has anyone tried taking google maps navigation out of one of the android handsets? that provides street view local traffic turn by turn navigation as well as all the info of google maps
why would it be illegal? its available free for download in the android market place. Did i miss something?
The licenses and terms of service which developers agree to in order to gain access to the Google Maps and Google Earth programming APIs SPECIFICALLY prohibit the use of those products in real-time, turn-by-turn navigation applications. As add-ons to existing navigation software for the purpose of displaying search results or traffic conditions, probably not a problem.
It's been clear for sometime that Google was going to get into navigation, it was only a question of when and how. As they become a bigger and bigger force in this market, expect to see the TOS and licensing restrictions on their map content become even more restrictive.
Not that I don't wish we could do it, 'cause I think it would be a fun project.
Navigation App outside of Android (which i don't think is possible, but who knows... ). It is against Google's TOS to use their map data for turn by turn/live navigation but I don't know if it's against TOS to use Google Navigation outside of Android (if even possible).
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Street-view navigation is a technology that no other nav software can even come close to. The real question would be could google deliver a disconnected navigation product->and since that really wouldn't be full featured would consumers be willing to pay a monthly service fee for a standalone gps (I don't think so, which is why googles navigation will probably be limited to phones).
But for the original question, I think googles nav app is so tied into the android sdk that it would be incredibly difficult to separate the two. Theres not even a solution to get google navigation running on android 1.5 let alone standalone Linux.