OpenstreetMap GPS Navigation app GeoNET comes to Windows Phone

Popular cross-platform GPS navigation app GeoNET, which is available for Windows Mobile, Windows CE, iOS, Symbian, Android and Java, has now come to Windows Phone 8.

The app is differentiated by its ability to use data from a wide number of providers including:

  • OSM (OpenstreetMap) the project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. GeoNet maps based on OSM data have worldwide coverage and stable updates
  • HERE is a paid maps collection from NOKIA
  • CityGuide Maps with "traffic jams" and regular updates
  • Maps of National map vendors

The maps come with different pricing, usage conditions and updates, and the GeoNET user can select necessary maps themselves. All maps have star rating, short descriptions, and a trial period.

Despite having a number of sources GeoNET is offline navigation system, which do not require permanent internet connection.

Other GeoNET features are:image

  • Smooth operation and high speed route calculation
  • Daily maps updates
  • Patented route calculation using traffic jam information
  • Dynamic POI (Warning of road events)
  • Speedcams and radars
  • Service "Friends" and "Comments"
  • Service «SOS»

The app costs $2.99 unfortunately without a free trial, and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.


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