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# 17724 8-Dec-2007 20:48
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http://www.google.com/gmm/mylocation.html?hl=en 

Installed Google Mobile Maps 2.0.0 on i-mate SP3 (Win mobile Smartphone 2003SE). Holux GPSlim236 BT GPS. Displays NZ (GPS) location, and also optional satellite view. Neat.

Does not seem to work (yet) for (Wellington) cell-phone site triangulation (ie without GPS) - perhaps NZ cell-phone towers not yet in data base.

To download 2.0.0 go to http://www.google.com/gmm on your 'phone.

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  # 98970 8-Dec-2007 22:20

It was mentioned in here earlier http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=23&TopicId=17212

And it worked for me. It doesn't use triangulation. It shows the location of the Base Station and it says you are inside a 1000-1700m radius of it.




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  # 98985 9-Dec-2007 00:08
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I actually tried using the Google Maps while in Amsterdam - useless. Lucky everyone at Mobius was given a copy of CoPilot 7, with European maps, and I had my Bluetooth GPS with me. Much better than relying on Google Maps with "My Location"...





 
 
 
 


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  # 98986 9-Dec-2007 00:12
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Google maps biggest disadvantage is the lack of caching for downloaded maps. Being on Vodafone, data charges while roaming is horrendous so i certainly wouldnt recommend relying on Google maps to get around while roaming. Definitely stick to using Co Pilot or Tomtom if in Europe.

The downloaded maps in google for NZ roads is pretty up to date.

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# 98987 9-Dec-2007 00:21
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You are absolutely right about the data charges... Lucky everyone there also got a Vodafone Netherlands SIM for data usage during our time in Europe. I put that on my XU780 and had HSDPA everywhere on my laptop. I actually brought the card back but will probably destroy it or post it back to them...

But back to Google Maps - too "unprecise" for my taste. Shame CoPilot doesn't have New Zealand maps.




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