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    GPS without DATA?

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    is it possible to just download the maps to your phone for a one time charge and then use the GPS feauture without having a data connection?

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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    I don't think it would be possible as the GPS would require a constant data feed to track your location.
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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    Yup!! I don't think that's possible.....

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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    Not at the current moment. The GPS doesn't need a data feed but noone has written a mapping program for BB's yet that can be run self-contained with the maps stored on a memory card.

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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    check this out http://www.skylab-mobilesystems.com/...spot_8310.html I e-mailed skylab and they said they do support maps on the memory card. I have yet to try it though.

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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    All of the apps that I am familiar with (reading skylab's site, I can't determine one way or the other) require data connection for the real time map rendering. The GPS will work without a data plan, but the phone won't be able to interpret the data into a map position for you without the data plan.
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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    Reading their website, SPOT mentions connections to servers which implies internet requirement (data connection). It would be interesting if they do have an option to make the map loadable on a memory card so you can use it with no data connection.

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    Re: GPS without DATA?

    There's a thread on Trekbuddy or similar. It allows you to download maps of specific areas, store them on the card and view your position on those MOVING maps.

    I just downloaded a map of my area (and placed it on my sd card) and it tracked me quite well using my Freedom 2000 puck (verizon locks out the gps on my 8830). I used it walking a block and it showed my location moving, direction of travel and then in the car for about a 4 mile local shopping circuit. It does not appear to navigate but it is not well documented.

    Here's one guy's tutorial on setting it up:

    http://www.medicalnerds.com/how-to-i...rekbuddy-0973/

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    I was hoping to use the GoogleMaps but without an actual BB data polan my 8310 keeps freezing hard when starting the application. Gonna have to try TrekBuddy. Hope I can find some maps of Halifax.Nova Scotia.

    I am too lazy to make the maps necessary myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrtkweyeytrwry View Post
    I am too lazy to make the maps necessary myself.
    I found the trekbuddy thread and tutorial shortly after my other post. I won't have a chance to test it out without a data connection until tomorrow.

    Read the article and follow the tutorial. There is a site that will make your custom map from Google Maps, and then convert it to a file you can download.

    Let us know how it works for you.
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