1. funkym's Avatar
    If you are living in Oslo, Hamburg, Chicago, Brooklyn, London Area, or Hong Kong you can use the free beta version of TopoExplorer for BlackBerry.

    It seems to be a very early beta version which actually just plots your GPS location onto a map. The maps that are delivered for free with the beta version are topographic maps. Some of them are even older Russian (must be secret soviet government stuff) ones. The following maps (with their scales) are included:
    • Oslo Region (1:200.000 Map)
    • Hamburg Region (1:500.000 Map)
    • Chicago (1:24.000)
    • Brooklyn (1:24.000)
    • London Area (1:500.000)
    • Hong Kong (1:200.000)


    So this application just makes sense for people living at those areas - at least at the moment. It is said that the final version will support
    • 1:24.000 Maps for the whole US
    • 1:50.000 - 1:1000.000 Maps for the whole World


    Here is a screen shot:


    I have tested the application on a camping trip to some outskirt areas and it worked fine. Though it is a beta version I did not find any bug. Well, some more features would be nice but it is still a beta version

    Website: TopoExplorer for BlackBerry - Download
    12-04-08 01:23 AM
  2. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    How's the scrolling etc across map tiles?
    12-04-08 06:01 AM
  3. funkym's Avatar
    How's the scrolling etc across map tiles?
    Scrolling is done with the trackball. It works pretty smooth and quite quick - at least on my Curve 8320. I use it in conjunction with a Holux GR-231 Bluetooth GPS receiver by the way. There is only an issue if I load big maps into the program and try to scroll very fast. Then the scrolling hangs a bit.

    I heard from the developer that there are going to do some work on the scrolling performance. Although I think it is quite good by now.
    12-04-08 07:22 AM
  4. BruceRTL's Avatar
    This looks awesome. I can't wait to see the finished product or at least till they have my area available. I wonder if we will be able to add routes or waypoints, or if it will leave a breadcrumb. Very cool! Thanks for the heads up funkym.
    12-04-08 09:23 AM
  5. delta_foxtrot2's Avatar
    Scrolling is done with the trackball. It works pretty smooth and quite quick - at least on my Curve 8320. I use it in conjunction with a Holux GR-231 Bluetooth GPS receiver by the way. There is only an issue if I load big maps into the program and try to scroll very fast. Then the scrolling hangs a bit.

    I heard from the developer that there are going to do some work on the scrolling performance. Although I think it is quite good by now.
    I meant scrolling performance, I assumed to scroll across the map was done with the track ball, or dragged in the case of the storm...
    12-04-08 10:03 AM
  6. funkym's Avatar
    I meant scrolling performance, I assumed to scroll across the map was done with the track ball, or dragged in the case of the storm...
    Yes, scrolling performance is good. I don't know much about the Storm compatibility so you guys have to try it yourself
    12-04-08 09:05 PM
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