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jgombos
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:46 am    Post subject: Getting Google Earth info into TTN6 Reply with quote

TomTom has a lousy, out of date and sparse yellowpage directory - even when a new map has been released. And traffic information costs a subscription. Google Earth has much better up to date business records, and free traffic info. But google earth is nowhere near as good as TomTom for realtime navigation.

So the question is, how can one leverage both? Suppose Google Earth finds a nearby business. Jotting down the address, then going through 6 different tomtom pages to get it entered is a pain. It would also be quite useful to have Google Maps come up with the best route through heavy traffic, and convert that series of waypoints into a TomTom itinerary.

Are there any conduits out there to handle this?
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Philgo
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not used it myself

http://www.tomtom.com/support/index.php?Language=1&query=tyre&FID=6531
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Tyre" works well for ITINERARIES, but doesn't do much with POIs.

Maybe this is of interest though?
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Starting today, itís possible to put addresses which have been located through Google Maps directly onto a TomTom PND.

Google Maps greatly simplifies the locating of business addresses, and then the location data can be sent to TomTomís desktop application HOME with a few clicks of the mouse. The user can choose whether he wants to add the location to his favourites, show the location on the map or calculate a direct route to the address.


More info HERE

Still not a perfect solution, but a step in the right direction!

There's also a movie clip about it on the TomTom site:
http://www.tomtom.com/page/tomtom-on-google-maps?Lid=1&selector=true
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good finds people! Could be useful for advanced planning.

I hope Google Maps for Palm will talk directly to TTN6 for palm at some point. Also looks like GE for the Mac doesn't support it yet.. I grabbed the latest GE, and it had no send option (only email/print).
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