google maps and droid overseas?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oceanlight, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. oceanlight

    oceanlight Well-Known Member
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    ok i'm 99% sure google maps on droid won't work in other countries, but just wanted to check.

    specifically, brazil.

    thanks.
     

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  2. 747tech

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    I am currently in Rwanda and the answer here is NO.
    I think the phone needs a data connection to load maps.
    It has not worked for me.
     
  3. Eugene

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    Thats the issue, you need CMDA data or wireless to download the google maps but the GPS should work fine.
    I found an app called mapdroyd that lets you download from openstreetmap.org ahead of time.
     
  4. oceanlight

    oceanlight Well-Known Member
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    thanks much. i'll check out mapdroyd.
     
  5. jamo

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    I'd also like to know if anyone has used MapDroyd, and how well it has worked. I will be going over to Paris and London in a month or so and would love to have some city maps to take with me. Also, the GPS will work without data, right?
     
  6. oceanlight

    oceanlight Well-Known Member
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    ok i installed mapdroyd. it's not great but not bad. as far as i can tell the only functionality it has is that it shows you where you are, which is certainly better than nothing. i only played with it for a few minutes so maybe there is more to it.
     
  7. takeshi

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    Yup. You can always test with airplane mode.

    IIRC Copilot stores its maps on the SD card so you don't need data to navigate.
     
  8. oceanlight

    oceanlight Well-Known Member
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    holy moley $35 for copilot...
     
  9. Kitesurfer

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    maps worked in aruba. i would get an app for it though just incase, because some areas had spotty coverage, and when your in another country you usually dont stop and ask for directions
     

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