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Topic # 105363 3-Jul-2012 11:31 Send private message

Bro has  HTC Wildfire.  Have updated Google Maps.  It appears the caching option is not available under the "labs" section anymore.  Is it still possible to cache that radius area?



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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 649967 3-Jul-2012 11:42 Send private message

Its integrated into Google Maps now. When you open the map hit menu and select make available off line.

Just googled this;
http://www.valuewalk.com/2012/07/how-to-download-google-maps-for-offline-viewing/



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  Reply # 650123 3-Jul-2012 16:43 Send private message

Thanks for that :)

It seems the radius now is smaller than the past?  I could only cache the area <1MB just around my neighbourhood. 

Also, can someone remind me how to change the navigation spoken (guidance) language?  Does anyone have a fav?  Been searching the net and they sound like robots.

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  Reply # 650158 3-Jul-2012 17:36 Send private message

I was able to cache the wider Wellington area (about 60MB) no worries so i'm not sure what's going on there.

I've never used the spoken language navigation so can't help there i'm afraid.



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  Reply # 655896 15-Jul-2012 11:03 Send private message

Just an update, when you draw that square.  You can pinch and expand to a 60MB size I think, Wellington covers up to Levin or something ... I guess it is somewhat helpful. 

I still prefer my Nokia than bro's HTC just b/c it has the whole NZ map or multiple countries if your memory card allows with all the POIs and routing ability.  May look at a bluetooth gps receiver to get a quicker fix. 

I also find that a Navman or TomTom is better for NZ travelling cos it just works, works without 3G, has the whole NZ/AU map, works in area without cell towers like parts of the remote areas. 

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