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Old 02-16-2007, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a cross-post from the GPS forum. I got no response there, and this is directly linked to the 8800. Tahnks for your understanding.

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Did not see a post directly on this topic, though Stinsondog seems to allude to it. We all know that loading maps live over EDGE is still pretty painful - like it is on GPRS. Does anyone know if there is any discussion about pre-loading geographic area maps/data onto microSD cards? I would think it would be possible to pre-load maps and points of interest for specific geo areas onto the SD card and that would speed up map loading quite a bit.

Any thoughts on this?

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I have answered this before. The new SPOT coming out has the ability to save Waypoints and load them from the card, and portions of the map. I have not tried it yet. I can tell you I think SPOT has huge issues getting maps as they are using WMS maps - free servers. You won't be able to use this as a driving program. More for Geocaching and I don't mean POI's like gas, dining etc . Now TomTom or Garmin might come up with something as more Pearl devices make it into the wild. Nothing else I am aware of right now.

By the way I disagree that map loading is slow. I have never had Telenav choke on me. BBMaps is slow at first due to the scalable vector maps ,but then it zooms much quicker.
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I'd be interested in knowing the battery life expectancy with using BB Maps and the 8800 GPS receiver both in real-time downloaded maps and also from stored map information on a SD card.
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I think a car charger will be imperative for the 8800....
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The new battery is larger. I can tell you that I did a drive from San Diego to LA using both the phone and GPS. Battery was hit hard but did well. Yes have a car charger handy.
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Has anyone tried to use the 8800 as a bluetooth GPS puck for a laptop?
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Does anyone know if there is any discussion about pre-loading geographic area maps/data onto microSD cards?
There's plenty of discussion. What's missing is a company that has released a GPS app that supports this.
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Stinson - you already have the '88 man???
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