Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


757 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 100

Subscriber

Topic # 55898 9-Jan-2010 14:17
Send private message

I'm looking for a GPS enabled phone:

I can load proper NZ topographical and/or marine maps onto.

I need to be able to use it (GPS) out of range of the cellphone network.

I don't mind paying for the maps (if I have to!).

I don't plan to use it for driving so I don't need a voice telling me where to go like a TomTom.

I've been trying to see what maps are available via Nokia but I can't seem to find a list on their site (or how much you pay).

Does anyone use OziExplorer or Memory Maps? Will they work how I want?

How much will I have to pay?

Is it best for go for something running a Windows OS?

Am I asking the right questions?

Cheers.




HTPC: Antec NSK2480B case, AMD A4-5300 CPU, Asus F2A85-M LE mobo, WD Caviar Green 64Mb 2TB HDD, HD Homerun, Win7 Home Premium, RAM 1600Mhz 4Gb.
iPad air 2


Create new topic
1773 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 288442 9-Jan-2010 14:37
Send private message

Well, i've had both an N82 an now N86 and both have GPS capabilities and on each i have been using GarminXT Mobile with the OpenGPS maps. When i need to use topos i get the relevant ones from the map repository and compile them over the OpenGPS mapset so i have an option to enable/disable them if i want to.

There are full topo sets already compiled for you if you want to pay for them but i can't vouch for them.

There are a bunch of GPS phones available these days, and many many more options for dedicated units. I'd start at the OpenGPS forums for suggestions either way.

1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  Reply # 289114 11-Jan-2010 22:34
Send private message

I'm not sure if topo and marine maps ok for Nokia.

If you want out of cellular reception, maybe not Nokia. Nokia tend to be a GPS. You may need to look at dedicated GPS units. Garmin XT Mobile - maybe, not seen or heard of it but it seems like a real GPS maker and a mobile phone ....

1773 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 289169 12-Jan-2010 09:43
Send private message

The Garmin Mobile XT app runs on Symbian or WinOS phones using their inbuilt GPS chips. Both of my Nokias can use plain old GPS or aGPS if you needed to, it's an option you can enable/disable at your will.

1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  Reply # 289178 12-Jan-2010 10:21
Send private message

When you say old gps, is that true gps or just slower agps without the cell towers?

1773 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 289265 12-Jan-2010 12:52
Send private message

True GPS, i don't need any data connections to use the GPS capabilities at all.

46 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted

  Reply # 290119 14-Jan-2010 21:33
Send private message

You can get Marine app for iPhone from iTunes.

1469 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 37


  Reply # 290126 14-Jan-2010 21:56
Send private message

Disrespective: True GPS, i don't need any data connections to use the GPS capabilities at all.


Is that aGPS without paying?  AFAIk the Nokias don't have a real GPS chip builtin like a Garmin 60Csx. 

ald

148 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4

Trusted
SimWorks

  Reply # 290210 15-Jan-2010 09:31
Send private message

So the OpenGPS maps cover marine areas as well? That would be v handy for fishing!




Best regards,
Aaron Davidson.

SimWorks International Limited

www.simworks.com - New Zealands leading developer of mobile applications


twitter logofacebook logoLinkedIn logo

1773 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 290219 15-Jan-2010 09:57
Send private message

rayonline:
Disrespective: True GPS, i don't need any data connections to use the GPS capabilities at all.


Is that aGPS without paying?  AFAIk the Nokias don't have a real GPS chip builtin like a Garmin 60Csx. 
Well, Nokia doesn't seem to like telling what GPS chips are used in their phones but with both my N82 and the new N86 i can use the GPS without a SIM card or data connection.

I travelled extensively through Canada and used the N82 with Garmin as my navigation device and had no connection to any local networks and wasn't charged for any data in any way. I ended up using it in flight mode or whatever it's called to ensure it didn't pick anything up randomly without me knowing.

I don't believe the OpenGPS maps cover marine areas specifically but i think i remember someone posting questions about marine specific maps on there.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.