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I'm not a big fan of car mounted GPS devices. I find them cool but I really don't see why average Janez (~ Joe, but from Slovenia) would need one. But I really like Bluetooth GPS devices you can connect to your laptop, PDA or even phone. So I got myself one!

I was investigating who has in my sailing crew had a big and expensive phone I could stick mapping software onto I found that you don't need a state of the art phone at all for task like that. There is a lot of cool software for regular old Java enabled GPS phones that do the trick!

Here is the list of what I found...

Google Maps Mobile

I didn't know that Google Maps are actually available on Java phones! Docs say you can connect to GPS, there is even a pictures of Bluetooth device I have, but only for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and N95.

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Mobile GMaps

Luckily there is free GMaps that connect to GPS and display Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Windows Live maps and more. Amazing piece of software that is still actively developed and every couple of days there is something new.

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J2ME Map

Another Google Maps browser. It integrates with Flickr.

Trek Buddy 

This is probably the best offline map browser. This means you should preload your maps and not use expensive bandwidth. There is little more work to be done as you should prepare your maps, but once you have them it's totally free and very fast.

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TrackMyJourney - Mobile 

It can do navigation, location tracking, map display and route plotting. Check out this amazing screenshot and remember - it's just a regular Java phone you need!

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More

I found more software, but I didn't test all of them...

 

If you'll dive into offline mapping here is short list of software you will need to easily create maps for TrekBuddy:

 

Any has any experience with this?

 

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Posted on Friday, November 02, 2007 10:19 PM | Filed under: Gadgets |

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# re: Free GPS software for windows mobile 12/3/2007 2:39 PM Manoj R Sardesai
i want to put this in my o2 mobile please send me the steps to install

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 12/8/2007 12:00 PM Dheeraj Bhardwaj
It is very use full


# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 12/8/2007 12:07 PM Dheeraj Bhardwaj
it is very use full


# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/3/2008 9:19 PM Noel wani
Hw i can download it to my phne

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/6/2008 8:46 AM Chinlop
Hi!

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/12/2008 10:27 AM gopinath
Very Useful software, simply Great.

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/21/2008 1:38 PM asas
sadas

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 4/22/2008 7:28 AM Sriram Sridharan
Downloading Maps for use with TrekBuddy is very easy using this GUI based app that uses Google Maps: http://linuxtechs.net/kruch/tb/forum/viewtopic.php?t=464 . There is no need of downloading each tile and calibrating it. In fact the interface is so intuitive that you dont need a guide. I have been using TrekBuddy for 3+ months without any problem and you get signed apps as well[No repeated permission requests]. You can also use CMS themes to display GPS device related info. Do donate to TrekBuddy if you like it. You and your readers are welcome to contact me through my blog at http://www.sriraminhell.blogspot.com for comments/guides/questions. Good luck until then and Cheers!!

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 6/8/2008 9:28 PM SRI
ITS VERY NICE

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 6/23/2008 7:03 PM kamos
Nice, this is what I was looking for! Thanks alot!!!
This will be very usefull tomany people looking for free GPS software

# Maps for TrekBuddy 11/19/2008 4:10 PM Sriram Sridharan
TrekBuddy maps for Chennai, India:

http://www.sriraminhell.com/2008/11/new-maps-of-chennai-for-trekbuddy.html


# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 12/7/2008 4:06 PM petros
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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 6/27/2009 1:03 PM henok tesfy
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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 8/6/2009 4:27 PM silikafas
New GPS trackiing/mapping software for JAva
www.sportypal.com

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 8/18/2009 2:42 AM griset Gonzalez
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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 9/21/2009 5:07 PM alias che muda
need software for phone

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 9/23/2009 5:19 PM joseph ang
pls sent for me free gps sofware .

thanks & regards
joseph

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 10/22/2009 5:43 PM nirup
hy

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 11/1/2009 3:04 PM nook
for phones

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 11/13/2009 3:40 PM jayesh
Free GPS software for Java phones

# Özgün Makale 11/23/2009 1:44 PM Netyazari
I'm using google maps frequently. Very useful service

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 11/24/2009 8:49 AM Wilson Lee
Any GPS software for Nokia E71?

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 12/12/2009 9:38 AM reza
any GPS software for samsung m8800(pixon) ?

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/16/2010 4:02 PM apmon
GpsMid ( http://gpsmid.sourceforge.net ) is another option for free maps for the Java Phone. It stores maps on the phone and thus needs no internet connection. As it is not based on images like most others, but vectors, it also allows you to search for road names, and offers a turn-by-turn navigation, all completely for free and offline, so no network charges either.

The mapdata comes from OpenStreetMap ( http://www.openstreetmap.org ), the free wiki world map that everyone can use and help improve.

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/31/2010 1:55 AM programlama
pls sent for me free gps sofware .

thanks & regards
murat from tr

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 2/14/2010 4:56 PM package tours turkey
Thanks for the information...

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 3/8/2010 4:12 PM Shuvadeep Dey
I need this!

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 4/1/2010 2:47 AM agnaldo
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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 4/23/2010 5:40 AM gede asmara
thanks for your kind

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 5/10/2010 10:33 AM kobi siteler
also you can use encoded pollylines in google maps

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 5/11/2010 12:45 PM mikael
free java gps for phone

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 5/14/2010 2:21 PM add site free
Free GPS software for Java phones it is good for us

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 6/9/2010 8:20 AM soh
pls send me free gps softwere

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 6/17/2010 5:11 PM anthony
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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 7/4/2010 1:55 PM farshid
GPSjawa

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 7/4/2010 1:55 PM farshid
GPS jawa

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 7/9/2010 5:33 PM omid
hi i just wanted to know how i could install gps on my htc hero for free
many tnxs

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 7/25/2010 11:33 PM teknoloji
thanks admin w-

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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 8/18/2010 8:34 PM Vik
See thegoodpersontest.net okay???

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 9/7/2010 11:16 PM PetarLesina55@gmail.com
Ajeje

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 10/22/2010 7:41 PM Charles Menk
Have a Sprint LG LN510 -- Applications are stopped from downloading "... has been reported" This looks like a filter from SPRINT. Is there a workaround?

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 11/15/2010 3:50 PM imtiyaz
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# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/3/2011 9:06 PM hadi
pls send me free GPSjawa


# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/5/2011 10:36 AM davide
come posso istallare il programma gps nel telefonino cect 2011 anche pagando

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 1/22/2011 4:58 PM mad chew
need gps software

# re: TrekBuddy 2/10/2011 2:54 AM Brendan
Thanks for all the info. I checked out the TrekBuddy links - or rather I googled it to find it and related info. I eventually found a download page but you really have to know what it is you should be downloading. I have a samsung M8800 and I don't know what it's internal workings are. I'm pretty sure it's java. But the links on the site for download offer several downloads with no real explanation as to which you should download (unless you're already an expert in the programming on your own phone which I'm not)

Someone needs to make an easy to understand download area with a list of phones and what type of download is needed for that phone. So it may be a great utility but it's not going to be used if you can't even get past the first hurdle of downloading the software!
Thanks for your efforts to present the options though

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 2/16/2011 6:07 PM Ahmed
nice software

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 4/19/2011 8:26 PM Cyrus
id like to instal a gps software on my windows phone, please tell me how to

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 6/18/2011 2:24 AM carlos alberto
queria uma espricaçao como intalar no meu aparelho

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 8/1/2011 11:42 AM m-q
i nead for gps software for java

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 8/16/2011 6:03 PM samer flayha
hellow,
I have a tasc java speaks about to know the location of cell phone through knowledge her number and through the use of gprs

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 12/16/2011 8:51 PM Pinku
Gps download

# re: Free GPS software for Java phones 12/27/2011 3:34 PM RECEP
hay

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