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Old 04-17-06, 06:39 PM
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Is there any way to download google maps of a particular city? For instance, could I download a map of Dublin, Ireland in google form to my PDA and access it without having internet access and still retain all the scrolling and zooming options?
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I've wondered that myself. Hope the answer is yes.
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Originally Posted by monkeyboy
Is there any way to download google maps of a particular city? For instance, could I download a map of Dublin, Ireland in google form to my PDA and access it without having internet access and still retain all the scrolling and zooming options?
I'd be surprised - the Google Maps site uses AJAX libraries to pull in the map data from their servers as you scroll, so there's no way to use their interface without having internet access. You might be able to capture the map images and use them statically, but not dynamically.
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Originally Posted by flagstone
I'd be surprised - the Google Maps site uses AJAX libraries to pull in the map data from their servers as you scroll, so there's no way to use their interface without having internet access. You might be able to capture the map images and use them statically, but not dynamically.
Yeah, I'm not having any luck. I would have thought someone would have developed a hack or something by now.
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KMaps sounds like it doesn't something like this.

KMaps is J2ME based Mobile Location Services Platform, built on the top of Google Maps utilizing the advanced Map Caching Capabilities for offline navigation and featuring the set of Online Location Based Services for people on the go...
http://kmaps.ulocate.com/opinion.html

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Just call Chloe and have her reposition one of the satellites.
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Interesting, I'll have my brother download it to his PDA and see if it works. I'm a little confused, I assume you still have to be connected to the internet to make this work? And if you're on the internet, why not just use Google maps through a browser? Unless kmaps allows you to save maps, then that's a different story.

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KMaps sounds like it doesn't something like this.


http://kmaps.ulocate.com/opinion.html
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I can't believe that they have "whited-out" all the buildings in major metropolitain cities on google-earth.

It can't be because of terrorists, can it?
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Originally Posted by slop101
I can't believe that they have "whited-out" all the buildings in major metropolitain cities on google-earth.

It can't be because of terrorists, can it?
Actually SLOP you "whited-out" all the buildings.

You'll notice at the bottom of the Google Earth map that there are 6 different boxes to check-mark; Lodging, Roads, Terrain, Dinning, Borders AND "Buildings."

Un-check the box next to "Buildings" and you'll notice all the "whited-out" buildings are now safely back in YOUR hands and NOT the terrorists!

Just exactly what is it you plan to do with all this new found information about these buildings, huh?
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Originally Posted by Trelach24
Just call Chloe and have her reposition one of the satellites.
Yeah, only if it were that easy.
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Or re-check "Buildings" and tilt your view down a bit. They're in 3D!

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