View Poll Results: do you use Streetdeck navigation and are you satisfied?

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  • I use it and absolutly love it.

    29 37.18%
  • I use it and love the integration etc... just wish it worked.

    28 35.90%
  • I dont use it but only if it would take me from point A to B without routing me to africa I would.

    11 14.10%
  • I absolutly cannot rely on it and just ask at gas stations.

    10 12.82%
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Thread: Can you depend on Streetdeck Navigation?

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    Can you depend on Streetdeck Navigation?

    Hi,
    Just want to know how many people actually use streetdeck navigation?

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    I use it when i need to get somewhere that i don't know where i am going, Even used it to Vegas a few times and it worked the whole way.
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    If you have your speed limits set properly, it works great.
    It found me a way back home from Chicago using the back roads... shaved 2 hours off of my trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilLawnGnome View Post
    If you have your speed limits set properly, it works great.
    ...except that it doesn't take the direction one is traveling on a road into consideration when routing, and so often improperly reverses the direction one should be turning.

    I love the integration of SD, but that's a major, er, "limitation" of Mappoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parksgm View Post
    ...except that it doesn't take the direction one is traveling on a road into consideration when routing, and so often improperly reverses the direction one should be turning.

    I love the integration of SD, but that's a major, er, "limitation" of Mappoint.
    well put..... I agree the SD staff should consider putting some upgrades from msft to fix these critical issues....

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    I think this poll needs a few more options as anything but the first option implies that the system is hopelessly broken. It works pretty good for me. It would be nice if it was arranged easier for exploring new places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carputerwiz View Post
    well put..... I agree the SD staff should consider putting some upgrades from msft to fix these critical issues....
    You really need to do some reading. The navigation issues w/ StreetDeck have been discusserd at great length.
    The routing engine is licensed from Micro$oft. If you take issue with the routing (as many do, rightfully so), then the issue is with Micro$oft, not StreetDeck.

    Yes, the routes are wonky at times. I've had to deal with it, too.
    However, the routing is accurate and can be tweaked (within reason) using the road speeds tip mentioned above.

    Frankly, I think this poll is pointless. Someone mentioned there aren't enough options in the poll. I think there are too many.

    Whether or not it works for you is really immaterial. It is what it is. If it doesn't work for you, then find another solution or wait and see if the SD team adopts a new navigation engine for the next version (which wouldn't be available for six months to a year at the vbery least).
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    it works.. it gets you from point A to point B ... granted there might be quicker and shorter ways to do that.. BUT.. if you dont know where point B is.. well then this works...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    You really need to do some reading. The navigation issues w/ StreetDeck have been discusserd at great length.
    The routing engine is licensed from Micro$oft. If you take issue with the routing (as many do, rightfully so), then the issue is with Micro$oft, not StreetDeck.

    Yes, the routes are wonky at times. I've had to deal with it, too.
    However, the routing is accurate and can be tweaked (within reason) using the road speeds tip mentioned above.

    Frankly, I think this poll is pointless. Someone mentioned there aren't enough options in the poll. I think there are too many.

    Whether or not it works for you is really immaterial. It is what it is. If it doesn't work for you, then find another solution or wait and see if the SD team adopts a new navigation engine for the next version (which wouldn't be available for six months to a year at the vbery least).
    Thanks for your opinion... but the roadspeeds is one issue. the fact that it tells u to turn left instead of right.... thats a big problem. you might have figured out a way to use it... but if u took the time to read one of the posts..... msft has updates, but you cannot apply it to mappoint in SD. So im just trying to figure out how to make this work for me.

    And yes this has topic has been beaten to death, but ever since those ridiculously long threads Ive been trying to get msft to give me a solution, but infact they told me that SD has the license and only will they be able to provide support. apparently its like when you buy a garmin system, they use navteq maps... but support is provided by garmin and not the software company.

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    Microsoft has "Construction" updates.. which tells mappoint which roads are under construction... it doesnt affect the routing in mappoint, nor in streetdeck
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