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lbendlin
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:58 pm    Post subject: And you thought Pocket PC route calculation is poor Reply with quote

Have a look at the latest Microsoft route planning technology. Go here and enter the following:

Start: Norway, city Haugesund
End: Norway, city Trondheim

Then press "Get Directions" and lean back for a nice chuckle... NAVTEQ maps, by the way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could the Norwegians use this as an excuse for being late for work? :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you remember to pack the sea-sickness pills!

Total Distance: 1685.9 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 47 hours, 31 minutes
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MEGA-Laughing Out Loud !!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are just showing off cos their map has the M6 Toll road Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, well done microsoft; yet another un-expected feature!


That's the last time I moan about TomTom or CoPilots directions.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting.

I have autoroute 2005 for PC same result. Also have Autoroute 2002 on another PC which does not produce the same result.

If you change the start and destination around it seems to get it right.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, and if you select Route Type - Shortest, you still go via the UK.

Must get this, i can then tell my boss why i'm so late for work.

He said to me 'you should have been here one hour ago'

and I said 'why, what happened', but he was not amused.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And what's wrong with that route?

With my sense of direction, I see it as a shortcut.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is impressive - Reminds me of my dear old Navman, Especially if you reverse the route. Must all be one-ways in Norway.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's face it what journey is worth doing without a night out in Newcastle on the way?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Autoroute 2005, which does the same route, put an avoid area around Newcastle then it finds the correct route.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There should be a permanent avoid area around Newcastle !
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe there should be an 'avoid toons' option.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not very funny! We have always blamed the poor Vikings for invading us - now we know - they were using Autoroute 875!
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