Been digging on this, but my Google Fu is weak today in regards to this. 1. Google Maps appears to be dependant upon having a data connection (unless you plan your route and it caches before you leave your house). And no, I don't want to tether to my smart phone. 2. There are 3rd party apps, but it appears their desire to keep up to date is lacking (co-pilot is using 5 year data in some areas). Secondarily, I could buy a GPS for the price of the app in most cases. Is there any way to make Google Maps point at an current offline map database stored on the pad? Where do I find that database/FAQ/guide? Having the GPS is pointless, IMO, if it requires me to be wifi'd in.