Gene Heskett wrote: > On Sunday 04 November 2007, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: >> I have used roadnav with a smaller display when when using a GPS, >> having "map tracks GPS" set. But you have to have the display zoomed >> correctly, and the detail set right. Don't clutter it up with things >> like aerial photos and such. I also like to have GPS history turned on. > > Yup, all that. The photo's FWIW, need a net connection as you move otherwise > it will drive you bonkers bitching about the dead network. I had a heck of a > time figuring that out as the error message itself isn't exactly helpfull as > to what option needs that live connection. > Thanks for that information. I have not run into it yet, but I don't turn on photos except when playing around at home, or when I am parked somewhere with a fast Internet connection. I am not sure how many photo's are cached, but I do know both maps and photos are cached. (Look in the ~/.Roadnavdata/http_cache for the photos.) >> As far as the rotating map, open up Tools --> Preferences --> GPS >> and uncheck the Rotate Map to Match Heading box. You may also want >> to check the Zoom Based on Road Type and Keep GPS Centered boxes. > > I did that, also disabled the map follows gps button, but if the gps is turned > on and delivering data, you are surely screwed, the map orientation requester > is helpless. This was V-19 of roadnav. Still fresh. > I will have to do some testing. I was sure the last time I went driving with the GPS that north was always up. But that was a while ago. (I am doing some remodeling on the motorhome...) >> The display size needed kind of depends on where you are driving. >> Driving in a city takes a larger display then driving on freeways in >> the country. I like to go over the route before hand, and then have >> just the map on a small display when driving. But I like having a >> full display and someone else to read it and give me the information >> I need even better. > > I would have had the missus in the shotgun seat do that, but she doesn't > travel those kinds of distances at all well, so I didn't take her. Then > caught a small amount of hell when I got back cuz I didn't even ask & I can't > recall one way or the other if I did. I'd get me another missus, but I've > got 19 years in training this one on 12-2, 3 weeks on down the calendar. So > far she has been a 'keeper' :) > Yes, after 19 years, it doesn't pay to "trade her in" om a newer model. :-) I am still looking for one. > And in my present mood, sad, I forgot to say thank you, so thank you very much > Mikkel. > You don't have to thanks me. I enjoy helping. Now if only I could resist the urge to get off topic... I hope I was able to take your mind off of things for a while. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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