My agency is piloting iPads as a replacement to the vehicle mounted PC console. So far, itís a hit except one small issue: mapping/GPS/navigation. The pre-installed app, ďMaps,Ē requires a wifi connection in order to refresh the map. Otherwise, as you drive you simply get a blue blip moving across a blank page. I take that to mean the GPS is working, but the maps arenít downloading as you travel through new territory. That said, we need to purchase a better program that allows us to perform the below-listed functions at a minimum:
1. Must offer offline maps similar to a TomTom or Garmin because the pilot vehicle covers a rural area where data signals are inconsistent or nonexistent.
2. Must allow full payment up front with no monthly fees or subscriptions
3. Must allow for the saving, editing, and renaming of POIs or push-pins
4. Must be capable of displaying 2D rending like a conventional paper map so we can identify parallel streets and upcoming intersections easily
The pilot vehicle formerly used Microsoft Streets and Trips with a GPS and it was nearly perfect (all things considered). Does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions? All help is sincerely appreciated! Thanks!