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Topic # 60831 4-May-2010 08:28
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Hi all.
I have just acquired a iPhone 3GS (2 weeks old). 
The feature i'm really interested in is the GPS, I would be really interested in finding a GPS map database for New Zealand and China, I would prefer free but don't mind paying if i have to. I want this GPS to work without needing the internet. I am aware of the tom tom app but not too interested as I don't want a GPS that I can only use for driving. I have done some searches on the internet but so far have found nothing that suits. 

Is there anyone that can point me in the right direction.

Just a side note: I have found the phone very good, there are a few small problems ie poor reception in some places that I wouldn't expect ie in main centres. I have also had it crash on one occasion. 

Thanks. 

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  Reply # 326250 4-May-2010 08:34
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fants: Just a side note: I have found the phone very good, there are a few small problems ie poor reception in some places that I wouldn't expect ie in main centres.


For some comments on this you left out the most important bit of information: what mobile operator you are using...





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  Reply # 326259 4-May-2010 08:51
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There's stacks of GPS apps out there - but most of them are based around the driving experience.

What exactly do you want to do with it?




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  Reply # 326292 4-May-2010 10:07
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Have a look at "Offmaps"



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  Reply # 326309 4-May-2010 10:26
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Hello. Thanks for the replies.

The network I use is vodafone NZ. 

Thanks. 

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  Reply # 326553 4-May-2010 17:16
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Have a look at Memory-map. The free version allows you to download topo maps. Fully paid up maps aren't cheap though, approx $100USD per island. Terrapad also is an app that in theory does what you want too, but I haven't persevered long enough to get it working yet. MotionX gps also does some map caching but the openmaps database seems a bit lacking just yet. One day someone might write an app that accesses the free geotiff topo maps off the govt website and uses the inbuilt gps...

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  Reply # 327575 6-May-2010 23:16
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Ndrive turn-by-turn Au/NZ is $21 this week, does TTS too. I got myself a copy this week and pretty impressed.

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