ipad maps

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 17:27
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Im going to buy an ipad 3g to travel around Australia and would like to use it as a gps, is there maps i can buy that will enable me to use longatude and lattitude to find freecamps.
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Reply By: ss--ss - Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 17:31

Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 17:31
G'day you can get the tomtom app & just select navigate to coordinates... I have this but find my normal car tom-tom better for traveling
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Reply By: Muddy.au - Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 18:24

Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 18:24
Have a look at the VMS site they have an I app, I run a VMS indash unit and very happy with its performance.

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Reply By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 21:47

Thursday, Jul 07, 2011 at 21:47
Might pay to have a look at the Android tablets which are just out. There are several, the Motorola Xoom being one.
You can run Oziexplorer on the Android system but not on the Ipad. The Xoom will also connect via usb to your PC and be seen as another hard drive for easy transfer of maps etc. The latter is not easy to do on an Ipad (if at all?)
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Friday, Jul 08, 2011 at 05:16

Friday, Jul 08, 2011 at 05:16
Not a bad suggestion. You can transfer files from computer to ipad via usb cable but it has to be done through the itunes program. The only problem with Android is it can be a bit "laggy" in perfomance. My wife has a Galaxy Tab and while its ok, it doesn't perform as slick as my ipad. The xoom is newer with more grunt so might be a good option. Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Jul 08, 2011 at 15:46

Friday, Jul 08, 2011 at 15:46
Mike, as you indicate, I suspect your wife's tab is the 7" which uses an older generation processor and Android 2.2 which was never designed as a tablet OS. Not really ready for prime time as a tablet :-(

Take a look the new 10" whic like most newer tabs use Android 3.0 and the Nvidia dual processor similar to the IPAD2 one. These things fly and are very smooth to use. Nice stuff finally.
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Reply By: rkg44 - Friday, Jul 08, 2011 at 09:28

Friday, Jul 08, 2011 at 09:28
You might want to look at this app which allows you to run maps calibrated for Oxiexplorer on the iPad. You do not need 3G coverage for this to work, the inbuilt GPS does it all.


There is also this one, but I think you need 3G coverage for it to work.


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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 08:34

Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 at 08:34
I use Memory Map, amongst other apps. With this you can download the 1:250,000 maps of the region you are going to so you don't need an internet connection. These maps are free.

I also use BitMap to run my Hema maps.

Make sure you get the iPad with the Next G option as it has GPS. The WiFi only version doesn't.
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