Tangogps or navit with prepackaged Europe map

Helge Hafting helge.hafting at hist.no
Fri May 29 17:05:51 CEST 2009

Laszlo KREKACS wrote:
> Dear List,
> Is anyone aware of any images, with prepacked maps with tangogps or navit?
> Im going to travel in the next days across Europe, and a gps device
> would be handy.
> I have a spare 2G uSD card. So some ready-made uSD image would be
> extremely cool.
> I only need the map and gps, no phone functionality is required.

don't know any such package, but downloading maps for tangogps is easy 

1. connect the phone to the internet somehow. (wlan or usb)
2. start tangogps
3. zoom in on an area you want maps for, such as somewhere in Europe.
    Note that tangogps downloads and stores map tiles as you do this.
4. If you want detail maps for an area and don't want to "move around"
    a lot in the detail maps, just click the screen and download a few
    extra zoom levels. This is the way to get detail maps for an
    entire city, for example.

Note that downloading detail maps for all of europe will simply be
too much. So go for the places you actually will be going.

Navit maps are much more compact, so all of europe is realistic on a 
large SDcard. Whether navit will perform fast enough on a FR is another 

Helge Hafting

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