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Topic # 25968 8-Sep-2008 09:54
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My relative just returned from the US with a brace of Tomtom One XLs, with US maps builtin.

Some questions, then:
 * Where's the best place to get NZ maps? Tomtom = 89.99euro for the download - are there alternatives
 * If I want to use both, does Tomtom allow me to install a bought map on 2x matching devices?

Also interested to get in touch with anyone who is adding custom GNU/Linux software to these devices, because I have a project for which they may be ideal (even without the map/GPS functionality - just using touchscreen and speechsynth).

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  Reply # 163014 8-Sep-2008 10:15
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HI,

I have a TomTom One XL. I bought mine in NZ so I have NZ maps pre-installed. The memory on these is about 1 gig, which is about the size of the American Maps, so I bought off the TomTom site the US Maps, and installed them on to a 2gig SD card. ( I did the same for Australian Maps).
When I travelled to the States, I just inserted the SD Card for US, and away I went. When I went to Australia, I used the Aussie SD card, and when in NZ I leave the SD cards at home.

I thought the Maps were registered to the Tomtom with no option to transfer maps, but that may have changed, not sure.

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  Reply # 163315 9-Sep-2008 14:47
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xurizaemon:  * Where's the best place to get NZ maps? Tomtom = 89.99euro for the download - are there alternatives
 * If I want to use both, does Tomtom allow me to install a bought map on 2x matching devices?


For these devices you have to purchase maps from TomTom. The new TomTom 930 comes with maps for NZ, AU, US and other 40+ countries/regions...

Each device requires its own licensed map.





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