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GPS receivers and possible OHLE interference by NY
We've just got a dashboard camera for the car, and it also has a GPS receiver. I was looking at the tracks of my wife's journey to work. At one point she passes under a long bridge beneath many OHLE-electrified (*) railway tracks close to a station. The GPS track seems to go haywire, showing her going roughly opposite to the real direction, and this begins just *before* she goes under the...
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September 10th 16 07:31 PM
by Clank Go to last post
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Here Maps (Android) - problem with downloading offline maps by NY
Has anyone else been having problems downloading offline maps in the Here Maps app on Android? In the past it's been a fairly painless process, but when I tried it the other day (I had to remove and reinstall the app after it stopped giving me turn-by-turn directions to some postcodes, even though it worked out a route), I found that it was very reluctant to download maps. Often it would...
April 20th 16 09:03 AM
by NY Go to last post
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A Specifically GPS magazine? by BML
Is there a magazine published specifically published on GPS devices?
October 9th 15 09:40 AM
by Roger Mills[_2_] Go to last post
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A new Garmin? by BML
Looking through a Which? magazine I came across a review of Garmin satnavs and a good mark was given to the Garmin 2699 LMT-D. However, it said, "Cons, it lacks Garmin's premium "real directions". So, is this a good device to buy or should I aim a little higher?
August 24th 15 10:22 PM
by BML Go to last post
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Sat nav for lorry by Vic[_2_]
Looking to buy a sat nav to be used in a large-ish truck. I have seen some advertised specifically for LGV use. Are these any good or would I be just as well off getting something like a TomTom and programming in POI warnings ? Looking for the usual stuff like low bridge warnings, weight limits, roads unsuitable for LGVs, speed limit warnings etc. The ability to programme routes avoiding...
July 18th 15 09:11 PM
by jessejazza Go to last post
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Uk maps on tomtom go 50 USA by momer79
Hi, Do i have to pay to install UK maps on tomtom go 50 USA device? It comes with free life time updates but not sure if i will be able to install uk maps and delete USA maps.
June 28th 15 09:18 PM
by Anthony R. Gold Go to last post
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Selectable voice instructions by warthog01
Hi I'm looking for an offline Android SatNav app, free or paid. All the most popular versions: Co Pilot, NavFree, Sygic, OsmAnd, MapFactor etc are acceptable, except that none of them offers the option to mute voice instruction while maintaining camera and traffic audible alerts. I can do without "Bitchin'Betty' telling me which way to turn, but would definitely like an audible warning for...
March 3rd 15 09:50 PM
by Roger Mills[_2_] Go to last post
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Any recommendations for a USB stick to add GPS to a laptop? by PeterSmith
I've been using a bluetooth Globalsat for the last 13 years - excellent, no probs and original battery! I've just looked at their UK site. Their USB stick only suggests up to Win 7. however, I remember the company being quite useful so you could ask. Looking at the Globalsat site - they show another USB dongle which is Win 8. Or their current Bluetooth is the BT 821 - if you have BT or use a BT...
September 2nd 14 07:41 PM
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Which SatNav for newbie ? by furkin
Hi all, New to the forum Ė new to SatNavs. Iíve toyed with the idea for some years but didnít get anywhere. I just bought a new Smart Phone, that has Satnav built in. As you will all know, they are very limited, but it sparked my interest again. Iím currently looking at the Garmin 2595. Basically Ė is this item great ? As far as I can see into the future, I donít think it will used outside the...
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September 2nd 14 09:36 AM
by furkin Go to last post
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Any recommendations for a USB stick to add GPS to a laptop? by David[_4_]
See subject :-) Also, it has to run under Windows 8.x if possible. Cheers Dave R --
August 26th 14 11:45 AM
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Garmin Quest replacement? by BML
I have a Garmin Quest that I last used about ten years ago which I suspect is not as modern as it could be. I would prefer a Garmin replacement but with a large a screen. It's primary use would be for driving with whatever bells and whistles such as traffic reports and speed cameras are on offer. If it's possible to use such a device for walking round the countryside then great. If not what...
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June 1st 14 04:45 PM
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What form of digital Ordnance survey mapping? by BML
I have a 2004 memory-map which I've not used for years. When I attempted to load it onto my new computer I discovered that memory - map no longer support the 2004 version and on top of that I've lost the access code and memory map charge £25 to issue another one which is something I've never met before. Do Ordnance survey market their own digital mapping? Are there any other forms of...
May 30th 14 01:27 PM
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Ford satnav (newbie question) by Scott
Apologies if this has been asked before. I have just bought a new Ford Fiesta fitted with satellite navigation. Ominously, the handbook says I should enquire with the Ford dealer about map updates. As far as I can see, the maps come from TomTom. Before I visit the dealership, could anyone let me know what is involved in updating? Is it the usual TomTom quarterly map updates, but purchased...
December 5th 13 09:32 PM
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SatMap price reductions by Cliff Coggin
Satmap have announced some major price reductions on their maps because, they say, OS have reduced the royalty demands. Most of the 1:25000 county maps have about 50% off, and it is now possible to get the whole of Britain at1:25000 on two SD cards for £203, which for the first time is cheaper than paper maps. Coincidentally, just three hours before I heard the news I decided to wait until...
December 5th 13 06:21 PM
by Mike Coon[_3_] Go to last post
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Android tomtom postcodes by Jack Rabbitt
Hi all, I am running tomtom android map v9.00 uk ( which i think is the latest one out ), but it does not recognise my postcode. My postcode has been available in maps since around the v8.65 mark, works fine on my PDA and PND. ( on their v8.xx maps ) Any ideas how i can update the android postcode file? Is it the same thing where you need to download the .postal file and stick it into the...
October 24th 13 10:50 PM
by Anthony R. Gold Go to last post
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help!! by senoralbino
I have been given a binatone a430 as a present. when i put in a postcode it only finds the first 3 digits and wont find the address. do i need to update it or is it not working correctly. any help would be very much appreciated as i'm not very good with these things! thank you.
April 27th 13 10:40 AM
by griffin Go to last post
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newbie with a question by griffin
If I may sit down with you and ask questions, or seek guidance. I am sorry if it has been asked before, but as I said, I am new here, and hare been advised to ask here. I have a Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1, Android 4....... I have installed NavFree app and find it very good, for what I want. However I have a problem with it, and it seems to be inbuilt. How do I switch it 'OFF', stop it working when...
April 5th 13 10:37 AM
by Mike Coon[_2_] Go to last post
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Blue Peter Sat Nav - Laptop+Forerunner305 by laylos
Hi All Hoping you can me..been scanning the interweb for a while. I currently live in Berlin and have just bought a campervan :-). I'm planning to make a road trip to Scotland later this year and would like to have a sat nav assist me. I'm one of those folk who is learning to enjoy using what I already have to get what I would like (when possible). I have a laptop and I have a Garmin...
April 5th 13 08:43 AM
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GPS receiver in phone occasionally gives bizarre coordinates by NY
I've just got a Samsung Galaxy SII phone which has a built-in GPS receiver. It's got both the built-in (Google) Maps application and Viewranger which I've installed. When I went out for a walk yesterday (open countryside near a reservoir and dam, with no tall buildings or deep ravines nearby!) I noticed that the phone, which had tracked the route perfectly in the car, started alternating...
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Variation in speed reported by GPS by NY
Am I correct in understanding that GPS receivers calculate the speed of the receiver (eg when travelling in a moving vehicle) by calculating the distance moved between one GPS reading and the next? The timestamp of each sample is accurate to the nearest second and the distance readings will be accurate to around 5 - 50 m (typically, depending on DOP at the time). Does this explain why when...
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December 31st 12 05:58 PM
by R. Mark Clayton Go to last post
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