Maps For Your Zune

Here’s something that I came across at ZuneBoards.com called zNav, which is an application that generates jpg images of maps and directions. The zNav help page states: zNav is a utility program that uses Yahoo maps to build driving directions in an image format compatible with the Microsoft Zune. Additionally, you can do a business search for a location and create an image with the business name, address, phone number, and map. For any business found, you can get driving directions to or from that location.

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Since the only type of “file” you can sync to your Zune are picture images, this utility generates jpg image files with the desired information. Nice if you carry your Zune with you frequently and want such mapping information handy. Since I have a Motorola-Q Smartphone (with online mapping capability) which I carry with me always, I probably wouldn’t use this application. Nevertheless, an innovative tool for storing non-entertainment media on your Zune.

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3 thoughts on “Maps For Your Zune

  1. Jack says:

    Does this work with Google Maps? It would be nice to have a couple of the cities on my Zune, just in case I get lost.

  2. zunetips says:

    Jack,

    I’m not sure if it does, but I think it only uses Yahoo maps. You can check out the developer’s site and see what options are available.

  3. Yabo says:

    It would be nice to some day put scrollable maps/topographic maps….but that’s what gps is for i guess

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