, Motorbike, Lorry, Bicycle, Pedestrian. Now as far as I know it doesnt have walking paths programmed into it it just uses these settings to give you an estimate on how long till you reach your destination.

Same for Tomtom however it's options are as follows; Fastest Routes, Shortest Routes, Walking Routes, and Bicycle routes. I've never used any of these features so now sure how they really work BUT they are there.

Like I was saying about the load up time between the two, depending on what type of Touch you have will likely make a difference because honestly I've barely noticed a difference as far as route loading times but that could be because I have the touch enhanced so it runs fairly fast.

Hope this helps!
11th December 2007, 09:11 AM |#6  
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Memory-Map
Memory map is brilliant for mountian biking and walking.

http://www.memory-map.com/

30 day trial available and good quality maps (UK, France) available or you can import. Runs on PC and PPC so you can dowload and analyse your routes
14th December 2007, 08:40 AM |#7  
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I'd second Memory Maps, it has worked brillantly for me on a number of WM devices including the touch. It can be a bit pricey for maps, but Memory maps navigator is free and can import and calibrate scanned maps.
14th December 2007, 02:53 PM |#8  
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Thank you :)

Lots of options to play with over the Christams holidays!

Cheers!

smckane
15th December 2007, 03:50 AM |#9  
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Hey Guys...

Heres a link to the Cube Icons thread I made. If you go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...=351551&page=4
you'll find not only icons for the aplauncher for TomTom and Navigon but I also made some Icons for the mediahub panel of the cube as well.
15th December 2007, 04:26 PM |#10  
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Anyone know how to fix the "No maps found!" TomTom error? I'm currently using TomTom 6.203 (7220) with USA/Canada maps version 6.75 (1409). I have the maps folder in my microSD card.
15th December 2007, 05:11 PM |#11  
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I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM, dos any body know how to fix, you cannot get into settings to look for maps, it just takes you to tomtom download page

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