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Old 01-06-2011, 06:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: free release of Nogago Outdoor offline navigation

Looks very promising ! I appreciate the options for finding a track for travelling by foot and bike !

The thing which is troublesome, is that data usage is a factor of 30 compared to blackberry maps. I checked two routes to identical places and monitored the usage.
Blackberry maps: 15KB
Nogago: 450KB

However, BBmaps does not offer the same features, and, as long as I am in Germany, data usage is not a problem - but, if in roaming mode, it looks not very advisable to use this without an offline map.
18.000sqm/$5 sounds not much, but, this is an rectangle of about 200km length/width, which is not that large.
Buying a map for europe will be about a $1000 - if my calculation is correct.

Is there an option for some lower-res map for offline storage - that would be a great addition.

Another good thing compared to gmaps is, that this software will run without giving it trusted application status. I banned google maps from my phone because of this.
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