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    Lightbulb GPS Software Comparison Chart

    http://www.mp3car.com/wiki/index.php...mparison_Chart

    I am only familiar with a handful of these programs, does anyone see any errors?
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    well derstinator and iGuidance doesn't take account of what different versions offer.

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    iGuidance v3 does not have maps for Europe.

    Mappoint has an OCX which frontend developers can use to access. RoadRunner does this.

    Destinator 3 has a SDK and depending on which version (FreeDrive, MapMonkey, GaroNav to name a few) offers very good communication to and from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    well derstinator and iGuidance doesn't take account of what different versions offer.

    eg

    iGuidance v3 does not have maps for Europe.

    Mappoint has an OCX which frontend developers can use to access. RoadRunner does this.

    Destinator 3 has a SDK and depending on which version (FreeDrive, MapMonkey, GaroNav to name a few) offers very good communication to and from.
    I think made the right fixes, do think D3 should be broken down so theres 3 different ones, like one for FD, one for MM, and one for GaroNav?
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    Awesome piece of work!
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    rerouting based on traffic support? Destinator PN does

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    A couple things I noticed:

    CoPilot is touchscreen friendly, at least the one version I saw was. I believe that was v7.

    StreetDeck does have European maps available, although teh development isn't as robust as the North American version.

    A couple of other features that would be worthwhile that aren't in your comparison chart:
    - Multiple waypoints or stops
    - Auto-start of GPS
    - Trip logging capability
    - Ability to import custom POIs (like speed cameras or favorite locations)

    Also, it may be useful to indicate versions of various software. It's likely that most would use the most current version of software (Streets & Trips 2006, for example), but notations could be made which version first included a particular fweature or function.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Awesome piece of work!
    thanks, i'll be doing a few more charts, people shouldn't have to try half a dozen frontends to see what their feature sets are...
    Quote Originally Posted by sama View Post
    rerouting based on traffic support? Destinator PN does
    PN?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorex View Post
    thanks, i'll be doing a few more charts, people shouldn't have to try half a dozen frontends to see what their feature sets are...

    PN?

    Destinator 5 uses PN maps. I think version 6 will as well.

    It's also worth noting that the destinator version that centrafuse will be running will be version 6 but won't work with the standard destinator maps.

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    One correction, two comments.

    Delorme does do rerouting: it has a user defineable variable distance from suggested turn that triggers the recalculation of the current route.

    You may consider adding another row for SDK. This is a prime motivation for some of us using Destinator because it allows the front-end to not only send commands to the nav software but also incorporate nav data into the front-end. (The one sorely missed option of IGuidance).

    You may also want to add a row for map date or make it a parenthetic for the maps checkbox.

    The two comments above highlight another problem with Destinator development, i.e., D3 SDK is outstanding, however, D5&6 SDKs are currently unuseable and this info would have to be footnoted on the SDK row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    A couple things I noticed:

    CoPilot is touchscreen friendly, at least the one version I saw was. I believe that was v7.

    StreetDeck does have European maps available, although teh development isn't as robust as the North American version.

    A couple of other features that would be worthwhile that aren't in your comparison chart:
    - Multiple waypoints or stops
    - Auto-start of GPS
    - Trip logging capability
    - Ability to import custom POIs (like speed cameras or favorite locations)

    Also, it may be useful to indicate versions of various software. It's likely that most would use the most current version of software (Streets & Trips 2006, for example), but notations could be made which version first included a particular fweature or function.
    I believe I got the majority of what you said added, I don't know the differences between different versions of these programs so I can't do that stuff myself These rows are blank for the most part until someone clues us in.

    I'm still on iG 3 and D3
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