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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmorgan99
    I just want this to die like MediaCar!
    I think we know what you mean (insert "don't" in between just want!)

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    hey guino going to check out all the new stuff right now

    yes peeps please do donate money. Every little bit helps I'm sure
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    Thanks for the support guys...

    The Mappoint is almost finished along with many of the features above listed.. Still working on it... There are two features I do not believe I'll be able to complete with mappoint:

    1-Show Pos On Road -- As Far as I can tell, Mappoint does not give enough information to be able to locate the closest road path from a specific location, so I don't believe mediacar's pos on road works (although the option is there).

    2-Spoken voice alerts for route guidance -- I have worked on this for 2 days without any success.. the problem is that Mappoint's directions don't include the turn point locations, but instead, a "segment location" that basically is a somewhat random location in the middle of the route segment used for zooming (when not using GPS). I went as far as trying to triangulate the turnpoints from those middle points, but as I said, they are somewhat random locations centralized against the screen instead of the segment route. I was really looking forward for this feature, but it just isn't reliable.. the most I could make is to count the travelled distance and compare with the direction distances -- but any off route driving would basically screw up the whole thing..

    I did manage to add Nearby locations search, Autozoom and single point route calculation (starting from GPS location) for ease of use... but if I had the turnpoint locations I'd definitely could do a lot more..
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    Oops good one chuckster! Yup I DONT want this to die like MediaCar! Hope I didn't put some sort of jinx or voodoo hex on the code. Anyway Guino, I think the voice option would of been cool, but I knew Mappoint is not setup that way. It is a professional mapping software not a point to point navigation program. I've hear people trying to get voice proms working for a while in Mappoint with no success, I figured if anyone could do it at all, it would be you. But don't feel bad I think what you have done is awesome! Thanks!

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    Don't give up home yet Guino, there is a product navstar from mobilegpsonline that claims to be able to do voice nav with mappoint http://www.mobilegpsonline.com/pro_navstar.php

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    if they did it i'm sure guino will find a way

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    AutoTouch has very nice MapPoint integration with a nice simple interface. It was what I was thinking of using for my car interface before I discovered RR .

    It does everything though the MapPoint SDK. It has good speech announcements of directions shortly before you need them. I don't really understand what position on road is so I can't say if it does it or not. But it may be worth you taking a look to see if it does what you are trying to do.

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    Whoo! Guino, if I get the software for you, can you get it to work with NavStar? 60 day trial for $13 and Full version for $40. Or do you need the source code to be of use? We have hope!

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    I think it isnt just a question of the software, it requires an SDK or other way of interfacing, and it would probably require a hefty donation to Guino, because this really isnt a top-priority since very few people have even mentioned that software...

    Plus there are other priorities out there I think, like Phone support

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobelli
    Don't give up home yet Guino, there is a product navstar from mobilegpsonline that claims to be able to do voice nav with mappoint http://www.mobilegpsonline.com/pro_navstar.php
    I seriouslly doubt this is very accurate, given that most times it isn't the case that people drive off route.. but the only real way I found that could possibly tell me the position of the turn-points is to keep track of travelled distance agains the distances of the directions... if anybody knows of any property/method/object that can tell me the turn points position, please tell me..
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