Well, yes you will still have GPS, but to use the built in Maps function, you have to have a data stream to download to.
Now if you got a 3G, no data contract, but bought the GPS map software from another company for iPad, that would work. But as is, you cannot really use the GPS for navigation with the stock maps app without 3G to load map datanon the fly.
I was disappointed in the gps of my new 3g and then I discovered that copilot for ipad was released today at $30 and the features seemed ok. so I bought it and installed it on the ipad. It contains all maps of USA so they don't have to be downloaded each time you use it. It also have text to voice and the map fits great on the ipad screen. It has all of the gps features' While on the gps subject the map program really spooked me out today. In using the map app. that came installed on the ipad so when I opened it & placed a pin on my home. Well I then held my finger on the pin and a beautifu photo of my home covered the entire screen. How in the heavens name did that happen? I never had a photo on the ipad with my home address to my knowledge. Now that is scary. jim_joh
Google earth would be my guess.
I should have said it was a street view photo and not a sat photo
This is what I was referring to.Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from various positions along many streets in the world. It was launched on May 25, 2007, originally only in several cities in the United States, and has since gradually expanded to include more cities and rural areas worldwide.
Google Street View displays images taken from a fleet of specially adapted cars. Areas not accessible by car, like pedestrian areas, narrow streets, alleys and ski resorts, are sometimes covered by Google Trikes (tricycles) or a snowmobile. On each of these cars (and tricycles) there are nine directional cameras for 360° views at a height of about 2.5 meters, GPS units for positioning, three laser range scanners for the measuring of up to 50 meters 180° in the front of the vehicle. There are also 3G/GSM/Wi-Fi antennas for scanning 3G/GSM and Wi-Fi hotspots
my oldest son is a Army and he tells me that we had a in 70s when we had in the military is so old it not funny ..he can google earth maps on his phone over in A-stan and look around the area and does it all the time when out on partol ..
he told me a few times that the locals freaked out when they would show them the village and a picture of it on the phone .he and my oldest girl call me from the overseas a couple of times a week ..a few times he told looking over the route they where going to take has saved there bacon a few times ..when he found areas that did not look right on the map and he would use google earth and take and look at them from the diff views ..he would reroute the team down a diff way if he felt it was wrong to take the road or hold up and light a helo come and check out the spot ..
So, I got in the car and opened maps and put in my address to get to work and it gave me a small line at the bottom with which street I should go to next and then when I got there I had to hit nextnto get the next direction...it didn't map it orngive me turn bynturn like a normal gps...am I going something wrong. Getting ready to take a road trip through the norrheast and was hoping to rely on the gps...
Thanks....love my iPad 3G...