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    integrating Google Maps

    hi all..

    I have successfully obtained the cellid and network_id of my device. Now I want to make an application in which I would use the Google Map web services and send the above found values to find the actual location corresponding to that cell_id n network_id.


    Any help please...

    Thanks in advance..

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    No way really to do that, you need a geo location (like latitude & longitude) to be able to tell Google map on where the map should be taken from. Anyway, you could maybe try doing it with WRT Widgets, There is simple example available in the Wiki: http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...th_WRT_widgets

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by symbianyucca View Post
    No way really to do that, you need a geo location (like latitude & longitude) to be able to tell Google map on where the map should be taken from. Anyway, you could maybe try doing it with WRT Widgets, There is simple example available in the Wiki: http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...th_WRT_widgets
    Actually with S60 3.2 devices probably some 3.1 devices also) devices we can acquire the location by using the location accusation API if there is no integrated GPS. If you go to settings ->General->Positioning
    we see positioning methods (4 are defined at least in E90 communicator) one of these is network based. and also there is positioning server (internet access point and supl.nokia.com). When we use the positioning API and no GPS available then it gets the approximate location from this server (by the access point with GPRS). If we enable only network based positioning (if available) then still we get the Google map working (for example). I think in background it works like this way.

    some more info from http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.ph...methods_in_S60

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    thanks symbianyucca and mahbub_s60

    Actually what I want is something else.. Suppose I have cell_id and network_id value in a text file or in a database in my personal system. Now I want to pass those values to the Google Map API and obtain the exact location for that particular cellid n networkid and display it on Google Map.

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    that would be great service to have, but at least I did not see them having it, though if you have a link on the service where you can pass any cell-Id and get geo location, that would be great to have.

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    If you don't have GPS in place you can't get exact location but with Cell ID you get approximate location.
    I think you can use the Location Acquisition API and use the NBP PSY (Network based Positioning).

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    hi vidhu,
    you cant get the exact location, just an approximation as suggested by mahbub.
    Find the C# code on the following link, to geocode cell-ids. Here you can get the idea how to send http request to Google Maps.
    http://forum.openhandsetdevelopers.c...ation-t19.html

    Please note that this API is hidden and all pages containg it are being removed.

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by vidhu.0007 View Post
    I have successfully obtained the cellid and network_id of my device. Now I want to make an application in which I would use the Google Map web services and send the above found values to find the actual location corresponding to that cell_id n network_id.
    Unless you have purchased an enterpise license, this is against Google's terms and conditions. Make sure you read section 10.8

    "You must not ... use the Static Maps API other than in an implementation in a web browser"

    Also, section 7.3

    "Google gives you a personal ... non-assignable ... license to access"

    And the one that always stops me from using Google even on a Web site... section 9.1

    "Your Maps API Implementation must be generally accessible to users without charge"

    Terms and Conditions are here http://code.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html

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    Lightbulb Re: integrating Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by mappman View Post
    Unless you have purchased an enterpise license, this is against Google's terms and conditions. Make sure you read section 10.8

    "You must not ... use the Static Maps API other than in an implementation in a web browser"
    And static maps are so boring

    Try a vector based mapping component instead, it reduces the amount of data downloaded and gives a much better user experience, see the MapTP Component Interface for Symbian S60.

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    Re: integrating Google Maps

    Hi, michaelcmoore
    I just looked through the link you offered. It seems nice. are there some restrictions for developer?I mean key or license...
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    Thumbs up Re: integrating Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by eling0167 View Post
    I just looked through the link you offered. It seems nice. are there some restrictions for developer?I mean key or license...
    Hi Ling,

    These interfaces offer a free 30-day development evaluation license. If you have a specific project in mind then I can introduce you to other people in our organisation that might be able to extend that depending on the business case.

    Please feel free to email me if you wish; michael.moore@navteq.com

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