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GPS, A-GPS Navigation in Sri Lanka.

GPS Navigation in Sri Lanka is available for the general public after so many years of ban. As peace prevails in Sri Lanka, general public can use this position locator in their vehicles and mobile phones. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is satellite based one to give you maps and positions to reach the destination easily.

In Sri Lanka it can be used to navigating the air, land and sea if you can get the required maps from the GPS Navigation unit provider.

The cheapest 3.5 inch Global Positioning System model that you can buy in Colombo is for LKR 35,000/- with 16 channels.

While the 4.3 inch 40 Channel one with many other features is available for sale at LKR 49,000/-

Mobile phones with A-GPS provide faster position fixing and better coverage where trees or buildings are too much.

A-GPS Sri lankaNokia ovi maps v3.06 allow you to find your location, marked places or choice of addresses and will provide guide for Drive & Walk navigation in many countries.

Mobile phones with A-GPS facility can receive useful satellite information from an assistance data server through your cellular network. Along with the help of assisted data, your mobile phone or hand held device can get the GPS position faster.

To perform this action you must have an internet access point defined in your device to retrieve assistance data from the Nokia A-GPS service over a packet data connection.

To define access point for A-GPS press and select tools - settings - general - positioning - positioning server and select Access point.
The GPS receiver is located in the top of your mobile phone. To use it hold it to show the sky 45degrees angle up right position.

Garmin Mobile XT is a good one for all S60v3 Powered Mobile phones like Nokia N82, N95, E71, E75, N97, 5800 and N79.

Google Maps too provides better information in Sri Lanka for those who have A-GPS activated mobile phones or devices.

A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.