Nokia N95 Off Road Maps - who's got them?

Submitted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 16:30
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G'day all, just bought the N95 and would like to try and load some off road maps.

I did a search here but can't find anything but if any one knows how to get either OziExplorer or some kind of topo map with off road tracks on it, I'd love to know.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:02

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:02
Brett,

OziExplorer is a mapping program that only runs on Windows or Windows Mobile operating systems. It does not come with it's own maps. You need to install raster based maps such as NATMAP.

As far as maps are concerned, it would depend on what type of digital map (raster, topographical, etc.) the phone software requires.

At a guess I would say the maps required would be "proprietary" and only load and run on a Nokia device.

I would suggest Nokia themselves, or one of the mobile phone forums/knowledge bases for further information.
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Reply By: F4Phantom - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:17

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:17
Your phone will take tomtom, its still vector but I think better than nokia maps.
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Reply By: marq - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:30

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 18:30
Good luck.
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Reply By: George_M - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 19:00

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 19:00
Brett

Someone on This link will know for sure.

I think I read somewhere (not sure where - the brain is going) that the Nokia 95 only operates with "assisted GPS" - you need to be in a mobile service area for it to work.

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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 22:52

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 22:52
From the Garmin Website

Smartphones with GPS

If this comes with CN 2008 then you should be able to add OzTopov2 or Shonkymaps on the card, or on a different card
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 19:27

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 19:27
There are two issues here.

1st - OziExplorer is not maps - it is mapping software. Currently it doesn't run on Symbian (The operating system in N95 phones), so unless Des's current rewrite is including Symbian support (I've seen nothing to suggest that) it is still quite some way off.

2nd - maps - well a lot of the maps are really supporting NAVIGATION software (like the standard Nokia stuff) - the maps generally used with OziEx are just raster maps for moving map displays and the like, and do not have the requisite information to distinguish what are roads/tracks etc. Without software that can read the GPS and display the moving map, for instance, the maps are not much use.

Lastly, it seems that third party software for the N95 might have difficulty accessing the GPS in the phone - although Nokia might have fixed that or might fix that in the future.

For now, navigation on roads with the requisite different type of detail is what the N95 provides as far as I can tell.
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Reply By: That Troopy Bloke (SA) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 19:50

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 19:50
Check out SmartCom GPS
And also Mobile GMaps

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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:34

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:34
We use Smartcom on our E51's....you think a $800 hand held gps is good, wait until you use Smartcom.

Does everything a handheld gps does and more and you can run a selection of different map types.

Smartcom is made by a couple of Russian guys and you can buy it of there web site...about $40.00 aus.

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:21

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:21
Hi Richard Am looking at getting an E51 to replace my N70 Are they really good cos while the specs look good am not really fussed on the appearance of it.
Some info would be good
Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Brett (WA) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:00

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:00
Cheers guys, I'll try the HEMA Raster maps but not to fussed if it doesn't work, the GPS is just a "nice thing to have" in this phone.

I'll get onto those sites you've all given me and see what's there.

Cheers again!
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:51

Wednesday, May 07, 2008 at 21:51
Hi you could try google maps for mobiles, not what your realy after. but i just down loaded it on to my pda.
It has street maps and satellite pictures as well. works good
you will have to configure your com ports and baud rate to communicate with the gps and your away.
the sat photos are good the gps shows the part of the house I am in the definition is that good.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:18

Thursday, May 08, 2008 at 20:18
Is this the same post as in the 4wdaction forum.

From what I read you need a bluetooth GPS as well cos the inbuilt Gps wont work with other than the Nokia maps
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