With the "sd_europe.zip" I'm finally able to load european maps. I can zoom, browse but streetdeck shows "GPS is not connected" on the map (despite of a successful setup). Opening the gps with hyperterminal using same port used in streetdeck with 38400 bps, I can see GPS data. I suppose that SD is opening the port with another baud rate (I already mentionned it above...). In Europe there is a lot of people using gps device with tmc and such devices need higher baud rate, this is something we should be able to configure.
Another problem is the address search... it is still searching addresses in US, we should be able to specify a country... is MapPoint so clever that it can find same address in several european countries if we do not specify it?
So for further useful testing I would need the possibility setting COM baud rate... Chuck will you be so kind to implement it?
yes exactly, that the only possiblity I found and I think Streetdeck worths it...
I did that too
With the new exe the map portion of navigation works for me. I can see the car on the road, zoom in and out, tilt the map display, and it moves the car along the road correctly.
I'll log my trip to work this morning to get a gps log to send in but to really give the system a test we need a new version that lets you search for locations so you can create a route.
Also on the navigation configuration wizard, No eurpoean contries can be selected.
Another thought, maybe add vowels with umlaut to the on screen keyboard.
Finaly on the search screen, inputting the entire address and then clicking search is a little outdated. It would be cool if the search function preformed a search on each letter as it was added and showed you the results that matched.
Something like this.
You type: M
it shows: maple street, main street, mark road, mullbury road
you type: Ma
it shows:maple street, main street, mark road
you type: Mai
it shows:Main Street
this would let you find the place you whated for a route with less typing.
Otherwise I remarked that if you click on the map to set a favorite, it does not get the coordinates you clicked but it springs somewhere else in the map, or I didn't understand how it should work, for example finding the nearest mappoint POI found instead of setting one?
I think that rather than have to select a country in the address search, the setup should allow you to choose a default country, which is always selected in the search; if you want to go on holiday to another country, just select another country when you're searching.
Does that make sense?
Of course, I don't really know how it works, BECAUSE THE DEMO TIMED OUT ALREADY!
Well in my case I travel a lot between Switzerland, Germany and France, so I think that the default country should be the one you are in depending on gps coordinates.
Let me just change to my black hat here, whats in it for the beta testers of this commercial product?
I mean to test it you need all the other bits, streets and trips etc, which you must buy in order to test.....
Whats the benefit to off set such a purchase, or are they wanting you to beta test their commercial product using pirates of other commercial products?
I'm sure theirs a rule of acquisition to cover it somewhere
Lez, more widely known as flez1966