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

Atlasz atlasznak at
Fri Jan 12 11:58:08 CET 2007

Attila Csipa wrote:
> On Friday 12 January 2007 00:15, Paul Bohme wrote:
>>> Car kit? Please tell me it includes car navigation software... :)
>> We were  chewing this one over at work the other day.  If you could pull
>> a list of waypoints from (say) Google's mapping API, and location data
>> from the GPS it might be possible to get something really useful without
>> level.  We've got a data connection - use it! ;-)
> The one little problem with that:
The second problem is that you have no data connection when using GPS!
:-( E.g. I will have problems to get a reasonable data connection in
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.


> Terms of Service for Google Maps
> ...
> Except where you have been specifically licensed to do so by Google, you may 
> not use Google Maps with any products, systems, or applications installed or 
> otherwise connected to or in communication with vehicles, capable of vehicle 
> navigation, positioning, dispatch, real time route guidance, fleet management 
> or similar applications.
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