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Thread: I don't recommend Navit (unless you're John McClain)

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    I don't recommend Navit (unless you're John McClain)

    If you're thinking about getting a GPS system, may I recommend a commercially available system that is built for your specific location (like the United States) as opposed to the Free Software Navit, using the Open Street Map system?

    Here's why you want to avoid Navit and OSM at all costs: it tries to kill you.

    Everything is fine up until it decides that the best route would be to use the expressway. Now, ignoring local traffic conditions, this would seem like the best route ... but the path taken is a tad heroic.

    First, it instructs you to get on the wrong parkway, then make a SHARP RIGHT using your handbreak and get on the expressway using the offramp.

    Second, it tells you to take a SHARP RIGHT off of the expressway overpass and on to the local street.

    I hope you have good shocks.

    Navit: for those of us who want to be able to shout "Yippie Kay Yay, Mother'efer!" in our daily lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordKaT View Post

    Navit: for those of us who want to be able to shout "Yippie Kay Yay, Mother'efer!" in our daily lives.
    I thought we all did that.

    Must be just me and John McClane then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    Must be just me and John McClane then.
    I was going to correct the spelling, but then I couldn't bring myself to care how a fictional characters name is spelled

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    Made my night... more fun with wayward GPS'ers,accident

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    With a version such as 0.1.1 I also don't recommend anyone actually use it for much else other than testing purposes

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