12-01-2014 03:40 PM
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  1. ohgood's Avatar
    I cant find osmand locus can someone provide me with a link?
    if you're looking for them on the windows market, you won't
    07-10-2014 12:04 PM
  2. jtsmak's Avatar
    Hi, I tried locus but the interface is not easy like HERE drive? I can't really get it to navigate for city application. Am I missing something? Thanks.
    07-11-2014 09:11 AM
  3. jtsmak's Avatar
    OSM maps in general. For a straight main road, why do OSM map add in an "island" or divided road that does not exist in real life. That stupid island or divided road on a straight main road causes OSMAND and similar apps to say turn slightly right even though the road is straight. Such confusion if you are not used to the area!
    07-11-2014 09:15 AM
  4. ohgood's Avatar
    Hi, I tried locus but the interface is not easy like HERE drive? I can't really get it to navigate for city application. Am I missing something? Thanks.
    if you like limited features and big buttons, try navigon instead
    07-11-2014 10:47 PM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    OSM maps in general. For a straight main road, why do OSM map add in an "island" or divided road that does not exist in real life. That stupid island or divided road on a straight main road causes OSMAND and similar apps to say turn slightly right even though the road is straight. Such confusion if you are not used to the area!
    screenshot ?
    07-11-2014 10:49 PM
  6. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    if you like limited features and big buttons, try navigon instead
    I disagree with this comment about limited features. I use Navigon and it has all the features I need and many more that I rarely use. As for "big" buttons? I don't think they are too big. Some are bigger than the icons on an apple phone. Take a look and see what you think.

    EDIT: The comment above puzzled me so much that I opened Navigon to see if I could figure out what Ohgood was referring to? All the buttons are typical sizes and there are many many features.
    Last edited by Kevin Rush; 07-13-2014 at 01:45 PM.
    07-13-2014 10:28 AM
  7. ohgood's Avatar
    I disagree with this comment about limited features. I use Navigon and it has all the features I need and many more that I rarely use. As for "big" buttons? I don't think they are too big. Some are bigger than the icons on an apple phone. Take a look and see what you think.

    EDIT: The comment above puzzled me so much that I opened Navigon to see if I could figure out what Ohgood was referring to? All the buttons are typical sizes and there are many many features.
    waypoint guiding?
    waypoint navigation?
    geocaching?
    route editing?
    track splitting/merging?
    multiple tracks on screen at once?
    photo waypoints?
    osm maps, topo, hill shading, contours, wms, layering?
    nova over lays?
    hiking trails from gpsdata?
    sharing tracks and waypoints to/from sites like gpsies, dualsportmaps, moyologger, mytracks, and a bunch more?
    flight charts?
    demographic data overlays?




    see, there are basic STREET navigation applications (which are fine for just driving around in a car), and then there are some kickin offline, off road mapping applications that do so much more.

    if navigons limited features are enough for you, excellent. :)
    07-13-2014 04:54 PM
  8. jtsmak's Avatar
    waypoint guiding?
    waypoint navigation?
    geocaching?
    route editing?
    track splitting/merging?
    multiple tracks on screen at once?
    photo waypoints?
    osm maps, topo, hill shading, contours, wms, layering?
    nova over lays?
    hiking trails from gpsdata?
    sharing tracks and waypoints to/from sites like gpsies, dualsportmaps, moyologger, mytracks, and a bunch more?
    flight charts?
    demographic data overlays?




    see, there are basic STREET navigation applications (which are fine for just driving around in a car), and then there are some kickin offline, off road mapping applications that do so much more.

    if navigons limited features are enough for you, excellent. :)
    ohgood, I think your gps expectations and usage are way beyond most of us!
    Most of us are just looking for a Here Drive+ style simple car driving gps on Android.
    Smething limited function like copilot, navigon........etc.

    If I live in Canada, Navigon North America cost $60 to use?
    A Nokia Lumia 520 with here drive+ that has access to world wide maps only cost $55 at Walmart.

    I currently have mapfactor and copilot on 14 days trial on my Android. If I travel abit further, I also bring my 520.
    07-15-2014 11:00 AM
  9. ohgood's Avatar
    ohgood, I think

    1) your gps expectations and usage are way beyond most of us!
    Most of us are just
    2) looking for a Here Drive+ style simple car driving gps on Android.
    Something limited function like copilot, navigon........etc.

    4) If I live in Canada, Navigon North America cost $60 to use?
    5) A Nokia Lumia 520 with here drive+ that has access to world wide maps only cost $55 at Walmart.

    I currently have mapfactor and copilot on 14 days trial on my Android. If I travel abit further, I also bring my 520.
    1) maybe so, but the limitations of -only- a driving app make me wonder why anyone would not just use a standalone gps. they're very cheap now, very simple, and some last for a long time on batteries.

    2) navigon, sygic, osmand, locus, copilot, bing, googlemaps, OSM, lots and lots of options.

    3) skipped because pffft

    4) i sympathise , and this is why i say the 'big button' applications are expensive and poorly made. osmand, locus, bcn, and quite a few others can use a miriad of FREE vector maps, or even every map you can access with a regular browser, and download portions as you like. the MAPPING applications that allow for downloading of free vector maps, defining which directory to save things in, and don't have a map lockin (i'm looking at you garmin) to function correctly are so much nicer.

    5) that's a bargain for a device. no contract ?
    07-15-2014 01:53 PM
  10. jtsmak's Avatar
    1) maybe so, but the limitations of -only- a driving app make me wonder why anyone would not just use a standalone gps. they're very cheap now, very simple, and some last for a long time on batteries.

    2) navigon, sygic, osmand, locus, copilot, bing, googlemaps, OSM, lots and lots of options.

    3) skipped because pffft

    4) i sympathise , and this is why i say the 'big button' applications are expensive and poorly made. osmand, locus, bcn, and quite a few others can use a miriad of FREE vector maps, or even every map you can access with a regular browser, and download portions as you like. the MAPPING applications that allow for downloading of free vector maps, defining which directory to save things in, and don't have a map lockin (i'm looking at you garmin) to function correctly are so much nicer.

    5) that's a bargain for a device. no contract ?
    I was thinking the other way, that standalone gps are becoming obsolete, relatively low tech device that you leave in your car?
    For myself, I am always on the go to places within 1 hour travel time, usually the time that I take the elevator down the office building to parking would give me enough time to set the destination on the phone and go once I hop onto the car.

    Plus sometimes online destination search helps you locate the not popular places. If I travel more than one hour, I agree standalone gps makes sense and more reliable, won't crash or drain all the phones battery.

    Prepaid phone even if you don't activate it you can still use every feature including gps except calling, I think it is a super deal over standalone gps? AT&T GoPhone Nokia Lumia 520 Pre-paid Phone - Walmart.com
    07-16-2014 09:38 AM
  11. jtsmak's Avatar
    google map is so good yet so weak, all you have to do is to go to underground parking lot and you can't even set your destination since no data. I think it is demanding to run as well since it crashes so often, maybe my phone lack of ram (only 1 gb)?
    07-21-2014 09:42 AM
  12. ohgood's Avatar
    google map is so good yet so weak, all you have to do is to go to underground parking lot and you can't even set your destination since no data. I think it is demanding to run as well since it crashes so often, maybe my phone lack of ram (only 1 gb)?
    Google maps is only the tip of the iceburg. It relies totally on being online, and there are so many applications that do so much more than it , and offline.

    Lack of ram isn't the problem. It runs fine on a first generation HTC g1.
    mikewp likes this.
    07-22-2014 08:06 PM
  13. mccririck's Avatar
    Have you guys tried gMaps?
    07-27-2014 04:20 AM
  14. skostro's Avatar
    You couldn't be more correct about Nokia here drive. I also have an android, (previously had Nokia), w/o a data plan. I have downloaded all the navigation apps (free or paid), available to android users via play store and amazon store. NOTHING and I mean nothing comes close to the Nokia here drive pre-installed app on Nokia phones. Some available android apps start to come close to here drive, but all come up short, very short. If you have never owned or used Nokia here drive, then you will not understand what we're all talking about. I will gladly pay for it when it becomes available for android.
    Regards
    09-08-2014 11:00 AM
  15. Lapak Maho's Avatar
    Funny, as far as I know, nokia here maps (previously known as navteq) with turn by turn navigations has been on android for a long long time,in the form of free navigation softwares by erlinyou corporation

    Just install spesific erlinyou navigation apk for spesific countries, they are all free
    09-19-2014 07:33 PM
  16. jtsmak's Avatar
    It seems funny that we were talking how we miss HERE on our Android devices couple months ago and all of a sudden, HERE is released on Android. Well done, Nokia, keep it up!
    10-22-2014 04:43 PM
  17. mccririck's Avatar
    I find HERE Drive sends me on some really stupid routes sometimes. My TomTom is the best satnav I have used.
    12-01-2014 03:40 PM
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