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# 21794 7-May-2008 09:12
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Just downloaded NZ maps (12.5MB) via Maploader. Looking good so far for AKL at least. Nice one Nokia - let's hope its been worth the wait...

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  # 129045 7-May-2008 09:43
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Wow! Nice, downloading to my phone to begin as fast as I can connect...




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  # 129051 7-May-2008 10:03
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I still get the old 6.6MB maps, hmmmm.

 
 
 
 


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  # 129052 7-May-2008 10:04
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Likewise - I see there is a more recent version of the map loader though, so I'm updating to that and to Nokia Maps 2.0 to see whether that makes the difference...




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  # 129056 7-May-2008 10:17
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Yep, thats the thing - I think its more related to the Maploader than the Nokia Maps version though...

Nice speedy download - will update with feedback on the maps shortly.

EDIT: Auckland streets look pretty good, although navigation is not on offer from the looks of it and POI are limited. A pretty big improvement, but still not yet a touch on Garmin. Will await further updates, hoping this isn't the one that Aloha was talking about later in the month...




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  # 129067 7-May-2008 11:06
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Any info on Wellington street maps?

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  # 129125 7-May-2008 14:37
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Great!

12.5meg is a lot less than the half gig i DL a few weeks ago for MGMaps (but will no doubt bridge the gap as POI data expands)... onwards and upwards nokia!

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  # 129146 7-May-2008 15:22
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Where are you based testing123? If you're out of Auckland, how are the new maps for you?

I'm correct that theres no voice guidance right? Or has someone got it to work?




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  # 129152 7-May-2008 15:33
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NZtechfreak: Where are you based testing123? If you're out of Auckland, how are the new maps for you?

I'm correct that theres no voice guidance right? Or has someone got it to work?



I'm based in central Auckland but grew up and spend a lot of time in hamilton so will give that a good once-over after work & when i'm down there this weekend.

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  # 129161 7-May-2008 15:56
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NZtechfreak: Where are you based testing123? If you're out of Auckland, how are the new maps for you?

I'm correct that theres no voice guidance right? Or has someone got it to work?


Be aware that the likes of voice guided turn by turn navigation and city guides will be an added cost.

Having a look on Nokia Europe it doesn't look too bad, I like that you don't have to buy a one year subscription!
http://europe.nokia.com/A4743140

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  # 129188 7-May-2008 17:23
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Of course I'm well aware of that, but you can't actually select NZ in the regions for downloading navigation as far as I can tell....




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  # 129200 7-May-2008 18:31
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NZtechfreak: Of course I'm well aware of that, but you can't actually select NZ in the regions for downloading navigation as far as I can tell....


I would expect when Maps 2.0 is out of Beta this would probably happen. Seems logical at least.

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  # 129292 8-May-2008 09:15
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is it common for the position indicator to jump around when in the CBD? when i got off the bus this morning and was walking High St the indicator would jump to Queen St or  Courthouse Lane for 10 seconds at a time.

is this just interference from buildings? i tried walking in areas without awnings as much as possible but evidently cant walk all the way down High St in the middle of the road...

no problems outside of that yet though.

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  # 129295 8-May-2008 09:29
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Jeffthechef:
NZtechfreak: Of course I'm well aware of that, but you can't actually select NZ in the regions for downloading navigation as far as I can tell....




I would expect when Maps 2.0 is out of Beta this would probably happen. Seems logical at least.


I think its related to the quality of the maps, if NZ's were up to snuff we'd get Voice Navigation on the Beta I think.


testing123: Is it common for the position indicator to jump around when in the CBD? when i got off the bus this morning and was walking High St the indicator would jump to Queen St or  Courthouse Lane for 10 seconds at a time.

is this just interference from buildings? i tried walking in areas without awnings as much as possible but evidently cant walk all the way down High St in the middle of the road...

no problems outside of that yet though.


I would think thats related to the interference from the buildings, if you went into the GPS data app you'd probably see your position accuracy jumping around between 10 and 40m or so.




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  # 129296 8-May-2008 09:32
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NZtechfreak:
Jeffthechef:
NZtechfreak: Of course I'm well aware of that, but you can't actually select NZ in the regions for downloading navigation as far as I can tell....




I would expect when Maps 2.0 is out of Beta this would probably happen. Seems logical at least.


Its a case of, you'll have to wait and see.

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  # 129341 8-May-2008 12:34

Bugger!
I just reflashed my phone to get rid off the Maps 2.0 Beta as I am in OZ and using the navigation service, which I purchased earlier.
Hopefully this is just a beginning and full NZ maps will be available when 2.0 will lose its Beta status in few weeks.

Unfortunately the new NZ maps seems to be available only for 2.0 Beta. I downloaded the latest Map Loader, but I can't see the expanded maps with the old Maps software, only if I use the full package: 2.0 Beta and the newest Map Loader.




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