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  • HELP Needed Choosing GPS Software!

    I am using a CarPC and a Rikaline 6010 USB GPS Receiver.

    I need North America Maps, support for a Rikaline 6010 USB Receiver , and software made for PC/Laptops.

    What are your recommendations, I'm looking at the following, am I missing any significant one? I would really like it to be well integrated and have 3D views with voice navigation (i know S&T 2005 doesn't do this)

    CoPilot Live Laptop 8
    http://www.alk.com/products/consumer...top8/index.asp

    Alturion GPS
    http://www.alturion.com

    Microsoft Streets & Trips 2005
    http://www.microsoft.com/streets/

    DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2005
    http://www.delorme.com/gps.htm

    Destinator 3
    http://www.destinator1.com/

    iNav iGuidance 2.0
    http://www.inavcorp.com/products/iguidance2.html

    Magellan MapSend DirectRoute North America
    http://www.magellangps.com/en/produc...asp?PRODID=950
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    Destinator 3
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    • #3
      I like/use Routis 2004. The female voice prompts are pre-recorded and very natural, since all they say is "turn right/turn left.....1000 feet". The voice does not attempt to read actual street names (using that Microsoft speech engine that sounds like a robot)....

      3D views are included with Routis, as well as an OSK for entering destinations......the interface is quite easy to navigate even while driving, buttins are large enough to touch, etc. The map screen and colors switch schemes at night for a dark, sleek look.
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      • #4
        Alturion looks pretty sweet. Price and US map availible?

        I'm using Destinator 3 and don't really like the tracks it sends you on... but the voice and visual aids are awesome. MS streets does a good job of driving you to the destination.. but will not instruct you to do so
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        • #5
          if you are using frodoplayer.. your best options are IGuidance or Destinator...

          pretty much all the PC based GPS software will support your rikaline...
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          • #6
            avoid MS Steets and Trips 2005, i have it and its not made for incar navigation
            Street Atlas is ok, but still could use a lot of help and you'll want something better. The interface with all those very tiny tabs at the bottom is allmost imposible to use in car.
            CoPiolot 8 seems to be the only one that has a interface that looks like its touchscreen friendly and a lot of features that i want to try out. I havnt used it myself but if i had to make a choice based on what "seems" like the best out there, i would choose copilot 8.
            I just got iGuidance 2.0 and its really cool, the voice nav is nice and so far the most accurate software out of the few i have. I could live with this and be content almost, but i really want to try out Copilot 8.
            Destinator, routis and iGuidance 2.0 seem to be the favorites around here with the latter two being the same software.

            good luck,
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            • #7
              Routis = iGuidance?
              Is iGuidance for PC? It looked like it was for PDA.

              I think I'll either go with Destinator or CoPilot at least to try them out.
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              • #8
                hey Motoko your avatar rocks , lol
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                • #9
                  Yes Routis = iGuidance
                  both are for pda and PC versions.
                  The PC version looks the same as the pda version except you have more screen space.
                  Most of the screen shots on the net are of the pda version, they dont even have pc screen shots on the developers site, not sure why, kind of dumb. I did find a site that had a review and had pc screenshots, ill try to see if i can find it again.
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                  • #10
                    Copilot or Iguidance v2

                    I'd say that with Copilot 8 it probably takes the cake (although i have never tested)
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                    • #11
                      Let me clearify.
                      Routis 2004 = iGuidanceV1
                      iGuidanceV2 is the lastest verison and it has improved maps and functions.

                      Originally posted by liquid_smoke
                      Yes Routis = iGuidance
                      both are for pda and PC versions.
                      The PC version looks the same as the pda version except you have more screen space.
                      Most of the screen shots on the net are of the pda version, they dont even have pc screen shots on the developers site, not sure why, kind of dumb. I did find a site that had a review and had pc screenshots, ill try to see if i can find it again.
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                      • #12
                        some pc screen shots here, http://www.carnetix.com/additional_i...iGuidance.html
                        not the ones i was looking for, cant seem to find them.
                        These dont do justice either though, not sure where this guy lives, who makes streets like that. Looks like a 3yr old was the city planner.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by faichiu
                          Let me clearify.
                          Routis 2004 = iGuidanceV1
                          iGuidanceV2 is the lastest verison and it has improved maps and functions.
                          not sure if routis04 = iguidancev1 not sure if there is even a routis04

                          I know that iguidanceV2 is the latest version between both of them.
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                          • #14
                            I have used Iguidance/Routis and D3 A LOT. Very little or none of any of the other pieces of software.
                            The interface I think is the best for D3 but at least with the North American maps it doesn't do a very good job at getting you where you need to go. I have found many times there are streets that are shown on the map but when you try and navigate to them it can't find them in the list. Also it takes you on some really crazy routes sometimes (complete zigzags at times). So as far as navigation I would go with Iguidance.
                            I have heard good things about CoPilot 8 but I don't think very many people have it yet.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by brady
                              I have used Iguidance/Routis and D3 A LOT. Very little or none of any of the other pieces of software.
                              The interface I think is the best for D3 but at least with the North American maps it doesn't do a very good job at getting you where you need to go. I have found many times there are streets that are shown on the map but when you try and navigate to them it can't find them in the list. Also it takes you on some really crazy routes sometimes (complete zigzags at times). So as far as navigation I would go with Iguidance.
                              I have heard good things about CoPilot 8 but I don't think very many people have it yet.
                              And the worst thing is the dodgy navigation has been fixed for the PPC version
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