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Can route destinations in iGuidance be selected by a mouse click on the map?
wiyosaya
I am considering an iGuidance 2011 purchase, and I would like to know whether I can point with the mouse to a place on the map and set that place as a route destination. For the way I use nav packages, that is a crucial feature to me. I tried downloading the help file, but I was unable to open it.

Also, is there a new PC version upcoming?

Lastly, are there any plans for an Android version?

Thanks.
tcassidy
In 2D mode, you can right click at a location and choose 'Set Destination' from the drop down menu. The program will immediately create a route from where you are to this location.

I have no information regarding a new PC or Android version.

EDIT. I just check the iGuidance site and the headline for today in they are no longer developing the consumer version. Another one bites the dust!

http://inavcorp.com/

Terry
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tcassidy
Microsoft Streets and Trips 2011 can do what you want fairly easily and it should soon have a 2012 version. You right click where you want to go and choose Route > Add as End. Clicking F3 after that will create a route from where you are to that location.

I expect the possibility of an Android version of S&T to be less than zero.

Terry
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tcassidy
And just to be fair, CoPilot Live Laptop has an easy way to meet your needs. In 2D or 3D mode, left clicking on a location brings up a screen allowing you to immediately create a route to your destination. Push the GO button on this and the next screen and your on your way.

I believe it already has an Android version.

Terry
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wiyosaya
Thanks for your comments. I'll avoid iGuidance, then.

I looked into CoPilot a couple of years ago when I was looking for nav software for my PocketPC. At the time, CoPilot only supported routing directly to addresses that you looked up in a database. You could not route directly to a point on the map. This would have made routing to places like a specific road in a park (which I do frequently) difficult at best. Fortunately, their licensing scheme allowed a refund on the product, so I returned it and told them that for all but being able to point to a place on the map and set it as a destination, I would have bought the product. Their response at the time was interesting in that they said "we thought no one would ever use it that way." It sounds like other uses must have had the same comment as they finally implemented the feature.

At the time, what I settled on for my PocketPC was OnCourse Navigator 8 - which I used to replace Mapopolis. Both of these programs are history now, too. OnCourse Navigator exists as iGo MyWay but only for iPhone devices. They do make an Android product, but only for OEMs.

Reading the manual for CoPilot, it sounds like it has some nice features over OnCourse Navigator 8, for instance, optimizing a route in which you have set multiple stops or waypoints to generate the most efficient route.

My wife is looking for a nav package for her new Toshiba Protege Ultrabook, and it looks like CoPilot is the best available solution. I'll get that for her and it will give us a chance to check it out as I will likely get an Android device later this year. If CoPilot proves to be as good as it looks, then I'll get the Android version.
tcassidy
Make sure to check Malaki86 review of the truck version. It is similar with some added truck specific features.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/323-review-alk-copilot

Terry
brian taylor
I am a pilot car for oversize trucks, can I add turn by turn directions and follow them to my destinations?
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by brian taylor
I am a pilot car for oversize trucks, can I add turn by turn directions and follow them to my destinations?
Not sure if you are asking about iGuidance or Copilot. Both have voice guidance turn by turn instructions. I don't think you can buy iGuidance any more.
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