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'''Nokia N900 offline hitchwiki navigator'''
As the [ |Nokia N900] internet tablet reaches dumbphone price levels, it can also make for an offline Hitchwiki spot browser within Openstreetmap. The only difference with the website is that Hw's spot ratings and descriptions are missing for now.
Open Marble > Top Menu > uncheck Work Offline to allow internet access<br>
Tap on the map and move around the areas you will travel through. Zoom in and out for a more detailed map. Marble downloads and saves the area permanently on the phone. Alternatively, do a search: Menu > Go to... > press Return on the hardware keyboard.
To cancel a route, Top Menu > Routing > Clear
Install a country for offline use - automatically<br>
Marble > Top menu > Routing > wrench icon on the lower right > select Monav > Configure > Install New > select country and Install. The download and installation will start.
NOTE: Auto-install works here, but for some reason the tiles do not show up and I end up saving tiles the manual way by scrolling and zooming. Manual download is probably also the way to get more up to date maps. For example the maps of France and Germany installed via the Routing menu are from 2005. Others are more recent. <br>
To download a car, bicycle or pedestrian map of a route, follow the directions at the paragraph 'Downloading Map Data' at
3. On a PC, download Hitchwiki markers from [maps ]. Select Download at the bottom of the window and select a country. The file is named country-XX.kml. Download should start by itself, though sometimes it doesn't (e.g. in OSX). Try a different browser or OS in that case. <br>
Copy the file(s) country-XX.kml file to the N900 to the MyDocs folder.

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