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  • an Italian GPS software...

    Have a look at NaviPC

    Let me know what you think about this software. Is there anyone who tried it?

    NicGalla
    -NicGalla-
    custom-made aluminum case | MK2.8+ PSU | EPIA 800 | 256 Mb DDR | 120 Gb 7.2k WD | Wireless Chieftec mouse & keyb | Trust USB Keypad & USB webcam | Majestic TFT 7" 16:9 | WinXP & ME2 | connected to factory head-unit in a PT Cruiser 2.0L

  • #2
    IT's simply perfect.
    Ermanno vbi

    TM701L with TouchScreen, Epia M10k, 80Gb 3,5" Hdd, DC-DC PS.
    System up and running with GPS and Bluetooth...
    Writing software for a Parallel port relay controller.

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    • #3
      "perfect" is a big word

      Originally posted by vbi
      IT's simply perfect.
      What you say is a big world.
      NaviPC lacks some important features like:
      - On screen keyboard
      - 3d view
      - A decent GUI (or at least a simple way to set the route)
      - Stability (sometimes it crashes)
      - It costs so much!

      A new version is about to be published. We will see...
      I doubt will be so much better than 3.0.

      Bye

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      • #4
        - On screen keyboard - I use the WinXP osk and is perfect.
        - 3d view - is it SO important?
        - A decent GUI - no things that are not needed. Better simple and easy to use.
        - Stability (sometimes it crashes) - never crashed.
        - It costs so much! - less than other.

        A new version is about to be published. We will see...
        I doubt will be so much better than 3.0.

        I think it's a good software. Not too much voice info (annoying) lot of visual info: cross view, autozoom, next 2 directions. It also have rotating maps.

        I think it works better than a lot of really expensive in-car navigation systems.

        I'm sure that there are better software out there, but none for italy.

        Bye!
        Ermanno vbi

        TM701L with TouchScreen, Epia M10k, 80Gb 3,5" Hdd, DC-DC PS.
        System up and running with GPS and Bluetooth...
        Writing software for a Parallel port relay controller.

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        • #5
          thank you guys for your reply!

          So next question: Is there another GPS software with europe coverage?


          I would like to see all the cards before spending 500 euros.....


          - nicgalla -
          -NicGalla-
          custom-made aluminum case | MK2.8+ PSU | EPIA 800 | 256 Mb DDR | 120 Gb 7.2k WD | Wireless Chieftec mouse & keyb | Trust USB Keypad & USB webcam | Majestic TFT 7" 16:9 | WinXP & ME2 | connected to factory head-unit in a PT Cruiser 2.0L

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          • #6
            Originally posted by nicgalla
            thank you guys for your reply!

            So next question: Is there another GPS software with europe coverage?


            I would like to see all the cards before spending 500 euros.....


            - nicgalla -
            Sure there is, Infomap Navigator Europe. 49.99 for the software or 124.99 bundled with a USB GPS. 16 countries, map rotation and Voice directions. Doesn't do 3D (to be honest I've never seen the point) and the interface is too windows orientated rather than control orientated. But at the money I can't think of anything that comes close

            Doug
            www.action-replay.co.uk

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            • #7
              Another one is Destinator (www.destinator1.com).

              Costs about $350 I think.

              white bream
              working on a trilogy: CARGO - UNIGO - MERGO
              CARGO = the Car Computer
              Intel Celeron M, [P]SDC, uBlox GPS, GPRS, WLAN, Silabs FM, RDS, TMC,
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              • #8
                Thank you for providing other replies!

                Now I'm considering another problem: how to control the GPS software.

                I'm using an USB numeric keypad to manage my carputer, the ideal software should be keyboard controlled, better if it has customizable keys.
                For words typing I could make a little VB program which works like cellular phones, using SendKeys function.

                Hope you have the right solution
                -NicGalla-
                custom-made aluminum case | MK2.8+ PSU | EPIA 800 | 256 Mb DDR | 120 Gb 7.2k WD | Wireless Chieftec mouse & keyb | Trust USB Keypad & USB webcam | Majestic TFT 7" 16:9 | WinXP & ME2 | connected to factory head-unit in a PT Cruiser 2.0L

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                • #9
                  I use a touchscreen with the Windows XP On Screen Keyboard (osk.exe).
                  Using a T9 like software will be nice as well.

                  nicgalla, I'm from Rome, feel free to write me.
                  Ermanno vbi

                  TM701L with TouchScreen, Epia M10k, 80Gb 3,5" Hdd, DC-DC PS.
                  System up and running with GPS and Bluetooth...
                  Writing software for a Parallel port relay controller.

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                  • #10
                    Hi guys,
                    I'm totally new to this forum which has been suggested to me in newsgroup : it.discussioni.auto
                    I'm interested in buying a GPS for my car; I was first oriented to a GPS system with a 7'' monitor (such as those of pioneer e.g.), but I saw that I could also make use of my PocketPC, which could be an interesting and cheap option. Does those GPS for PALM work well or do they offer poor quality ?
                    I'm totally new to this domain but I really need a GPS 'cause my ability to orient myself in heavy city traffic (like in Milano, Rome, etc) is quite a disaster
                    Could you pls suggest me some links of general interest ? If someone of you happen to live in Milano do you know the adress of a shop where I can see different options ? (Both hardware and software if possible).

                    Thank you in advance for your replies.

                    Ciao
                    Darkghost

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