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Topic # 87945 11-Aug-2011 08:49
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Hi, I may of lost my phone, relying on lost property and reward posters now. 

I don't use much apps, just music player, tetris and chess and the calendar and worldclock.  But v important - GPS offline. 

In the past I have limited myself to Nokia because you can use it without a simcard and and once you download the Ovi Maps you have all the POIs and addresses, like specific addresses, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions etc. 

In the past people have advised me Open Street Maps, I had a look and b/c I don't have a Android handset as of yet I could not actually try it out, so could some people give me step by step instructions how one actually get that in the handset and navigate to a landmark (tourist attraction) or a street adresss or restaurant/hotel?  The website looked quite RAW to me and I couldn't find an EXE file or similar that I could just download and double click and woolah. 

I have also been advised TomTom application but if it cost me, Nokia might look a more cost effective option.  I tend to travel to new places and I go thru places a bit quicker so I may see a few countries every year so payable maps might get expensive. 

Caching is not suitable for me. 
I can download it all at home before I set off and prefer NOT to use ones that you download the base map then selct the landmarks you want the hotels/restaurants and all the bits and pieces you want and then sync it.  Because when you are on travel you don't know where you are until on the day. And with cheap airfares I may leave in a weeks notice so I don't have the time learn a new product and do all the bits and pieces....

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  Reply # 504831 11-Aug-2011 09:46
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Don't know if you've looked here Ray: http://www.mapdroyd.com/ it may provide an answer to some of your questions.
I have it on my DEFY but not had a case to use it.

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  Reply # 504834 11-Aug-2011 09:48
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Maybe on of these?
garmin asus a10
http://www.cnet.com.au/garmin-asus-nuvifone-a10-339303567.htm

Don't know much about them,but got a Garmin GPS I really like.
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  Reply # 504836 11-Aug-2011 09:50
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oxnsox: Don't know if you've looked here Ray: http://www.mapdroyd.com/ it may provide an answer to some of your questions.
I have it on my DEFY but not had a case to use it.


Thanks can you confirm that it works without a 3G connection?  After you download it into the phone obviously.  Could you search for hotels, restaurants and street addresses?  Turn by turn voice asisst supported?


Many thanks!



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  Reply # 504838 11-Aug-2011 09:52
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gazza007: Maybe on of these?
garmin asus a10
http://www.cnet.com.au/garmin-asus-nuvifone-a10-339303567.htm

Don't know much about them,but got a Garmin GPS I really like.
Gary 


Yeah the Garmin phones and the Tomtom apps might be nice but every extra maps most probably is gonna cost me .....  I tend to see new countries and  could visit a few each year.



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  Reply # 504844 11-Aug-2011 09:59
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Please correct this if need be ...

Re: Mapdroyd

Needs improvement:

* No Search (Shows where you are but won?t help you find if you don?t know where it is)
* No routing or directions
* No ability to move to a location by lattitude/longitude
* No ability to save waypoints/place markers
* Have to download a 2nd app ContentDroyd in order to download maps

http://androidandme.com/2010/04/applications/mapdroyd-true-offline-maps-for-your-android/

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  Reply # 504849 11-Aug-2011 10:04
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Although you say you don't like caching,maybe worth reading this
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=86611&page_no=1
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  Reply # 504859 11-Aug-2011 10:23
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gazza007: Although you say you don't like caching,maybe worth reading this
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=86611&page_no=1
Gary 


Thanks.  Someone said it has 10 tiles cached but that just won't be enough.  Some of the guys did mention Ovi Maps looking at Android if possible ideally. 

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  Reply # 504863 11-Aug-2011 10:27
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A lot of LG phones come with N-Drive which is totally offline. It does routing and voice guidance

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  Reply # 505006 11-Aug-2011 14:48
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Check out OSMAND? It may suit your needs for any android phone you choose.
I had it on my phone but never really used it - google maps suited me more

https://market.android.com/details?id=net.osmand





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  Reply # 505043 11-Aug-2011 15:31
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blakamin: A lot of LG phones come with N-Drive which is totally offline. It does routing and voice guidance


Thanks but the NDrive maps are $50-70 each ... that would add up over time. 

I heard from a EU fella a few HTC handsets have some maps for free and some not....

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  Reply # 505082 11-Aug-2011 16:30
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stick with nokia and ovi maps if you prefer not to pay extra





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  Reply # 505111 11-Aug-2011 17:25
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can you still get navigon for free by setting the market code to the same as the galaxy tab??




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