Some questions about TangoGPS

KaZeR kazer at
Sun Jan 10 16:09:28 CET 2010

Le 09/01/2010 12:54, Noel a écrit :
> I'm the only one who sees the **big** advantage of navit over
> tangogps, as being able to work **offline**, with very-easy-to-get
> maps? You said that tango is "very fast and very efficient at
> displaying your position". What's the use if the position is displayed
> on an empty map?

I was only trying to be as objective as possible, given the fact that 
i'm a member of the navit project :)

But i do agree, having the maps on my uSD card has a big advantage, 
should it be when i go to belgium (GPRS would cost me an eye abroad) or 
when in a area with poor signal strenght. And i'm not talking of the 
turn by turn instructions.

On the other hand, Markus gave us a very nice piece of software, kudos 
to him!
> On 1/8/10, KaZeR<kazer at>  wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Le 08/01/2010 09:31, dehqan65 a écrit :
>>> 2 - In which issues Tangogps is better than Navit ?
>> IMO, they both serve different purposes.
>> Tango use raster maps. It's very fast and very efficient at displaying
>> your position and/or track on a raster map.
>> Navit use vector maps. Maps are drawn in realtime, which makes it a bit
>> slower. But this allows routing and turn by turn directions.
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