View Poll Results: What GPS Program do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esko View Post
    However, I still have trouble with the City, State, Zip in the GPS stats page, Everything else appears just fine.

    Any thoughts on this?
    You need to use the RoadRunner.exe file supplied with the DigitalFX skin in order for city, etc. to work. The correct file should be about 2.5 megabytes. If you're using the RoadRunner.exe that's about 650k, which is the basic one, city, zip won't work. If that's the problem, you can just copy the correct one over your current one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esko View Post
    Well that takes care of my issue All this time I thought everyone here were only using their GPS devices to get Weather, Location, and Gas WITHOUT internet connection. ( I was at the point of purchasing a new GPS unit because I though mine sucked!) It turns out mine works just fine when connected to the interned.

    Note that you do not need Internet to get current location (city, county, zip) because the database is contained in the program files and the city, county, zip information can be found by using the coordinates supplied by the GPS receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbreeden View Post
    Note that you do not need Internet to get current location (city, county, zip) because the database is contained in the program files and the city, county, zip information can be found by using the coordinates supplied by the GPS receiver.
    This feature is not working for me in the GPS Stats menu or the GPS screen (I use iG3) Every thing else, Longitude, Latitude, Altitude, Speed, etc work fine as it should just not the CITY, STAT, ZIP, COUNTY

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    Quote Originally Posted by esko View Post
    This feature is not working for me in the GPS Stats menu or the GPS screen (I use iG3) Every thing else, Longitude, Latitude, Altitude, Speed, etc work fine as it should just not the CITY, STAT, ZIP, COUNTY
    Did you check your Roadrunner.exe per post 1692?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbreeden View Post
    Did you check your Roadrunner.exe per post 1692?
    I just now realized that I don't have a RR*.exe in my DFX2.0 folder. The only one I have is the one that is RoadRunner.exe (650k)


    Can you post the correct one, or send to me via private message?

    I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks for all your help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by esko View Post
    I just now realized that I don't have a RR*.exe in my DFX2.0 folder. The only one I have is the one that is RoadRunner.exe (650k)


    Can you post the correct one, or send to me via private message?

    I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks for all your help!
    It's too big to post and for some reason I can't include attachments to private messages. If you PM me your email address I'll email it to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbreeden View Post
    It's too big to post and for some reason I can't include attachments to private messages. If you PM me your email address I'll email it to you.
    I downloaded DFX2.0 on another PC and was able to copy it over. Thanks for the offer though!

    I noticed that in the state of IL, the GPS location is off by 15 - 45 miles hence making the Gas Finder useless because I would have to travel 15-45 miles to a location because the zip is wrong no matter which city I am in. A quick fix is to enter the zip code manually but there are some cities I don't know the zip code.

    I noticed the Zip.dat file but does anyone know a quick way I can fix the coordinates (longitude & latitude) to reflect the city I am in. This doesn't affect IG3 as it displays properly.


    Thanks again,

    Esko

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    I have found the zip code information to be somewhat unreliable also. Obviously, this has to do with the quality of the database rather than programming. Unfortunately, I don't know how to update the database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbreeden View Post
    I have found the zip code information to be somewhat unreliable also. Obviously, this has to do with the quality of the database rather than programming. Unfortunately, I don't know how to update the database.
    Does anyone know of a website that will show the longitude, latitude, city, County, Zip of an entire state? The list must be able to export to the any of the following formats: .html, txt, csv, xls, xlsx or any open office format.

    The idea is to fix or re-create the zips.dat file with the correct coordinates the GSP satellites use.

    Thoughts Anyone?

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    Unfortunately you are not going to get 100% accurate information from a database like this. There are no "boundry lines" between zipcodes, as you would see on a map for instance. It works off of a circular radius. This means these "circles" can overlap. The database does the best job it can, with only 2 coordinates, to give you a general idea of where you are.

    What you can do, is say you are at home, and it shows you in another zip, get the lat and lon for your location, and put it in the zips.dat file next to where it is showing you are by searching for the zipcode in the database. It will the see that you are closer to your new coordinates that you put for your area, than the previous ones, and return the correct area.

    Again, this is based on a circle, so if you drive 5 miles down the road from your house now, and are supposed to be in a new zip, you still may be closest to the one you just created, and thus, now display the wrong information again.

    The only way to improve the accuracy, is to have many, many, Lat & Lon's for an area, say like a mile apart. This will still not be perfect, but will significantly increase the accuracy. Problem is, to do that on a national scale, like this database is, would make the file size almost unmanageable.
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