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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:05 PM   #19261
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There are pretty good offline nav programs for Android, based on OSM maps. My favourite is this one:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mF2aWdhdG9yIl0.

A smartphone without net connection would be a problem for me, but I see many people using it as a standard phone and using just WiFi at home and work.
As a matter of fact my phone is breaking into pieces, I'll have to replace that too. But I use it very rarely.
I will give this some thoughts. Thanks guys for the advice.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #19262
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Be careful with OSM! It's nice and in many areas very detailed, but you can't always trust it.
I work regularly on the Map and I correct many small mistakes that make routing impossible.
If you really need a GPS, you should rely on one of the professional softwares. Different navigation apps from TomTom, Navigon etc. for Smartphones seem to do a pretty good job.

EDIT: Don't forget, that for using the TMC-service (for the professional navigation-apps), an internet connection is needed anyway - as far as I know.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #19263
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Be careful with OSM! It's nice and in many areas very detailed, but you can't always trust it.
I work regularly on the Map and I correct many small mistakes that make routing impossible.
If you really need a GPS, you should rely on one of the professional softwares. Different navigation apps from TomTom, Navigon etc. for Smartphones seem to do a pretty good job.

EDIT: Don't forget, that for using the TMC-service (for the professional navigation-apps), an internet connection is needed anyway - as far as I know.
Not necessarily. RDS radio frequencies fitted in also supplies TMC services.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #19264
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^I don't know a single smartphone who would be able to receive traffic data via RDS
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #19265
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^I don't know a single smartphone who would be able to receive traffic data via RDS
How many smartphones with navteq software have you got?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #19266
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1. but that's irrelevant, I just want to know which are these smartphones you're talking about?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #19267
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At the moment I have a GarminAsus Nüvifone A10 - and TMC works only via Internet.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:04 AM   #19268
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The "weirdly dressed journalist" was my definition for Oscar Giannino of "Fermare il declino" liberal party, which I'm going to vote
Sorry, I read you too fast. I'm indeed voting like you, there are some known ppl from Bocconi university supporting them and I trust these supporters.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #19269
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http://www.gns-gmbh.com/shop/xtc/pro...nnel-GPS-.html
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Old February 15th, 2013, 11:53 AM   #19270
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^interesting. It's a bt receiver though. It's kinda weird to have a gps chip in your phone and then add external gps. did you try this with your android?
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Old February 15th, 2013, 02:05 PM   #19271
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You thought you were on your regular daily commute, but not every day do you get to see a large airburst of an exploding meteorite in the atmosphere.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #19272
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Old February 15th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #19273
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The meteorite video is amazing.
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Old February 15th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #19274
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Especially for you then



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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #19275
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This guy's rear bumper was hit by a meteorite !

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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #19276
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So was the traffic light control computer, it seems...
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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #19277
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Especially for you then
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Old February 15th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #19278
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^interesting. It's a bt receiver though. It's kinda weird to have a gps chip in your phone and then add external gps. did you try this with your android?
Nah. Got a proper satnav. (with TMC through internet, and Google Search on it). I can't search for images, but it's happy to take me there so I can see for myself. Didn't have much luck when searching for hot naked college girls though...
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Old February 15th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #19279
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After 20 years' delay because of opposition from locals and environmental campaigners, work on the Italian side of a high-speed rail tunnel designed to link Turin with Lyon in France has finally begun. But with protesters in the woods and hills around the site, the Italian army has been brought in to provide security.

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Old February 15th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #19280
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You thought you were on your regular daily commute, but not every day do you get to see a large airburst of an exploding meteorite in the atmosphere.

I've read that in Russia many people drive with their dashcam on all the time because traffic is chaotic and there is a high risk of be involved in a accident. So, a recording of the accident scene may be useful to determine who is guilty. For this reason you see plenty of vids about traffic and accidents in Russia on the net.
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