[ubuntu-uk] Route Planning Solution?
adams.ken.j at googlemail.com
Mon Apr 14 11:33:43 BST 2008
If you have a 3G card to use, can you not use something like
On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 11:23 +0100, Alex Barrett wrote:
> Thanks for your replies so far guys but Is there nothing out there like
> Autoroute? or a method to get Autoroute to work.
> They also have contracts for farm machinery transportation so YES they
> do send me to vague addresses, I can assure you that "Grenaciers Farm,
> Yzeure" is a valid address to the transport office!
> I am oldschool in my methods most the time, and I own lots of maps, but
> my new company has routes going everywhere from Bulgaria to Portugal,
> and carrying enough maps with enough detail on them for that area simply
> takes up too much room, when my laptop could hopefully do the job.
> I also have a 3G card on the Vodaphone network, that does work abroad,
> in fact I used it in Denmark a few months ago and for 3 hours usage over
> a week I had to pay £157 - I can't remember how many MB that worked out
> as but I would imagine Google Earth or the suchlike would kill it.
> So thank you for your suggestions but I REALLY need an offline, desktop,
> mapping solution as nothing else fits my needs.
> Thank you.
> Ged wrote:
> > Alex Barrett wrote:
> >> My SatNav is good but only up to a certain point when you start
> >> searching for things with vague addresses.
> > I'm a private hire driver and I would tell you to use a map and plan
> > your routes so you learn the roads. Use the gps on the final run into
> > town. We have drivers who are totally lost if it isn't on the tom tom.
> > They don't learn anything.
> > As for things with vague addresses, they shouldn't be sending goods to
> > places like that.
> > Ask truck drivers at motorway service stations for directions. They'll
> > tell you every road number on your route, and one day you'll do the same !!
> > Good Luck
> > Ged.
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