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How Useful AreCar Navigation Systems On Nigerian Roads?

hello guys, i was discussing with a friend today about the real usefulness of inbuilt car navigation systems in nigeria. i know they are in great use in the usa, europe, etc where they have clearly defined maps but how useful are they in nigeria? if i buy a car with navigation, will i ever be able to use the navigation feature bearing in mind the extra cost (due to the navigation system)? are they just for fancy or is it worth the extra money paid compared to other cars of its type without navigation?

nigerian car owners with navigation system in their cars, please speak up!

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We announce the release of our August 2010 Nigerian maps for Garmin GPS devices, for symbian mobile phones, for windows Mobile operated units, for Chinese made GPS and many more.

These are not hacked maps as are being peddled about on NairaLand and in China- these maps are the best you can come about in the country and in Ghana as we speak.

Unique features of these maps are:

Each points of interest on our map now includes the address and the phone number where appropriate - example- if you want to go to XYZ hospital - immediately you search for the hospital and finds it, you will see the address and the phone number- in case of emergency, you can then call them up and get them on alert pending your arrival.

We now have the GPS route you to specific house numbers instead of the intersections of streets hitherto-

(House numberings available for Lagos and Abuja)

We now bundled the Nigerian map with Ghana maps as well as the interconnecting routes. Plans are under way to have Togo and Benin street maps as well.

Please note that these are copyright Third Dimension Technologies maps- not one hacked map by one jobless man.

For more information -

email: alabiyemmy@3dtechnologies.org

info@3dtechnologies.org

+234 805 579 4269

+234 703 694 9019.

Almost 250 cities covered to street level and more coming.

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@BELUSHI

You mean on the fixed nav system on the Avensys? No disks out there yet- exc ept for the Kenwood fixed car system.

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Labiyemmy, i dont think you guys shld be engaged in all this fight, you have done the right thing by reporting it to seun though on ur identity theft. i will rather do business with you cos u seem more professional, the words that guy was using were damn too low, you shldnt join words with him i beg.

i use garmin presently on my winmo and really think its the best type of navi you can have (i may be wrong ooo) for naija. However, i am getting an android phone and also a new ride with navi system (avensis 2007)will like to know if you guys will be supporting them sometime in future? Or do you know of any navi software that covers nigeria like garmin does on these platforms if not supported by garmin?

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labiyemmy,

ok. copy that.

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yeap - only 15k for the sd card. Thge KENWOOD system comes with an SD card slot- we dont sell the unti itself - we only sell the SD card with the maps- OK GEORGE?

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labiyemmy,

how much is your in-car kenwood systems by the way? do you sell? do you have a price list?

loaded with nigerian street level maps?

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Similar thing i do see in House of Assembly

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I have reported all to Seun - lets hear from him before I know the next steps to take- seriously.

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labiyemmy,

maybe he hacked into your account. have you considered changing your password?

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@George

Did you check his username? He created an account out of his jealousy and named himself YemiAlabi- and posts rubbish all over Nairaland trying to discredit me.

I suspect he is a moderator, or at best "the person we all know", because he signed in with my username and posted, that can only be done if he is a moderator or the owner. How can he log in with my correct id to post in my real name?

It just shows that Nairaland is loosing a lot of credibility, or how do you explain that he can log in with my ID unless he knows my password?

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labiyemmy,

i don't really understand what's going on here but seems to me both of you have an axe to grind. whatever it is you guys are fighting over, just try and keep it civil ok?

a little cool temper will do all of us some good. just a thought.

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why did you go offline?

! Look at the kind of English you speak and you say I impersonate you? come back online.

George - Ignore the guy with the YemiAlabi signage - he is a m oron.

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U r modifying your posts to match mine? You are truly a coward and an slowpoke.

The best answer for you is silence. Continue to promote my goods, I dot mind. But dont impersonate me. OK!

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@George

We are working on other systems, we have only released the Kenwood version, others will follow.

Please note the last post- ignore it, it is from an imbe cile, a cow in human skin and a human embodiment of a deranged animal, we know him. He is on his way to his grave due to jealousy. If he replies, be sure he is an im becile, if he doesnt reply, be sure he is a coward.

@labiyemmy - if you are sure of your worth - call me- and face me instead of hiding behind your screen - God kill your papa., You are simply jealous of our achievement, a common drop out like you. Jealous of my First Class degree in Engineering, jealous of my God given achievements which you and your generation can only dream about- juealous of the fact that if they put you on sale, I will be the first to buy you and your entire household- .

Reply and confirm your silly gumtionless and moronic brain and if you stop replying, then you are a coward.

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labiyemmy,

you guys can do better than this. why not be a little more proactive and make your maps compatible with other brands like pioneer, eclipse, sony etc? dedicate one department to take care of in-car systems. surely you'll make more sales and i assure you your offices will be bursting with customers everyday! just a thought.

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These are not hacked maps - they are complete 2010 upgraded maps for Garmin GPS, Nokia phones and phones with windows mobile operating systems- these phones must have a built in GPS.

If you have bought the GPS device with our maps or loaded the maps on your phones or devices within the past one year- please come in for an upgrade- these are vintage 2010 maps with all newly constructed roads, round abouts, flyovers and bridges in Abuja and most cities.

If your car has a fixed in car system that is Kenwood- also, bring it in, we might just have the maps for you for your fixed system.

The present maps has over 230 street maps and over 30000 points of interests - never buy if the city maps are less than 20.

Call 0805 579 4269 for more details or email - info@3dtechnologies.org.

NAVIGATE AND GO ANYWHERE WITH EASE- ALL THE WAY TO ACCRA GHANA- NOW, THAT IS SOMETHING YOU WONT FIND ON ANY OTHER MAPS- REPUBLIC OF BENIN, TOGO AND GHANA ROADS- WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

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labiyemmy,

looks like your street level maps are ok but this your lack of in-car systems is a downside.

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For people who live in Warri.

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get any of these

Then contact me for info on how to install Garmin product on it

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Thank u. It has lots for many others.

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zenus,

thanks so much. i will be aiming at one of the higher end nokias-probably from e72 up.

labiyemmy,

from all indications your garmin products don't have anything for me.

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http://maps.nokia.com/ovi-services-and-apps/ovi-maps.

if u need help with the Garmin stuff let me know.

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they are other product likee

N78, e66, e71, n95, 96, n82.

I'm on E52

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the map work very well with these product.

it make use of ovi map 3.03 and you can still get garmin map on it

* Nokia N97

* Nokia N97 mini

* Nokia 6710 Navigator

* Nokia X6

* Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

* Nokia 5230

* Nokia E52

* Nokia E72

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Simple solution I offered you - buy a Garmin device with over 200 cities and over 30,000 pois.

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labiyemmy,

i was asking for fixed in-car systems. since you were not forthcoming i was rethinking zenus' solutions with nokia phones.

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George,

Were u asking for maps for a phone or for your fixed in car nav systems? For all options you have- visit http://www.ceaser-web.com

I am not asking you to go with whoever you want to go with.

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zenus,

which nokia phone version do you think is the best?

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What's de phone u want to use wit ovi.

is of two version, 3.01 and 3.03

I can also help you in getting the garmin map too

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OVi map is only compatible to some nokia phones with A-GPS,

if u hav any of the nokia phone that support A-GPS u can get Garmin and Ovi map and use for navigating

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none of our products presently work with fixed in car systems - thats my point George.

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labiyemmy,

your not being helpful here. my question is: which of your products will i need to install in my car-even if i have to buy your own branded car sat nav system?

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George.

I have said it again and again - mine doesnt work on the pioneer- but if you want to be sure, you can bring your car to our premises for our engineers to try it out.

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labiyemmy,

i'm still waiting to hear from you on how your system can bail me out on this.

zenus,

thanks once again. pls send me a link to the ovi maps.

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I den't think so marketer

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George

Dont waste your time on that, it will never work.

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labiyemmy,

that means you cannot help me with this one, so maybe i should be talking to zenus who seems like his

suggestions could be useful.

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zenus,

ok. thanks so much.

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The product key is more important. I beleive it will work. Just get the key and try your luck

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zenus,

it has a memory slot.

for the product number, i will need to check that one.

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ll give u link to de map.

but did ur gps navigator has a memory card slot?

u need to know the product number, i mean ur navigaor serial no.

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My advisis that, if ur gps has a memory card, try loading germin map on it. It's has a good Nigeria Road Network. am using that germin map on my phone and is very good

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zenus,

what i will need is a dvd-rom of naija city maps compatible with the pioneer branded sat nav system.

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hav u try install Garmin map on it? cos a friend of mine who bought a combo gps/dvd player touch screen is using it with Garmin map successfully

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@zenus,

the car stereo is a combo gps/dvd player with bluetooth capabilities. the brand is pioneer.

@kaloka,

no sweat man. thanks all the same.

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zenus,

that's a good idea worth trying out. i could load it up through the usb port.

can you send a copy to me and let me see it if works?

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@george. did your car comes with inbuilt navigating system?

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