1. BenzoHartt's Avatar
    Can't wait to get my hands on it. :-)
    2009-02-11 05:50 PM
  2. tha5150's Avatar
    where is the windows and mac version of this to download the maps before the trip? i would also like to download them and find a nice map size before uploading it to my phone and using alot of space. even though i am the ONLY one who has, not 1 .mp3 on my iphone. Pandora is my fav. Dave Matthews Radio all day baby!!!
    2009-02-11 05:52 PM
  3. tomheben's Avatar
    Yep, just select the iPhone 3G GPS. You'll be fine!! Its meant to operate with that. The externals are more accurate, but stick with the builtin GPS unless you are like me and primarily use your iPhone 2G (or have a iPod Touch).
    -Thomas-
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    http://www.tomheben.com
    2009-02-11 05:53 PM
  4. confucious's Avatar
    The externals are more accurate
    ? I'm not sure that they are.
    When using with Google Maps they are about the same.
    True SatNav uses all sorts of algorithms to keep you on the road and make it seem much more accurate.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2009-02-11 06:03 PM
  5. tomheben's Avatar
    You can find the current Map Manager here.

    I must warn you, the current version is, well, the first version. Written in Java, so there have been problems, etc. There is a video user guide in the forums here, so I suggest you watch it if you have problems.

    The newer map manager that has yet to be released fixes all those issues and has been redone from the ground up as far as code and GUI.

    But you'll have to wait. Until then, the current Map Manager will get the job done.


    (Make sure you have the latest version of Java on your CPU before using the map manager.)

    As far as being more reliable (which I primarily use as my primary phone is the iPhone 2G (Only use 3G for testing and such)) I've found that overall I have had more location errors and problems with the iPhone 3G than my various external units.

    I havent had an issue with my GPS showing that I was in the wrong spot with the external. Sometimes I would start up the iPhone 3G and it would let me know that I was about 50m+- off from my actual location, only working after I performed a reset of the GPS.

    So I dont know. Either way, results may vary :P
    Last edited by tomheben; 2009-02-11 at 06:10 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    -Thomas-
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    http://www.tomheben.com
    2009-02-11 06:10 PM
  6. ninthchamber99's Avatar
    Has anyone added this to their 2G phone yet. Just curious if it worked and if it did, how well did it work.
    2009-02-11 06:13 PM
  7. rvashi's Avatar
    okay, am I doing something wrong or the maps file sizes are HUGE!!! I tried to download the map for my city and its ~450MB.
    If someone helped you, hit their THANKS button.
    2009-02-11 06:16 PM
  8. Eurisko's Avatar
    There is a turn-by-turn navigation program in the Appstore right now called G-Map East and G-Map West, and they are only $19.95, the Maps are on board so no internet connection is required, and there's no data usage.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2009-02-11 06:20 PM
  9. ripcitiboi's Avatar
    awesome, as long as it can save maps into the iphone, it will be awesome (consider some people like me that does not subscribe to data plan)
    How do you save maps into your iphone without a data plan? Please let me know, thanks!
    2009-02-11 06:30 PM
  10. Eurisko's Avatar
    How do you save maps into your iphone without a data plan? Please let me know, thanks!
    G-Map is downloaded via iTunes, no data charges involved. Each map is about a Gig in size. No brainer.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.
    2009-02-11 06:43 PM
  11. Neo-Tech's Avatar
    Old news to me, xD.
    Although I don't like the fact that MMi has to host everything on their repo, can't you just leave it to dev's repo and not yours? It's like your trying to look big with lots of downloads.

    This post will probably get deleted because I know they won't like it.

    "Everybody has common sense, but most just don't use it, then you wonder why?" - Neo-Tech
    2009-02-11 06:59 PM
  12. confucious's Avatar
    G-Map is downloaded via iTunes, no data charges involved. Each map is about a Gig in size. No brainer.
    Not a lot of good if you are outside the areas covered - but it looks like it's getting there!
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
    2009-02-11 06:59 PM
  13. ninthchamber99's Avatar
    G-Map is downloaded via iTunes, no data charges involved. Each map is about a Gig in size. No brainer.
    The reviews are not the greatest for the G-Map app. I really want this feature on my phone. I really want to hear from someone who has a 2G and is using xGPS with a module (Because from what everyone is saying, since I have a 2G in need the module for the xGPS to work, right??).
    2009-02-11 07:00 PM
  14. ca3's Avatar
    ah i cant wait, all i keep getting is size mismatch when i try to download
    Last edited by ca3; 2009-02-11 at 07:58 PM.
    2009-02-11 07:36 PM
  15. payluder's Avatar
    I have no problem installing it my firmware is 2.2.1
    Live free!!! Die hard!!!
    2009-02-11 08:17 PM
  16. tomheben's Avatar
    The reviews are not the greatest for the G-Map app. I really want this feature on my phone. I really want to hear from someone who has a 2G and is using xGPS with a module (Because from what everyone is saying, since I have a 2G in need the module for the xGPS to work, right??).
    This is how I use my map. My main phone is a 2G iPhone using the iGPS360 Module from OrangeGadgets. This is my primary phone and the one I always carry with me.

    I havent had an issue using the external GPS and works really well actually. I went with theirs because A. it is cheaper than the Holux receiver and cord used to connect it to the iPhone, and B. It just works. Thats why it is the official GPS receiver for xGPS.

    I just simply bought a mount for my car for the iPhone and I use it everyday. Works great.
    -Thomas-
    xGPS Moderator
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    http://www.tomheben.com
    2009-02-11 08:18 PM
  17. gameviper's Avatar
    pointlee post deleted
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    Last edited by Broomhead; 2009-02-11 at 08:45 PM.
    2009-02-11 08:28 PM
  18. tomheben's Avatar
    If you are getting an Error: Size Mismatch on Cydia when trying to download the xGPS Software, make sure you only have one source for the package installed. Basically, remove the Cydia.Xwaves.net Repo and only use the now Official, MMi Repo for the xGPS Software. That will solve all your problems.

    We are working on removing the xWaves Repo, as MMi is now the Official Repo!
    -Thomas-
    xGPS Moderator
    xGPS Website

    http://www.tomheben.com
    2009-02-11 08:45 PM
  19. Cody Overcash's Avatar
    Old news to me, xD.
    Although I don't like the fact that MMi has to host everything on their repo, can't you just leave it to dev's repo and not yours? It's like your trying to look big with lots of downloads.

    This post will probably get deleted because I know they won't like it.
    Except, we are a default repo in Cydia so the devs great work is seen and used by many more people than it would be if it was on their repository
    2009-02-11 08:58 PM
  20. Simtech's Avatar
    Old news to me, xD.
    Although I don't like the fact that MMi has to host everything on their repo, can't you just leave it to dev's repo and not yours? It's like your trying to look big with lots of downloads.

    This post will probably get deleted because I know they won't like it.
    How is this old news if it was just released?
    Any if you don't like MMI, you know where the door is.
    2009-02-11 09:01 PM
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