How do I update my navigation?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by Sal43, May 24, 2018.

  1. ChapmanF

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    No, but at least the Great OsmAnd Blowup was not the final straw, just a curious waypoint along the way....

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    I use an app called HERE WE GO, which is also free, and has maps for every state, and just about every country.

    In fact, the company HERE is part of Navteq, the same company that supplies maps to Toyota (and many other car companies). I'm not sure if Toyota uses them for all its cars.

    I use it as my backup in case I need GPS and am out of cell-phone range. Just don't forget to download your maps (I won't tell you how I know to tell you this).
     
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    The Prime uses HERE maps for the integrated nav.
     
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    The phone ecosystem is crawling with "free" apps, via all kinds of shenanigans. The thing that appealed to me specifically about OsmAnd~ is that it was open-source (I obtained it via f-droid). Is HERE WE GO open-source?

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    Navigations with cd / dvd drive update via boards is a memory card so i update by replacing the card.
     
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    Go to the App store and get maps.me. Then download all the maps you want. Works great for me when I go to Africa. I imagine it's in the Google Play Store as well. No need for a signal, it's free, and it's constantly updated.
     
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    Well the 2018 release DVD is available from Toyota for $169. But there are a bunch of guys on ebay selling the 2017 version for $11 - $17. Good enough for me.
     
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    Just called my local (St)dealer. $400 to update my 2013, no thanks.
     
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    Hmmmm. My Garmin updates are free. As are my Google maps, Maps.me, and Apple maps. And I don't have to take my eyes so far away from the road.
     
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    I always stay a year behind. The folks who update every year sell their previous year's DVD (which are otherwise useless) for a huge discount.
     
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    Until you don't have a cell signal. Ever heard of West Virginia?
     
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    Garmin doesn't use cellular. That the biggest reason I favor it. West Virginia is nuthin' compared to the hundreds of miles in AZ without cellular. Garmin just keeps on scrolling along. (y)
     
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    GPS (Global Positioning System) units use satellites not cell towers for triangulation.
     
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