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# 140716 18-Feb-2014 15:59
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HI, I've got a Xperia Z
I work in & around Palmerston North, including out near the east coast where there's no cell reception for miles

Would anyone be able to suggest an Offline Map with GPS Nav that works well in NZ?
I know some of them have outdated/poor NZ maps or give the wrong directions etc
Paid or free, Not having an annual subscription would be a bonus but not a big deal

Cheers
Daniel

BTW I searched the boards but I couldn't find a recent post regarding offline maps

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  # 989736 18-Feb-2014 16:01
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  # 989738 18-Feb-2014 16:07
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Cheers Ill try it
Though it looks to good to be true :D

 
 
 
 


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  # 989740 18-Feb-2014 16:08
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Never found one myself, I did have an iphone app like 4 years ago that was 800MB

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  # 989741 18-Feb-2014 16:09
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Worked alright when I used it last year, some of the directions were a little odd, but nothing major to cause any concern. :)




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  # 989748 18-Feb-2014 16:18
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NavFree is okay, but not perfect. Have had trouble with time to arrival estimates etc being way off the mark (saying ETA 2 hrs when you're only an hour away).

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  # 989749 18-Feb-2014 16:21
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The Google maps app seems to have the ability to download and save within a set area, Not that I have actually tested this feature.




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  # 989756 18-Feb-2014 16:27
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Ive tried the Offline feature of Google Maps
It downloads the most zoomed out map & the zoomed very close zoom, but nothing in between
You also need data to find the arrival location, unless you use a presaved location

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  # 989757 18-Feb-2014 16:27
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BigHammer: NavFree is okay, but not perfect. Have had trouble with time to arrival estimates etc being way off the mark (saying ETA 2 hrs when you're only an hour away).


Agreed. NavFree is pretty good, but the ETA is a random number!

I've found it has had minor roads on it that both Google and Apple Maps haven't had when in the central North Island too.



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  # 989768 18-Feb-2014 16:37
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RunningMan: I've found it has had minor roads on it that both Google and Apple Maps haven't had when in the central North Island too.


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# 989780 18-Feb-2014 16:45
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Here (Nokia) Maps 

 

Might see an Android version shortly depending on the announcement on the 24/25th.




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  # 989890 18-Feb-2014 18:53
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I've been using Skobble lately which is good, but not tried it outside of Auckland. Note I don't think you can use Google Maps navigation offline, even if cached?




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n4: I've been using Skobble lately which is good, but not tried it outside of Auckland. Note I don't think you can use Google Maps navigation offline, even if cached?


You can't use Google Maps navigation offline, but you can just view the maps offline if you have saved them. So that may be of no use to the OP.




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  # 989904 18-Feb-2014 19:15
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I have tried them all and find Sygic by far the best. I also use ViewRanger for topo maps and it has replaced my dedicated Garmin Vista unit for outdoor stuff.
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