GPS Navigation & Mapping

Memory-Map Topo PC and Pocket PC Software Review by Geekzone

Geekzone New Zealand reviewed Memory Map, a map viewer for PC and Pocket PC which integrates seamlessly with GPS. Geekzone rates the map navigation and viewing software 8 out of 10 for functionality, 8.5 out of 10 for coolness and ease of use, and 9 out of 10 for value for money, and commented:

Pros:

  • A feature-packed package for both PC and Pocket PC.
  • Easy interchange of map, GPS, and other data between PC and Pocket PC, and integration with most GPS devices.
  • Easy route planning and impressive track analysis.
  • Quick map loading and scrolling.
  • Great 3D viewing and fly-throughs of any of the maps.
  • Synchronized split screen.
  • Excellent inbuilt help.
  • Great value for money.

Cons (“Discoverer” license only)

  • Not true “navigation” software for driving.
  • No vector maps.
  • Satellite layer not very detailed.
  • No easy way to turn GPS device on/off.
  • No way to slow down the fly-throughs.
  • Video rendering process “delicate”.
  • Proprietary map format. Currently no other maps available, and cannot create your own map layers.

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