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ashtonaut

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#24178 17-Jul-2008 10:17
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I'm using Maps 2.0 on a new 6220 Classic, overall I'm really impressed with both the phone and the mapping software - voice guidance and turn-by-turn navigation (free 3 month trial) is brilliant!

When I use "Drive to" with voice guidance, I can get a 3D perspective view, oriented so my direction of travel is up. This is great.

However, in standard map mode, when I switch to 3D view, North is always up. Is there any way to orientate the map so my current direction of travel is up? Or is this a feature only available during turn-by-turn navigation?

I'm not sure if the 6220c is available in NZ, but if anyone has any questions about the phone I'll do my best to answer them...

Cheers,

Ash

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BrentR
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  #149293 18-Jul-2008 20:41
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Its a feature only available in turn by turn. Thats across all handsets running Maps 2.0

Not available via VFNZ here, but I agree a really nice phone!!!

 
 
 

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ashtonaut

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  #149354 18-Jul-2008 23:17
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I thought that would probably be the case. I guess they need to earn their subscription dollars somehow... although even with a subscription it isn't possible to have an 'orientated' view when not using turn-by-turn.

The standard 3D view is IMHO kinda useless without direction of travel orientation, maybe in the next release...

One quick question - the Aus/NZ maps don't seem to have any satellite images, is this the case? When I switch to satellite view I just get the light green background.


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  #149404 19-Jul-2008 09:44
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They definitely have Satellite view for both countries, you do have to be in Online mode though. Be aware that this does incur network data charges. Also your more likely to get defined images for larger cities than you are for small towns.



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  #149456 19-Jul-2008 14:11
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So when I download maps with Nokia Maploader, it doesn't download the satellite tiles as well?

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  #149459 19-Jul-2008 14:36
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ashtonaut: So when I download maps with Nokia Maploader, it doesn't download the satellite tiles as well?


Nope. Just the maps themselves. The data involved would a pretty decent size I would think. I very rarely use the satellite view myself, seems fairly out of date for NZ.

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  #149464 19-Jul-2008 14:51
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Orentation should work in any of the modes. However I have found the following; you need a sim car in the handset for this to work as well as your position needs to be locked in.

As for the Satalite images, this needs to be downloaded over the server while on the go..

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  #149485 19-Jul-2008 16:14
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riddimbob: Orentation should work in any of the modes.


Not the case for me. I am aware that some of the Navigator series have a built-in compass, perhaps this enables orientation in any of the modes.

jeffthechef: Nope. Just the maps themselves.


OK. These tiles must be downloaded from a server somewhere, and I assume they are cached on the phone. I know it's possible to access the plain maps repository directly without Maploader here, I wonder if anyone has found the repository location (and the corresponding location within the phone's filesystem) where the satellite tiles reside... no luck in my searching as yet.




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  #149486 19-Jul-2008 16:18
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ashtonaut:
riddimbob: Orentation should work in any of the modes.


Not the case for me. I am aware that some of the Navigator series have a built-in compass, perhaps this enables orientation in any of the modes.



This is correct, the 6220c doesn't have the compass that the likes of the 6210 Navigator does have. The map orientation when just driving round (not in navigation mode) will always have the maps in a north facing orientation.

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