Livingstone was developed
soon after the Pocket PC was introduced.
The Pocket PC gave users a
very powerful hand-held device with a user-friendly screen (full-colour
and 3 times the size of the Palm mono screen), 32 MB of RAM as standard
(Palm had 8 MB), and the ability to expand its memory by over 200 MB using
industry-standard CF cards.
In addition, a number of
small easy-to-use handheld or plug-in GPS units were becoming available
for use with Pocket PCs.
Lastly, users were
frustrated by not being able to have their own familiar paper maps
available on this marvellous device.
Now, Livingstone delivers
full-colour maps, the maps that we all know and use every day. The same as
paper maps, in fact the same paper maps. Multiple layers to get different
views, often with shading, relief, contours, buildings and with all the
information you find normally on a standard map.
Not spidery lines, but real
maps. And geo-referenced, as best we can, for real-time use with your GPS.
For the first time, you can
use your Pocket PC tramping in your National Parks, cruising on the Great
Barrier Reef, trekking in Nepal, exploring Yosemite or Yellowstone,
fell-walking in the Lakes District, savouring Provence, or for off-road
navigation in the Emirates.
Anywhere in the world,
provided of course suitable maps are available (and unfortunately some
parts of the world have better mapping than others).
All in one, portable,
light-weight, multi-functional device.