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GPS navigation thread: Maps,software, devices,mobile navigation etc

Discussion in 'Gadgets / Electronics / Laptops' started by sungoa2010, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

    No. As on today, v 7.0 is the latest map. Upgrade to the newer version will be announced in MMI website as and when it is released.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
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  2. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

    guys running Andriod, do try this app called NAVFREE for GPS Navigation. Really amazing for a free app. Have been using it for sometime and it is pretty impressive.
    It uses google search to locate the destination.

    Do suggest if there are better alternatives
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012
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  3. sungoa2010


    I found from garmin site that new version CN India NT 2012.30 is available to update.Garmin India | mapupdate But when I connected my device via USB port it says map update is not available. According to manual when connected to USB and if updates are available it should show up. My product is registered and latest communicator plugin is installed.
  4. sungoa2010


    Here is the way to send POI from google map to garmin device. source link Garmin | Send to GPS

    The Send to GPS service allows you to search for any street address and transfer it from the Google Maps website to your Garmin device via its USB or Wireless connection. The location will be saved as one of your Favorites, and you can navigate to it or view it on a map just like any other Favorite.

    Using your Garmin with Google Maps

    What you'll need:
    ◦ A compatible Garmin Device: ◦ A USB cable to connect your Garmin device to your computer.
    ◦ A wireless device, such as the nuvi 1690®, must be registered to a myGarmin account.

    ◦ IBM-compatible PCs running Windows® XP or Vista operating systems with Internet Explorer 6+ or Firefox 1.5+. Intel-based or PowerPC G3 or later Mac OS 10.4 or later with Firefox 2.0+ or Safari 2.0+.
    ◦ The Garmin Communicator plugin, which lets your browser talk to your Garmin device. Get it here.

    How to use the service:
    1. Type the 'businesses', 'addresses' or 'place of interest' (e.g. 'barbecue' in 'Olathe, KS') and click Search Maps in Google Maps.
    2. Once you find a business, click the Send link in the bar at the top-right corner of the screen.
    3. Click the GPS tab in the 'Send to' window.
    4. From the 'Brand' drop down list, select Garmin.
    5. From the 'Include' drop-down menu, select the address you want to send and press the Send button.


    Common error messages:

    "No Garmin GPS devices were found. Please connect your device to your computer and scan again."
    The fix: Your Garmin device is not connected to the computer's USB port. Connect your device and select Scan for Devices.

    "Garmin Communicator Plugin NOT detected. This website uses the Garmin Communicator Plugin, which has not been installed in your browser. Click here to install the plugin."
    The fix: Follow the link in the error message to install the Garmin Communicator Plugin. You may have to return to Google maps and repeat steps 1 – 5 above.

    "We did not find a wireless device in your account that is compatible with this service. You may need to register your device or sign in to a different account."
    The fix: Register your wireless device to the myGarmin account you entered or sign in to another myGarmin account containing a compatible wireless device such as the nuvi 1690®. The Garmin nuvifone™ series are not compatible.

    "Your version of the Garmin Communicator Plugin is out of date. Click here to install the plugin."
    The fix: Select the Install button and follow the process to install the current version of the Garmin Communicator Plugin. You may have to return to Google maps and repeat steps 1 – 5 above.
  5. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

    Driver Seat _/
    Grande Punto 1.3
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  6. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore


    I was just checking out Google Navigation Beta India and it looks good. They have actually introduced Traffic status on the Maps for Major cities. Not sure how accurate at this point but that's great to have.

    The Navigation seems to be working well and there are options to select alternate routes. However, i didn't see "via" options anywhere and think that would be a boon since the alternate route option shows only routes computed by the app and does not allow us to select out own route. Will check out how the rest of it is working will im driving rather than sitting at home.
  7. clash81

    clash81 Regolare

    this works pretty awesome. recently relied completely on this while travelling to cochin from Bangalore. I had to avoid a particular stretch because of the bad condition of the roads and Google navigation guided me all the way through! awesome!

    The traffic density marker works great too in Bangalore.
  8. sungoa2010


    Garmin nuvi users eligible for free lifetime map update can now update their map to latest City Navigator India NT 2012.30
    Garmin India | mapupdate

    I have updated successfully.
  9. funkykar

    funkykar BANNED

    Are there any free maps and app I could download for my Windows CE 6.0 GPS?
  10. amit

    amit Superiore

    Navi Mumbai
    Guys, I have finally decided to get a navigator for myself. Enough of living a boring life, time to get hi tech :).

    What is the most accurate device out there? I understand map my India is still the best. If so, which of the map my India devices should I go for?

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