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Portable GPS devices have become very popular in recent years. These handy devices assist drivers in not only being able to view maps and directions on screen but to listen to instructions allowing them to keep their eyes on the road. They are great assistants which can help in avoiding traffic tie ups and quickly finding alternate routes when needed. Locating businesses and other services when in unfamiliar surroundings is simple with these geographical geniuses. However, like any good human navigator, a GPS device must have the right maps to perform the job expected.
Garmin GPS devices come with current maps preloaded. Buyers simply need to be aware of how they wish to use the device in order to select the device with the maps that will be most useful. Some maps are designed for automobiles and thus focus on road maps, others have trail maps geared toward hikers, snowmobilers, and other outdoor enthusiasts, while others are designed for marine use.
The Garmin GPS devices that are used most commonly make use of road maps. Obviously, for consumers in the US, road maps of the 50 states are the focus, but for those who travel it is simple enough to purchase maps to assist them during their trip. Maps for Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Brazil, Mexico, and many other countries are available and, in fact, there is the option of a World Map although it offers less detail.
For US consumers using their GPS device for outdoor activities, the US TOPO 24K is a handy tool which offers detailed topographical information, points of interest such as public facilities and fuel locations among many others, as well as detailed coverage of trail information within parks and designated forests.
The level of detail offered by the different maps varies and should be matched to the tasks it will be asked to perform. For instance, Garmin Roads and Recreation Maps provide maps detailing highways, local, county and residential roads for all 50 states as well as exit information that lets users know what businesses and services are present at a given interstate exit. The City Navigator maps however have a greater focus on highway and primary road maps as well as detail for urban and residential areas.
With new construction, changes in points of interest, services, and businesses, even GPS maps must be updated to remain accurate. Updated maps are published periodically and can be purchased through the Garmin website or selected retailers. Installing updates is simple as long as you have an hour or two of time and a good computer. Finding the maps that suit your needs and keeping them updated is key to having a GPS device that meets your expectations.
IntoMobile goes hands-on with Verizon’s soon-to-be-released Motorola Droid. Check out the obligatory unboxing followed by a little hardware and software tour of the Droid. The Motorola Droid features a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack and the new Android 2.0 OS
Travelers usually feel restricted by guided tours whether they’re travelling around an unfamiliar city in their own country or an unexplored area on the other side of the world. Most of the time, they have an urge to explore a place on their own, but are concerned about losing their way and finding themselves in difficulties as a result. However, this is no longer an issue following the introduction of Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation maps. These maps can be downloaded to your mobile phone, so you can follow your adventurous streak and explore new places without worrying at all! Many of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers have now introduced GPS Navigation maps in their most popular phone models to assist users. Mobile phones have just become even handier!
These mobile GPS navigation maps can be downloaded for free from the Internet to your mobile by following a simple procedure. By doing so, you will have access to features such as car navigation guides, city guides, pedestrian navigation traffic guides, as well as the ability to share a map with others by using your mobile phone and many other advanced features.
The pedestrian navigation feature provides travelers with visual directions, and step-by-step information about streets, parks, buildings, restaurants and many other important landmarks. Along with this, you can also easily visualise the destination you are heading towards. This is a great facility for pedestrians, especially if they are completely new to a place. In addition to this, users can also opt for the car-based GPS system that provides street directions and other features for those driving a vehicle. Some mobile phones have GPS enabled features in which the GPS software and local maps are pre-installed for easy use.
Yet another feature of the mobile phone GPS system allows you to look for different places across the world without any difficulty. You also have access to a variety of photos and videos of the place you are searching for. With the satellite views you can see 3 dimensional views and get intricate details about the location. In this way, you can make your traveling experience all the more comfortable and enjoyable. With these features at your finger tips, you can happily plan ahead for your forthcoming vacations. So, go ahead and explore the world with a GPS enabled mobile phone in your hand!
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Демонстрация GPS на Monte с использованием кэшированных карт гугл и java-приложения MGMaps.
We put Google Maps Navigation to the test on the new Motorola Droid. Google Maps Navigation is a new FREE turn-by-turn GPS software based on Google Maps, and is exclusive to Android 2.0. To read the full Moto Droid review: home.leakdroid.com Stay tuned to Leakdroid.com for more Android News, Reviews, Rumors, and Leaks
Jason Snell shows you three iPhone GPS apps, with built-in maps. (This time with audio.)
Aaron visited the SF Bay Area, so he and Noah grabbed two GPS-enabled smartphones and hopped in the hybrid for a day of cheesy tourist stuff. What better venue for a Navigation Dogfight between Android’s Google Navigation and Nokia’s Ovi Maps? Forums: forums.phonedog.com Win Free Phones www.phonedog.com More Videos: www.phonedog.com
Wirefly takes to the road with Google Maps Navigation on the Motorola DROID. Read reviews and learn more about the DROID at www.wirefly.com