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Wish List for Odyssey Navigator
icedvolvo
We have a motorhome and use OziExplorer for raster based off road exploring (yes it is a 4WD motorhome). I have waited for a while to get a reasonable PC based street level system so I don't have to have two devices in the truck (the PC is our music, DVD, TV, radio, reverse camera, moving map and internet system). Odyssey Navigator seems to fit the bill nicely. But guess I want more, so this is a wish list to add to Odyssey Navigator, please feel free to add items to list.

1: Search all Street names option

2: Be able to switch to a simple "off road" moving map mode. You would need to be able to load raster maps such as those available from Government suppliers however only really need to read 5 formats: JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG and ECW (hell put commercial maps in your own proprietary format and sell them but you do need an option to load your own). Would also need some simple routing system for simple trip planning via waypoints (doesn't have to be all singing/dancing).
Marvin Hlavac
Hi icedvolvo,

Welcome to Laptop GPS World.

For me, more than any other feature request, the ability to search for street address w/out having to enter a city, is the #1 wish.

Odyssey Navigator seems like a nice software, the map data is good, but if another product offers me an easier way of entering destination addresses, I will take the easier route.

This particular feature may not necessarily be of such great importance to some users, but I personally find it so much easier to skip just 'City'.
icedvolvo
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Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac
For me, more than any other feature request, the ability to search for street address w/out having to enter a city, is the #1 wish.
Marvin there is a quick workaround, in my case I usually know what state the street is in. So if I know it is in QLD for example I enter a postcode of 4000 and Odyssey Navigator gives me the option to search in all of Queensland streets. Ditto for other states. Don't know if this works for other countries tho.

Agree however that there should be an option to "Search All Streets" in the Find/Address sub menu.
Marvin Hlavac
It's a very useful workaround, indeed, but unfortunately it doesn't work in conjunction with the Canadian postal codes.
icedvolvo
Do CA postcodes have some province related structure (should know this as I worked in Seattle for 7 years!). For example in Australia our State Capitals have the base postcodes for that State.

For example Brisbane is the capital city of the state [read province] of Queensland and has a postcode of 4000. Similarly Sydney New South Wales has a postcode of 2000.

If they do in CA, try entering the base postcode for the capital of the province rather than the X000 style to see if that helps.

For example if T00 000 for Alberta doesn't work try the TXX XXX code for the capital city of Alberta ....
Malster
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Originally Posted by icedvolvo

2: Be able to switch to a simple "off road" moving map mode. You would need to be able to load raster maps such as those available from Government suppliers however only really need to read 5 formats: JPEG, TIFF, GIF, PNG and ECW (hell put commercial maps in your own proprietary format and sell them but you do need an option to load your own). Would also need some simple routing system for simple trip planning via waypoints (doesn't have to be all singing/dancing).

Jon, this is beyond what is on the roadmap for Odyssey Navigator at this stage. I know that would be a fantastic feature, and I would love it for my own use, but the cost to develop it would not be recouped quick enough.

Although its on the wish-list, lets see how it goes. Priority at the moment is adding more map regions.

Cheers,

Mal
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