AvMapsLoader by Andreas Vogel is a Nokia Map Loader alternative that doesn't require PC Suite. You don't need to install it, so you can run it from a USB drive. It's a lot lighter on computer resources than Nokia's own Map Loader.
It runs on Windows (unfortunately it needs .net) and Linux (MONO required), but not on Mac OS X or Symbian. AvMapsLoader won't talk to your phone: you'll have to take your memory card out and put it in a card reader, so it won't work on the Nokia N95 8GB or other phones with fixed memory. It doesn't dowload maps for Nokia Maps 3.0 beta yet, but it gets all the maps and voices for Nokia Maps versions 2.0 and 1.0.
New in AvMapsLoader: improved download statistics and log messages, and errors because of overwriting read only files are gone.
If you can't use AvMapsLoader or if you want maps for Nokia Maps 3.0 beta, there's the Nokia Map Loader Alternative site, which works with all web browsers on all operating systems, even with the web browser on your phone.
• AvMapsLoader by Andreas Vogel
• Nokia Map Loader Alternative
Tuesday, 24 February 2009