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Old 12 January 2010, 10:26   #1
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help please??

hi i have just purchased a samsung 360 m1 mobile phone
it comes with a standard gps support
it can download apps
has a micro sd slot

Is it possible to download marine gps software or would it take any kind of chart through sd slot????????

hope i dont sound stupid but i hear you can do something similar with iphone???
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Old 12 January 2010, 11:35   #2
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It is not a stupid question at all. if it can be done I am sure several people will be interested. You are correct that it can be done on the iPhone (e.g. http://www.inavx.com/). iPhone developers have a significant advantage - they only have one screen/size user interface to design for, and other well defined hardware (gps, memory size, processor speed etc), and a large 'install base'.

I think this http://mapnav.spb.ru/site/page.php?15#navi will do some of what you want - but I don't believe it will display nautical charts (in the UK at least).

Alternatively http://www.trackmyjourney.co.uk/inde...tmjfileformat& would do what you want but you'll need to source/scan the charts yourself and upload them etc. I know someone who used it with OS maps for one trip (on land) but decided it was such a PITA to get the data in it wasn't worth doing. If you were always using in the same place then it might be OK.
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Not sure if this is any help at all but I was told Iphone apps are very easy to program but other phones are a nightmare (specially blackberry's) so you may find it difficult to get it to work.
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