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  Reply # 101575 23-Dec-2007 18:06
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I have now set Garmin up on my phone successfully so if people want help they can ask me too (trying to even the workload a little, peejayw has done heaps with maps for us all).




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  Reply # 101580 23-Dec-2007 19:47
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NZtechfreak: I have now set Garmin up on my phone successfully so if people want help they can ask me too (trying to even the workload a little, peejayw has done heaps with maps for us all).


Thank you for your offer of support.  For the benefit of all readers, could you post the link to the product that we need to purchase online and any tips and hints?  Thank you.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 101585 23-Dec-2007 20:26
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Get it here

Or here

Basically theres loads of places, doesn't really matter which mapset they come with as you're going to add the free NZ open maps anyways.




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  Reply # 101641 24-Dec-2007 12:42
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How do you install those maps for garmin xt? I downloaded them now where do i put them, a special folder? I tried putting them in the garmin folder but nothing showed up.

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  Reply # 101642 24-Dec-2007 12:46
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You need the mapsource program in order to send them to your device.




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  Reply # 101664 24-Dec-2007 14:22

NZtechfreak: I have now set Garmin up on my phone successfully so if people want help they can ask me too (trying to even the workload a little, peejayw has done heaps with maps for us all).


And how did you do it? Did you order it from Expansys or from somewhere else? Or just downloaded the sw from somewhere? How long did it take to arrive? And from where you downloaded the free NZ maps for it?




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  Reply # 101683 24-Dec-2007 16:36
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Sorry, running off out of town to see family for Christmas - I linked to the NZ maps on the previous page (alternately google NZ Open GPS maps).




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  Reply # 101891 27-Dec-2007 11:32
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Wee problem. I have also got Garmin XT Mobile running on N95. Garmin is happily picking up the GPS signal and I have downloaded the NZ open source map from the link 2 pages before this. Placed them inside the Garmin directory and deleted the base map that garmin mobile XT came with which was for Europe. But if I go to find address I get the Error, "Detailed maps are required to use this feature. Visit Garmin.com for more information."

Just wondering how to get around this problem. The NZ open source maps I downloaded had about 8~9 .img files which I placed them all inside the Garmin folder.




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  Reply # 101903 27-Dec-2007 15:02
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You need to add them to your card with Garmin's Maploader software - it's possible to get a free working copy. Just google for it and you'll find it.

I got mine from Expansys, and then added to my own 8GB card. I won't go into details about how, as I believe this would also enable people to install cracked copies on their phones, but suffice to say that google can provide the answers.




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  Reply # 101963 27-Dec-2007 22:28
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Good god Garmin's mapsource software sucks....took 6 installs before it installed properly...kept saying please install again....seemed like a common problem on google as well...

hats down...the open source map is very very good...thanks heaps to the author of it for putting a lot of effort into it...

one question - How do i find addresses? I click on Find Address and it only gives 1 option which is Find State? I put Waikato or even Auckland but nothing appears....any particular way to find address in the open maps? please help.




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  Reply # 101967 27-Dec-2007 22:38
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I haven't mastered addresses yet, but I can search for streets and be routed to them. Check the NZ Open Maps forums - theres instructions there. Basically you need to download another piece of Garmin software, the POI loader, and load NZ streets as a custom POI set. Then you go to "Where to?", Extras, Custom POI and enter the street name.




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  Reply # 101969 27-Dec-2007 22:42
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Im wondering if its worth compiling a sticky or a document about this.
How about a "How To" to setting this up on your phone.
What software you need
How to set this up-folders to put what in etc

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  Reply # 101972 27-Dec-2007 22:52
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NZtechfreak: I haven't mastered addresses yet, but I can search for streets and be routed to them. Check the NZ Open Maps forums - theres instructions there. Basically you need to download another piece of Garmin software, the POI loader, and load NZ streets as a custom POI set. Then you go to "Where to?", Extras, Custom POI and enter the street name.


would you please be able to provide the link to the thread....i am on the forums but dont know which one to look for...quite a few of them about POI...also what's a good scale to the load the map into N95 at? I choose the default 700mi Medium

Edit - found the POI link and the installation file link as well. looks very impressive. will try out the whole GPS system from home to work tommorow morning :)

Thanks




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  Reply # 101988 28-Dec-2007 07:13
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Good luck! I've been finding the routing really good. Usually takes the most natural routes, and if you take a wrong turn it recalculates on the fly. Used it for a few days now. Got the sound balance right for listening to the music player at the same time too (via Belkin tunecast), set the music player to 70-80% and the audio in Garmin to 100% - that way your voice guidance is nice n clear over the music. You'll probably want the V20 firmware to try that though!




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  Reply # 102006 28-Dec-2007 10:00
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psychrn: Im wondering if its worth compiling a sticky or a document about this.
How about a "How To" to setting this up on your phone.
What software you need
How to set this up-folders to put what in etc

Cheers


I'm currently doing a series on Nokia handset GPS on my blog (link in my sig) - look to part 3 for more on all of this.




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