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New Features On SpeedCam Download Page



pocketgpsworld.comSome of the more eagle eyed amongst you will have already noticed the new features but for those of you who haven't we have introduced two new changes to the camera download page.

These features have been born from requests and suggestions in the forums (thanks elljay for the nudge on this!).

The first is a Quicklink directly above the drop-down database pick list. This tells you what database version and type you last downloaded AND provides a button that will repeat your previous selection on the current database.

For the majority of you this will greatly simply database selection and remove the need to manually choose the manufacturer and type for every download.

The second change is a modification of the SatNav System PickList (the first drop-down list). we now have the most popular manufacturers at the very top of the list and the standard alphabetical list of ALL supported devices directly below. The Most Popular devices will reflect the previous download trends and whilst at present only Garmin and TomTom occupy a place there we will review them on a regular basis and add other popular brands as required.

 

New SpeedCam Download Features

 

We have also removed the single file download option for a number of manufacturers. Single file was a throw back to the early days when devices couldn't accommodate large numbers of POI groups but with the arrival of consolidated and speed-zoned versions it has become superfluous and when used can confuse new users. We recommend Consolidated as the best compromise between complexity and delivery of important information such as Camera Type and of course Speed-Zoned for those comfortable with the configuration process.

We're always looking for ways to improve the download system which is necessarily more complex than some as we support 40+ devices and hundreds of download combinations. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the system then let us know. If we think they can be implemented then we will.

 

SpeedCameras Download Page

 

 

Comments
Posted by M8TJT on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:46 am Reply with quote

Not to mention a brief appearence of Jeremy Clarkson yesterday Very Happy (or was it the day before? Confused )


 
Posted by Darren on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:01 pm Reply with quote

<cough> ah yes, very brief.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Trevor on Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:22 pm Reply with quote

Very nice and subtle changes ...I like it
Many Thanks


 
Posted by elljay on Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:50 pm Reply with quote

Famous at last! Laughing


 
Posted by PeterSm on Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:30 pm Reply with quote

Excellent and Thanks...Now for somthing similar on the POI's.....


Garmin 250W (dead...ish....Fixed :-) ) and Nuvi 2597LM

 
Posted by Oldboy on Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:56 pm Reply with quote

PeterSm Wrote:
Excellent and Thanks...Now for somthing similar on the POI's.....
Different game, different rules I'm afraid. Sad


Richard

TT 910 V7.903 (9183/081205) OS:2344
Europe version 975.7689

 
Posted by Tom59 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:27 pm Reply with quote

Oldboy Wrote:
Different game, different rules I'm afraid. Sad
Hello Oldboy, is it not just a case of a database, recording who downloaded which *.ov2 file and allowing a link to the same set in future? Confused


TT Go 720 (T)
Firmware 9.430. Map: Western Europe V 875.3613

TT iPhone app
V 1.23 Map: Western and Central Europe 2 GB V 965.7286

TT iOS Go Mobile
V 1.1 Map: Western Europe 965.7248

 
Posted by Oldboy on Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:04 am Reply with quote

Unfortunately it's not that straightforward.

As the files are generated 'on the fly', the OV2 is not created until the request is selected and made.

There are 734 Subcategories, with over 180,000 locations. To have all these as individual files, in Categories and Subcategories (and in both formats), would be a horrendous job to maintain. There is also the question of country specific files which would add to the logistics horror.

Each Add/Change/Remove would need a re-build of 4 files, to keep it as up-to-date as it is at the moment.

As it is you can combine Countries and Subcategories to generate a personalised file, something that would be impossible in any other way, and always with the current data available.


Richard

TT 910 V7.903 (9183/081205) OS:2344
Europe version 975.7689

 
Posted by PeterSm on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:31 pm Reply with quote

OldBoy..cheers cool with that, thought it would be a bit more complicated...

Be nice though if there could be a select all/none button for all those checkboxes...

p.s cool Avatar..but i think i pinched yours!!!


Garmin 250W (dead...ish....Fixed :-) ) and Nuvi 2597LM

 
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