GPS for DROID???

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  1. WhiteDynomite
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    I'm new to DROID and have been searching hi n lo for a good GPS app...apparently GOOGLE is working on the FUTURE OF MOBILE GPS n it'll be out soon for the DROID..but for now is there a good one that's free or under 10 buxx?
     
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    There is one installed called Google Maps....
     
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    google maps, free... its good enough, little rough, but works for me every time so far. So can I have your 10$ now?
     
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    Have you not even tried the driving directions navigation in Goggle Maps? Confusing, as it shows you have a Eris but you don't seem to know about Google Maps features at all. Please explain if that isn't what you are asking.
     
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    Really now... Maps and Nav.

    Heck I want an aircraft/ aviation layer to maps, so I can ditch my 396, just kidding ... :icon_ devil:
     
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    Was the eris updated to use google nav? Or is it still being released with it's newest update soon.
     
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    Yes, but it only gives u directions..it's not GPS,bra!
     
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    Uh, wrong. It shows your location with GPS, and navigation gives you directions...
     
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    What exactly do you want to do with the GPS? That might help determine what app is best for you.
     
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    Do you know if it does this on the eris?
     
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    As I recall Google Maps isn't true GPS is it? I thought it was still location-based. So as long as you're in service range, then you're clear. But if you wander out of service range your GPS is useless.
     
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    Google maps uses the cell network to download the map image of where the GPS tells it you are.

    If there were a GPS app that did not use Google Maps (IE: had its own loaded basemaps on your SD card, or just displayed your lat/lon with a compass) then the connectivity to the cell network should not matter.

    Edit to add: Put droid in plane mode (shuts off cell service). I then turned on GPS status which does not use Google Maps at all. It still showed my correct lat/lon and adjusted bearing as I turned in different directions. That confirms that GPS works w/o cell coverage.

    Edit again: GPS Status does have a link to "Show on Map" however it is disabled when in plane mode.
     
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    Interesting. Garmin or Tom Tom needs to get on making a GPS app for Android then. I'd love to not have to buy a standalone.
     
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    Nope, but OP says he's on a Droid ...
     
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    It could be relatively simple. Someone with enough time on their hands could probably take google maps and turn it into a basemap that could be stored on the SD card. Just like a basemap is stored on a regular GPSr.