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    GPS Software, Europe

    Does anyone know of a good GPS software for Europe?

    that kinda looks like, or at least have a nice interface, like the Copilot ...

    All the mapping software's iwe been trying for europe.. kinda... suck? ..

    Any suggestions?
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    Hi ,
    what soft did you try ?
    There isd MAp and Guide's Travelbook (excellent)( but voice output is only in german ) and there's also Route66 ( cheap and ~good]

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    there is MapPoint 2002 for Europe, same tech as is used for US/Canada. You might want to try that, it has GPS support but no audio

    Does anyone know of any good GPS map software for Canada that can read out directions?
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    The only software that ive heard of thats got good maps for canada is M$ streets and trips, but i dont know if it speaks directions or not.
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    Thanks for all the reply

    Felix, iwe been trying out Route66 .. didnt like it that much... was ok, but not GREAT.. Iwe also tried the M$ AutoRoute... touht it look kinda like Route66

    anyway... The thing i wanted in a good software is, clean and nice GUI..

    Ill have a look at the other proggy's u other ppl talked about, never heard of it

    The GPS software I most likely will be using in my car is OziExplorer (http://www.oziexplorer.com) cuz here I can add the map for my self... (isnt any good when it comes to planning trips) Ill show you a detailed map of the lovely city of Stavanger, NORWAY



    again, thank for replies! keep em comming

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    OZI looks good - but where to get maps for it ??

    Ok after searching a bit i seem understanding - Is it right that I can for example scan my normal pinted paper route card and fix some GPS points and make a card for ozi ?
    That would be so cool - because there are no maps ( no detailed ones) for a region i'm trveling much .

    Any tutorials for ozi? (to make maps )

    Thnx

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    Felix:

    It's pretty easy really... my region is also in lack of good maps (at least digital ones) I didnt want to take the hassel to scan the maps *urk*

    all i did was find the maps on the net. (only Norway, sorry Felix)

    now, back to Ozi tutorials? .. ehm.. sure.. but.. why? its so simple anyway the basic, insert a graphical picture (map) and set up 2 points (Longtitude, Latitude) to use as cordinates. Ozi explorer will then automaticly "calibrate" the Map to be used along with an GPS reciever. Quite sweet if you ask me the only bummer would be the lack of "street searching" and to plot a route. (This can be done in Ozi) But its to big a fuzz that I'll ever sit down and make waypoints

    So, the only usable GPS softwares for Europe would be the ones you guys have been talking about in this thread? or? ... anyone with a big nice secret?

    Regards
    Richard
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    Felix:

    My setup is like, 70% done or something .. ill post some pics when Im done

    I touht maybe you would appreiciate it, we Renault owners got to keep to gether

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    Yes !! what type of renault do you have ?

    ok for the maps - I will only use it in france - but i think for some destinations i 'll make waypoints.
    (I hope michelin cards are good enought to get a good mapping )

    what did you search to find your norrway maps ??

    the only maps i found for france and germany wqhere simple jpe's or gif's in crappy quality


    Tnx

    Felix

    P.S: ozi3d looks coooooool
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    This is kinda off topic

    I have a Renault excact like this one.

    Its an Renault19 93' Phase2 1.8I




    Iwe ordered the indash motorized 7" from digitalww and the opus DC/DC psu

    My whole setup will be like this
    Carputer:
    7" indash Motorized
    Opus DC/DC PSU
    Shuttle SV25 (with Gforce4 Mx420/Tv-out PCI)
    A multi purpose keyboard (smal laptop keyboard with ballmouse integrated)
    hauppauge tv reciever (usb)
    GPS reciever Serial
    Dlink WLAN (usb)

    Audio:
    Rockford Speakers:
    2x 4" coaxial (dash)
    2x 6,5" Mid Tone (front door)
    2x 4" coaxial (rear)
    and
    2x 10" Subs
    1x Rockford 2-channels AMP
    1x Rockford 4-channels AMP
    A crappy Panasonic CD/Radio player (good enough for now)


    Regards,
    Richard
    NORWAY

    PS: YEAH ozi3d kicks *** ) and would probably take like, a lifetime to set up a large map .. like the one i will be using


    My setup will be finished around new year.... will post some pics then

    PPSS: Felix, u got PM
    "If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut."
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