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Has anybody used a navigation program with 8 or 8.1

  1. #21


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Quote Originally Posted by navneeds View Post
    This is a good thread, similar for my requirements, I have got increasingly annoyed at ever worsening android and want to buy a windows 8 or 8.1 laptop, so I'm looking for a preferably free satnav app.
    I know I can download 'Here maps', but can I search offline for destinations?
    Navmii told me of I can download the map it will work! They didn't realise I haven't bought my laptop yet!
    Copilot will be expensive!
    I also realise that I will have no GPS sensor on my laptop!
    Any additional info would be cool
    I use HERE on my W8Phone. Works great. But for active navigation you need GPS. There are many different dongles available. Some attach to USB ports, others work via Bluetooth which would be the preferred solution for a tablet. I was looking at that for my Asus T100 Transformer. And if you download the free maps to the device you use for navigation, then you are independent from the internet and can navigate anywhere - but you need GPS.

    You can do trip planning at home on your PC. The snips below show an example where I put in from Paris to Nice. It gives you a map (which you can make larger or smaller) with the best alternatives and detailed rout schedule and also the times for the various alternatives.


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  2. #22


    Thanks for the reply. So I can download bing maps over WiFi, then when I'm on the road and away from any data connection I can still use the search function on the maps?
    Can easily sought a gps receiver :-)
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Not Bing maps. HERE has their own set of maps.

    Can easily sought a gps receiver :-)
    I don't understand this. What does it mean.
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  4. #24


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Try this HERE page. Not sure whether this will work for you. It might be my own page. There may be first a log-in page. Just X out of it. For trip planning, see picture.


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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This you have to see. If the people from Torshavn want to go to Glasgow, they are in for a BIG trip.


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  6. #26


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    HEREMaps with HEREDrive+ works flawlessly for me.
    If your device is GPS enabled and you have an address, you can get yourself anywhere from anywhere.
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