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# 80930 6-Apr-2011 08:08
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For those that use Nokia maps, the latest version is out of beta. Its now using forward tracking as opposed to north tracking. Great improvement (finally....) Download via Ovi.

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  # 455778 6-Apr-2011 08:14
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Forgive my ignorance, but what does that mean?

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  # 455785 6-Apr-2011 08:37
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Which part? :-)

Nokia have a free GPS application called Maps. It works on most of their touch screen phones and is a free standing app that doesnt require network connections.

Previously, the position tracking was always orientated with north at the top. Now it always tracks up (like most normal GPS's do)


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  # 461416 21-Apr-2011 18:27
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Ovi maps always showed track up when navigating to a set destination, but didn't do this when you were just driving or walking without a destination set, instead it would show north up.

Now with the new version it shows track up with or without a destination set.  Also the new version seems to be much quicker aquiring your position if you have moved since you last use the GPS.

It is a very well featured navigation app with turn by turn navigation voice directions that does not require you to be online for it to work, and it's free!!!!!!

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