GPS map options for Vivotab Note 8?

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  1. WillAdams

    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Is there anything which really works other than Centra fuse Localizer?

    Weirded out that Jack of Tools can find the GPS, but Maps can't.
     
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    It's the only thing that I know that can expose the Windows Location API to desktop applications that expect a 'traditional' COM based GPS. I use it with MemoryMap and AutoRoute.
     
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    Ummm . . . So what can I do to get Here Maps to recognize my GNSS chip and let me do offline navigation? This tablet for my wife just arrived, and this is a make-it-or-break-it thing for me. If we can't get this to work, I think we're shipping it back to Amazon.
     
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    I managed to get Maps to recognize my chip by installing GPSreverse, but I'm still looking for off-line maps. The Streets & Maps product is discontinued.

    There's a Maps Pro which I've been considering and Map Factor was suggested on Reddit.
     
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    I don't understand what you are doing.:confused: Here Maps looks like it is a Windows Store App and should be able to use the GPS built in to the Vivotab Note 8 without any extra software as long as you have given it permission to do so at PC Settings -> Privacy -> Location.

    GPS Reverse looks like an alternative to CentraFuse Localizer (which I didn't know about - thanks) and provides an emulated COM port to desktop applications requiring that type of interface to a GPS.

    How are you getting Here Maps to use GPS Reverse, if indeed you are?
     
  6. WillAdams

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    It seemed that the Windows Maps app was using my location when I went for a walk around the neighborhood.

    GPS Satellite does connect and show the GPS data / satellite connection as does G Maps. So does Maps --- when I turned it on after riding in to work it shows me here (just no map).

    HERE Maps seems only able to use Wi-Fi to set a location which is bizarre.

    ViaMichelin won't even start w/o a Wi-Fi connection.

    I really wish Nokia's HERE Maps was still available in the Windows store.
     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I use here Maps on my M80TA and it works flawlessly with the GPS receiver no matter where I am. It does not rely on Wifi connection for GPS location. I can turn it on no matter where I am and use it like an Atlas, as long as I am within one of the maps I have already downloaded (I've dl'd most of my tri-state area and habitually dl new maps on any anticipated route). It locates me in the map with no problem. It does not use cell location. I also use it in its full mode on my Nokia 928 (which finally has WP8.1 just recently released by Verizon).
     
  8. WillAdams

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    Okay, so it seems that I shouldn't need GPSreverse --- instead, I should use Maps, it'll "just work" w/ the GPS chip, and all I have to do to have map data is download it.

    How does one download map data in advance?
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Just go to locations beyond your existing maps and the maps along the route are dl'd.
     
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    Weird. I'd thought I'd done that, mapping out the route to work as part of trying to test it. I'll try again. Thanks!
     

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