Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Helping you find your way around

It can certainly be a daunting task finding your way around town. Street signs are gladly making a welcomed comeback although its not yet been widely implemented. Finding your way around major Nigerian cities is set to get easier with the introduction of Garmin GPS devices and complete maps.


GARMAP is the complete software tool for managing the Garmin Mobile XT application

Garmap provides accurate navigable geographical data for all Garmin map enabled GPS Systems, which augments the information already on the base map. With Garmap, one can view existing waypoints, routes and tracks on the graphic map or quickly create new waypoints or routes. Garmap can also be loaded to PC enabling one to quickly select maps and save them to GPS unit, or a data card. Editing and managing waypoints and routes are made easy with Garmap.

Garmap Nigeria Street maps, topographic and recreation version 2 provides routable mapping data of Nigeria and street maps of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, and Warri.

Here are more features:

  • 9,800km of routable map data
  • Over 8,800 points of interest (POIs)
  • Street maps for Lagos, FCT Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Warri, and Ota amongst others
  • Turn-by-turn voice prompts
  • Route simulation: Ability to simulate route and view destination on map before embarking on the journey
  • Weather forecast: Ability to check five day weather forecasts destinations and over 5000 cities worldwide
  • Flight schedule and status: Access flight details for many major airlines
  • Points of Interest dialing: Choose from over 8800 Points of Interest and call a point of interest (such as a restaurant or coffee shop) using the phone feature.
  • Location messaging: Send a location message to another Nigerian mobile phone, detailing their exact location in GPS coordinates. If the receiving mobile phone also has Garmap For Mobile installed the message translates into a destination point and allows the receiver to navigate easily and quickly to that point.
  • Panic button: Automatically fires off an urgent location message to up to three emergency contacts whenever the ‘#’ key is depressed for more than 3 seconds on certain Nokia and Samsung phones.
  • “Panoramio”, a tool that allows consumers to access user-generated content that has been uploaded to the Web.
  • On board user’s manual and troubleshooting information: The user’s manual and troubleshooting information sits on the application on your phone, so help is wherever you are.
  • SD card and Installation disk: The application comes on a 2gig SD card and an installation / recovery disk
  • 1.8 gig memory space: The application comes with 1.8gig free memory space on the SD card
Garmin Nuvo dealers in Nigeria

Garmin major distributor

telecgsm limited

13, Amodu Ojikutu Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Telephone: 08021350521, 08021322763
Other dealers


15 – 19, Ola Ayeni Street, Computer Village, Ikeja

6, Olayemi Street, Computer Village, Ikeja

AW Import
82, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos

Abuja – FCT

Dialogue Resources Nigeria Ltd
A6 & A7 Sheriff Shopping Complex, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse III, Abuja

Shop B26, Banex Plaza, Abuja


Dialogue Resources Nigeria Ltd
6C, Murtala Muhammed Way, Kano

Port Harcourt

123 Aba Road, PH

Cee 2 Cee Phones Limited
67, Olu Obasanjo Road, Maxiclass Hotel, Port Harcourt


19, St. Michaels Road, Aba


Wilson William
10, Kommex Plaza, Asaba


211b, Nimek Plaza, New Market Road, Onitsha


Fine Brothers Nigeria Ltd
Warehouse No 16, Railway Line, Main Market, Enugu

Lyte Global
12, Nnobi Street, Independent Layout, Enugu


Right Formula
37, Douglas Road, Owerri


Double Val
14 Oba Market Road, Benin


99, Aka Road, Uyo


Anonymous said...

Does it work with the blackberry?

Chiedu Ifeozo said...

not sure, i will find out, but i suspect it does not

Guest said...

can it work with my nokia n73 music edition