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  1. kbz1960's Avatar
    Went to Milwaukee and it worked pretty good.
    05-14-15 11:59 PM
  2. w_scott's Avatar
    When talking about blackberry maps, I think it's important to tell which version, since it has improved a lot since the beginning of BB10. I've made a comparison few month ago, and it was more efficient on a two hour trip than Google maps for example : route was comparable, jam management was a little better, and more important, battery life was way longer. I did this with a Q10 with 10.3.1.xxxx .

    Posted via CB10
    05-15-15 12:56 AM
  3. giadoanable's Avatar
    Yes. It is. I got lost in Phnompenh - Cambodia for an entire afternoon facing the tropical heat because BlackBerry Maps isn't available there. I'm travel a lot, and maps application is actually my best mate but yeah somehow it killed me and now my friends don't believe me that Passport is a very good phone since they only have seen some moments I had troubles with the phone like maps, iMessage, camera's focus, etc. But I mean. The BlackBerry Passport is still good and better than those iPhones and Android devices for my needs.

    Posted via BlackBerry Passport
    05-15-15 12:05 PM
  4. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    No maps is worse.

    Posted via CB10
    05-15-15 02:31 PM
  5. Zeratul57's Avatar
    I don't use Google maps. BlackBerry maps work flawlessly. USA

    Posted from a Z30. Get one!
    05-15-15 05:25 PM
  6. The_Passporter's Avatar
    I found the maps app to be pretty useless. it miss so much features. It is slow to load the map. I am traveling a lot, and for me it is totally unusable. I always have some problem when I use it.

    I live in Warsaw since few years and there it is a total mess. It can't find my proper address ( I mean my numer is 61c but it localise me at the 44, I tried with a passport friend's too it is the same) and I am living in the center and it is a capital. I came back to my home town in Paris for a few days to visit my family, I had so much trouble to find some street I was looking for. I mean there is no POI ,even on the map there is no indication of subway. Gas station,etc.

    In Warsaw for exemple, turn by turn is not working. I have to used my nexus 5 to have maps. From they 3 company's the app from blackberry is the worst. Google maps(android), WP8.1(here), map(ios 8). If you are by foot, this app is a nightmare.

    For exemple, a main bridge is closed since a month. But it doesn't show up on blackberry map. On the other maps it shows of the bridge is not available. This app is totally unusable in my case. So I use now my nexus 5 or my lumia 930 just for map. I refuse to install android apps on my BlackBerry, I didn't buy it for this, I had too much drain issue at first and there is still problems. I tried apps from the BlackBerry store but almost all are ugly as hell or not really ergonomic.

    I mean, it is a professional tool and I think a good application for this is needed. The app is still far from the others.

    I wish her maps was in BlackBerry world.

    Posted via CB10
    There are many other alternatives in the BlackBerry world so quit complaining and go find one. Apple's Maps sucked for years and they used google maps so get over it. You knew going into BlackBerry you were buying into the blend of the two worlds of BlackBerry and android.

    Posted via CB10
    05-17-15 08:00 AM
  7. Katika99's Avatar
    Any french users experiencing problems with the native maps application ?

    I haven't used maps a lot since I have my Q10, but the last few days with it was a terrible experience.

    First time it brings me 1km away the exact location and try to make me pass by 'sens interdit' - yes, I love BlackBerry, but don't make me break the law.

    Second time, this morning, I had to go to the garage for my car, and even if I know where it is, I want to see by which way the application leads me. Big surprise, the entire trip is correct except at the end, I arrived at the garage, but maps tell me to go 2km more. The funny thing is I see the number of the street outside and the application says it's far away.

    Maybe it's only because I use it in France, I don't know, it seems Canadians and Americans don't have this kind of issue.
    I'm french, I live in Paris, I have the same problem with it. But the worst, it's the ETA, it's completely false.
    I just use Waze now.

    Posted via my Q10
    05-17-15 08:07 AM
  8. josh3326's Avatar
    You're all wrong. The worst maps are the ones drawn by a gas station attendant when you're lost. You find out the turn is the wrong one and end up in a bad neighborhood. What goes on from there, well............
    05-17-15 08:45 AM
  9. alshlelan's Avatar
    BlackBerry maps useless!!

    Posted via CB10
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    05-17-15 09:05 AM
  10. bm0814's Avatar
    I'm own a passport and use Blackberry Maps on a daily basis and haven't had one problem nor issue with it. It does exactly what I need it to do and very well. I have a top of the line Tom Tom GPS in my vehicle and it hasn't been touched as I find myself using Blackberry Maps as it being simple to use, precise and searching places near by is a breeze. That is a shame that your having issues with it. Definitely look into what is going on. Maybe something up with your app itself or something wrong with the internal settings of your device??

    I don't know if you can but look at the option of deleting the app and reinstalling it. Also a hard reset of your device a few times may do the trick to get this back in line.

    Good luck.


    Posted via CB10
    05-17-15 09:34 AM
  11. anon(9169048)'s Avatar
    I still say that Maps is far better than my stand alone units for turn by turn and traffic avoidance. Out all the apps I've tried, whether I was in Canada, the US, or the UK, Maps is the only one that has never let me down.

    Posted via CB10
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    05-17-15 10:38 AM
  12. terminatorx's Avatar
    I also use BlackBerry Maps extensively in Canada, and never had any major issues. I can also attest with those who claimed that it generally performs better car navigation than Google Maps (in NA anyway). There have been a few occasions where we had family trips outside Ontario, and the other cars following me asked how I got to the destination ok using the route I did. They were following me and had Google Maps navigation on, but told me that it wasn't plotting a logical route and missed some of the streets I had to turn on. These are probably isolated cases, as I am sure in other North American locations Google Maps may perform better. But it just goes to show that Google Maps (and likely Apple Maps) aren't always the best or perfect either.

    After reading this thread I decided to install Google Maps from Snap on my Classic. It works fine, but the sign in function doesn't work so you can't save or access any of your places/favorites (which kind of sucks).


    My other complaint is that BlackBerry maps is very conservative about recommending small roads so it sometime leads you into congested areas unnecessarily.
    They did it this way in order to avoid situations like in that movie Wrong Turn.



    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by terminatorx; 05-17-15 at 01:01 PM.
    05-17-15 12:49 PM
  13. Cobalt232's Avatar
    I also use BlackBerry Maps extensively in Canada, and never had any major issues. I can also attest with those who claimed that it generally performs better car navigation than Google Maps (in NA anyway). There have been a few occasions where we had family trips outside Ontario, and the other cars following me asked how I got to the destination ok using the route I did. They were following me and had Google Maps navigation on, but told me that it wasn't plotting a logical route and missed some of the streets I had to turn on. These are probably isolated cases, as I am sure in other North American locations Google Maps may perform better. But it just goes to show that Google Maps (and likely Apple Maps) aren't always the best or perfect either.

    After reading this thread I decided to install Google Maps from Snap on my Classic. It works fine, but the sign in function doesn't work so you can't save or access any of your places/favorites (which kind of sucks).




    They did it this way in order to avoid situations like in that movie Wrong Turn.



    Posted via CB10
    The sign-in feature in Google Maps works great. Just install the Google Play Store. The included login app will provide support for starred places and the maps history.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?p=11189556
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    05-17-15 01:06 PM
  14. terminatorx's Avatar
    The sign-in feature in Google Maps works great. Just install the Google Play Store. The included login app will provide support for starred places and the maps history.

    http://forums.crackberry.com/showthread.php?p=11189556
    That's awesome, I didn't know that. Thanks very much Cobalt!

    UPDATE: I installed Google Play Store per the instructions, and voila the Google Maps signed in automatically! Brilliant work Cobalt, and very much appreciated. I still like BlackBerry Maps, but at least now the Google Maps app works fully and can be used as a second option.

    Posted via CB10
    Last edited by terminatorx; 05-17-15 at 01:57 PM.
    kbz1960 likes this.
    05-17-15 01:10 PM
  15. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    No Maps is way worse. That's what I heard. Like, if a guy had a choice between BlackBerry Maps and No Maps, studies have shown most go with BlackBerry Maps.

    Posted via CB10
    hpjrt likes this.
    05-17-15 01:39 PM
  16. lang007's Avatar
    Maps isn't that bad it is the gps on my phone that sucks
    05-17-15 07:10 PM
  17. PraDas's Avatar
    Recently visited NZ and the car hire didn't have a GPS. Bought a data sim and used it on my passport. The Maps worked flawlessly, no issues at all.

    Posted via CB10
    05-17-15 09:48 PM
  18. rkirshner's Avatar
    so i have been complaining about maps since i got the pp. actually it is the only feature of the pp that i dont like . i also have a samsung f5. the samsung is on verizon and the pp is att. i turned on maps on the pp and a message came up that the gps could not find my position . gps was on . i then opened vz navigator and it was perfect . is there any way to tell if gps is working in the pp. is it possible that the gps device just is broken? and how can i tell
    thanks
    05-19-15 04:36 AM
  19. anon(9169048)'s Avatar
    so i have been complaining about maps since i got the pp. actually it is the only feature of the pp that i dont like . i also have a samsung f5. the samsung is on verizon and the pp is att. i turned on maps on the pp and a message came up that the gps could not find my position . gps was on . i then opened vz navigator and it was perfect . is there any way to tell if gps is working in the pp. is it possible that the gps device just is broken? and how can i tell
    thanks
    I've said this many times on different threads, perhaps I've already mentioned it here but I found Maps hopeless after the 10.3.1 update, it just kept losing my location. BlackBerry couldn't figure it out but they tried hard to find a resolution but I found by accident that some Android apps were interfering with the GPS on my Passport. The main culprit appeared to be Poynt, which at one time I used regularly. Once I deleted it everything went back to working as it should have been and now when I download an Android app I test Maps with that app open too and have found 3 more than have the same affect on the GPS. Don't ask me why this is, I have no idea. All I know is Maps is back to working perfectly and back to being the only navigation app I use.
    05-19-15 06:50 AM
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