Pakistan's First in-car GPS Navigation and Maps Introduced

Data Solutions (Pvt) Ltd and Tracking World (Pvt) Ltd are offering Pakistan’s very first in-car GPS system. Initially in detail maps are available for major Pakistani cities (including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Wah Cantt) and all major national highways.

Streets are labeled and searchable for Islamabad, Lahore and some parts of Karachi. In addition there are close to 40,000 POIs (point of interests) such as fuel/CNG stations, banks, ATMs, hospitals, restaurants, hotels, shops, etc. You may find address and phone number information for most of POIs.

In-Car GPS is made possible through Garmin GPS units. These navigation units range from in-car dash mounted devices to devices for motorbikes. There is also a unit which can be integrated with the vehicle’s LCD and displays the navigational information on it.

Initially in-detailed maps would be available for selected cities They say that they had been developing maps for Pakistan for last two years, and now they are ready to launch GPS services next week through an

Lahore based Tracking World say that, customers can pay one time fee for these navigation units and map to use GPS service for life time. They won’t charge you any monthly subscription fee or data transfer fee afterwords, thanks to their partnership with cellular companies.

Users will have to purchase one navigational device and map to kick going.

Once configured, users can input for POIs or location addresses in navigation device, which will speak out or guide drivers through screen to reach destinations.

Devices’ price: Ranges from $399 to $599

Map Price: $120

For Device pricing and features click here

Your input regarding service experiance (in comment box) will greatly help others

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • when i drive i bring my n810 baby with me little bit tweaking with google maps db there you are free gps

    • What do you mean by “little bit tweaking with google maps” is there a way to put the maps directly on the navigation system from Google maps? If so can you explain how?

  • Hi Friends

    Pakistan navigator maps & GPS (Garmin Nuvi 310) Cost about Rs.42,931

    Includes!
    • Nuvi 310, preloaded with Pakistan North Map Data

    • vehicle suction cup mount

    • carrying case

    • 12-24 volt adapter cable

    • dashboard disk

    • USB interface cable

    • sample Language Guide content

    • sample MP3s

    • quick reference guide

    Features

    • Display: 3.5″ QVGA color TFT 64K colours, 320 x 240 resolution, anti-glare touchscreen

    • Map Data/Memory: Preloaded Regional Map stored in 512MB built-in flash memory

    • Bluetooth: Compatible

    • Real-time Traffic: Supports TMC traffic (OPTIONAL)

    • Voice: Navigation instructions and warnings

    • Enhanced Features: Speed Cameras pre-loaded, POI Loader, SD Card Slot, SMS/Text Messaging

    • Infotainment: (MP3 Player) (Picture Viewer) (Audio Book Player) (Currency & Measurement Converter) (Trip Computer) (Average & maximum speeds) (World Clock) (Travel Guide) (Language Translator) (Audio Output Jack).

    • Power Source: Rechargeable Li-ion battery (4-8 hours)

    To buy Pakistani GPS.. http://naqsha.net/Products.aspx

    Have fun :)

    • NUVI310 is not so expensive its on 32,000

      and even low cost version in same size are available starting from 18500/-

  • PLZ LOVE YOUR COUNTRY.AND REMEMBER 20 TIMES IN A DAY TO YOUR GRAVE.PLZ DO SOME THING BETTER FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND DONT TELL A LIE.

  • About time we had GPS…bit late for me now but I would have killed for it a few years back. Who is doing the maps? and do you know if it’s possible to use the exisiting GPS systems in imported cars with just the maps disk?

    • Yeah i have a BMW; which has a built in Nav system. I wonder who would be able to connect to it. Pls let me know if you find sombody who can do the job.

      • I learned the same companies TRACKING WORLD/Data Solution are working on that too, they have launched in-dash navigation for toyota and honda cars already.

  • The map disk technology which came in with imorted cars is an older version latest technology is that gps devices comes with a built 2 gb flash memory.
    and we are out of stcok as well.people have surprisingly bought every unit of garmin.
    03004013802.

  • Hello All,

    I work at naqsha.net. Thank you for all your nice comments. The current base unit, Garmin Nuvi 200w, retails for Rs. 29,750. Regarding cars which already have GPS navigation devices/screens but no maps: we have a solution for them too. Its the Garmin GVN 53. It is attaches to your in-car entertainment units or screen and transforms it into a full fledged navigation unit. It comes with an RF remote as well. For any of you who are interested in navigation for your motorbikes we have a special water proof unit as well. This is the Garmin Zumo 500. For more product details visit naqsha.net.

    If you are in Lahore, visit the display centre at Tracking World (Pvt) Ltd. For people in Islamabad we have units on display at Hi Volts (F-8 Markaz) and Illusions (F-7 Markaz). You may also call at 042-111-22-66-66 for details.

    Regards,

    Nadir

      • you can go to “Tracking World” Karachi office at
        197/1-B, Daud Pota Road (near cantt railway station)

        or call (21) 562 0004-8
        you will get everything there.

    • Hi Nadir – I’m a bit confused. Between Naqsha and Tracking World, who is developing the maps? Thank you very much!

  • Any one needing free base map of Pakistan, map of Islamabd, Lahore
    in Garmin img format may contact me. Usable in Garmin mobile xt for wm5/6mobiles, Garmin Mobile Pc (for laptops) and any garmin GPS (having mapping capablity) Note: Routing is not available though, otherwise has many Poi’s.

    Regards

    Shafqat

  • Hi Shafqat,
    I also hane Garmin GPS from USA.
    Can you help to download Karachi map on this GPS.
    All I need is to just see in GPS where ever I am going.
    Thanks

  • hi shafqat
    i got a garmin nuvi 750 from usa and i need amps of lahore with POIs…do u any solution apart from me spending an extra 120 for maps from naqsha ppl…u may email me on my id [email protected]

  • Hi Friends
    Plz increase the use of GIS in Pakistan.Its most important for country.For GIS study Punjab University lanch the Msc GIS program.

  • this is best technolgy in pakistan.
    it will work in symbian mobile such s90 Nserse and nokia 6600, 6670, 6680, N72, etc it will work n all symbian,.,. Ngage
    softwere: Google Maps

  • HI.

    I am looking to download maps of pakistan .as i have navman s300t from AUS.Is it possile that ican buy the pakistan maps online and download in to my navman s300t.I be very thankfull if some one can help me with this. Thaks

  • I am interested in buying Pakistan map for the Garmin but wanna use it with Nokia N95 , I mean I want to install it in N95 is this possible. Please reply if some one can provide for N95.

    thanks

    shahid

  • Ihave Nokia N95 with Garmin Mobile XT. I also ?possess map for lahore but i am unable to use/run this system how can i use this and what is the method of using internal nokias GPS

  • plz i need map of pakistan for my beautiful mobile SAMSUNG SGH i550w
    if any one can help me then plz ……………..
    thannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Dear Yousaf,

      I would really appreciate Garmin Mobile XT Windows Mobile 6 maps for Pakistan. Can you please provide them to me @ [email protected]

      Thank you so much in advance.

      Regards,
      Ateeb Iftikhar

    • Asalamoalaikum brother, I would appreciate if you could send me this software with Pakistan maps as well. Actually i have installed garmin mobile xt on my n95 8gb already but it doesnt show any maps on it. I wonder what the reason might be. anyhow i would appreciate if you could help a newby like me in this regard. Thanks a lot bro.

  • Thanks for all people participation on forum, We have launched PAKNAV which is joint effort of Data Solution (Pvt) Ltd and Tracking World (Pvt) Ltd. It started with Navigation on Garmin PNDs (Personal navigation devices) like Nuvi 200W, Nuvi 610, Nuvi760 and soon added Garmin Navigation Black Box GVN-53 which enables vehicles existing screen for Navigation. Street Level mapping is already available for all major cities. Now InDash OEM models are also available for New Corolla 2009, Toyota Parado, Camry, Mark-X , Land Cruiser, Toyota Vitz and number of other vehicles. System offers complete street level Navigation, DVD, TV, Bluetooth, Back View Camera and parking sensor , Tyre pressure monitoring system, MP3, MP4, iPOD ready and other features.
    We have also launched UTrack with Ufone , a wap based application and now bringing up navigation for Mobile phones and palms. Completely routable maps it works on windows and symbian OS phones like Nokia N series and E series etc. Stay tuned for upcoming Navigation solutions. Call us at (042) 111 226 666 and get more info or visit website http://www.trackingworld.com.pk and select Paknav and see a variety of quality products which are quite affordable

  • Hey Friends –
    Garmin products are now available in affordable price range!

    NUVI610 with 4.3″ touch screen is available on Rs:24,850 including pakistan maps and you can also get maps of other countries on SD cards for almost free just pay SD card price. another
    4.3″ model PN7000 is available in 18,750/- with all features of NUVI760, have you checked that??

    other models are starting from Rs:18,500 only/

  • There is a wonderful navigation solution from Tracking World which is tracking and Navigation provider has now made it available on mobiles which is better then mibitrack, no monthly charges and no GPRS charges. Just get it once and use forever.

    I got one for my Nokia-E71 and its awsome – simply THE BEST in everybody’s budget.
    It also works for Symbian S60 mobile, Palm , Windows mobiles.

    you can contact
    [email protected]
    wwwtrackingworld.com.pk
    or call
    (42) 111 22 66 66

  • Very interesting discussion. I have ordered Garmin Nuvi 360 from Amazon.com and it will be with me next month as I got it delivered to my brother’s address in US. A friend will upload Pakistani maps, as he has done with so many GPS brought to him. He does it for free and those maps work very well.

    I may be selling this GPS, because I am not sure will it be useful for me as I know most of Islamabad places and can navigate well in Lahore with online maps. May be when I go to Karachi, I will need it. Or when I travel abroad, it will be handy.

    • AOA,
      You can get Pakistan Maps for your Nokia 6110 or any other Symbian OS, Palm OS and Windows OS. This will cost you Rs:5000 and it works perfect and looks cool. Your mibile supports GPS but doesn’t have inbuilt so you need to use any bluetooth GPS to make it work live.

  • Hello,

    I was wondering if you are going to develope something foor iphone ? already there is IDA where we can add maps, avaialbel on cydia (jailbreak phone) now there is also Navogon but they only offer Europe maps. I heared TomTom is also making GPS for iphone.

    My Question is will there be anyone to post map of Pakistan to work with iphone ?

    thanks :)

    • No one have reply for me please ? (I am not the othe Usman that is asking to pirate maps)

      Just saw also that Sygic has also release Naviagtuon map for iphone.

  • Are u all guys mad, you are paying 30,000 rupees for a map and device???
    Go buy a PDA with built in GPS which is cheaper these days and install a cracked map of Naqsha or some free developers or any other map of any country, all cracked free!!!

  • Naqsha.net’s retail price reflects the minimum amount at which we can continue to make these maps better and to put food on the tables of 15 families whose bread-winners work tirelessly at naqsha.net. If you cannot afford Rs. 10,000 for legitimate maps of all of Pakistan, please contact naqsha.net for non-profit and charity pricing. Please realize that, after 60 years, a Pakistani company has shown incredible courage against all odds – a society that rewards dishonesty and a government that is thoroughly corrupt – to do something good for this country. Instead of paying those who are working hard to produce these maps, people are discussing here how they can cheat and steal. Please don’t join these criminals in promoting and rewarding this robbery. You would be stealing from the mouths of children whose parents work at naqsha.net. Please buy your maps directly from naqsha.net and do your duty as responsible citizens of a developing country that needs honesty and hard work. You would not only have the satisfaction of doing the right thing, you would also get map updates and be able to make your own suggestions for improvements. Naqsha.net is doing something good for this country by hiring Pakistanis in decent jobs to produce badly-needed quality maps. Please support this effort rather than sabotage it. NOTE: Data Solutions (Private) Limited is the sole owner and copyright holder of naqsha.net maps and website.

    • Hi,
      i just want to make a query that when are you people updating your maps and when is new version of pakistan naviagtor i s releasing with complete address search of Lahore and speacially DHA phase 5 and ring road etc.so plz reply back.thanx

  • Hi Usman and all,

    Using cracked version is quite illegal.
    In this way we keep our country backward and nobody remains intersted in working good for country.
    This is altogather good effort from Naqsha team and we should appreciate and promote their products and help them continue this effort. We have to change our mind now and stop piracy.

  • hey you all dont worry just ask a rerry waala that where is the location where you want to go a cheap natural Navigation style.. thats your pakistan

  • I got my Garmin nuvi 360 this week, it is an amazing device, accuracy is impressive and I got the maps loaded with the help of a friend. The device came pre-loaded with US maps. There was nearly 2GB internal memory in the device, so there was no need to erase them and after loading Pakistan maps still 350MB space was available. I have registered the device at mygarmin which sent a firmware upgrad and also I chose many nice vehicles for the display.

  • I don’t see myself spending so much money on this when I have Google maps, EDGE and my smart phone unless they cut the cost to at least one third. It’s just too darn expensive.

  • Anyone can get detail map for whole pakistan for garmin img file. email me at yousaf3k [a.t] gmail.com it will be on cd for rs 500.

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    its really amazing…. you can convert any car in less than $7000 thats 560000 Rupees.

    all you need to do is

    1. Throw away the Engine….

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    Never worry about Patrol or Diesel or CNG …. or changing Oil…..

    I have Toyota 2.oD and i put almost 2800 Rupees on Deisel every week….. thats almost 12000/month…. and I dont use this car that much…. and I have to think about how expensive its getting to use my Car…..

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    The process is so Simple, People in USA and Europe are doing it in their home…. who have no mechanical background…..

    see for your self …. search ” Home Made Electric Car ” on Youtube.com

    any one interested reply to me…

    also charging your Car for the whole month cost less than 600 Rupees….

    Thanks
    Ali Khan

    • my son do u know that the batteries life time is only 2 years and after that u have to replace them all..

      i think u have only seen it on youtube but not ever tried..

  • AOA:

    I have a reconditioned TOYOTA Corolla 2006 model Car in Karachi with GPS is factory fitted in it. I need to put Karachi maps in it.

    How it can be done economically with the latest GPS maps.

    If any one would assist, I will be obliged.

    Regards

    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi

    email: [email protected]

  • Dr. Saleem Saddiqui –

    Dear Saleem Sb –
    for 2006, there only generic indash solution available or you can simply own some Garmin or other PAKNAV personal navigation units for your use.

    the unit with maps will cost you Rs: 18,000/- with one year upgrade.

    you can also visit Tracking World’s Karachi office or call 021-3562 0005 to 08.


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