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  Topic: Error starting MGMaps on BB Bold 9700
DavidOttawa

Replies: 2
Views: 7480

PostForum: Usage Questions and Problems   Posted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:37 am   Subject: Error starting MGMaps on BB Bold 9700
I have 1.39.21 on my 9700. According to the Blackerry Options / Applications, there is only 1 module, mgmaps_bb. I have BB v 5.0.0.351 (platform 5.1.0.98). I think it also worked when I tried v6.0 ...
  Topic: Wiki
DavidOttawa

Replies: 8
Views: 28433

PostForum: Web Sites   Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:56 am   Subject: Wiki
Following up on my suggestion about tutorials, I have created a video showing how to install and set up Mgmaps on a Blackberry 9700, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gav9sOMLBGo.

I am willing to w ...
  Topic: Wiki
DavidOttawa

Replies: 8
Views: 28433

PostForum: Web Sites   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 2:41 am   Subject: Wiki
A wiki would still be useful. I see the same questions being asked over and over again in different forums. I wrote a tutorial on how to download maps that you posted at http://www.mgmaps.com/stored ...
  Topic: MGMaps offline with Blackberry 9000
DavidOttawa

Replies: 2
Views: 4639

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 1:58 am   Subject: MGMaps offline with Blackberry 9000
I have MgMaps 1.39.21 on my BB 9700 and it works fine. I think the 9000 and 9700 are very similar. A few things to check:

(1) What version do you have? Don't use 1.41.xx on the Blackberry. On t ...
  Topic: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
DavidOttawa

Replies: 11
Views: 14714

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:02 pm   Subject: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
I don't mean to be argumentative, Christian, but it found 7 satellites. Canadian houses are made of wood (and lots of insulation in the ceiling). The same trick does not work in my stone and steel o ...
  Topic: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
DavidOttawa

Replies: 11
Views: 14714

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:38 pm   Subject: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
Yes I have a full data plan and use BES. However I only use MgMaps in offline mode. I have used it in places where there is no wireless coverage. I checked Menu / Help / Download Meter, and it says ...
  Topic: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
DavidOttawa

Replies: 11
Views: 14714

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:51 pm   Subject: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
What version of MgMaps are you using? 1.39.21 works on the Blackberry. 1.40 and 1.41 do not, particularly the GPS.
  Topic: What Phone? User success (or not) stories
DavidOttawa

Replies: 8
Views: 9242

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:20 pm   Subject: What Phone? User success (or not) stories
BlackBerry 9700 (Bold 2) works with MgMaps 1.39.21. See http://forum.mgmaps.com/viewtopic.php?t=3212.
  Topic: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
DavidOttawa

Replies: 11
Views: 14714

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:08 pm   Subject: GPS problem for blackberry 9700
I am using MgMaps version 1.39.21 on my Blackberry 9700 and it works great. Press space bar to get menu. Then select Settings. Under Map Browsing, check boxes "Stored Maps" and "Offline ...
  Topic: New interactive GUI for tile downloading
DavidOttawa

Replies: 16
Views: 14276

PostForum: Stored Maps   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:15 am   Subject: New interactive GUI for tile downloading
That explains why GEM did not ask where the ZIP file contents were. That's pretty cool.

My approach to storing offline maps on the PC is described in http://www.mgmaps.com/stored/. I have more ma ...
  Topic: New interactive GUI for tile downloading
DavidOttawa

Replies: 16
Views: 14276

PostForum: Stored Maps   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:00 am   Subject: New interactive GUI for tile downloading
Very nice. And this is your first GUI app in Ruby?

For others who download the program who are not familiar with Ruby, here are some additional details.

(1) Install Ruby as shown.
(2) Expand th ...
  Topic: a list of phones that have "Real" or Assisted GPS?
DavidOttawa

Replies: 10
Views: 11977

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:04 am   Subject: a list of phones that have "Real" or Assisted GPS?
I know the Blackberry 8310 and 9700 work without the cell signal. I have used the stored maps of MGMaps with the internal GPS in the Alps, so it uses the GPS satellites. I think any Blackberry that ...
  Topic: Blackberry 9700 Bold 2 works with MGMaps
DavidOttawa

Replies: 2
Views: 8474

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:57 am   Subject: Blackberry 9700 Bold 2 works with MGMaps
I am pleased to report that MGMaps works fine on the Blackberry 9700 (Bold 2). I used MGMaps 1.39.21 (Blackberry signed version from WAP page). This BB runs OS 5.0. Functionality seems to be the s ...
  Topic: New to maps on Blackberry Bold
DavidOttawa

Replies: 1
Views: 2976

PostForum: Usage Questions and Problems   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:02 am   Subject: New to maps on Blackberry Bold
MGmaps is ideal for what you want. There is a tutorial on using stored maps at http://www.mgmaps.com/stored/. I can't say if the programs work on the Mac.

You will not have enough room on your mi ...
  Topic: Adding map to an already existing chache
DavidOttawa

Replies: 6
Views: 5800

PostForum: Stored Maps   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:48 am   Subject: Adding map to an already existing chache
There is a tutorial at http://www.mgmaps.com/stored/ which explains how to combine multiple cities. Although the directory names will be the same (e.g. GoogleSat_0), and there may even be some file n ...
  Topic: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry 8310
DavidOttawa

Replies: 7
Views: 8020

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:25 pm   Subject: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry 8310
I am happy to report that MGMaps version 1.39.20_bb of 2009/06/19 now works on my Blackberry 8310. The GPS now works perfectly, and correctly shows the direction and speed, unlike 1.41.18 that I had ...
  Topic: GPS on BB 8310
DavidOttawa

Replies: 2
Views: 3056

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat May 16, 2009 11:05 pm   Subject: GPS on BB 8310
I had the same problem with my 8310. See http://forum.mgmaps.com/viewtopic.php?t=2723. It was working fine with 1.39, then I tried 1.40 and 1.41 (which are somewhat erratic with the heading arrow). ...
  Topic: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry 8310
DavidOttawa

Replies: 7
Views: 8020

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 2:49 am   Subject: Re: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry
and what do you mean by "direction and speed are still erratic" slow? or not working at all?
I have attached an AVI file (MJPEG) showing my Blackberry 8310 with Mgmaps 1.41.18 as I travel a ...
  Topic: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry 8310
DavidOttawa

Replies: 7
Views: 8020

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry
The latest version of MGMaps 1.39.18 for Blackberry is signed, it should no longer give those messages about accessing the local store. You can get it from
That explains why I no longer saw the loca ...
  Topic: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry 8310
DavidOttawa

Replies: 7
Views: 8020

PostForum: GPS Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:46 pm   Subject: Reverting from 1.40 to 1.39 and GPS updating Blackberry 8310
and what do you mean by "direction and speed are still erratic" slow? or not working at all?
The GPS position updates every 3-5 seconds, and the map moves correctly. There does not seem to ...
 
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