Nokia Map Loader for the N900
Since I read somewhere in the Maemo community, that Nokia Map Loader is now available for our beloved N900, I tried and tried to find the way to install it and use it. It’s not easy to find the download for the Map Loader on the Nokia site, sorry, for me it wasn’t. Finally I found it here, thanks to the german blogsite www.pocket.at, but you can find it also on the national Nokia site, if you willing enough to.
You will find also two versions, one for the PC and one for the Mac. I downloaded first the Windows version to give it a try on my XP machine (I thought to take the secure way, on installing it to the PC). First you have to know, that you need to install the PC suite, unless you didn’t have it already. Then install the Map Loader, and restart your computer. Don’t ask why, the instructions told me so, it won’t work without a restart. Full of expectation I started the program. It told me that I am connected to minimum one phone N900 (PC suite mode) and that it couldn’t find the map location and that I have to connect again in Mass Storage Mode. After this procedure it just starts to wait for my phone, although it is connected (online in the PC suite). Nothing happend. Very confused.
After this defeat, I took my macbook and downloaded Map Loader again, this time for the Mac , started it and nothing. Also here you have to install first the Nokia Multimedia Transfer program for the mac to success to run the Map Loader. And what a pleasant surprise: it worked! I downloaded maps to my N900! Now I have to test it on the road, and for I am on a road trip right now, this is the opportunity. But this is another story.
– sam | visit our Nokia N900 forum -