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    Maximum Bitrate Don 944 LA's Avatar
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    maybe time to dump some $$ into google stock ....

    they may be forward looking when most vehicles will have oem puter with wifi access etc ....

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    Google definitely is taking over the world. I saw that Google maps thing the other day and definitely played with it for a while, it's going to be amazing once it's done. Their news site has been up for quite a while and is still in Beta so hopefully the maps don't take as long.

    There is also talk of Google releasing a browser to compete with FireFox and IE, I can't wait for the Beta of that.

    I plan to use that over mapquest and yahoo maps once I get my carputer running (plus the GPS of course) but it will be nice to use a Google product.


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    It should be fairly easy to write an app that would tie this to GPS as long as you have internet access fromn your carputer. The search box accepts lat/long in the format +-dd.dddd, +-dd.dddd. Getting an application to extract that from NMEA and send it to IE should not be rocket science.

    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by therussman2002
    you know, those people from... Canadia?
    the 51st state?
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    Sold the Explorer...got a 350z


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    Quote Originally Posted by therussman2002
    you know, those people from... Canadia?
    Oh thats right! I keep forgetting. Kinda like the red headed step child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techguru
    It should be fairly easy to write an app that would tie this to GPS as long as you have internet access fromn your carputer. The search box accepts lat/long in the format +-dd.dddd, +-dd.dddd. Getting an application to extract that from NMEA and send it to IE should not be rocket science.

    Alan
    but its not practical for addresses, or streets, etc... =\
    CarPC install is starting to come along again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyM
    Oh thats right! I keep forgetting. Kinda like the red headed step child.
    It's easy to forget America Jr.

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    Wow those are Very Nice maps
    I thought it would be cool to get cutom images from http://www.globexplorer.com/ to use as a map

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    You guys do realize that google is taking over our lives. I'd argue that they're marketing strategy is similar to Apple's except they're doing a much better job because everything is free free free! Just think-iLife doesn't stand a chance. Marry me Google!

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    some one should be able to right a pop up that request your address and where you want to go to and feed that into google in the background. Google map does allow you to put address in...exp 3133 smith ro, Hell, MI 48166 to 3333 heaven st, portsmouth, va 43701

    Now that is just bogus info but that is how you can get z detailed map. I did it with my address and a destination and it works alot better than mapquest.

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