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  Topic: How do I recover from map update interruption?
rkm_hm

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PostForum: TomTom Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:15 pm   Subject: How do I recover from map update interruption?
My TomTom Via135 came with Western Europe maps with free lifetime updates.

I also purchased an Australia map with 12 months of updates when I visited Australia recently.

I have a lifetime subscr ...
  Topic: Marvel at this pre-GPS 1980's navigation prototype
rkm_hm

Replies: 5
Views: 3489

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:30 am   Subject: Marvel at this pre-GPS 1980's navigation prototype
And there were those of us 'early adopters' who used in-car navigation with a handheld (Garmin) GPS before in-car GPS was available.

This involved loading up OS maps on a laptop, finding the destin ...
  Topic: Marvel at this pre-GPS 1980's navigation prototype
rkm_hm

Replies: 5
Views: 3489

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:49 pm   Subject: Marvel at this pre-GPS 1980's navigation prototype
Indeed that's the point, it is just an inertial system hence the need to manually enter your starting point. I did try and look up further info, apart from a mention that it required a number of magne ...
  Topic: Marvel at this pre-GPS 1980's navigation prototype
rkm_hm

Replies: 5
Views: 3489

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:45 pm   Subject: Marvel at this pre-GPS 1980's navigation prototype
The video didn't actually say how it worked - apart from using the earth's magnetic field and magnetic sensors.

My hunch is that it just used a compass to determine the direction of travel, and com ...
  Topic: RDS Traffic adapter
rkm_hm

Replies: 6
Views: 2945

PostForum: TomTom Portable Navigation Devices   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:33 pm   Subject: RDS Traffic adapter
I've recently bought a TT Via 135 to replace my very ancient (c.2004) TT GO Classic.

The Via 135 may not be the very latest model(!) but at least it has things like lane guidance and can still use ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:55 pm   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
But I can't find any way of displaying the current speed, let alone giving a warning if the posted limit is exceeded - both of which the Here app does quite well.

Google Maps/Navigation has never s ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:50 am   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search

Having updated Google Maps on 13th I was very pleased to discover the tile size increase and promptly downloaded the whole of the NW with took the best part of 400mb

Have you actually used it fo ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:25 pm   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
Anyone got any comments?
Nexus 6
Maps v9.17.1 Updated 13 Nov 2015
I don't see a download option.

It's there, but they don't make it easy!

Have a look at https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/ ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:09 pm   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
It seems Google have raised the size of downloadable tiles, rather than having to download a whole raft of little tiles to cover the North West, I've been able to download Stoke to Penrith x Liverpool ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:27 am   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
I assume that your first work should be "Now"?And I assume that you really meant "I assume that your first word should be "Now"?"

Indeed. Fair cop, Guv!
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:02 am   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
In Autumn 2014 while visiting the UK, I tried out navigation on Google Maps and it worked well even though I had data turned off as I was roaming, although the instructions weren't as pleasant as TomT ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:14 pm   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
Presumably it will be possible to get CamAlert to run Google Maps at the same time as itself - as for other navigation apps?

If so, how about taking the next step and doing a proper integration so ...
  Topic: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
rkm_hm

Replies: 18
Views: 9316

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:40 am   Subject: Google Maps gets offline navigation and search
Presumably it will be possible to get CamAlert to run Google Maps at the same time as itself - as for other navigation apps?

If so, how about taking the next step and doing a proper integration so ...
  Topic: German car manufacturers close to buying Nokia's HERE
rkm_hm

Replies: 3
Views: 3584

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:28 pm   Subject: German car manufacturers close to buying Nokia's HERE
Lets hope they dont turn it into a subscription based service or make it chargeable to download the maps. The unique thing about their sat-nav app is that it is free & works as good as a paid app ...
  Topic: Milwaukee Police Aim To Reduce Pursuits With Aid of GPS Tags
rkm_hm

Replies: 10
Views: 5555

PostForum: News And Latest Information   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:06 am   Subject: Re: Vehicle immobilisation
For a long time I have wondered whether or not it would be possible for Police vehicles, involved in a chase, to use a specially designed Tazer. This could have the effect of totally cutting the elect ...
 
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