GPS and Google maps Question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by littfam, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. littfam macrumors regular

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    Does the GPS allow for data transfer to allow map overlay in "Hybrid" or "Satellite" view in an area with wifi, edge, or 3g not available. I was in the middle of nowhere in "Oregon National Forest" and was following the "blue dot" along marked forest roads in hybrid view. Where was the map data coming from? I have looked at these areas at home using my wifi. Will the iPhone cache this data
     
  2. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes its cached so that would probably be why it would do it.
     
  3. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Did it say "No Service" in the corner? If not, it was probably still downloading a bit of data (albeit slowly).
     
  4. littfam thread starter macrumors regular

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    it said "no service" The data was actually streaming quite fast for even a 1 bar or so service.
     
  5. cellocello macrumors 68000

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