Navitel Now Offers Western Europe Navigation Maps

Russian turn-by-turn navigation software vendor Navitel has just announced the availability of its maps of Western Europe.

The database,based on data from Dutch map vendor AND,contains 6.1 million km of road network,372,362 cities and municipalities,and 3.7 million POIs. The following countries are included into the package:Austria,Andorra,Belgium,Vatican,Denmark,Finland,France,Germany,Gibraltar,Italy,Liechtenstein,Luxembourg,Malta,Monaco,Netherlands,Norway,Portugal,San Marino,Spain,Switzerland and Sweden. It does not include United Kingdom.

For Android OS smartphones Navitel Navigator Western Europe costs €39 and existing users of Navigator can buy the maps for €35. The iPhone version has not been announced yet but should be made available soon.

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Familly App Life360 to Offer Free (Limited) Location of Feature Phones

Using the location gateway from Locaid,child tracking app Life360 now allows location lookups of family members using feature phones up to five time per month for free.

“Our customers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile phones,”said Chris Hulls,Co-Founder and CEO of Life360. “Locaid’s location solution not only gives us the widest reach to the most number of mobile phone users,but the ease of integration and great price allows us to offer our customers added value with this free,reliable service.”

For more demanding users,the premium version of Life360 –that costs $5 per month or $50 per year –includes unlimited location of up to 6 feature phones among other premium features.

Locaid’s location gateway include all major carriers in the Americas such as AT&T,Bell,Boost Mobile,Cricket,Rogers,Sprint,TELUS,T-Mobile,and Verizon. Through this technology platform users can opt-in their feature phone to be located by Life360.

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GPS-tracked bald eagle dies of lead poisoning

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Defective GPS devices for WA rapists

Corrective Services Minister Joe Francis said GPS tracking would just be one tool “in the arsenal”of offender supervision. “Used in conjunction with strong case management practices and conditions handed down by the court,it is another tool in the
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