Lightweight 'navigational' app? (Was Re: Real Neo1973 photo / Neo delayed...!?)

Attila Csipa plists at
Fri Jan 12 12:19:12 CET 2007

On Friday 12 January 2007 11:58, Atlasz wrote:
> Central Europe. A lot or little countries and you need to buy the
> service in every one again or pay high price for data roaming. That
> wouldn't be usable for downloading rendered map pictures from
> internet:-( In the moment you leave you home city (which you know
> anyway) you pay you pay a lot... Othe thing is how you get the good
> conenction abroad e.g. in mountains.

There are many tricks for that :) For example, if you know roughly where and 
when you are going you could pre-download the needed data locally (you don't 
even need to do it through GPRS). As for mountains (and tall buildings) most 
modern navigational software employs a so called tunnel mode - presumes you 
are continuing on the current road you are on, with your previous average 
speed. Not 100% correct, but close enough for most cases until you regain 
GPS/GSM coverage.

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