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#62728 13-Jun-2010 20:55
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Hi all,

Bought a new HTC Desire recently. Looking for some decent GPS Navigation programs (free or paid).

The ones I've looked at so far (in the Market) with NZ maps seem very poorly done, compared to what I've used on the  WinMo before (iGO / Garmin / TomTom etc). Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places?

So anyone have any decent ones they can recommend or should I just stick to my WinMo for navigation?
 

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  #341315 13-Jun-2010 21:16
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Have you looked at CoPilot Live? They are available in the Marketplace, and they have a good software on Windows Mobile. Haven't tried on Android myself yet.





 

 

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  #341317 13-Jun-2010 21:26
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Thanks for the quick reply. I haven't tried it out yet, but from the reviews it appears that the maps are too old / bad and the support is poor too. 

 
 
 
 


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  #341351 13-Jun-2010 23:51
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Have you tried Garmin for WinMo? - its pretty decent. 

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  #341357 14-Jun-2010 00:18
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sep11guy: Have you tried Garmin for WinMo? - its pretty decent. 


Yeah, I'm already using Garmin on my WinMo - it's not just decent, it's awesome thanks to the daily map updates by nzopengps.org.

But I'd rather use my Android for navigation. Not counting the superior hardware, it's one less device to carry around.

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I've taken another look at CoPilot and it seems to have some really nice features. Just not sure about the quality of maps and their frequency of updates. Would really appreciate it if someone using CoPilot can comment on this.

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  #341358 14-Jun-2010 00:26
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does nzopen gps have better maps than garmin itself?? -- ??

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  #341361 14-Jun-2010 00:37
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sep11guy: does nzopen gps have better maps than garmin itself?? -- ??


Yeah, for sure! For instance, when the new SH20 extension was opened last year, I was able to download the the updated map on the very same day! It's very handy as the maps quite accurately reflect temporary changes - roadworks/accidents etc. Plus, there's a very large database of POIs. All this is possible thanks to the community of course - no single company will ever be able to match this.

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  #341362 14-Jun-2010 00:41
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wow. great. Thanks for the help.

I went to the site and found the link (http://www.nzopengps.org/public/Direct_gmapsupp/). is this the one you get the latest maps from - i just wanted to confirm.

Thanks

 
 
 
 


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  #341373 14-Jun-2010 03:00
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sep11guy: wow. great. Thanks for the help.

I went to the site and found the link (http://www.nzopengps.org/public/Direct_gmapsupp/). is this the one you get the latest maps from - i just wanted to confirm.

Thanks


Yep. 

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  #341377 14-Jun-2010 06:31
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Go to the Desire tips tricks and apps thread and I think some of these apps have already been discussed.

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  #341432 14-Jun-2010 10:43
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kiwitrc: Go to the Desire tips tricks and apps thread and I think some of these apps have already been discussed.


Thanks, but yeah I'm going through it already. It's a really slow process though, having to read through 36 pages of info.
 
Wish there was a better search feature. :( 

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  #341438 14-Jun-2010 10:49
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d3Xt3r:
kiwitrc: Go to the Desire tips tricks and apps thread and I think some of these apps have already been discussed.


Thanks, but yeah I'm going through it already. It's a really slow process though, having to read through 36 pages of info.
 
Wish there was a better search feature. :( 


Yeah but still probably quicker than reading through 36 different threads :)

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Not sure if this is what you're after, but have a look at this:

http://nimbu.amorvi.com/2010/04/add-turn-by-turn-navigation-to-htc-desire/

Note that I have yet to do this myself so I am not sure if it works.

It is not just for maps in the UK, people have noted in the comments section that they could get it to work in their country too. So maybe it will work in NZ :)

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  #341573 14-Jun-2010 16:08
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It does work in NZ. Works well enough for a free option.




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  #341579 14-Jun-2010 16:23
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d3Xt3r:
sep11guy: Have you tried Garmin for WinMo? - its pretty decent. 


Yeah, I'm already using Garmin on my WinMo - it's not just decent, it's awesome thanks to the daily map updates by nzopengps.org.

But I'd rather use my Android for navigation. Not counting the superior hardware, it's one less device to carry around.

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I've taken another look at CoPilot and it seems to have some really nice features. Just not sure about the quality of maps and their frequency of updates. Would really appreciate it if someone using CoPilot can comment on this.


I use CoPilot live and it works pretty well. I am not sure about how often the maps are updated since I haven't had a map update yet so I can't comment on that. It's a great value since you get both NZ and Aus maps in the one package.

One caveat though - it doen't work currently with Froyo on the N1 but they say they are bringing out an updated version soon. Till then I just use Google Maps hacked.




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  #341695 14-Jun-2010 21:17
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Thanks a ton guys for your responses! 

I've decided to go with Google Navigation (Brut's mod) - it works great! 
Btw, the latest links to it can be found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=630887

Might switch to CoPilot though if they update their maps more often than Google. Afterall, a navigation program is no good if the maps are outdated! Will have keep an eye out on both for future developments.

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