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Which iPhone GPS app for South America?

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Wondering which iPhone GPS/nav app is best for South America? The ones I've found so far lack maps for South American countries.

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Smartphone map apps in general

I didn't think that it is directly related to the particular geographic location, although I can understand that some parts of the world will be mapped more thoroughly than others.
In this link is a discussion of smartphones for GPS usage, and along the way are some recommended mapping apps:-
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...armin-et-63191
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I specifically didn't post it in the thread you linked to since it is a specific geographic issue I am having. The recommended apps in that thread all have the same issue I've discovered so far, or they aren't iPhone apps (and yes, I wish I had an Android phone now).
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MotionX GPS

It does not come with maps, but you can download them from OpenStreetMap.
Don't remember how much it cost. But if a cheapskate like me uses it, it can't be too expensive.

I don't think it has road navigation functions, but it will at least point you in the general direction.
You might want to check out OffMaps and OpenMaps too.
I have them, but never use them, so I cannot be sure.
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iGo works good.
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Thanks for the tips guys, will check them out. But think a couple of them may need me to change my itunes store country, one of the reasons I hate iphone/itunes now having used it, being restricted in what you can download/purchase because of your country of origin. Ridiculous!
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My other half is in South America at the moment, he's using the Garmin South America map software (City Navigator, South America), its pretty good but does lack detail in some of the smaller towns/villages. He's been to every country in South America (bar Paraguay and Uruguay which he'll be doing in the next 2 weeks) He tried downloading the Open Street Map software but couldn't make it work on his satnav.
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I specifically didn't post it in the thread you linked to since it is a specific geographic issue I am having. The recommended apps in that thread all have the same issue I've discovered so far, or they aren't iPhone apps (and yes, I wish I had an Android phone now).
OK, that link is a long thread but I did think there is some mention in there about iPhone apps; certainly one or two of the recommended apps for the android operating system, when they are opened, contain links to iPhone sales of the same app - can't remember which ones though!!

I just asked my daughter who uses an iPhone and she relies on google maps apparently; she is very "computer" savvy but has no interest in what works well outside the UK.

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http://www.sygic.com/en
This one has a link to IPhone app for their product
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Sygic | GPS navigation for smart phones
This one has a link to IPhone app for their product
Sygic only seems to have selected overage of South America, hence why I thought a dedicated thread in the South American forum might uncover apps better suited for this continent. Seems easy to find apps for Nth America, Europe, Australia/NZ, even Africa... but South America, much harder...

(and still assessing above suggested apps...)
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