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    MapPoint or MapMonkey in RR?

    quick question about Map Point 2004 vs. Map Monkey 1.1.3 in RR... what do u guys prefer? which gives better directions and shows more POI's? thanks! im trying to decide whether i should install MapPoint on my carpc...
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    MapPoint is good for printing off routes but really sucks for GPS. It really doen't do directions, it just shows you as a blip on the map. MM however directs you, counts down to tuens etc etc. No comparison.

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    ukchris... have you seen what guino has done with MapPoint in RR? he made it that much better... check it out! let me know what you think after you investigate
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    i prefer mappoint, you should see how its integrated in autotouch.. better directions and gps imo. Can't wait for RR to improve on it =D

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    vonfulk... how is Map Point in RR so far? what are the downfalls? and what do you think needs to be added? i have only been using Map Monkey and the only good thing about MM is the "embedded look" with RR, but the directions are horrible! thanks
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    vonfulk... could u possibly take some snapshots of the map and turn directions from your carpc (assuming its in RR)? i might switch over to MapPoint if i like what i see!
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    It really varies of where and what you want.. Mappoing has good maps and POI info, but the directions are not that well up-to date.. also it doesn't offer a "night" mode or heading up map (map rotation). I like mappoint mainly because the controls are directly on RR's skin -- althought that can be improved.
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    i dont minde the night mode option... but would it be possible to do the rotation in RR? just wondering thanks bud

    So besides night mode and rotation, what else does Map Monkey do that Map Point cannot?
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    Nothing I know of, maybe the SIRF GPS stuff (never tried it). I have looked into rotating the maps in mappoint -- even saw a "future" product that offers such feature but I think it's really stupid for the simple fact that rotating mappoint's map get all the labels and symbols updside down and such, specially when you're driving straight south.. not to say the performance and requirements it would add to RR (either GDI+ or DirectX), so just dumped the idea altogether, it's not worth it...
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    the reason i asked is cause the conventional GPS systems in cars rotate maps, so i thought it would be odd to not have that option, thanks
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