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malter 10-20-2010 07:38 PM

New 2011 Navigation DVD with speed cams and police traps - review
 
I posted up a review on M5Board but I thought I'd share with my fanatics crew. I upgraded to MK4 in my e39 M5 and I got the brand new 2011 navigation map DVDs from http://www.bmwnavigationmaps.com and I thought I'd do a brief product review.
The version I bought comes with police speed traps POI and speed cameras. I have not tried the speed cameras yet, but the police speed traps work great! I already located two cop hiding places thanks to the navigation map and sure enough the cops were there with radar on! All in all I paid $48 for the East coast disc and I could not be happier. I wish all of USA was on one disc, but that's Tele Atlas for you...

If anybody wants inexpensive 2011 maps check it out. Very good product.

jlboygenius 10-20-2010 11:21 PM

Whoa.
Looks like it's time for me to upgrade.
Did that dvd look like someone just burned their own copy, or is it legit? $50 sounds WAY to cheap. I thought they were like $200 new

malter 10-21-2010 12:25 AM

It has the speed cams and police speed traps so it is not original but its legit and works like a charm. the price is right so why pay 200 bucks at the dealer?!

malter 10-24-2010 08:44 PM

pm replied

nervno 11-02-2010 06:42 PM

just got a set. fantastic service and great product!

nervno 12-11-2010 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malter (Post 12372123)
I posted up a review on M5Board but I thought I'd share with my fanatics crew. I upgraded to MK4 in my e39 M5 and I got the brand new 2011 navigation map DVDs from http://www.bmwnavigationmaps.com and I thought I'd do a brief product review.
The version I bought comes with police speed traps POI and speed cameras. I have not tried the speed cameras yet, but the police speed traps work great! I already located two cop hiding places thanks to the navigation map and sure enough the cops were there with radar on! All in all I paid $48 for the East coast disc and I could not be happier. I wish all of USA was on one disc, but that's Tele Atlas for you...

If anybody wants inexpensive 2011 maps check it out. Very good product.

Thanks for the review.

eatsleeplax 12-12-2010 01:32 AM

if the product is a copy, why not just copy it for other fanatics?

nedined 12-12-2010 08:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eatsleeplax (Post 12565296)
if the product is a copy, why not just copy it for other fanatics?

Yes! Make a torrent and post the link!

delmarco 12-12-2010 09:54 PM

This is a quick video review of the 2011 Tele Atlas Navigation DVD modified with Police Speed Traps and Red Light Camera POI for BMW cars.


PART ONE :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3MVEeEjQKw

PART TWO :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9ItvEBHhSY

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PROS:
- The 2011 Tele Atlas DVD is very fast. I also use the factory OEM 2010 Tele Atlas DVD daily in my car and the modified 2011 disc was just as fast if not faster! In Part One of the video review I pull up a destination about 28 miles away from my location and LITERALLY within a second the MK4 navigation computer has routed my trip using the 2011 DVD.

- The Red Light Cameras are very much on point and up to date. Even all the new cameras that went up around Brooklyn since summer of 2010 are ALL on the DVD.

- The Police Speed Traps are not exclusive to Speed Traps but it shows the Police Cars POI icons at locations on the map where Police cars, marked and unmarked, tend to hang out and ticket unsuspecting drivers for traffic infractions (seat belts, cell phones, running stop signs/red lights, not using turn signals, illegal turns/u-turns, etc...). I find this to actually be more useful than anything else (especially in New York City) since you can get traffic tickets for other things beside speeding and running red lights.
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- The 2011 DVD also has all the up to date POIs and street names from 2010. Not that much has changed in the year but it seems to be truly up to date.


CONS:
- The Red Light camera and Speed Trap features are not embedded into the map as an Active Traffic Feature like it is on the TOM TOM devices and the European DVDs that has the Red Light Cameras and Speed Trap Feature. Rather it is just more or less of a passive POI display icon. Also, because it is only a POI, to access it you have to dig thru the Tele Atlas Nav menus to get to it. Then to see them you have to display them as POIs. This is only useful if you tend to have your Nav screen in FULL Route Map Display mode when you drive and you tend to look at your Navigation screen frequently. I don't do neither of these but at the start of my trip I just scan the map at radius with in where I am driving to see where the cameras and traps are.

Also the 2011 DVD as well as all the MK4 based nav DVDs seem to display one POI icon at a time. So I cannot get both the Red Light Cameras locations POI Icons and the Police Speed Trap location POI Icons at the same time to show on my Map Screen. I'm not sure if there is a method for getting more than one POI Icon to show on the MK4 map screens but at this time I don't know of any.

In contrast, the TOM TOM Go XXL device has the cameras and traps embedded onto the maps as a traffic feature and not a POI (for example a street name is a traffic feature where as a Coffee Shop or Book Store is a POI). This means that every time you drive within 50 yards of a red light camera or trap the TOM TOM beeps to alert you and flashes an icon on the map screen showing you exactly where the camera or trap is. This is a much better use of the Red Light Camera feature. The TOM TOM is also superior in that it updates itself anytime so that any changes to the maps and traffic features are added to the device as soon as possible. This highlights the biggest flaw of DVD based Navigation in that the DVD consumer needs to wait a year and pay more money for a new Tele Atlas DVD in order to get current updates to the maps.

IN CONCLUSION: I had plenty of fun using the red light camera and traps feature. Not that I tend to run lights or speed around needlessly but it is ALWAYS good and exciting to "know" where and how you can get caught!

4.5 out of 5 stars!



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NOTE: Please buy ALL your BMW Navigation DVDs from the BMW Dealership or an authorized reseller. Buying used Factory OEM Tele Atlas Navigation DVDs off eBay or in the classifieds from private sellers are also legally fine. As a private reviewer of this product I do not particapte or condone in any way the procuring, manufacturing, selling, buying or trading bootleg, pirated or illegal copies of Tele Atlas, NavTeq or other BMW Navigation DVDs.

johnrando 01-13-2011 04:35 PM

Just bought a map from them (West) and it works fine. Also, separately, updated my OS on my NAV and am happy that worked out fine. John

cak323i 01-13-2011 06:30 PM

link no longer works. when you click on it you get site not published notice.:rofl:

Is there a workable link?

malter you have PM

nedined 01-13-2011 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnrando (Post 12685204)
Just bought a map from them (West) and it works fine. Also, separately, updated my OS on my NAV and am happy that worked out fine. John

How did you update the OS on your NAV? It's the 1st time I hear that.

gleech 01-13-2011 06:50 PM

just saw this thread, site is gone....any new links....

gleech 01-13-2011 07:06 PM

found this site

http://www.bmwnav.net/

they offer update but I don't see any police speed traps POI and speed cameras on their maps....

emmm_three 01-13-2011 10:12 PM

Anyone have any screen-captures of the latest additions?

brosive05 01-13-2011 10:28 PM

I'm def. going to have to buy a disc. I'm picking up a dynavin shortly.

M1992 01-13-2011 10:46 PM

I will have to invest in one of these discs -_-

johnrando 01-13-2011 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nedined (Post 12685727)
How did you update the OS on your NAV? It's the 1st time I hear that.

Just learned about it the other day. Check out
http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/all...ystem-faq.html

johnrando 01-13-2011 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emmm_three (Post 12686509)
Anyone have any screen-captures of the latest additions?

The maps look exactly like the ones that came with my original BMW DVD. John

johnrando 01-13-2011 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gleech (Post 12685815)
found this site

http://www.bmwnav.net/

they offer update but I don't see any police speed traps POI and speed cameras on their maps....

On mine, when you go into the "information" portion of the NAV menu (just discovered that recently), then "city", you can then have it display the traps, etc. within a certain distance from your current location, for example, all traps w/in 10 miles. John


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