Brian Foster wrote:
> | From: Brian Foster <blf at utvinternet.ie>
> | Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 15:17:01 +0200
> |[ ... ] I more-or-less have what I want,
> | but what do I _do_ with [ a `.kmz' file ]?
>> everyone suggested Google Earth.
>>>> it didn't help, at least not to the degree I wanted.
> currently, what I want to do is print a street map,
> with labelled (key) streets, of the area around the
> La Ciotat train station. (admittedly, now I've some
> idea where the station is, I may be able to use the
> various on-line map services.) but any other ideas?
>Not for .kmz
> of course, ultimately I'll be buying a _real_ map.
I believe in real maps. They don't stop working when you loose your
phone (I did have 3 nice map / GPS applications on my E65), or when your
battery goes flat or when you lose Internet.
The Irish ones I think are only exceeded in cost by the Swiss ones.
> what I want now is a general-but-useful overview of
> the village so I won't be completely disorientated.
> normally, this isn't a problem — instead, it's
> almost routine — so I am surprised I'm having so
> many difficulties in this case! ;-(
>A recent AA or RAC survey showed that a co-pilot with a real map was
better than any Sat Nav on the market. And faster too.
Oddly 2001 MS Mappoint does better route planning than any of the
Satnavs I tested or indeed MS own Autoroute package.
I'm not convinced any of this has anything to do with Linux, other than
some SatNavs run Linux (Others are Win CE) and almost all run on some
flavour of ARM.
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