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    Hi folks

    This is one for the UKers only please, purely for experience of routing

    Ignoring price, and the fact that iG eu is finished, which in your opinion/experience is the better software for a UK user - iGuidance or Destinator?

    I am looking at using one or the other with an NMEA usb GPS dongle, unless you can give me a good reason for me to buy a SIRF3 one instead...?

    Take into account front-ends, suitability for small touchscreen, efficiency of routes, etc etc etc

    Reasons too please, not "I prefer X cos Y is crap lol!"

    Thx in advance

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    First SIRF3 chip still supports NMEA and is a better/faster/slightly more accurate chip. Not a lot in it to be honest but as its getting to be the most common out there don't shy away from it.
    I use destinator via freedrive. Reason being its easier to set up and in my opinion has better routing for where I am. Down side is freedrive or mapmonkey still only support destinator 3 which is 2004 map data. That said IG map data didn't look any newer when I tried it (same roads were missing). Both are no longer current products although you can still buy IG for however long their stocks last. You cant buy a new copy of destinator 3 any more and none of the newer versions to my knowledge will run on a PC. That alone might mean you have to use IG unless you get creative

    Nothing to do with your question but I am currently looking for an alternative but that's proving to be a bit difficult. I did try tom tom 5 via an emulator but on my sp13000 it ran too slow but tom tom is really good. If only they would do a proper PC version we would be laughing in the UK.
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    Hmm thx v8 - I did notice a site thats selling iG europe pretty cheap... Will just buy a copy of that on payday :P

    Has anybody googled about to find map format converters? So that they'll change map data from one program to another?

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    Today I got a shot of MapPoint 2006 europe and have to say its the most up to date I have seen. Shame they dont do a trial like the US version as I would like to try it out in RoadRunner since it supports mappoint. On its own it isnt very car friendly at all.
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    Wasn't there MapPoint EU trial in the previous version? If there was, then I would guess there will be one for the 2006 version, too, soon. MP 06 EU was just released a couple of weeks ago, MP 06 NA came out earlier. That may be the reason for NA having a trial already, but EU not yet.

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    I use Navigator carPC version that seems to work well

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    Personally I'd go for Freedrive.... its D3 based and very good.

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    I would agree with you ccsnet that's what I use at the mo but the maps are getting so far out it isn't funny. If freedrive could accept the new maps it would definitely be the first choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by v8 scimitar View Post
    I would agree with you ccsnet that's what I use at the mo but the maps are getting so far out it isn't funny. If freedrive could accept the new maps it would definitely be the first choice.
    Its on the cards

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    That's really good news I would say tell me more but I don't think your going to lol.
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