Archive for the ‘Tips & Tricks’ Category

Great new European maps for outdoor activities

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

I just wanted to let you know about my new favorite map source. Take a look at http://4umaps.eu/

It's an excellent map, perfectly suited for smartphone screens and outdoor activities like hiking and mountainbiking (including mtb difficulty level!)

I have already spoken to the admin, he is allowing us to download their maps with NaviComputer/NaviMapper without restrictions! All you need to do is adding the following lines to your mapsources.xml:

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Downloading Maps on a Linux PC

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The PC application NaviMapper for map downloading needs a Windows Operating System in order to run. It won't run on Linux systems.

However, NaviComputer  user Iñigo has  found a solution to download maps for use in NaviComputer on a Linux PC.

He has has set up a package including all needed files as well as a detailed instruction .

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The Ins and Outs of using NaviComputer

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Quick Guide to NaviComputer V0.8R2 Operation:

Follow these simple steps to get a quick overview about NaviComputer functions and handling.

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Quickstart: Downloading Maps with NaviMapper

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Quick tutorial for using NaviMapper V0.8 R2 to download map sets for NaviComputer

Once you have downloaded and installed NaviMapper, follow these simple steps to create your map set.

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Additional map sources

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

As stated in our FAQ section, it is possible to add additional map sources by modifying the MapSources.xml file.

In this post I would like to list up online map sources which do work with NaviComputer/NaviMapper. Please share your additional map sources here if you found any.

There are probably many maps of specific regions/countries available somewhere in the internet.

There is only one condition: Please always confirm that the copyright holder of the map allows to use, download and store the map free of charge. Discussions about map sources which do not allow users to store their maps (like Google) will be deleted.

Let me start with some maps of European countries I found:

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HowTo: Using external GPS in NaviComputer

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Some Pocket PC OEMs hid the GPS control panel. However, it can be unhidden by going into the registry and deleting any "Redirect" or "Hide" keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ControlPanel\GPS Settings.

Start/Settings/Connnections/Bluetooth
Check the "Turn on Bluetooth" checkbox.
Press the Device tab.
Press "Add new device..."
select your GPS device and press Next.
Check the "Serial Port" checkbox and press Finish.
Press the COM Ports tab.
Press "New outgoing port..."
Select your device and press Next.
You will see a COM port that has been chosen for your GPS. For example, COM0.
Press Finish.
Now your GPS is set up on COM0. If you do not want to use the Intermediate Driver to share the GPS port, just start your GPS app and configure it to use COM0. If you do want to use the Intermediate Driver:

Start/Settings/System/GPS. (If you do not see GPS listed, see the registry hack above.)
Set the "GPS Program Port" to any unused COM port, for example, COM9.
Press the Hardware tab.
Set the Hardware Port to COM0.
Set the baud rate to the baud rate of your Bluetooth GPS (usually 4800, or 9600).
Press OK.
Start your GPS app and configure it to use COM9.

Source: Windows Mobile Team Blog.

I used COM 0 in Bluetooth Device and COM 9 in External GPS settings.

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