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Hi everyone.

Excuse me if I have missed something here, but has Nokia shut down maps.ovi.com?? Or have they blocked it for Nokia N900?

The maps are NOT WORKING. The standard map application is not downloading any new content. It works for cached content ofcourse, but the map is now acting as if there is no connection to whoever delivers maps for the map application. I thought it might just be my phone so I reflashed on of my Nokia n900s, but no change. Map is still not connecting to download content.

I know Nokia has "moved" to "here.com" for maps.

I tried to search this forum, but I could not find any info. I see some people have developed alternative apps for maps and gps.

Is the map application now dead then?

It would be good with some clarification.

Its annoying enough that Nokia took down the tablet-dev page!!!!
 
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You will find more and more things will start turning off as Nokia spins down and MS takes over. The items HiFo were able to save from the power switch were few, mainly this forum and to a lesser extent repos.

Nokia officially stopped selling and supporting the N900 & N9 over 2 years ago. That services are now spinning down is not a real surprise. You can expect just about anything close-sourced and relying on a server at Nokia will stop working over the next few months, assuming it still works now.
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You must be the only one who ever used Nokia's maps on N900. The UI was just awful.

But the lesson to learn here is that these days phones break not when the hardware breaks, but when web service APIs change or disappear. The same has happened with many third party N900 applications as well.

We need to write more robust applications, i.e. ones that are easier to patch even the maintainer has left for another platform. No more hardcoding URLs in C-code that can only be compiled with SDKs that themselves disappear too. Dynamic programming languages, proper separation of code and data and noarch packages FTW.
 

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I used it several times while traveling, usually to areas I wasn't expecting to go. With a planned itinerary, I would use Modrana and pull tiles while I had data ahead of time. Unplanned, the Nokia Maps app sucked to operate but it did work. You could store vector maps for most of the planet directly on the device. (I have that still, installed, imaged, backed up, etc...)

Sad there will be no more updates. But the archives will work for a while yet, especially in areas with low construction ratios. Next project in TMO? GarmiN900!
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I thought there was a way to load them via the Nokia Suite (at least the older version supported it, not sure about the newer ones).

maps.ovi.com redirects to here.com.

I actually have been looking for a non-crappy map application for android that uses the HERE or Ovi maps, because I think they're better quality than the Google ones (that and the newer voices are atrocious compared to the N9's for voice navigation).

I finally downloaded/bought Navigon for my Android, but it's maps and the UI are horrible.

While on a business trip, it sent me to a restaurant that was across town, instead of the one that was three blocks away.

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N900 latest india maps archives , anyone ? Oh god my pois .... Damm micros***
 
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Originally Posted by nokiabot View Post
N900 latest india maps archives , anyone ? Oh god my pois .... Damm micros***
I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but give it a try. Hope it helps.
 
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Originally Posted by Bharateeyudu View Post
I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but give it a try. Hope it helps.
i mean where can i find the latest released maps for india ? Btw is routing searching working ??
 
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Originally Posted by otsaloma View Post
You must be the only one who ever used Nokia's maps on N900. The UI was just awful.
i thought it was quite decent. What are you using on Nokia N900 for maps then?

Perhaps people can list alternatives and their "review" here in this thread.

I downloaded Mappero, but I do not like it. Rolling the dice I will give it 3 out of 6 score. Maps are good, but interface is bad and there is some kind of connection issue when I search places.

any other ideas?
 
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Originally Posted by zeebra View Post
i thought it was quite decent. What are you using on Nokia N900 for maps then?
Perhaps people can list alternatives and their "review" here in this thread.
I downloaded Mappero, but I do not like it. Rolling the dice I will give it 3 out of 6 score. Maps are good, but interface is bad and there is some kind of connection issue when I search places.
any other ideas?
use mordana !! There are many like navit marble etc go crawl on the repos
 
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