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Thread: BETA testers needed for StreetDeck Europe

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    Great, can you add the uk postcode search to that list. And also the Lat long N/s e/w as detailed above. Also worth adding the fact it doesnt always find the address in streetdeck depite the same search criteria works in mappoint. Worth adjusting the GUI to get rid of State from the search as mentioned. And the fake drive through mode to get virtual world imagery

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    Exclamation One more UX issue...

    Have been playing with Navigation module...
    Have found following - map Zoom level is always reset to 2 after each (re-)enter to the navigation screen:

    Steps:
    1. Go to Navigation module - Zoom is set to 2 (by default, I guess)
    2. play around...
    3. Set Zoom to some other level - 15, for instance
    4. Leave Navigation screen - click "<-", gesture "M", etc.
    5. play around...
    6. Go back to Navigation - click "Navigation" panel or gesture "N"
    7. now Zoom level is reset back to 2 - it briefly displays lever at recent setting (15) and reverts to 2


    See recorded video.

    I guess it's worth adding to to-do list as Medium importance:

    Map Zoom level is always reset to 2 : Medium : Keep recently used map Zoom level after re-entering Navigation screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeky_hawkes View Post
    Great, can you add the uk postcode search to that list...
    It's already in the list: Address search - "PO box" field


    Quote Originally Posted by geeky_hawkes View Post
    ...Also worth adding the fact it doesnt always find the address in streetdeck depite the same search criteria works in mappoint....
    This is yet to be investigated/identified - I've had several times when SD did seem not to find an address that MP did. But when trying to reproduce it, with the same address, later - it did work
    Needs more statistic and carefull logging of all details...

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    Cool, worth adding the LAt/long in the conventional way (ie northings and eastings not + - ).

    Also be nice to see some kind of calender / appointments list in SD. Could be used to keep track of when your car insurance,service, MOT etc are due with maybe a feed from the gps to note number of miles (ie for 10,000 mile service).

    Also worth noteing that (certainly as far as I am aware) we dont have access to satellite radio here in europe so that module can be removed from our .exe

    Could a module be added that would time (using GPS) car 0-60mph 0-100mph and maybe 0-60-0.


    EDIT: Other thing ive just noticed is the speed change menu for roads. We dont have interstates etc in europe so maybe think of renaming these to Motorways/autobahns/autoroutes etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Have been playing with Navigation module...
    Have found following - map Zoom level is always reset to 2 after each (re-)enter to the navigation screen:
    This is autozoom, it will automatically zoom based on your speed and distanced to the next turn.

    Turn off autozoom in navigation settings and it will remember your zoom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    This is autozoom, it will automatically zoom based on your speed and distanced to the next turn.

    Turn off autozoom in navigation settings and it will remember your zoom.
    Ah, sorry then...

    I should definitely it.

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    Lightbulb MapPoint Europe 2006

    Have just installed the subj.

    Virtual Earth images are matched almost perfect (as already mentioned by Flibblebot here).
    Couple of pixels mismatch might be random errors.

    Another issue took my attention (already seen with MapPoint 2004 too):
    Sometimes SD fails to load/display all needed tiles of the VE image of the area.

    I've put more detailed explanation in more relevant thread, imho:
    StreetDeck Incorporates Satellite Imagery (Video Blog)

    I suspect that this is rather common (Europe/NA) issue...

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    Go out and back to Navigation screen...

    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    This is autozoom, it will automatically zoom based on your speed and distanced to the next turn.

    Turn off autozoom in navigation settings and it will remember your zoom.
    Ah, sorry then...

    I should definitely it.
    At second thought, for better UX it should revert to the recently used mode when coming back after a short break, though.

    Look what do we have now:

    • You're in Navigation screen
    • Select "Browse" mode
    • Change Zoom to different from "Autozoomed"
    • Go to some other module (Music Player, for instance) for short time
    • Come back - you're again in "GPS" mode with different Zoom



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    Hi Chuck,

    Any chance of resolving the demo prematurely (i.e. straight away) timing out yet? I posted my logs a couple of weeks ago.

    I really like the look of this over centrafuse but I'm not going to part with cash for something I can't test.

    Cheers,

    Bob

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    Lightbulb MapPoint Europe 2006 - part deux

    ... another unexpected but welcomed effect:
    on one of the machines where I test SD with MP, the "black highways and other areas" effect (see previous posts for explanation) is gone.

    Video cards used:
    • machine with effect gone has ATI Mobility
    • one still experiencing this problem has NVidia GeForce4

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