Introduction Of In-car GPS Navigation & Maps For Pakistan

naqshanuvi.pngI received this email through one of the technology mailing list. A quick check on showed that the maps are there and there are some POIs (points of interest) that you can search. The quality of maps is decent and it covers a handful of major cities. Just don’t expect the overall experience to be comparable to google/yahoo but its a good start. Maps did not work in Firefox.

The Garmin navigation devices which are being sold with Pakistan maps preloaded are quite expensive, compared with their devices being sold in the US. Devices start at $400 and map only for $120. Anyway, at least its a start for GPS, maps and location based services.

In-car GPS navigation is not available in Pakistan. Data Solutions (Pvt) Ltd in partnership with Tracking World (Pvt) Ltd have launched Garmin GPS units loaded with Pakistan map data. Currently only Garmin GPS units are available for purchase. The 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 DVD/entertainment unit and displays the navigational information on it. Existing Garmin users also have the option to buy the map for their specific unit. You may view the maps and GPS devices at

The map has street level detail of major Pakistani cities 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 such as fuel/CNG stations, banks, atms, hospitals, restaurants (categorised), hotels, shops, etc. Most POIs have address and phone number information available as well. Units equipped with FM transmitters and Bluetooth allow hands free dialing from the unit and are able to integrate with the vehicles’s audio system as well.

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  • Babar – the car tracking group ‘trakker’ launch this a couple of years ago – TrakkerNAV at

    The website brochure (which is probably 2 years old) mentioned Karachi but I believe they have more cities covered since the launch.

  • Most of the imported cars have navigation like Toyota Vitz, MarkX, Parado and Land cruiser but currently not working. Our product GVN-53 has Video output which make it working. It has remote control to convenient operation from rear seat even. Other products are hand held and touch screen. high end products have MP3 player, FM transmitter, Blue tooth for hand free dialing using own mobile and many other features which makes Garmin World learder. Visit for product selection more details.

  • 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.

    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi

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  • i have all so Mio Navigation system i got it from dubai and i want only map of pakistan for this.if available plz conform me.

  • Can you send me the more detail and Picture of So Mio System –

  • i am quite sure that we can upload the Pakistan Maps in the So Mio system but need to study technical specs of the So Mio system can you please provide..
    manufacture website ??

  • for free Pakistan Navigation software and complete installation guide visit

  • i purchase GPS in Pakistan from its really cool website and right product.

  • I do trust all of the concepts you have presented on your post.
    They are very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too brief for beginners.
    May you please prolong them a bit from subsequent time?
    Thanks for the post.

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