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Master Geek

# 45421 2-Nov-2009 18:32
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Hi I just got given a Nokia N95 and I have a few questions. I did try searching the forums but to no avail.

I just upgraded it to V.31.0.017 firmware, downloaded nokia map loader and updater and have installed nokia maps 3.0 and put the nz maps on via my pc. My queries are as follows...

1) Once I enter Maps 3.0 how do I find my position via GPS, I don't have to be online (via my WLAN or Vodafone) do I?

2) If in the car how do I go about loading in a position to travel to and then getting it into the correct landscape viewing mode to put on the dashboard of my car and follow my route as i travel it?

I read somewhere that you have to pay for the voice features but you don't have to pay any fees to use it as a driving gps unit right? (as in the map on the phone following my gps position as it changes while i drive).

I understand I'm a n00b and I'm sure there are probably old threads somewhere answering my questions but I was unable to find them via the search feature, probably cause the phone is getting on in the years these days.

Thanks for the help

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Ultimate Geek

  # 269363 2-Nov-2009 18:57
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1) Turn on maps, do nothing. The red spot shows your position (once the gps kicks in which can take a little while). the GPS signal is signified just above the exit button as a yellow/green (sorry, colourblind) bar which blinks when you don't have GPS yet.

2) To use it for any kind of navigation you are supposed to pay a subscription. Obviously there are ways around this but the fee covers the actual navigation part of it if I remember rightly. You can put in an address and look at the map, but it wont draw a line for you if you haven't paid.

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  # 269374 2-Nov-2009 19:15
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You don't need an internet connection to get a GPS lock, its just much faster if you use A-GPS (assisted GPS), which uses some data and narrows the satelite search to those near your nearest cell tower.

Garmin Mobile XT is worth looking into, do a forum search here for more info.

Don't forget Google Maps (although these use data to load maps of course).

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Master Geek

  # 270995 8-Nov-2009 12:04
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thanks for the help guys. exactly what i needed to hear.

really dissapointed you gota pay for the navigation in maps though but oh well. anyone know how much they charge? I'm guessing a monthly fee?

also for google maps, once you've downloaded the nz maps to ur phone does it cost to do the navigation thing (draw a line and follow it while driving) and do u have to be online?


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