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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Difference Between WCE 2 Gig And Full Maps ??? Reply with quote

Can someone tell me the difference between WCE 2 Gig and WCE Full maps ???

I have searched but cannot find a definitive answer, some have said more detail but looking at both side by side I don't see any difference at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have used both in the UK and not noticed any differences.

There must be some as the files are different sizes, but I have yet to find any.

The usual answer is detail, and the smoothing on curves and corners (of the roads).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the size of the poi.dat file in full vs. the 2GB map? I know that is one difference between the North_America_2GB and NA full, the full has a much larger poi.dat file included.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TomTom always say that the maps contain the same road data, and until recently I believed this to be so. There are some obvious differences, eg less detail of topography, such as lakes, woodland and curves on roads not so smoothly drawn, ie more jagged, but these don't affect navigation. However, a couple of months ago there was a thread where a member provided screenshots showing a lot fewer roads at his holiday destination in Spain on the smaller map. I haven;t noticed any difference in UK or France/Portugal, but evidently not all roads are on the reduced size maps
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, forgot about the poi's
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robin2 wrote:
However, a couple of months ago there was a thread where a member provided screenshots showing a lot fewer roads at his holiday destination in Spain on the smaller map.

It was seen in this topic that small roads were missing on the 1Gb map. I've never seen roads actually missing when comparing "full" maps with my 2Gb one - well not so far anyway.

poi.dat from v835 2Gb on a 730 is 55.7Mb.
EDIT - this is the WCE map. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Difference Between WCE 2 Gig And Full Maps ??? Reply with quote

fluke9 wrote:
Can someone tell me the difference between WCE 2 Gig and WCE Full maps ???

I have searched but cannot find a definitive answer, some have said more detail but looking at both side by side I don't see any difference at all.


Might be an idea to ask TT and then post their reply. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: Difference Between WCE 2 Gig And Full Maps ??? Reply with quote

if1977 wrote:

Might be an idea to ask TT and then post their reply. Rolling Eyes


That's been tried more then once before.... TomTom always say there are no differences to the road network, but the other details may be reduced.
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