Article by Dave Burrows
The first thing anyone asks
you if you have a GPS device is, what are the maps like ? How much
detail do they cover ? I've heard Product ABC has the best maps ?
At Pocket GPS, we wanted to do something
different than a review of each product. We thought long and hard
about when we purchased our first GPS systems, what were the main
questions that was holding up the purchase ? The answer was
maps. A GPS product can be the best product available, but if the
maps do not cover enough detail, then the product as a whole is near to
useless. So we decided to
include something that no other review site has ever shown. That's to
compare maps between all the GPS/Mapping products we review. We've picked 8 levels of
detail between the maps ranging from atlas style showing only the major
roads, right down to city street map style.
One thing we won't do is force our opinions onto you,
we believe the maps speak for themselves. Click the maps below to
open up a full map screenshot comparison. Click on the Review Rating below each Product name to be taken to the review and work out which mapping software is right for you!
If you have any questions, please visit the
Forums where we should be able to answer any of your questions.