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Mac OS X

I am trying to install NavIt on Mac OS X with Darwin ports, I use svn reposatory for the NavIt source to have the must up to date code at any time. Most dependencies are taken from Darwin, either by installing missing darwin packages or by updating or upgrading existing. I will write down a howto or tutorial in how to do this when I have a successful installation. At the moment the problem is to get mappaint compiled, it doesn't seem to support Mac OS at the moment (broken dependency?) --Skippern 12:38, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Navit 0.2.0 on Windows Mobile

I installed the latest version of Navit on my PDA with Windows Mobile 2003. It has a built-in GPS device at com1: , other apps like NaviPOWM work fine.

What is the right entry in the configuration file navit.xml at the <vehicle> section to enable the GPS via com1: ??

In the Navit wiki they say: " ... source="wince:GPD1:" - using the internal GPS driver, configured from [Remote] GPS Settings. ..." But this doesn't work for me.

I tried source="com1:", but it seems to fail as well. Where can i see whether Navit gets a GPS-signal??? --Stephan75 18:30, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, no answer so far ... so i would say: you can not use Navit on any device with Windows Mobile! --Stephan75 16:29, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
Please contact Number6 on the navit IRC. He will help you. --Sanderd17 22:18, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Voice Navigation?

Is the voice navigation accessible for blind people? Lulu-Ann

This is currently not in the code. Navit gives 3 voice commands per turn:
  • turn soon
  • turn in x metres
  • turn now
the distances to the turn commands are configurable per vehicle (so also for foot) but you can't configure other commands without changing the code. I believe direction, type of crossing and some other things could be easily added to the voice command (Navit uses the TTS of the device). But giving other commands than turn things is more difficult. I think the biggest problem is that Navit uses bin maps. That are maps compiled from OSM data with maptool. Maptool only uses a subset of the info of OSM. So a lot of tags used for the blinds wouldn't be present (like if there is a sound notification at the traffic lights).
Conlusion: Navit isn't made for the blind, but it is possible if you have a lot lof time.--Sanderd17 14:08, 3 January 2011 (UTC)


On talk:is_in it is claimed that Navit does not support boundaries (as in administrative borders etc) and rely on is_in=*. If that is the case, those features of Navit that rely on is_in will not work in Norway as there is few, if any, is_in tags left... --Gorm 23:18, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Yes, Navit needs is_in tags for the search function. I have been searching for a tool to generate is_in tags from boundaries (since the explanation why they abandon is_in tags is that they "can easily be determined from boundaries") but I haven't found one. If we could make something, I believe the Navit team would use it to generate their maps. --Sanderd17 14:12, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Navit Version

Hey, how to update the version of Navit? (edit: in the wiki page?) currently it is stated as 'Version: 0.2.0 (2013-01-13)' but for android there was an update in the playstore on 29. März 2015

Updates for android apps are offered via play store when the former version also has been installed via play store. If you installed Navit as an *.apk file manually on your device, I think you need to uninstall that version first and reinstall from play store. Be careful that your Navit offline maps are not deteled when uninstalling that former version. Success? --Stephan75 (talk) 10:40, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
I believe the user was asking how to fix the Navit wiki page to show the correct version. Just edit the page for this (like ). However I find it somewhat difficult to figure out what the navit version really is.. would be really good if the Navit devs would tell us here. RicoZ (talk) 13:06, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
@RicoZ you are right :-) i just wanted to ask how to update the wiki page / the version information - i also did not find a version number on the official project page - and in the playstore there is only the date.. if i open the app in the about dialog it says navit-svn 0.5.0 6035 the question is - could we inlcude the information 'Android playstore version: 0.5.0 - 2015.03.29' somewere so that it makes sense?
Done something about it... RicoZ (talk) 10:49, 22 June 2015 (UTC)