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    I have been speaking today with a guy from the company that makes the Navigator software http://www.directions.ltd.uk ,they have just released a new version of their standard software and they tell me that the 'pro' version will be out in about 6-8wks. The pro software will allow importing of waypoints from address books or csv files, and also will have a POI alert system.... UK Camera Database anyone?
    ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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    has it got 3D view?
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    • #3
      I've not seen it yet, I've been speaking to them because they said they'd give me a good price on an upgrade as i gave them some feedback on the last version. Probably not though as the std version doesn't.

      Is 3d all it's cracked up to be? some of the screenshots look as if they would be a bit confusing in the UK where the turnings are so close together..

      Steve
      ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mp3oplecarrier
        I've not seen it yet, I've been speaking to them because they said they'd give me a good price on an upgrade as i gave them some feedback on the last version. Probably not though as the std version doesn't.

        Is 3d all it's cracked up to be? some of the screenshots look as if they would be a bit confusing in the UK where the turnings are so close together..

        Steve
        Ahem! http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ight=navigator
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Laidback
          Ahem!
          Cheers Laidback, I read that thread but this is new information as the 'pro' version isn't out yet..
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          • #6
            Originally posted by mp3oplecarrier
            Cheers Laidback, I read that thread but this is new information as the 'pro' version isn't out yet..
            Heh, you're right, it was this one that mentioned the pro version - http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...ight=navigator
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            • #7
              Doh!



              OK point to you, I didn't see that one..
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mp3oplecarrier
                Doh!



                OK point to you, I didn't see that one..
                Ha, just upping my posts count again!

                Sounds a reasonable price though, may have to try it when it's out!
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                • #9
                  If the 'pro' version is anything like the previous pro version then don't bother. I recently evaluated the pro version on behalf of action replay (Falken) and it wasn't very good

                  It's not possible to make an application like destinator with it - it won't return the next turn in the programming interface - at least there isn't enough documentation to tell you how to find it anyway.

                  You can import POIs into it as 'sprites' but to be honest MapPoint or even destinator is a better bet. At least with MapPoint you can control the map view, and you've got the entire MSDN documentation.

                  On another note I have worked out basic rotation of maps in MapPoint and working on 3D view using DirectX
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mp3oplecarrier
                    I've not seen it yet, I've been speaking to them because they said they'd give me a good price on an upgrade as i gave them some feedback on the last version. Probably not though as the std version doesn't.

                    Is 3d all it's cracked up to be? some of the screenshots look as if they would be a bit confusing in the UK where the turnings are so close together..

                    Steve
                    3D makes a massive difference, mainly because with the 'perspective view' you can see your closest turning in detail yet still see turnings far away.
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                    • #11
                      It's not bad for the price, the only problems I have with the current version are that the voice warnings are at 1km 500m and 100m, if you make a turn and the next turn is less than 100m, the nice lady doesn't say anything and lets you miss your turn; and that you have to go through to many OSK key presses to find a stored location which doesn't look too impressive when you're showing off!
                      ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by stevieg
                        On another note I have worked out basic rotation of maps in MapPoint and working on 3D view using DirectX
                        Hmmmm, interesting!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Laidback
                          Hmmmm, interesting!
                          lol at the moment it rotates the text too haha
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stevieg
                            3D makes a massive difference, mainly because with the 'perspective view' you can see your closest turning in detail yet still see turnings far away.
                            That makes sense, but most of the screenshots I've seen such of destinator and routis seem to be missing the street names. I'm sure this is not a problem if there is a long distance between roads, but when the GPS updates once a second and you are not sure whether to turn up this road or the next, street names really help.

                            I think I'm just frustrated trying to find a PC application that's as easy to use as a Streetpilot (zooms view as you come to a junction, minimum keypresses to find destination etc..)

                            I have a copy of Mappoint which I've looked at on this machine that I'll try next, it's a pain though cos it won't let me install across the network so I have to re-install an ATX supply and CDROM drive, Grrr
                            ....Yes, I know it has a stupid name, those crazy Japanese!

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                            • #15
                              use Alchol 120%, virtual drives over networks.
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