Want to be really confused? In Florence, Italy houses are given black numbers and businesses are given red numbers, resulting in two series per street.DaveinOlyWA wrote:another example; my parents lived on Alder St SE in Lacey, their house # is 1608. they live between 14th street and 15th Street....figure that one out. yep, there are 4 houses; 1602, 1604, 1606 and 1608 that were put on the new numbering system while existing houses were allowed to keep their old number. the house next door to my parents is #1470.
so u c; making a map might not be as simple as you think
I'll know when I get the car. Our area developed about 5 years back. Until a couple of years back no mapping system recognized our home address - including Google/Bing. Even now a lot of people coming to our house get lost because the GPS guides them to the wrong address.GeorgeParrott wrote:YIKES ! Nothing in our neighborhood exists on the mapping software. That means the software is AT LEAST FOUR YEARS out of date for our area of the Sacramento metropolitan region.
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/why-nissan- ... tric-leaf/Already, Google has partnered with Chevy and developed an app for the Android platform to link to the Volt's computer system to get a read on battery power and to schedule charging for off peak hours.
General Motors has moved to work with Google Android phones for a next-gen mobile app for the Chevy Volt, offering location-based services in addition to scheduling battery charge times (see video here). And both Ford and GM announced plans this summer to let drivers send Google Maps directions straight to vehicles equipped with Ford’s Sync and GM’s OnStar communication systems
Garmin lets you push the addresses - not sure of the routes.walterbays wrote:I'd almost swear that the Nissan rep at San Diego Street Smart said that you'd be able to plan a route on your computer using Google Maps and then push the map to the car GPS. This led me to expect the car's map system would use Google Maps and would be automatically updated from time to time.
True, Toyota wants more money to update my map than a new portable GPS device costs. But there has been severe downward pressure on map pricing in the last couple of years. Garmin (and I think some others) offer free map updates when you buy their handheld GPS. https://my.garmin.com/maps/nuMaps.htm Apple started offering a cheap monthly subscription to maps on iPhone, and you didn't even have to buy a separate GPS. Then Google started offering free up-to-date maps with turn by turn voice directions for Android. It's hard to talk myself into paying a monthly subscription fee for what is otherwise free.evnow wrote:ps : All gps/nav systems ask for big bucks to update the maps.