Hi Chip,I have sense nav for the Braille Sense. Although I haven't done it, I believe you can import POIs. I should also say, I have ridden the bus and heard there GPS system announce various streets. I think the driver can turn it on or off and it is usually off unless it is apparent a blind person is riding the bus. Harley is a dead give away. This past week end Sila rode the bus and there was no GPS announcements. Announcing stops and bus numbers that can be heard from the out side of the bus as well as on the inside will be crucial in making the new route system work and I don't know if we will ever get Star metro to announce routes since we have been trying for years.
Robert----- Original Message ----- From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:26 PM Subject: [tabi] who has a GPS?
hi all,since I mentioned the subject of personal gps navigation in a prior message,I'm curious to know if you have a gps unit for navigation? would you please post your answer here, and let me know if your type iscapable of importing and/or exporting a file of points of interest? I wouldthink the trekker is not, but probably everything else is?I was wondering about all of us building up a database of points of interestfor the Tallahassee area (such as the bus stops I mentioned). I'd be willing to write any conversion programs needed to convert from one unit's file format to another, and then I could compile our list in each format, and post it on the TABI web page. of course I know that variousmanufacturers have programs in place to allow you to contribute or download from their central system, but that's usually just for that type of gps (orso I believe anyway). It seems likely that the loadstone users will have the most points of interest to start with (I mean, starting by downloading their POI file forthe Tally area) because that's all Loadstone is; no street maps, just pointsof interest.I'd like to see us build up a really useful picture of Tallahassee; then, wecould even have it available for people new to town; it would give them a kind of instant orientation. And not just a giant database, but smallerfiles of say just the bus stops, or just government buildings, etc., to helpmake it easier to manage getting just what you need. maybe we could alsoadd intersections with audible signals so someone walking would know whetherto search for the button or not?so please answer up, and let me know if you think this is a good and usefulidea, and if you have any ideas as to how we could make it more useful? thanks. ChipCheck out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABIto unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of the word unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxif you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.
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