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    What can compare to my Acura navi???

    With my Acura navi software, I can search for any business. If I'm looking for the nearest Blockbuster, I can type it in, and it will list them for me. Is there a way to do this in Iguidance, or some other software? Is this just a matter of having it in the POI database? If so, is there a way I can import the POI database from the acura dvd to Iguidance, or some other software?

    Also, when using Iguidance, my location is very accurate if I"m stationary, but when I'm driving, the lag causes me to be off by over 100feet sometimes. It's not real bad, but when I'm in an area where streets are close together, sometimes it's dificult to judge which street I need to turn on. Is there a way to adjust for the lag, or increase the refresh rate?

    Thanks.

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    The Acura and high end Honda navigation systems are truely remarkable. Several of my friends have them, and they snipe at me when they see my carputer based navigation. That's the weak point in aftermarket car computers at the moment, and I'm very positive that'll change eventually, especially once microsoft starts pushing the automotive and embedded platforms harder.

    I'm looking into mimicking several features of the acura navigation, and I'm seeing how I can wrap that around existing software. We'll see...
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    well, can the acura do this?


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    hehe, probably not!

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    I have the internet so I do not need my navi to do it. I have iGuidance though and it does let you search but the database is not very up to date. When I search for my local WalMarts it does not list the 3 newest (2 years old).
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    TOMTOM software is good, too bad they don't have one for computers only, it works really good on my pda and the POI is very up to date.
    Working on install........under construction.............

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    I've heard good things about MS-S&T POI. Maybe somebdoy can figure out how to rip apart S&T and use its POI info in some other software.

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    may not be relivant or what you are looking for, but you ask what can compare.... I use alpines nav system & it is awsome..... you can find any comercial poi with just a phone #... the database comes on 2 dvd's..... I think it's the most complete & acurate.... alpine builds several oem nav systems...

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    anyway to hack to and run it on a carpc?

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    don't think so.... I just run it along side.... with iguidance or co-pilot as a backup..... hmmm..... backup nav system...that sounds funny.... I've run it side by side comparison many times.... the alpine is just far superior imo

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