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DragonTattooz
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Is there a USA-based site like this one? Reply with quote

This is a great site, and I love my British brethren, but I would like to find a site like this for US-based GPS systems. For example, the programmer guru here (can't think of his screenname) made some really cool custom icons and software for the Speedcam feature, but it's all for Europe and GB!

I found a couple of sites, but they are based in Europe. Help?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in case you're talking about the icons I made, although the icon names are for UK or EUR, a simple rename will make them usable throughout the world.

The camera database is growing. According to the Active Cameras list, we currently have over 1800 cameras in the US, mainly redlight ones.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just in case you're talking about the icons I made, although the icon names are for UK or EUR, a simple rename will make them usable throughout the world.

The camera database is growing. According to the Active Cameras list, we currently have over 1800 cameras in the US, mainly redlight ones.


Yeah, but the signage is all European. Our speed limit signs look different than yours. Ours are rectangular with black writing on a white background. Yours, well, you know what yours look like...Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And if you mean the POICapture application written by Lutz (lbendlin) - he lives in the USA! - Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Is there a USA-based site like this one? Reply with quote

DragonTattooz wrote:
This is a great site, and I love my British brethren, but I would like to find a site like this for US-based GPS systems.

We're a British site but we have members world-wide and try very hard to encompass members and requests whatever country they hail from.

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For example, the programmer guru here (can't think of his screenname) made some really cool custom icons and software for the Speedcam feature, but it's all for Europe and GB!

If you give us some examples or can point us in the direction of a site that shows the US signage then maybe we can sort something out for you?

As for GPS issues, it really matters not where you are in the world and this is as good a site as any for help, especially as we have a huge user-base, possibly the biggest of any similar site.

What GPS do you have?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikealder wrote:
And if you mean the POICapture application written by Lutz (lbendlin) - he lives in the USA! - Mike

And MikeB, one of our director's, works out of Florida for 2 or 3 months a year, and between myself and Darren, we must be in the US at least 1 or 2 months annually.

Heck, MikeB's started spelling favour as favor. That means he's almost an American in my books!... and I've started using words like heck, not a word widely used where I come form in London Wink

Seriously though, we talk to, email and have meetings with members of the US GPS industry on a regular basis and hope to grow our US content substantially over time Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mind you, if it's not being disloyal Embarassed , there is also the GpsPasSion site in the US. I've used it a few times and it seems quite good. Haven't looked to see if you can track down road sign icons there though.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but he's probably worried that we all eat children!

Hasty Edit to add... Not raw, of course.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was under the impression that it's only the Welsh who eat children? (My maternal family name is Edwards...)

But, yes, as far as fixing "problems" with my GPS, of course this site is fine. I was thinking more in terms of the custom software being written. The only example I can think of right now is the icons for the Speedcam/Redlightcam software that I mentioned earlier.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DragonTattooz wrote:
I was under the impression that it's only the Welsh who eat children? (My maternal family name is Edwards...)

careful, I'm Welsh!
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But, yes, as far as fixing "problems" with my GPS, of course this site is fine. I was thinking more in terms of the custom software being written. The only example I can think of right now is the icons for the Speedcam/Redlightcam software that I mentioned earlier.

What device do you have? If you can provide a link to the type of signage in use in the US as I said we can see what we can offer?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Nuvi 680.

here is a US speed limit sign-


This really isn't a big deal at all. I don't need custom icons, but they are fun! It was more of a question that occurred to me...(It seems like the "good" GPS sites are Europe-based. I wonder if there is a good one in the US?) That's all, no biggy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

question to mods
there is an american based tt forum which may help Dragon tatooz, am I allowed to post the link here or would you prefer that I pm it Question
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we'd prefer that we encouraged our members to remain here but we're not about to start dictating that you can't post URL's so feel free to post it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DragonTattooz wrote:
I was under the impression that it's only the Welsh who eat children? (My maternal family name is Edwards...)



yeahhhh, we do given half the chance, and other as well!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
I think we'd prefer that we encouraged our members to remain here but we're not about to start dictating that you can't post URL's so feel free to post it!


That's pretty cool of you. I know of forums where that is frowned upon.

Thanks for the responses guys (gals?)!
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