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Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby Philip E » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:58 pm

Hi all

just wondering what mapping you use in your Blackberry.
And how good it is. need a trail if possible
many thanks
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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby roland and meg » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:32 pm

Philip E wrote: need a trail if possible

Swiss to English translation that will be a "trial"
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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby RAYMONG31 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:44 pm

Philip E wrote:Hi all

just wondering what mapping you use in your Blackberry.
And how good it is. need a trail if possible
many thanks

Only google maps which is quite good in satellite view mode to see new tracks in woodland. Also great for general on-road navigation. But No mapping with trail capability is yet available for Blackberry. Viewranger has promised but not delivered.
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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby Philip E » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:49 pm

roland and meg wrote:
Philip E wrote: need a trail if possible

Swiss to English translation that will be a "trial"


Dont want to test it I want the dotted line of where i have been
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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby Judith » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:11 pm

Philip E wrote:
roland and meg wrote:
Philip E wrote: need a trail if possible

Swiss to English translation that will be a "trial"


Dont want to test it I want the dotted line of where i have been


So that WOULD be a trail then, Roland!!!!! [tongue]
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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby roland and meg » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:42 pm

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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby Merlin » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:06 am

Did you ever get any luck?

What do non blackberry people use? Viewranger?
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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby mark_n » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:07 am

Merlin wrote:What do non blackberry people use? Viewranger?


Viewranger for me....
Shame it just sucks power from my phone so it is not practical to use as a permanent replacement for a GPS unless you have a power monkey.


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Re: Blackberry mapping enquiry

Postby StuartL » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:36 am

There's also several free OpenStreetMap apps available as well as free maps based upon the public Ordnance Survey data. The only commercial quality products I've seen are Viewranger (Android + a few others) and Memory Map (Windows). I've never tried Quo but know others use it.

The free maps from OSM and OS are both increasing in quality daily and they're not far from the commercial product, but today I think if you want accurate and complete mapping (as good as that ever is) you need a commercial product.

One of the massive advantages of OSM is that it's mapping made by the public so all the tracks are where they are on the ground, other interesting features are noted (e.g. nature reserves, monuments etc) and they are dynamically updated by the people using it.
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