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2014-04-29 02:10:06.991396+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Hey, one of y'all recently had a recommendation for a cell phone mapping/nav app that worked off-line. What's awesome?

[ related topics: Wireless Maps and Mapping ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-29 16:31:49.464305+00 by: Dan Lyke

Over on Facebook, Meuon seems to be suggesting http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MapFactor_Navigator_Free http://navigatorfree.mapfactor.com/en/

Which I'm not sure is what our anonymous Flutterby correspondent (who can out himself if he wishes) wants, but it's a start...

I'm actually leaning towards an OSM tile cache running on a machine in the vehicle, with a local network that a tablet can talk to, and a little JavaScript to keep a Leaflet.js or OpenLayers map centered on the current location and a pin in target locations.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-29 18:23:45.61441+00 by: meuon

Navigator works. Some of the interfaces when you get started are a little clunky, but once you have the address you are navigating to entered it works very well. The British accent voice is quite crisp and easy to hear when driving, but some of the word choices make me smile. Pre-download the OSM maps for regions you are likely to visit. In the USA that is state by state. Most importantly, it works well on tablets or devices without a cell signal.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-04-30 00:44:36.498895+00 by: meuon

Nancy just got done ooing and aaahing over her new 6 inches of navigational pleasure. The new unit has powerful options like customizable interfaces for a better fit for what gets you down the road, and a much more sensitive and responsive touch screen. There are few gadgets that get as much positive feedback from Nancy as a TomTom.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-05-01 16:50:28.414923+00 by: Dan Lyke

So I just noticed on the QGIS list, that someone suggested:

I don't know your GPS receiver, but I have successfully used a Garmin 60CSX with QGIS (dynamic panning as you move around).

So if you can get QGIS showing info for the area you're interested in... (big ol' if...).