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Anyone in the U.S. have any experience with Navfree?
GoneNomad
Does anyone in the U.S. have any recent experience with Navfree?
If so, how does Navfree compare to ALK CoPilot as a navigation tool?
And how does Navfree compare to S&T as a trip planning tool?

Looks like the publisher of this software http://www.navmii.com/navfree/ also has another version http://www.navmii.com/NavmiiGPS/ that isn't free (and presumably has more features), but that does not appear to be available for the U.S. There were a few posts about this on here a few years ago: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2837-navmii-usa-testing-p2 but nothing since then.

Curiously, the publisher's website seems to indicate that NavFree USA is only available for iOS, but the google store seems to have it for Android? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navfree.android.OSM.USA


A search on here for " Navfree" http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/site-search.php?q=Navfree&sa=Search turned up only a couple of brief mentions in older posts. This post: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/4850-review-microsoft-streets-trips-2011-a-p11#post43417 was probably the most informative, and it also mentions another similarly named program: mapFactor Navigator Free (website: http://navigatorfree.mapfactor.com/en/) and I see there's an entire section about mapFactor's product one here: http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/mapfactor but the last post in the review thread was over three years ago. Looks like mapFactor also has a more full-featured product (Navigator 11) with maps available for the U.S.
Ken in Regina
The difference between the free and non-free versions is the free version uses OpenStreetMaps. The quality of the maps is hit and miss, especially since they go through some sort of conversion to work in Navmii and the conversion is far from perfect.

The good thing is that you can try the features and functions for free. The bad thing is that you might believe something that doesn't work right is the program's fault when it is more likely a problem with map data missing or screwed up.

...ken...


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