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    A few Destinator questions...

    Hi guys

    Only really getting to grips with CF and Destinator now etc, and so I got a few questions..

    1. The POI database... how far around the current point does it search, ie: 10 miles, 20/30 etc and can this be set anywhere?

    2. Regarding the POI database, when you select the type of POI you are looking for, and that POI has a subcategory, you cannot seem to select the global category. For example, if I'm looking for Restaurants, I click the POI, then restaurant category, but as it has a sub-category, if I click OK it goes into the subcategory list, none of which I'm looking for. If I open the program from the DestinatorApps folder, and use the POI, I'm able to just select Restaurants, no sub and it shows all the ones in my area. Is there something that can be done so I dont have to select the subcategory, and I can select the main category.

    3. Regarding info such as heading, and speed / alt etc, is there any way to get the information from this feed and display it in a more prominent fashion, so the heading and mph etc can be much larger, and put somewhere specific?

    Thanks guys, I'm loving CF and my Mazda skin is coming along nicely, albeit not a million miles away from the original CF one - just a bit slicker, and more tied in.

    Lookin forward to replies.

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    I'd like to just second the request to have the heading/speed/alt be made more readable. I like being able to double-check my speedo and compass (the main reason I like the GPS Task Pane in MSS&T) and that's almost impossible the way Destinator is now. Options to always show speed and other info would allow people who don't need/want it to turn it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thann
    I'd like to just second the request to have the heading/speed/alt be made more readable. I like being able to double-check my speedo and compass (the main reason I like the GPS Task Pane in MSS&T) and that's almost impossible the way Destinator is now. Options to always show speed and other info would allow people who don't need/want it to turn it off.
    Does your car not have a speedometer? I never have understood why some people want to see their speed so bad on the screen when it's so clearly and easily seen on their dash. I can understand direction, but not speed...

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    GPS speed is more accurate...
    The speedometer just gives you a big lie....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirion
    GPS speed is more accurate...
    The speedometer just gives you a big lie....
    What kind of car do you have? My GPS and odometer stay just about exactly the same.. If anything GPS messes up sometimes, odometer never does...

    Unless you change and put larger tires on your car or other various things, but you can always adjust your odometer to take these changes into consideration...

    I just don't see the point....

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    Here in Norway the Speedometer must show more than the actual speed...
    So it does.

    In the OBD-II plugin I see the same speed as my GPS gives. And a GPS is acurate when the speed is above 1.5km/h.

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    I too don't trust my needle. I do have custom rims/tires plus I had to pull the needle and put them back on when I changed the gauge-faces. Besides, I just like seeing a digital read-out of my speed in addition to the analog needle. Plus I want something always showing that goes strait to GPS when clicked... it might as well be a speed/heading readout.

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    It's not so much a critical thing, other than simple aesthetics really - if it doesn't do it and it's not configurable to do it, that's fine - I was simply asking.

    I'm more bothered about the other things, such as the POI selection, and being able to select top level categories, without having to descend into the sub levels. Is this possible to do?

    Also, one more thing I just thought of... Destinator works out a kind of ETA / ETR etc of the current route you are on. One thing I wondered was is this live, and does it update dependant upon speed etc, or is it simply calculated once from the route when it is first acquired, and that's it? I'm basically wondering if I embark on a route, then stop half way maybe, or if I'm doing a better speed than it first thought, does the ETA change to reflect this, or does it simply stay the same as when it was first generated. I'm wondering if basically it works as a kind of trip calculator.

    I've also been messing with things such as the trip planner by accessing the D3 launcher direct instead of through CF, and the trip planner works fine there, along with the history - yet neither function from within CF. Is this simply something that has not been implemented yet, and is coming with the final release, or is it a technical problem with using these functions?

    Sorry about the myriad of questions, but I'm REALLY getting into it all now, and I keep trying to eek more and more out of CF and D3 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid
    What kind of car do you have? My GPS and odometer stay just about exactly the same.. If anything GPS messes up sometimes, odometer never does...

    Unless you change and put larger tires on your car or other various things, but you can always adjust your odometer to take these changes into consideration...

    I just don't see the point....
    In the UK (and probably the rest of Europe too) the law states that a speedo can read up to 10% over but must never underread. Most manufacturers aim for 5% over. Also the speedo reading is affected by things such as tread depth.

    Now add in the large number of speed cameras in the UK, and you get pedantic sods like me who use the GPS speed reading to go through the camera at exactly 60.0MPh

    Fortunately I don't care if CF displays the speed or not, since my GPS receiver is an origin B2 which sits in my instrument cluster and tell me this anyway (as well as what cameras are coming)

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    Im definataly in favour of more visible speed and direction info too, even if its just for the "cool" factor, passengers love it, but as others mentioned above it is nice to see a more accurate speed rating....dont think I've ever heard of a car with an accurate speedo, especially at higher speeds.

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