Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes: Ridgeback Voyage (for touring and commuting), unknown beach cruiser (for smiling)
maps for PDA GPS
I've just got a new phone, an HTC Tytn II, which is a PDA/phone with an inbuilt GPS. I installed google maps and when at home the GPS shows me where I am and the wi-fi connection allows google maps to download the maps it needs.
However, I realise that when I'm out and about google needs a data connection to the internet to download the maps as you go. This could prove costly if I use it alot, especially abroad.
So, I'm looking for some maps that I can store on the PDA that will work with the GPS and allow me to see where I am and track my rides without having to be connected to the internet.
I tried a google search, but realise I'm ignorant in the basic terms that will help me search better, so I thought I'd come here.
What I'm looking for is something like an OS map that can have my gps position and route superimposed over it. I don't really need TomTom like driving instructions (I have one of these in the car), I'd rather have a better view of the terrain, contour lines etc. for when I venture off road. I live in England so would like maps of the UK and of France.
Does anyone know of a system like this, or does anyone know of useful search terms I could use?