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Thread: Garmin-PC, Navigator11-FREE and Odyssey Navigator Comparison.

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    FIY, the Folder size of Navigator11 with AU maps is 192MB.
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    Hmm now how are they doing that.. both the database and the imagery should be bigger than that..

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    Using the install does not bring down imagery as far as I can tell.
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    Update:

    I gave a quick description of the floating menu that pops up in Navigator11 when you click on a map.

    Odyssey is actually better: Reason?

    Odyssey has been designed “correctly” and exclusively for Touch Screen use on small Cap-PC screens. It really is a joy to use even for big hands and small screens.

    Odyssey opens a full width bar across the bottom of the screen with the map point coordinates and location.Clicking on this bar opens a simple full screen menu allowing you to once again set navigation options for the selected location point.

    Garmin’s map point has less option and will only allow the point to be set as a start an end or favourite.

    The Big difference between these two programs and Garmin is the POI information. Garmin leaves these in the dust by a HUGE margin.

    On a scale of 1 to 100:
    Garmin PC = 90
    Odyssey = 60
    NAV11-free = 5
    Last edited by Mickz; 01-02-2012 at 01:02 AM.
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    Oh ok I was wrong the database is only 241Mb http://www.osmaustralia.org/osmausextract.php My memory letting me down again
    I wonder how hard it would be to extract POI from Garmin or another source and inject them into Open Street Map format to allow Navigator11 to pick them up..

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    Already thought of that, not just for Nav11 but for Odyssey as well, I have the application to make/import POI and Speed camera data for Odyssey.

    Just need to find out how to export the POI from Garmin Map. Iím not a GPS or MAP person, have no time for it at all, so I will have to search. Share if you find anything
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    Haha no worries I am a map and GPS person but not enough time either lol no doubt Garmin is in a format that will make it hard but might be able to source similar POIs easily..
    Will play with it shortly hopefully..

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    Some more info on Map zoom while navigating (GPS is navigating to an address).

    I keep coming back to this because itís so useful when looking at where you are in the bigger picture of the landscape and neighbourhood. As I mentioned before, Odyssey will allow you to adjust map zoom level as it navigates, providing you turn off AutoZoom in settings. That means that with 3D views set, the map will not zoom as you approach a turn.

    However if you switch the map view to 2D (touch the onscreen compass or send an F4 keystroke to the app) then Odyssey will switch to 3D and Zoom the map in as you approach the turn, after which it zooms back to the level you set and switches to 2D and itís actually very nice to use.

    Navigator11 in 3D will stay at a manual Map zoom level and then zoom the map as a turn approaches. In 2D it will not zoom the map as a turn approaches and will not switch from 2D to 3D at a turn.

    Garmin zoomís the map at turns in 3D mode and then reverts to the last set map zoom level. Itís next turn display graphic is small and hard to see while driving. I want bigger visual information, not big information about the next turn that I have to read when driving or hear when itís too late.

    Today I went for another drive and used Navigator11 for the outgoing part of the trip and Odyssey for the return trip.

    Odyssey wins hands down for navigation, clarity of views and turn information. The small next turn/Roundabout view window which appears as soon as you complete the previous turn is perfect for having time to move into the correct lane a long time before you get to the next roundabout or turn. Odyssey is now my favourite out of the three. I will have to simulate some long trips and compare them, to see if this remains the same, but for general driving itís now my favourite.

    This Next turn window is by far the best in Odyssey, much better than Navigator11 and Nav11 is better than Garmin. IMHO The automatic map ďzoom on turnĒ views are just better, easier to follow and see in Odyssey.
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    I'm thinking collaborative Navigation software building time

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    Some Captures of Zoom and turn views

    NOTE: The play buttons shown in Odyssey are only there because In each case the GPS software is simulating the route. (No GPS connected)

    Maps are zoomed out and left for the software to auto zoom on the turn.

    Odyssey This is Odyssey auto switching from 2D view to 3D view on turns.




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    Last edited by Mickz; 12-21-2011 at 02:30 AM.
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