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GPS Satellite Navigation systems Cebu & Philippines

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Hi,

 

As mentioned before, im going to Cebu, and i'll be island hopping Philippines.

 

I find Cebu city a difficult place to get around, and get lost regularly.

 

Anyway, ideally I would be able to get a Sat Nav for Cebu City, and even better would be the entire Philippines, including detailed Cebu City.

 

Is anything like this available ??

 

Any help would be much appreciated, as this would be a hugh help to me, as it means a bit of independance !!

 

Thanks

Smidsy

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Hi,

 

As mentioned before, im going to Cebu, and i'll be island hopping Philippines.

 

I find Cebu city a difficult place to get around, and get lost regularly.

 

Anyway, ideally I would be able to get a Sat Nav for Cebu City, and even better would be the entire Philippines, including detailed Cebu City.

 

Is anything like this available ??

 

Any help would be much appreciated, as this would be a hugh help to me, as it means a bit of independance !!

 

Thanks

Smidsy

 

You can download a GPS map of The Phillipines from http://roadguide.ph and upload to your GPS device. Cebu City is quite detailed. Many of the main roads throughout the island chain are mapped. Garmin-compatible, only.

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Here are some files PiRider (Bryan) uploaded some time ago. Maybe they can help?

 

http://www.cebuliving.com/philippines_navigation/

 

Also, search the forums, because there has been a fair amount of information posted here about that very topic.

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Thanks for the replies.

 

To clarify, I dont own a Sat Nav yet, so If I buy here or there, im easy.

 

So can I just walk into a shop and buy a Sat Nav with the maps preloaded ?

 

Ayala or SM no? Is the equipment available, but maps are rubish, or both are just unavailable(except the links above-Thanks!) ?

 

In that case, should I buy here, and bring it with me? Then sort out the maps myself ?

 

If so,

 

There's one here im looking at http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/s...tegoryId_212513

 

Is it what I need ? I dont want to waste money on detailed maps of Europe, when I should be buying more techy equipment with my money. Or perhaps they are all good for my purposes, and I should just be buying the cheapest(80 euro) ?

 

If so, im glad I asked before I left !

 

Also, to Admin.

 

I assumed there would be loads of threads, and I searched the following...

 

Sat Nav

GPS

Satellite Navidation

 

I didnt receive any hits(well, 1 but unrelated), but when I googled it, I got some results from this site with posts from 2007. Iv no idea why !

 

Possibly the search isnt working right, or only includes recent threads ? I used the quick search.

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Ready to use Global Positioning System with Data for Philippines:

 

1) Garmin nuvi 200 PHP17,900

2) Garmin Nuvi 205 Wide PHP21,900

 

3) Garmin Nuvi 710 with Blue Tooth PHP29,900

4) Company Remanufactured Nuvi 200 PHP 14,000

 

All units ( Brand New and Remanufactured ) goes with one year manufacturer's warranty

 

http://www.garmin.com.ph

 

Read more: http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+cla...e#ixzz0MnJQyOAv

 

 

http://tsikot.yehey.com/forums/showthread....661&page=11

 

carNAVi - GPS Navigation in the Philippines

Your Specialist for Mobile GPS Navigation on the Road

 

New carNAVi GPS Navigation units available

 

Finally the new carNAVi

Edited by David_LivinginTalisay

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Ready to use Global Positioning System with Data for Philippines:

 

1) Garmin nuvi 200 PHP17,900

2) Garmin Nuvi 205 Wide PHP21,900

 

3) Garmin Nuvi 710 with Blue Tooth PHP29,900

4) Company Remanufactured Nuvi 200 PHP 14,000

 

All units ( Brand New and Remanufactured ) goes with one year manufacturer's warranty

 

Bloody hell they are expensive !! :D

 

They are half the price here, with the whole of Europe on them !

 

Is this your online shop ??

 

How much are they in the stores, like SM / Ayala?

 

Ill have to rethink buying there if thats what they cost, probably best to get one here, and make do with the downloadable maps.

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I experimented with that, just to see.

 

When you go to http://www.garmin.com.ph/

 

Then click on the 205, click buy now.

 

then you get the following...

 

 

Secure Connection Failed

 

 

www.manilaforwarder.com uses an invalid security certificate.

 

The certificate is only valid for *.powweb.com.

 

(Error code: ssl_error_bad_cert_domain)

 

 

 

* This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could be someone trying to impersonate the server.

 

 

* If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

 

I wont be buying there anyway,

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Also, to Admin.

 

I assumed there would be loads of threads, and I searched the following...

 

Sat Nav

GPS

Satellite Navidation

 

I didnt receive any hits(well, 1 but unrelated), but when I googled it, I got some results from this site with posts from 2007. Iv no idea why !

 

Possibly the search isnt working right, or only includes recent threads ? I used the quick search.

 

I found these two, without putting too much into a search:

 

Thread 1

Thread 2

 

Regarding Google, I give the spiders full access to the forums, with the exception of hidden forums. So, they will index and archive all of the forums on this site, which are viewable by guests and full members.

 

I experimented with that, just to see.

 

... you go to http://www.garmin.com.ph/

 

 

-------- truncated ---------

 

I wont be buying there anyway,

 

Until recently, I owned a Garmin eTrex Legend, with all the accessories I could buy for it at the time. A friend in Mindanao wanted it, I hadn't used it in a while, so I sold it to him. Anyway, it was great on the motorcycle, via a specific mount, or to just lay on the dash of the car.

 

I am looking for another one, but want a higher end model this time.

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I found these two, without putting too much into a search:

 

Thread 1

Thread 2

 

Im getting the following

 

Forum Search Engine

> Search Results

You searched for: GPS

Unfortunately your search didn't return any results.

Try broadening the search parameters by searching by different keywords or altering the format of your search.

Remember to use the wildcard '*' to increase the number of matches. Apple* will match 'apple' and 'apples'.

 

Search Again?

 

I thought I was searching the wrong forum, or maybe it was case senstitive, but whatever I try, im getting the same.

 

Im not complaining, just thought I should explain.

 

Until recently, I owned a Garmin eTrex Legend, with all the accessories I could buy for it at the time. A friend in Mindanao wanted it, I hadn't used it in a while, so I sold it to him. Anyway, it was great on the motorcycle, via a specific mount, or to just lay on the dash of the car.

 

I am looking for another one, but want a higher end model this time.

 

Thanks, Iv no problem with the Garmins, I dont know anything about them to be honest, but they seem fine.

 

It was off topic, but my problem is that that particular website was possibly fake, I got the warning symbol, that usually only comes up when there is a genuine fake site(at least in my experience). The worrying thing, is it only comes up at the beginning of the payment process.

 

 

Anyway, what im trying to confirm, is if they are actually available to purchase in the malls of Cebu, with detailed Cebu city maps?

 

And how much, if they are way over the 10k mark, ill buy here and make do with the downloadable user created maps.

 

I seen one on ebay for 10k, still high, but not as crazy as the above figures.

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Thanks, Iv no problem with the Garmins, I dont know anything about them to be honest, but they seem fine.

 

It was off topic, but my problem is that that particular website was possibly fake, I got the warning symbol, that usually only comes up when there is a genuine fake site(at least in my experience). The worrying thing, is it only comes up at the beginning of the payment process.

 

I see. I wasn't paying close enough attention to the URL in your previous post. Here is the URL I use: http://www.garmin.com

 

 

Anyway, what im trying to confirm, is if they are actually available to purchase in the malls of Cebu, with detailed Cebu city maps?

 

And how much, if they are way over the 10k mark, ill buy here and make do with the downloadable user created maps.

 

I personally don't know. I guess you can download maps into your GPS after you get it though, if you want.

 

Anyway, what im trying to confirm, is if they are actually available to purchase in the malls of Cebu, with detailed Cebu city maps?

 

And how much, if they are way over the 10k mark, ill buy here and make do with the downloadable user created maps.

 

I seen one on ebay for 10k, still high, but not as crazy as the above figures.

 

I had similar advice offered to me, but I didn't want to wait for the auction to end, etc. So, if you have time, you could probably get a better deal off eBay.

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