[tabi] Re: who has a GPS?

  • From: "Easy Talk" <easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 12:08:44 -0400

I don't know that they disable it but turn off the output to the speaker system.


Robert

----- Original Message ----- From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 8:19 AM
Subject: [tabi] Re: who has a GPS?


I figured something like that was the case. I also figured that it would be many years before all the buses were equipped with the necessary equipment,
and of course, you do need to be able to find the stop before you can get
on.

I did not know though that the driver had the option to disable a costly
system, meant to make the buses accessible.  if I get talking with anyone
about this, I'll mention that as a problem.

Chip


-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Easy Talk
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 6:02 AM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: who has a GPS?

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 is
capable of importing and/or exporting a file of points of interest?  I
would
think the trekker is not, but probably everything else is?

I was wondering about all of us building up a database of points of
interest
for 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 various
manufacturers 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
(or
so 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 for
the Tally area) because that's all Loadstone is; no street maps, just
points
of interest.

I'd like to see us build up a really useful picture of Tallahassee; then,
we
could 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 smaller
files of say just the bus stops, or just government buildings, etc., to
help
make it easier to manage getting just what you need.  maybe we could also
add intersections with audible signals so someone walking would know
whether
to search for the button or not?

so please answer up, and let me know if you think this is a good and
useful
idea, and if you have any ideas as to how we could make it more useful?

thanks.

Chip

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