Tangogps or navit with prepackaged Europe map

Tilman Baumann tilman at baumann.name
Thu May 28 13:18:55 CEST 2009

Robin Paulson wrote:
> 2009/5/28 arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de>:
>> don't know about any images. but with a map for all of europe 2gb is
>> pretty little.
>> it certainly won't work with tangogps -- once i tried to get all of
>> germany in a usable resolution for tangogps and it exceed by far 2gb.
>> so, your best bet would be navit with its binary maps which are much
>> smaller for the same are covered.
>> ho to fetch a map for a selected area is described in the navit wiki (in
>> short: wget an url with the coordinates), and there are even a lot of
>> links at osm where others have put together more or less regularyl
>> updated
>> binary map files of several regions of the world.
> cloudmade.com provide ready to go navit maps - the one for new zealand
> was 4 megabytes; i imagine germany won't be too much bigger

ROFL. I see, the Kiwis have some catching up to do with their OSM
coverage. :)

Europe ~550MiB
Germany ~250MiB
 Tilman Baumann

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