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    Here's a dumb question that I can't help asking... why, exactly, does Route66 suck so bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu
    Thats GPS software not navigation software. Doesn't do routing.
    I had emailed Dr. Lawrence W. James about MacGPS Pro's compatibility with an Ambicom Bluetooth Receiver that goes for $200 at CompUSA.. in our emails back and forth, he says it can import routes from mapsonus.com.

    I suppose it still won't use voice prompting to tell you where to turn..

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    Correct. Its either Route 66, macGPS pro, or some linux GPSes. pick between the evils. :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by megapixel
    Here's a dumb question that I can't help asking... why, exactly, does Route66 suck so bad?
    My own personal experience with route 66, was that the media couldn't even be installed. The CD-ROM's were corrupt and for about a month or so the package was pull from all Apple Store shelves, until it could be resolved.

    A couple of other complaints that I have heard, but not verified, is that it really isn't meant to be a routing application. It won't update a route if you make a wrong turn. Accuracy, i.e. marking a route to go down the wrong way on a one way street. Updates from the receiver are now better, but at one time were not as frequent as a true routing application.

    The big ugly observation from me was that it doesn't give you a "track up" map, but a static north up map. So it isn't as intuitive to a typical end user where they are in relation to the rode.

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    sorry, i have to butt in here...

    the phrase is 'flogging a dead horse' not beating it!

    ....carry on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    sorry, i have to butt in here...

    the phrase is 'flogging a dead horse' not beating it!

    ....carry on.....

    Yeah, but a'int there going to be a lot of other horses beating some dead horses this weekend in your part of the world?

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    No, i live in bristol!

    Actually, i will be up north for my youngest nephews 4th birthday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modulus
    Have you seen this?

    http://www.macgpspro.com/

    Yea, I have it. I've bought Route 66, MacGPS with all kinds of maps for Connecticut and South Carolina, and the National Geographic TOPO! package. While Route 66 does some of what I really want, I've resigned to the fact that I have to use a PC with iGuidance to get what I need.

    I think our best bet is to convince TomTom to port their linux based application over to the mac. Perhaps all the hype about putting Mac Mini's in cars will get them interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spdfrek
    maybe apple will make their own gps program one of these days :P
    iMAP here it comes lol
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    I like the iMap. Would it have a brushed metal interface?

    BTW, I e-mailed TomTom with the porting suggestion. I would invite others to do the same.

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