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Navigation on your Nokia. For Free. Forever

jpxdude Avatar
6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Mobile navigation for everyone
Ovi Maps takes you where you want to be and shows you what you want see, with navigable maps for over 70 countries worldwide. All this with only one click. And it's all free.

Free Drive navigation
Free Walk navigation
Free maps and map updates
Free Events guides
Free Lonely Planet guides
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Compatible devices: Nokia X6, Nokia N97 mini, E72, E55, E52, Nokia 6730 classic, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, Nokia 5230.

Ovi Maps now officially also available for N97 from today 27th Jan!!

INSTRUCTIONS FOR N97 USERS - to get the free OVI Maps, you need to download the software through the phone itself. Firstly, check that your phone is at the latest firmware (2.0 I think), and then go through Menu -> Applications -> SW Update, and the latest version of Ovi Maps should come up here.

All you need after this is the Map Loader software which you can obtain by following the link in the OP, and you're done!

Video of it in action: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/nokia-ovi-maps-with-free-turn-by-turn-navigation-hands-on/
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#2
Cheers wanderer, will amend my link too :)
#4
Do you need internet content included on your phone to get it free? if so I will be charged 30p per days usage on the Virgin package I have.
#5
@andycs

It works both offline or online. Nokia also include a software called 'Map Loader' which downloads maps of your choice to use offline :)

This is seriously going to put Tom Tom and Garmin in a crap position. Tom Tom's stock dropped immediately after this news came out!!

*Edit - Article on Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/nokia-offering-free-turn-by-turn-navigation-on-smartphones-globa/
#6
Damn, my N95 8GB is not supported?
#7
Saw this earlier, never thought to put it here. Voted Hot.
#8
Thought This Was A Brill Deal - Tried To Download It And It Halted Part Way Through And Came Up With One Of Those Scary Boxes (to Me Who Is Not Very Technically Minded!) About How To Amend My Firewall Settings Etc - Too Scared To Proceed - Haha
#9
Im still rather confused about nokia maps. Ive tried loding it on to the phone, but everytime i go on to the application it asks to go online and use my data. :/
#10
JkF50

In the Ovi Maps software, there is a section to turn off Internet and just have offline use. Also check that your traffic settings aren't active, as it needs to go online to get live traffic updates.

*Edit - Also, a little data might be used on startup depending on your GPS settings of your phone itself, which is used to triangulate your position more quickly using cell phone towers, or wifi/gprs. You can turn this off on your phone by going to Menu -> Applications -> Location -> Positioning, and just leaving 'Integrated GPS' checked.

I just tried it on my Nokia 5800 and it works great, it used 441bytes of data to triangulate the position, and I've been scrolling through the map, and no extra data has been used. Usually on Ovi Maps, in the bottom right of the screen it shows how much is being downloaded in MB, and the maps take a lot longer to update on the screen while the data is downloading.
#11
wiltonson
Damn, my N95 8GB is not supported?


It is listed in this other list:
http://europe.nokia.com/support/product-support/maps-support/compatibility-and-download#/default/

Is this the same one, and for free?
I installed it in my E71 and can't seem to find how many days are left in the 'my licences' area - so I think this is free.
#12
will this be put on your phone if you update software?
#13
Anyone on Three with a 5800 may not be able to use this as the 3 custom firmware is at 30.0.011 and you need a version later than 31.0.008
you cannot download/install a later version from Nokia
banned#14
Been using this a while on my N95 8GB not the free version the paid for version and it's **** to be frank, always taking us the wrong way down stupid short cuts even though it's set to fastest route not shortest. It tries to send you down dirt tracks and all sorts.
#15
whoosh
Anyone on Three with a 5800 may not be able to use this as the 3 custom firmware is at 30.0.011 and you need a version later than 31.0.008
you cannot download/install a later version from Nokia


Don't know if it's the same on 5800s, but on my N82 on Orange I can install non-Orange firmware by changing the device manufacturer code - can't remember the exact steps, you'll have to google to find out how. Also don't know if it being S60v5 rather than N82's v3 will make a difference. Have a look anyway if you're interested :thumbsup:


Gutted for anyone who paid for the turn-by-turn subscription Nokia used to charge for Nokia and Ovi Maps! Don't think this will persuade everyone away from a sat-nav though (although it may some) - I'd much rather have a dedicated machine with a larger screen etc. than a phone but very good if you don't have a sat-nav.
#16
Excellent. My license that came with my N97 has just expired.
#17
Thanks.:thumbsup:
#18
have a N95 8GB too ..... :x
#19
T-Mobile preloaded this on my 5800 half a year ago (only 2.5GB UK + city maps). Pretty decent, 3D mode in fact better then Tom-Toms in my opinion. (Dashboard feature picks up speed much faster than tt500). Definitely worth a download/try. Do cut down all readmes/manuals – i found a dozen of those in all sorts of exotic languages.
#20
lumoruk
Been using this a while on my N95 8GB not the free version the paid for version and it's **** to be frank, always taking us the wrong way down stupid short cuts even though it's set to fastest route not shortest. It tries to send you down dirt tracks and all sorts.

I updated today and noticed that in the settings it does have an option to exclude unpaved roads - I've disabled that one!
#21
Your use of the Service may be or may become subject to charges.

Any fees charged by Nokia will be announced separately in connection with the Service.

Using the Service or downloading content related to the Service and using location related features such as network based positioning or using traffic related information may involve transmission of large amounts of data through your network service provider’s network. The prices you pay for additional features to the Service do not include charges for data connection, data download, data rate plans, or roaming. You are responsible for any mobile data subscription and data transfer and any other data costs, roaming charges or other fees that may be charged by your network service provider.

Please contact your network service provider for information about data transmission and other network service charges.

Nokia assumes no responsibility for the payment of such fees or charges.
#22
xfield
I updated today and noticed that in the settings it does have an option to exclude unpaved roads - I've disabled that one!


I hope you enabled that option not disabled it :whistling:
#23
I tried to update this a minute ago. It got a fair bit through installation the gave me a 'cannot delete file' error followed by a 'not enough memory' error. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
#24
Cool - Nokia rocks! Take that Google :-D
#25
2.5GB for UK maps?

Garmin Mobile XT on my Nokia 5800 XM only uses around 300MB for UK maps. It works great apart from the postcode search doesn't always find the postcode you input, I guess it doesn't contain every postcode in UK, which is silly considering postcodes aren't exactly hard to get hold of. Plus I have the newest 2010 maps...

The point is it would've been nice to have a backup to my Garmin one but at 2.5GB? That's huge!
#26
The End
2.5GB for UK maps?

Garmin Mobile XT on my Nokia 5800 XM only uses around 300MB for UK maps. It works great apart from the postcode search doesn't always find the postcode you input, I guess it doesn't contain every postcode in UK, which is silly considering postcodes aren't exactly hard to get hold of. Plus I have the newest 2010 maps...

The point is it would've been nice to have a backup to my Garmin one but at 2.5GB? That's huge!


With this version of OVI Maps, it's actually 2.2GB for the whole of europe, including landmarks, POI and speed cameras. I tried it a few moments ago, and it kills both Garmin XT and NDrive!

I've found with the offline maps, it didn't download any data (gives an indication in the bottom-right of the screen) and only does so for traffic info, or checking out Satellite view. Turn-by-turn works really well and looks nice!
#27
jpxdude
With this version of OVI Maps, it's actually 2.2GB for the whole of europe, including landmarks, POI and speed cameras. I tried it a few moments ago, and it kills both Garmin XT and NDrive!

I've found with the offline maps, it didn't download any data (gives an indication in the bottom-right of the screen) and only does so for traffic info, or checking out Satellite view. Turn-by-turn works really well and looks nice!


1. Can you tell me if the landmarks, POI, and speed cameras are also free and require no data charges?
2. How big is just the UK map?

I'm trying to find the answers myself but getting nowhere.
#28
The list of supported phones includes models that dont have a GPS receiver, that should be interesting.
#29
2.5GB is UK + cities (all mapped capitals/major world ones) including places of interest. Sorry, but I have no idea if there is a bare UK map.
#30
gsloman
I hope you enabled that option not disabled it :whistling:

Yes, I did wonder as I hit submit if someone would question that :)
#31
is this different to the program that comes on the 5800?
#32
The End
1. Can you tell me if the landmarks, POI, and speed cameras are also free and require no data charges?
2. How big is just the UK map?

I'm trying to find the answers myself but getting nowhere.


Hey there,

As far as I can tell, there is no UK only map for this version.

when you download the 'Map Downloader' software (just below where you enter your mobile number for the link) and load it up, it shows you 2 tabs for maps and voices. On the maps screen, it only has 5 options:

Africa (163.1MB)
America (1.9GB)
Asia (1GB)
Australia/Oceania (206.2MB)
Europe (2.2GB)

There are a buttload of voices to go with this too. Hope this helps!
#33
@jknoxville
Yes, very different!
#34
You can sub select individual countries. Click on the + button.
#35
I mean the > button.
#36
lovely, was about to pay for garmin after using Google mps for soo long
#37
jpxdude
@andycs

It works both offline or online. Nokia also include a software called 'Map Loader' which downloads maps of your choice to use offline :)

This is seriously going to put Tom Tom and Garmin in a crap position. Tom Tom's stock dropped immediately after this news came out!!

*Edit - Article on Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/21/nokia-offering-free-turn-by-turn-navigation-on-smartphones-globa/



Nokia bought a mapping company and TomTom bought the other main one .. this move by Nokia was long over due.

In fact Nokia should have brought out a stand alone GPS Sat Nav Unit ages ago.

I own several TomTom units and one Nokia Phone that is able to use Nokia Maps with an external Blue Tooth GPS. I've noticed the maps from Nokia are much smoother and nicer looking then those on the TomTom
#38
captc
You can sub select individual countries. Click on the + button.


Thanks for the clarification captc

After checking Map Loader, the UK maps come up to less than 150MB :)
#39
Really good then getting the UK only.

It would have been great to have Garmin and Ovi Maps so if 1 can't find a route you can fall back on the other. But not really the case because both Garmin and Nokia use maps from Navteq, so I presume both will be very similar? If only...:)
#40
Voted hot from me! I was about to buy a Navman or a TomTom but now i'll stick with my mobile phone :)

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