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  • Copilot Style GPS for the UK / Europe?!

    I've been searching far and wide for a gps system like copilot that maps the uk and europe with no help. Can someone please see if their copy of copilot includes uk maps or if they are available to purchase - the travroute site on www.travroute.com seems to be down at the moment!

    Also, does anyone know of any other software that offers the simple large views that copilot does - it seems to be the only one that has these excellent features.

    Cheers

    Andrew
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  • #2
    It doesnt. The FAQ says there are no plans to include maps for the UK at this time.

    Im looking for the same. Im using the Sony Streetmate package at the moment which is OK, and does give you a nice remote to use with the GPS as well, which I find makes my system look more "retail" rather than home made.

    Id love to have CoPilot though, it looks great. Perhaps we could send em nasty messages until they sort it out.
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    • #3
      Doh! Yeah that would be great - flame wars to travmate at the ready... Let's hope their server stays up long enough to recieve them! Where did you get the sony software from? Is it proprietory or will it run on anything? Cheers - nice to see someone else from the uk on the forum!

      Andrew

      ps. where abouts are you in the uk?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Andrew Chappell
        Doh! Yeah that would be great - flame wars to travmate at the ready... Let's hope their server stays up long enough to recieve them! Where did you get the sony software from? Is it proprietory or will it run on anything? Cheers - nice to see someone else from the uk on the forum!

        Andrew

        ps. where abouts are you in the uk?
        Its from GPS Warehouse, and is supplied as a bundle, with PCMCIA GPS card (which also supports NMEA by the flick of a switch), Remote, and software. I think they may have sold out but I expect they will get more soon.

        Sadly, because it was developed by ETAK, the supplied software uses ETAK data, not NMEA, so it will only use the supplied card.

        On the upside, you do get turn by turn speech guidance and good mapping, something of a rarity here in UK.

        BTW, In Poole, Dorset. Nearly in the same county!
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        All jammed in external CDROM drive case.
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        • #5
          Travroute licence thier PocketCopilot software to Compaq in the UK, for use with the IPAQ handheld device, so UK mapping does exist in their format. However, I think their reluctance to release the laptop version here may be related to this. Maybe the signed some kind of deal.
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          AMD K6/2 500 @ 450mhz to keep heat and power usage down, 64Mb, slim CDrom drive, 64mb USB pendrive for MP3 transfer, 10Gb 2.5" drive for MP3, USB>RS232
          All jammed in external CDROM drive case.
          Kenwood KVC-1000r In-Dash LCD. x-10 MouseRemote. Destinator V2 Gps. DC-DC with onboard Shutdown controller.
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          • #6
            hehe that wouldn't suprise me. I don't think i can use the software cause i don't have a pcmcia card and as it doesn't accept nmea data i am stuck. Ahh well back to the drawing board. I really don't want to hack about too much but i might write my own interface for autoroute 2002 - we drove all the way across europe with this and it seemed pretty good. It does give turn by turn instructions but doesn't speak them or show map's for them. However, it does print mini maps out so there must be a way to get at them!

            Cheers

            Andrew
            Mediabox Hardware Project
            Current Stage: A complete redesign, although not much happening right now!

            Mediabox Software Project
            Status: Writing Sync Software (still) and playing around with interface
            To do: Far too much!

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            • #7
              i just use autoroute 2k2 with rand mcnally gps
              John McLear - [email protected]
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              • #8
                What size screen do you have - i can't change the font size on autoroute 2001 - you can only change the direction font size
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                • #9
                  4 5 7 and 10

                  i used it on all, can change font name of streets

                  its the best bet in uk at the moment, sorry

                  if u find owt better contact me!
                  John McLear - [email protected]
                  http://www.205oc.co.uk
                  UK Mp3car slapnut
                  #mp3car - Efnet
                  Carplayer and Mediaengine *****
                  spank gemma.co.uk for holding my motherboard for so long. still no board, wood work nearly done :|
                  [-----------(90%)----] Completed :)
                  pics at: http://www.zcentric.com/~mitcht/gall...me=Convertable

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                  • #10
                    Cheers - looks like I'll have to buy 2k2 then Or I might just stick with 2001 - it saves buying the new version for far too much money!
                    Mediabox Hardware Project
                    Current Stage: A complete redesign, although not much happening right now!

                    Mediabox Software Project
                    Status: Writing Sync Software (still) and playing around with interface
                    To do: Far too much!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Andrew Chappell
                      hehe that wouldn't suprise me. I don't think i can use the software cause i don't have a pcmcia card and as it doesn't accept nmea data i am stuck. Ahh well back to the drawing board. I really don't want to hack about too much but i might write my own interface for autoroute 2002 - we drove all the way across europe with this and it seemed pretty good. It does give turn by turn instructions but doesn't speak them or show map's for them. However, it does print mini maps out so there must be a way to get at them!

                      Cheers

                      Andrew
                      In fact the problem is that Ordnance Survey charges ****loads of money for the map data. I have the same problem in France, where the (public, paid with taxpayer's money) state agency that does maps charges a bundle per square kilometer of mapping data. Some people are starting doing the mapping themselves, driving around the country side where they go and capturing GPS data.
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                      • #12
                        Doh Again! I guess that until maps are readily available at a good price there isn't gonna be much hope. If i get the uk version of map point for a pricy 190 I will be able to develop my own vb interface for it with speach e.t.c. as it comes with an activex control. Otherwise it seems that there are a few programs with good maps but most don't do anything like the same functions as copilot.

                        If only that sony software was USB!!!
                        Mediabox Hardware Project
                        Current Stage: A complete redesign, although not much happening right now!

                        Mediabox Software Project
                        Status: Writing Sync Software (still) and playing around with interface
                        To do: Far too much!

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