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    VENDOR - SpatialMinds millec's Avatar
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    It would be nice to be able to turn on and off a locator map. A locator map displays a map at a much smaller scale. E.g. the region. This is helpful when you want to see how close you are to the next city, etc. The main window is at a scale that is suitable for identifying and understanding the locale geography/road network.

    An alternative is to have it switch back and forth between two scales. generally, a map of the region is shown so the user can see where they are relative to other cities. Whenever the vehicle is within say 1 mile of a turn, the map zooms in to a scale that shows the local turn detail. If another turn does not occur for over 1 mile, the system would zoom out again.

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    Amazing!! I'm getting really excited about this. I've been using mappoing with a program called AGPS that does voice guidance. Will I still be able to use it?

    http://www.techgt.com/agps/
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    Variable Bitrate m2x0p9x's Avatar
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    Instead of using Mappoint I would use copilot and have a screen overlay to mask the original copilot program with a new interface, is tere a SDK for copilot? You already have some code written to interface between copilot with the whole control mediaengine when running copilot, you should go from there.

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    Well the copilot screen overlay might make its way into 2.0 also. The thought was to make a GPS option that is affordable and usable by everyone. Copilot does not fufill this requirement because it is not affordable, does not have a European version, and doesn't work with many GPS receivers.

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    Variable Bitrate m2x0p9x's Avatar
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    So there will be an option for the overlay for sure then? Thats great for us copilot users. Will this be skinable as well?

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    mappoint isn't cheap either

    mappoint 2002 is $200+ and that doesn't come with a GPS reciever.....

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    It goes on ebay for under $100

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    Look, I know that Jamez has had a look at Destinator as an option although I belive he is concetrating on MP a lot.

    If MP is not ideal for you then you could use the GPS as an external app just like me....

    Hope that helps

    Terran

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    Variable Bitrate m2x0p9x's Avatar
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    You could always use it as an external app but the whole point is to make it look like one seemless app that looks uniform in every way. If someone can give me some information on a copilot SDK or some sample code for VB i could help write some stuff for the GPS???

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    i'm not saying it's a bad idea, i think the concept is a GREAT concept and really like the idea, just wish copilot would be supported seen as well mappoint was never intended for navigation

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