are there any mapping programs for osx?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ShanePickle, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. ShanePickle macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2006
    I install satellite dishes and need a street map software of some sort, a GPS would be nice but not neccessary. I use a PBG4. Any suggestions besides getting an evil PC or spending $300+ dollars on a stand alone GPS system?
  2. mac-convert macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2006
    Are we there yet?
    Have you tried google maps? In a google search bar, type in the address - I used a made up one to test - 100 Main St, Wichita, Kansas - and selected Google Maps on the returns. You have to have a full address or it won't work.

    This may or may not be what you need, but I hope it helps.
  3. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2006
    Google earth is a great map/satellite and you can use it to get directions. But it requires access to the internet. If you are looking for something you can use on the go, I think the GPS system might be your only choice.
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2005
    Nashville, TN, USA
    For other than GPS, Route 66 is all I have heard of, and it is really not very good. Sure wish someone would come out with a good program! I am in need of the same thing as ShanePickle.

    For GPS, can someone give ideas of which program(s) will work by entering a street address. I looked into Route Buddy, and you need to know the coordinates in order to look something up -- or at least that is all I could find. Suggestions of a good program for looking up street addresses would be really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
  5. ericthered macrumors member

    Jan 31, 2007
    no where
    Just a quick note to all those that answer questions like this with:

    "Have you tried google maps?"

    Believe it or not, some people want to have access to mapping information when they are (gasp) traveling. Traveling often means you don't have an internet connection so...

    ...goggle maps is NOT going to work.

    Please engage your brain before posting.

    thank you
  6. coren2000 macrumors member

    May 16, 2007
  7. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    Or, you may wish to use GPS/mapping software where there is no cellular signal. (Large parts of the US, especially 'back country', have no signal, despite what the major carrier maps show.)

    There is no good 'GPS mapping' software available for OS X.

    There are mapping programs with hacked-on GPS support, and there are GPS data programs with hacked-on mapping support, but no good GPS mapping programs.
  8. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2004
    Well, you can always use Parallels/VMWare/Bootcamp, but theres also routebuddy for OS X. Its expensive at $99 and I think you still need to supply maps. Route 66 hasn't been updated in ages.

    Mac GPS selection is rather lacking.

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