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Old 22-12-2006   #1
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What we need is a sat nav forum for example poi (points of intrest files) we can download on to our sat navs eg fiat dealers, speed cameras and low bridges for those of us who tow tin tents (caravans) i am currently working on a dealer poi for tom tom sat nav units and hope to have it ready soon in the meantime if any member wants help with sat nav issues really experienced on tom tom systems i have a small knowledge of others please pm me and i will try to help
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Old 22-12-2006   #2
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Re: sat nav forum

Quote Originally Posted by rick o,shea
What we need is a sat nav forum for example poi (points of intrest files) we can download on to our sat navs eg fiat dealers, speed cameras and low bridges for those of us who tow tin tents (caravans) i am currently working on a dealer poi for tom tom sat nav units and hope to have it ready soon in the meantime if any member wants help with sat nav issues really experienced on tom tom systems i have a small knowledge of others please pm me and i will try to help


It will need to be split into different types, eg Tom Tom, Garmin, Navman, etc
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Would require a hell of a lot of bandwidth though
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Pocket GPS is excellent if you don't already use it. Cost's 2 per month for the speed camera updates, but the info is about as good as you can get for sat-nav
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Re: sat nav forum

pocket gps is indeed a good site but i was thinking more along the lines of offering technical support to members here eg the stuff is available from pocket gps world but people have trouble installing it so maybe we could helpthem as well as developing our own fiat related poi,s
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Re: sat nav forum

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Would require a hell of a lot of bandwidth though
POI files are only small.
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I think for me a satnav, for directions and speed camera locations and applicable speed limits, would be a genuinely useful purchase / Xmas present but struggling with which one to get.

Makro had the Roadcom G400 for 99 + VAT and Sainsburys got the Sony NU50 for 147... mooching round the net both seem to be compromised by their mapping

The info on the net is either from disgruntled folk who have bought what they deem a steaming pile of .... or posts by techno geeks going on about what chipsets they got etc. Fancy the Bluespot Lucca at 148 but not sure if it does speed cameras so YES would welcome a satnav & speed camera detector style section on this forum
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Re: sat nav forum

Hmm... so a downloads area might be a good idea (mentioned in another thread too).... will see if anything decent has already been written.

Could do a few sections for other bits and pieces too ...

Argh, though don't know if there's enough roomo for the link at the top !
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Re: sat nav forum

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POI files are only small.
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I thought they'd be pretty big, oh well
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Re: sat nav forum

wot no warning lite first thing to ask is for what main purpose do you require nav?
ie, british use or european use second question is do you require poi points of intrest files and speed camera warnings
question 3 do you need gimicks like hands free calling and a built in mp3 player

as a trucker i have used many diffrent units and am still of the opinion that tomtom is the market leader at the moment if you only looking for the go1 gb great britain mapping tom tom its available for 169 if your budget is smaller there are navman units available from 99 all i will say is for future life and in terms of add ons available and upgrades and ease of use its tom tom every time for me for bargain units have alook on www.hotukdeals.com
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dont get a sony unit they are dogged with problems
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Re: sat nav forum

Yup agree a sat nav forum would be usefull. Is hard to decide which one without any good info, as reviews are always biased.
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Re: sat nav forum

i wonder if the download section (if implimented)should be for donatees and/or for members of a certain post count/membership time.
prevents people joining just to grab files and never be seen again
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good idea custard i wonder if we could say give it free to anyone who buys samiboos fiat forum car stickers so that way genuine forum users get value and thieves get nothing
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maybe we could make a cd rom of the poi files and sell them to raise money for the site
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