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NAVeGIS 21.0.5

Open Source
GPS navigation software for Windows Mobile & WinCE devices.
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Description

NAVeGIS is a car Navigation application for use with custom or open data maps, such as the ones provided from OpenStreetMap at http://www.openstreetmap.org/ (although that you have to manually convert the .osm files to .img) or from the data provided from the web services at http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl and from the map files at http://www.raumbezug.eu/ag/internet/osmGarmin.htm

NAVeGIS can retrieve data from custom and unlocked, non NT map files, or from unlocked and uncompressed NT map files, in the IMG file format.

The application can connect with device’s internal GPS module either utilizing the GPS intermediate driver, or connecting with any internal or external GPS unit, via the device’s serial interface.
Note that the GPS intermediate driver can only be used when the library is available by the operating system and therefore some older PocketPC or WinCE devices might not present this possibility.
The serial interface management utilizes the open source OpenNETCF Serial Library, which is available at http://serial.codeplex.com, under the MIT (Copyright (c) 2003-2009 OpenNETCF Consulting, LLC), license.

NAVeGIS does start in the map modus. Before you can use the device you see a warning message that NAVeGIS is only a help and you shall always beware the road.
On the map you see some icons which are buttons for different functions. These buttons disappear after some seconds. You can activate the buttons again by tapping the map screen somewhere.
1. Options menu button

Options menu button

This is the main button. With this button you can modify almost settings of NAVeGIS.
2. Route button

Route menu button

With the route button you have direct access to all possible destinations of NAVeGIS.
3. Zoom buttons

Zoom buttons

With the zoom buttons you can zoom in and zoom out the map. The minimum and the maximum zoom factor are internally restricted. This value you can modify in the extended settings.
4. Center button

Center button

If you don't see your current position then press the Center button. The currend position will be moved into the center of the map.
5. North mode button

North mode button

You can switch the orientation of the map by tap of the North button. The orientation on top of the device may be swapped between

north and the
current direction of movment.

6. Working in the map
6.1 Moving

You can move the map by moving your finger on the touchscreen.
6.2 Get POI information

You can tap directly on a shown POI icon. Additional information is displayed.
6.3 Set a destination

You can tap any point on the map. A window will be open where you can confirm this point as your new destination.

The NAVeGIS software is provided under the GNU General Public Licence, Version 3.

System Requirements

.NET Compact Framework 3.5

Installation Instructions

1. Installation
1.1 Get the files

You need the installation file eGIS.cab and possibly a installation file for the Microsoft Compact Framework.
Both files are available at the project’s download page http://sourceforge.net/projects/navegis.
Download at first the current eGIS.cab file.
Which file you would need for the Microsft Compact Framework is explained later.
1.2 Copy the files to the device

Connect the navigation device with the host computer by use of a USB cable. Active Sync should be started automatically. Copy the downloaded file to one of the device’s Storage.
Or
Connect the device with the host computer by use of a USB cable or a Bloototh connection. Copy the downloaded file to the device’s Storage.
Or
Copy the downloaded file to a flash card. Insert this flash card to the device.
Or
See the chapter Installation of the plain files

1.3 Installation
1.3.1 Installation of the cab file

From the device’s Start menu select the File Explorer.
In the File Explorer locate the eGIS.cab file and run it.
Shortly, the first step of the installation procedure will begin, and you will be asked for the storage location of the application. It is recommended to install the application in the \Storage Card storage.
Then press Install.

When the procedure finishes, the system will inform you that the installation of eGIS.cab was successfully performed. Choose ok.
1.3.2 Installation of the plain files

In some cases is it difficult or not possible to run the eGIS.cab file at your device. So you should install the plain files.
You must open the eGIS.cab file already on a Windows PC.
Use for that e.g. the WinCE CABs Analyzer. This software is available e.g. here.
Once you have extracted the MSCEInfEn.zip file, start the WinCE CABs Analyzer.
Open eGIS.cab with WinCE CABs Analyzer. Ignore a message "Duplicates (1):". Click the 8th icon from the left. This icon is named "Extract CAB Files with original names in a folder (Section)". Click the Extract button. Store all files in a new folder which you give the name eGIS.

You have already now the runnable buildup of eGIS for the device. Copy the new folder eGIS with all its content to the device with a flash card, USB cable or bluetooth.
1.4 Running the application

When the cab-file installation is successfully completed, a shortcut for the application will be created within the device’s Programs menu group. To run the application, select eGIS.

When you have copied the plain files, you have to find the eGIS.exe file with some more steps. Use for that the File Explorer of Windows Mobile or Windows CE or use the graphical user interface of your special navigation device.

But in many cases eGIS will not start, yet. This means that the current version of Microsoft Compact Framework is missing.
1.5 Installation of the Microsoft Compact Framework

Download the Microsoft Compact Framework from the project’s download page http://sourceforge.net/projects/navegis. You have there several versions to choose from. You can determine the needed file when you have checked the type of processor and the operating system of your device.
In many cases NETCFv35.wce.armv4.cab is required.
If you're not sure which file is really correct, it does not matter. You can also just try out the various files. If a file is not the right one, the mobile device notifies it during installation.

Copy the file to the device according to one of the steps 1 to 3 of chapter 1.2. After that open the cab file at the device.

If you can't open the cab file at your device, follow the instructions of chapter Installation of the plain files accordingly. After that copy all the files to the navigation into the folder where eGIS.exe is located.
1.6 eGIS cannot be started

Possibly the communication with Microsoft Compact Framework does not work properly. Do uninstall all versions of the Microsoft Compact Framework which are installed at the device. After that install the Microsoft Compact Framework again.
Possibly a older version of the Microsoft Compact Framework is fix installed at the rom of the device. A useful tool is F_NetCFCfg.wince4armv4.exe from the NETCFv35PowerToys. All installed Framework versions are recognizable. By this software you can eGIS explicitly assign the framework version 3.5.

Tags

NavigationOpen Sourcegps.NET

   
License Open Source
The program is open source, free and the source code is available on-line.
   
Released 31 December 2023
Language Support English
Popularity 2147
Total Downloads  3
   
Submitted By torch
Submitted On 20 January 2024

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