Παρασκευή, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

HERE Maps arriving soon for all Windows 8.1 devices

Today we’re delighted to announce that the HERE Maps application for Windows 8.1, currently only available on the Nokia Lumia 2520, will soon be available for all Windows 8.1 devices, including laptops, desktops and tablets. Both Windows RT and Pro devices will be supported. The app will be free and available from the Windows Store.

Cities in explore
As with the previous version of the app it is an all-in-one mapping solution, combining vector, satellite and 3D maps, points of interest, search and route planning. Complete country maps can also be downloaded for offline use, just like you may be used to doing on Windows Phone 8 smartphones.
There’s also a long list of improvements compared to the initial version.
First of all: speed. The offline maps load as quickly as your computer can manage, of course, so it’s a lot faster than using a website for navigation. But there are also speed improvements to the online portions. City pages, for example, now load up to four times faster, thanks to the use of progressive rendering and some clever optimisations to the data transfers.
Mouse and keyboard support
Second, you can still use your touchscreen to control HERE Maps, and now you can also use your mouse and keyboard, which is a more useful option for most desktop PC users.
Third, this release supports our latest high-resolution satellite imagery. As you can see from the ‘before and after’ image below, this makes a pretty considerable impact on visibility at high zoom levels.
High resolution satellite imagery
And there’s more. The app will keep a record of your search history and routes you have calculated. When you see a list of places, you can sort them by their distance from you, or by their rating. The app also takes advantage of Windows 8.1 preloading, which gets the apps you use frequently ready to launch in the background for a faster start.
Sorting by distance and rating
HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 will be rolled out over coming days for free download from the Windows Store, starting in North America and Europe.

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Πέμπτη, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

TopoNavigator 6 PC version 6.1.7

TopoNavigator 6 PC
Αναβάθμιση 6.1.7
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Η τελευταία αναβάθμιση του Toponavigator 6. Η αναβάθμιση είναι η ίδια τόσο για την έκδοση HOME, όσο και για την έκδοση GIS.
Όσοι έχουν παλιότερες εκδόσεις του TopoNavigator μπορούν να αναβαθμίσουν το πρόγραμμα τους στην σειρά 5 από .Εναλλάχτηκα μπορούν να κατεβάσουν την τελευταία αναβάθμιση του TopoNavigator4 από εδώ (TopoNavigator455).

Αναβάθμιση 6.1.7 Download

ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΕΙΣ
1. Βελτίωση της αναζήτησης σημείων και δρόμων. Στην αναζήτηση των δρόμων, η επικέντρωση γίνεται στο συνολικό μήκος του δρόμου.
2. Δυνατότητα επιλογής εμφάνισης φωτο-σημείων.
3. Πολλές διορθώσεις στον κώδικα.

Παρασκευή, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

PND Market Down 14% in EU, 26% in North America in 2013

In releasing its financial results for the full year 2013, TomTom gave some indications about the decline of the Personal Navigation Device (PND) market in Europe and North America.

Per TomTom data, the PND market size in Europe (17 countries: AT, CH, DE, BE, NL, FR, IT, GB, ES, PT, TR, CZ, PL, DK, SE, FI, and ZA) equalled 8.4 million units in 2013, 14% lower compared to 2012.

The PND market size in North America equalled 5.4 million units in 2013, 26% lower compared to 2012.

In the Fourth quarter 2013 approximately 2.2 million units were sold in Europe and 1.8 million units in North America.

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Alibaba Made $1.58B Offer for Chinese Maps & LBS Vendor AutoNavi

Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce firm, offered to buy digital map and LBS vendor AutoNavi for $1.58 billion. The all-cash offering represented a premium of almost 40 percent against the stock price in the recent months.

Alibaba, already owns 28 percent of AutoNavi a purchase that was made eight months ago for $294 million, a deal that valued AutoNavi at $1.05 Billion.

In its letter to AutoNavi’s shareholder Alibaba said: “the market for navigation and map applications and services has become increasingly challenging, as several larger, well ca. pitalized Internet player in China have become major competitors to the Company (i.e. AutoNavi). We believe that Alibabab is uniquely positioned to offer superior value to AutoNavi’s shareholders based on our complementary, rather than competitive, business strategies and the potential synergies we can achieve from a full combination.“
AutoNavi has not yet reported their fourth-quarter results, but the company posted year-on-year declines in revenue in each of the first three quarters of 2013. Revenue for the first three quarters totaled about $110 million. In the third quarter (ended September 30, 2013) Autonavi posted a net loss of $6.7 million, compared to net income of $10.1 million in the third quarter of 2012.

The loss is largely due to marketing expenses ($14.9 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared to $5.9 million the prior year) related to the promotion of their mobile map application. In the quarter this mobile business reported $14.8 million in net revenues, compared to $11.1 million in the third quarter of 2012. Clearly this marketing outburst has not been paying off.

With these financial and market conditions it would be surprising to see AutoNavi’s shareholders declining the cash offer from Alibaba.


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Σάββατο, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Android Sys.TEXT για iGO Primo & NaviGear Pearl version NPH HYDRA V1

Sys NPH HYDRA V1

adjustment for all versions of iGO primo Android 02.01.2014


....*the new ultimate

01.02.2014




Επισήμανση: Υποστηρίζονται πλέον επίσημα αναλύσεις κάτω του 1920χ1080

...για τις αλλαγές και προσαρμόσεις της συσκευής σας πρέπει ανοίξετε το το sys και βγάλτε η προσθέσετε τα ; από μπροστά.
Υπάρχουν οδηγίες εν συντομία στο sys για:

Nexus 7 (2012)
HTC ONE
XPERIA Z
LG G2
Others HD Device China
Others Device
Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 3
Galaxy S4
Galaxy S3

Διορθώσεις/Προσθέσεις/Αναβαθμίσεις:


Bug fixes and improvements in application's functionality and performance all versions of iGO primo Android
New functionality camera zom
New functionality zom
New functionality
Best performance
bug fix το TTS android (4.2.2) at least in my own SG Note 8
functionality and performance dimkawa & GjAk_v2.1 Skins
Text in myPOI (copy the file mapstates.ini in folder save\profiles)
Best performance for iGO Isr
&
new leads into in the sys.txt



χωρίς


Sys *NPH HYDRA V1


*NaviPhone-Hellas

H επόμενη αναβάθμιση του χαρτη (2013 Q3) απο την NNG τελειώνει οριστικά το όνομα Navteq

H επόμενη αναβάθμιση  του χαρτη (2013 Q3) απο την NNG και τελειώνει οριστικά το όνομα Navteq από τον χάρτη των χαρτογραφικών εταιριών έρχονται με την επωνυμία  "HERE®"



 Όπως αναφέραμε εδώ η ΝΝG δεν επεκτείνει την σύμβαση για την τοπική αναζήτηση Google, αλλά υπέγραψε νέο συμβόλαιο με την "HERE®".