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    In a mapping application, what feature is most important to you?

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    I'd like to know what stackers consider most important in a mapping application? I looked everywhere and dont know how to create a poll, so, if someone could help me out here, that would be wonderful.

    the choices are

    • turn by turn directions
    • SPOKEN turn by turn directions
    • 3D maps
    • Detailed maps
    • Speed (how fast/smooth it runs on device)
    • ability to triangulate position based on cell towers (for non GPS phones)



    for example, google maps is free, and has more detailed maps than AT&T Navigator (telenav) BUT, IMO doesnt run as smoothly and doesnt have turn by turn directions or 3D maps. However, Google maps can give you your location based on cell tower position.

    im just curious as to whats more important if price wasnt a factor. if you have anything else to add, just post it
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    SPOKEN turn by turn directions....but if it didn't run smoothly it would be worthless.
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    Google maps is my fav. Now that they added street view, its even better. The only thing they need to add to it is turn by turn voice nav.
    Google maps is by far the best maps for mobile and PC out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planneau View Post
    Google maps is my fav. Now that they added street view, its even better. The only thing they need to add to it is turn by turn voice nav.
    Google maps is by far the best maps for mobile and PC out there.

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    can you do streetview via BB?

    i didnt know this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by offthahorseceo View Post
    can you do streetview via BB?

    i didnt know this...
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    noone else has any input?

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    SPOKEN turn by turn directions - a must when driving!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gritsinct View Post
    SPOKEN turn by turn directions - a must when driving!
    I agree with you and cat. Spoken directions is the most important item. This the exact reason I've never been a fan of google maps.

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    trust to everyone who had input, except catstide, i cant give you trust at the moment...have given you trust recently i suppose

    now if i can get some more input that would be lovely

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    Spoken turn by turn directions is preferred.

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    Although I have both BBMaps and G-maps, the one feature I find myself using a lot is the "Send Location" on BB maps.

    I have found this feature extremely useful. Instead of trying to give someone general directions then specific directions = I can pull up the location they need and send them a copy of the map in no time at all.


    This feature is a huge time saver and I have yet to receive a phone call stating they need more information or further directions.


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    I agree that spoken turn by turn directions is the most important. However, I have always been a big fan of Google Map and especially when they added the locator by triangulating the towers - that was implemented before I had a phone with GPS capabilities. (As a side note, Google Maps needs to be updated so that it can activate my GPS (telenav) rather than having to go though BB Maps or something else to do it 1st.)
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    on gps capable phones, it can activate your GPS. AFAIK at least.

    thanks for the responses. so far spoken turn by turn directions seems to be the norm. but lets keep the replies coming...

    let me add a twist here. for spoken turn by turn, do we prefer a male or female voice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by offthahorseceo View Post
    on gps capable phones, it can activate your GPS. AFAIK at least.

    thanks for the responses. so far spoken turn by turn directions seems to be the norm. but lets keep the replies coming...

    let me add a twist here. for spoken turn by turn, do we prefer a male or female voice?
    I've not been able to make Google activate my GPS on 4.5.0.77, 8330, Alltel., Telenav - haven't tried since I upgraded to .119.

    On the voice I vote female - I hope females agree - I find the female voice easier to understand and more pleasant in general.
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