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  1.    #62  
    Quote Originally Posted by sledgie
    Just a quick question - can anyone post a picture of their treo and gps, either in their car dash or on a table? i have been interested in this for a while - i'm not quite sure how well it would work on a bike, but i would like to see how much space is needed for the receiver, etc.
    thanks!

    ps if anyone does ride a bike and has this, how well does it work?
    I'm waiting on a phone mount ... when I get it and have it installed I will post photos for everyone.

    As long as you can provide power to the gps antenna, you should be good to go. One of my posts above will give you basic dimensions. But think in terms of the size of your treo screen and about the thickness of the treo and you should have a pretty good estimate of size for the antenna. Remember though, the cords can get pretty long and may get tangled if you don't secure them well. My biggest concern would be whether or not the screen would be bright enough for you to see in direct sunlight.

    As far as routing goes, it will be pretty much the same. Most car companies, as well as Mapopolis and MapQuest, use Nav Tech for their mapping company. They are probably the leader in the area and since just about everyone seems to use them, you won't be able to spot much difference in the nav systems and directions.

    As far as accuracy and how much space you need, this past weekend took the g/f to Naples and loaded 4 counties for a total of 10.28M of data. Now these were all county maps and the iTrek worked flawlessly from point to point. Now originally I wanted to post on Friday, but someone made a comment of me getting away with my phone and not her ... so I had to wait!

    This week I leave to go to PA and have 2 county maps and major road maps for FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV and PA loaded for the trip. Believe it or not, they all fit and Mapopolis generated the route in about 30 seconds with mileage and estimated travel time. the state maps are only about .5M -- not too bad.

    I will update you all on how things work out on the way up.

    Hey sledgie -- going to Primanti's for a sandwich some time ... send me a pm and maybe we can meet and you can check things out.
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  2. #63  
    This is all good information and I appreciate everyone sharing.
    One more questions I have is How does the pricing work on this stuff? When you get the GPS Mapopolis combos I'm seeing do they come with maps or are those going to be extra? If so, how much?
  3. #64  
    I got my bundle for 189.00 from gps. It came with mapopolis and haicom 204s. Works good. All maps included. 1 year subscription to the maps, but you can d/l them for life.

    Sometimes it does not get a GPS signal though. I do not know if that is from being in the sun and a heat problem? If someone could enlighten me. I leave the unit on the dash. It gets really hot sometimes.

    The AKRON mount works great. Goes on vent and is pretty firm.

    Rerouting works well and the speaking promps work nice too. I switched to the girl prompt but she does not say the street names like the robot guy, so I will be switching back. Suggestions on this?

    All in all definitely worth the money. I was in detroit for 5 days an never looked at a map. Just punched in my destination name and it located it and routed the map and time. If I wanted to go somewhere else from where I was at, I just punched in another destination name and it routed that. It has tons of stored locations like hotels, gas stations, casinos, buildings ect. No need to worry about that.
  4. #65  
    Lamar at Mapopolis indicated that they have a version in testing that would use the maps off the external card. In the meantime, I just grabbed MSMount today. It seems to work, but I haven't tested yet in a route situation.
  5.    #66  
    As I play around with this, the more good stuff I find. For example, if you hit the center button on the five way, the guidance pane disappears ... if you hit it a second time it will reappear and pick up where you are after a few seconds. A few comments though: you will receive no voice prompts when the nav pane is hidden and it will not re-route you if you get off of your route until you hit the center button and enable the nav pane again.

    There is an option under Settings, Navigation called "Display Pilot Data on Map." When you select this option, Mapopolis will place a small window in the upper left hand corner of the display that shows the following:
    • Bearing,

    • Heading,

    • Distance, and

    • Speed.


    Bearing is the direction to your destination; Heading is the current direction on which you are headed; Distance is distance to destination; and Speed is your current ground speed. Pretty cool I think. If you have not set a destination or start point it will just display No Target and No Bearing, but Heading and Speed will still be displayed.

    If you use "Use Finger Data Entry" under Settings, General you get larger buttons that control zoom, rotate, detail, GeoMarks and Menu. Check it out to see if it is easier to use than the hard buttons.

    I am looking forward to my trip to PA later this week to see how it shakes out on a long cruise.
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  6. #67  
    So I downloaded the new beta on their site, and my maps work just great on the SD card.

    Of course, having the GPS unit really shows up the limitations of Mapopolis. They need some serious work on the input of typing in a location. My friend lives 2 miles away, but that's the next county. I have to know the COUNTY everything is in to get proper directions. Yeech. Plus, you have to type in a full (or semi-full) address and hit find, then wait a long time while it searches.

    I'm very surprised by this. It doesn't seem that it would be that hard to have Mapopolis scan the maps and construct a database of street addresses that is easily searchable like normal GPS systems (e.g., as you enter a letter, the streets matching what has been typed so far are all that show up in the window). Plus things like "Parrot Drive" throw the whole search engine into disarray as it may be stored as "Parrot Dr" in Mapopolis. You'd think they'd have a synonym dictionary to automatically edit those out -- it means you can't use normal address book lookups since those contain spelled out versions like "Drive" and "Street".

    Oh, yeah, and it doesn't support the thumbpad on the Treo very well, always popping up it's own odd keyboard (weirdly missing a "clear" option).

    Now that it works with GPS on a device most people carry with them (the Treo), they really need to get their act in gear on the interface if it's to be used in place of car GPS units.

    -- Doug
  7.    #68  
    I have found that you have to know the USPS naming conventions for street, avenue, place, etc. Some of my addresses in Agendus have the full name and it confuses Mapopolis sometimes.

    I have found that I can enter abbreviated street names, such as "ddock dr" for Paddock Drive and Mapopolis finds it pretty quickly, usually just pulling up one entry. Easier than entering the whole address.
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  8.    #69  
    Just downloaded the new Mapopolis update (v 2.01) and you no longer have to load maps to RAM!!!!! It will now pull the maps off the sd card with no problems.

    This is great news ... much more usable.
    << My command as we escape Palm HQ with a new Pre 3>>.

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  9. #70  
    I have the Delorme Earthmate GPS and all of the US maps fit on 1 CD. Is this Mapopolis similar. Could I load everything on a 1G SD card and have it all covered? BTW, I'm in Durango,CO, and this GPS worked great all the way from TX...
  10. #71  
    downloaded mapopolis beta, one map, and pspeak pdb and prc. when I try to start mapopolis, it pops up a message: stack overflow, then it loops, and soft resets.
    am I doing something wrong. btw, all in ram.
  11. #72  
    Quote Originally Posted by steveme
    All maps included. 1 year subscription to the maps, but you can d/l them for life.
    Can someone expound on this? I'm not sure I understand. What is the subscription for if I can download them for life. Sorry to be a pain but I want to understand this.
  12. #73  
    Can you give directions to do this. I am having trouble with the maps and how to get them over. Seems real slow and locks. let me know.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjd414
    Just downloaded the new Mapopolis update (v 2.01) and you no longer have to load maps to RAM!!!!! It will now pull the maps off the sd card with no problems.

    This is great news ... much more usable.
  13.    #74  
    Quote Originally Posted by ido
    downloaded mapopolis beta, one map, and pspeak pdb and prc. when I try to start mapopolis, it pops up a message: stack overflow, then it loops, and soft resets.
    am I doing something wrong. btw, all in ram.
    You may need to do a hard reset and restore, first. Do not restore Mapopolis, reinstall it again for best results. BTW, you needed to delete any previous versions of Mapopolis before installing the new beta ... that may have caused your loop.

    1. Install Mapopolis and pspeak (I use Mapopolis words -- uses less space) to RAM.

    2. Set up a file on your SD card called "Maps." I have sub folders set up for each state and have all my maps loaded in these folders. Make sure you set this folder (Maps) up in the root directory of your SD card, BTW.

    Now, start Mapopolis, and select your maps from the directories you set up on the card. Keep in mind that you do not have to copy the maps into RAM.

    Now here is the cool part. Go into Maps and view the county map for you starting destination and find the address which is your starting point and select it as your start point. Go back to maps and view the county map of your destination. Find the address and select it as your destination. Then select Generate Route. After a few moments, Mapopolis will say Route Found.

    Mapopolis will then put all the maps in contiguous order and will display the route!

    Just to let you know it works, I plotted our vacation trip from West Palm Beach, FL to Pittsburgh, PA and Mapopolis generated the route for me in less than 1 minute. All maps were loaded ... Although I only used major roads between the two county maps. This is really a cool program.
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  14.    #75  
    Quote Originally Posted by steveme
    Can you give directions to do this. I am having trouble with the maps and how to get them over. Seems real slow and locks. let me know.
    Do you mean from your desktop to your sd card?

    Loaded into the program?

    Gotta run, but will check back in and let you know what to do ...

    Tom
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  15. #76  
    why hard reset, tj? sounds a little drastic?
    I don't have any prior versions of mapopolis on my treo. they've been deleted. Isn't there an easier way?
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    #77  
    So cool. Just downloaded the new beta, and it runs great! Follow TDJ's instructions and it should work. I have most of southern california loaded at once, and it is rock-solid!

    Done-deal. Ordering today.
  17.    #78  
    Quote Originally Posted by Crashless
    So cool. Just downloaded the new beta, and it runs great! Follow TDJ's instructions and it should work. I have most of southern california loaded at once, and it is rock-solid!

    Done-deal. Ordering today.
    You won't be disappointed ...
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  18.    #79  
    Quote Originally Posted by ido
    why hard reset, tj? sounds a little drastic?
    I don't have any prior versions of mapopolis on my treo. they've been deleted. Isn't there an easier way?
    I had this same problem when I first installed Mapopolis ... a hard reset and then restore fixed the problem and haven't had it since. Just a thought, though.

    If you are trying to move maps via a hot sync, it will take awhile ... just like with mp3's. If you don't have one, get a card reader, about $20, at Circuit City. Then you can just drag and drop from your desktop.

    Check your available memory in RAM and compare it to the size of the maps you are trying to use. I do know that the message you received (stack overflow) could be caused by 2 different things ... some hack you may have installed that Mapopolis doesn't play nice with (most of them ) or the map is bigger than your available memory in RAM.

    Check my post about 5 posts before this one and follow those instructions and see if that gets you up and running. Before you start, delete and then reinstall Mapopolis so you start fresh. Let me know how it goes and how else I might be able to get you started.

    Tom
    Last edited by tjd414; 07/07/2004 at 02:31 PM. Reason: Typos ...
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  19. #80  
    The 2.01 beta version of the Mapopolis viewer released today has an experimental "load on card" function that has been satisfactorily tested on a Treo 600. Mapopolis customers can download it here:

    http://www.mapopolis.com/PalmNavBeta.zip

    Please delete the 1.35 version or whatever version you were using previously, and then install the following files to your Treo 600:

    Mapopolis.prc
    pSpeak.prc
    pSpeak.pdb

    This viewer works with NC and ND maps. An introductory help document for users converting from conventional program use to "open on card" functionality has been posted here:

    http://kudzumonthly.com/mapopolis/PalmOpenOnCard.pdf

    Please send your comments about the beta version to either support@mapopolis.com, or (preferred) post them at the Mapopolis forum at gpspassion.com, which is most often monitored by Mapopolis support folks.
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