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# 19292 12-Feb-2008 10:35

After the announcement in Barcelona Nokia has published their new GPS software on their Beta Labs website.
Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta

Important for N95-1 users: it only works with the latest v20 firmware!

I am downloading it now!




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  # 110055 12-Feb-2008 10:54
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The NZ map is only 6.6 MB Cry

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  # 110058 12-Feb-2008 11:01
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I'll be interested in whether the actual maps are any better than the current ones. That's the big downfall with the current version of Nokia Maps - the app itself is OK, but the maps are crap (lots of roads missing, not all road names, etc...)   NZTechFreak had a blog post with screenshot of an awesome NZ maps app, but no further details yet...

 
 
 
 


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  # 110067 12-Feb-2008 12:14
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Yep we need those maps Nokia!!!



Google Maps app and MGMaps with the MS Live maps will continue to be my choices . . .



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# 110068 12-Feb-2008 12:20

The Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta comes with the new Map Loader 1.3.5
I downloaded and installed it, then started.

If you choose the Australia/Oceania category and go into, it shows that the NZ map is 0.7MB big only!!! Australia is 106.2MB.
Software bug maybe? In the main map category it shows that Australia/Oceania is 114.8MB. 106.2+0.7 is not 114.8. Oops. 
114.8-106.2=8.6MB

I will try to restart the program.

BTW you cant use your old maps with the new software, you have to download every maps again.




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  # 110089 12-Feb-2008 14:44

Strange. I will remove the program and re-install everything.
At the moment there is absolutely no map for Auckland, no streets, nada. I can see streets with names in Sydney, but not in Auckland.

If anybody else downloaded, do you have the same issue?





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  # 110302 13-Feb-2008 03:35
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The nokia maps 2.0 beta is pretty useless in NZ.Hardly any streets are there.I just tried it on my n82.Yep the maps are pretty much rubbish.



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# 110328 13-Feb-2008 09:53

Agree. What a disappointment.
It seems that they removed the basic 6.6MB NZ map package from their map catalogue and replaced it with a rubbish 0.7MB one, which hardly contains anything.

The new satellite map feature is nice, but you cannot download the satellite images in bigger packages only tiles by tiles as you browse the map.




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  # 110393 13-Feb-2008 14:34
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so it's basically status quo, no "real" NZ maps yet :(




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# 110834 15-Feb-2008 17:24
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Its only beta :)



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# 110841 15-Feb-2008 18:31

thecrippler: Its only beta :)


In this case the software has the Beta status and not the maps.  The Nokia software use 3rd party maps for its GPS program.
If the software will reach the public status it will still use the same maps, which has no proper NZ maps in it. Shame.




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  # 110844 15-Feb-2008 18:59
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haha fair enough

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  # 110919 16-Feb-2008 05:23
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man my eyes lit up when i saw the title for this post, should have realised the maps would still be crap, but worse? nokia are mad sometimes!

...im very depressed now, i think i'm just gona go kill myself.Cry



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# 110949 16-Feb-2008 12:05

Good news!!!

I asked Nokia about New Zealand maps and I've got the following answer:

Navigable New Zealand map data will be available for the final Nokia Maps 2.0.  Woohoo!




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  # 110981 16-Feb-2008 16:20
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Aloha: Good news!!!

I asked Nokia about New Zealand maps and I've got the following answer:

Navigable New Zealand map data will be available for the final Nokia Maps 2.0. Woohoo!


SERIOUSLY????!!!!!??? I have always felt a little ripped-off when other countries could enjoy the detailed Nokia mapping whereas we in NZ get nothing.

Hope it is true and they stick to their words:) I wonder what the ETA is.

Anyway, thanks for the positive news:)  Woohooo!

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  # 111210 17-Feb-2008 16:58
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ahh,  now i dont feel "shamed"

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