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    Post gps w/ voice

    are there any gps software packages that read the directions to you?

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    Co-Pilot. I am sure you wont have to look hard enough to find it
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    I use Street Atlas 8, which has voice directions. I think some older versions did as well, which you should be able to pick up quite cheaply.

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    thanks. I looked at co-pilot and it touts support for pocket pcs. can I use it with a laptop as well? i see that you need a desktop or laptop to install the maps and what not, so I assume you can connect the compass to the laptop and use it, but it's not clear. does anyone have experience with this? how about street atlas? are there any other suggestions?

    I'm playing with the idea of putting a laptop in my car and would like to use the same display for winamp and gps.

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    Yes, you can use it with a desktop/laptop. U just need a serial port + ps2 for power and the CD's or install the eniter package.
    Once u use co-pilot, u might not want to use anyother other GPS apps out there. Take it from me i have used quite a few and nothing compare to CoPilot. Next one up is prolly ms streets and trips 200x
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    I tried CoPilot and despised it. I just didn't like the interface at all. It's just a matter of opinion - have a look and choose what appeals to you.

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    LoreleiGuy u are the first one to not like copilot. Are u telling me that in the car u really want a fancy looking or what not map instead of making sure it guides u to ur destination. Personally CP is prolly the best one out there for car. infact what do u use ????
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    What would be nice is a program that has good Canadian map support and voice activated..oh well..still dreaming
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    Originally posted by Charles Enwesi:
    <STRONG>LoreleiGuy u are the first one to not like copilot. Are u telling me that in the car u really want a fancy looking or what not map instead of making sure it guides u to ur destination. Personally CP is prolly the best one out there for car. infact what do u use ????</STRONG>
    As I said above, I use Street Atlas 8. And yes, I do prefer its interface to Copilot. SA does just as well guiding to my destination, and it doesn't look all cartoony. I'm not saying Copilot isn't a perfectly good choice. It's just not what I like.

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    I find Street Atlas pretty worthless (in my experience) for use while driving a vehicle.

    It's good for planning trips, but just sucks for actual navigation. CoPilot is the opposite. It sucks for planning a trip, but for actually driving it's great.
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