Co Pilot hates me

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  1. Camping Gaza

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    Must have been something I said...

    Seriously I can't get on with it at all seems very flaky. When entering co ords, in any format, it just dont work. Do the same on google earth, it works.

    So.... whats the best sat nav App you can download for an android tablet? What do you folks use THAT WORKS!!
     
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    Here maps.
     
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  4. Camping Gaza

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    Where be maps Chaser? Where there be dragons?
     
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    Last year I used a chinese truck nav was pretty good to be honest. This year I used copilot and used Google maps alongside it for comparison. I had co pilot on a nexus 7 and Google maps on my phone neither are faultless both wanted to take different routes at times.

    One time looking for site I couldn't enter address in co pilot for so I used routing on maps me and that was fantastic. I wander if there is a perfect sat Nov I am sure I have tried Navmii also but can't remember how it performed.
     
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  6. Camping Gaza

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    I got a nexus 7, most of the time co pilot cant find the address or co-ords, decimal or old fashioned mins and secs. has a habit of crashing too. what was that chinese sat nav? Xgody
     
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    I personally wouldn't write co-pilot off just yet. One of the best navigation apps available and personally prefer to standalone units.

    With regards to coordinates especially if your using the ones from google maps, e.g. 58.01617, -6.9101. From the input coordinates menu select the top option 'decimal degrees'. Once there you can copy and paste, longitude box '58.01617' and latitude box '6.9101' but you need to make sure you delete the minus if pasting from google.

    I used this method whilst touring the highlands and was very effective.
     
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  8. Manic

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    I've been using Co-pilot since May in France using both place names and co-ordinance with out problem. I don't usually use my Garmin sat nav due to its clunky working- recalculating route and searching satellite- anyway the only time the Co-pilot route has not been ideal is when I've not checked the route options. So stick with it.
     
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    Thanks Hellski, perhaps the minus sign was my mistake. ill try it again
     
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    Best gps by miles is CoPilot
    Mine works perfect be it addresses or coordinates.
    Used it all over Europe never missed a beat yet better than any sat nav
     
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  11. Camping Gaza

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    nope still done work when i put in co ords in decimal degrees from google earth always says place does not exist. that's lat and long. where am i going wrong? anyone know?
     
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    can you guys try this? Lat: 50.782883° Long: 1.971362° did it work for you? plus bonus prize, this is a lovely little stop for night near calais
     
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    How about this
    IMG_1931.PNG When do I get my prize.
    You have to select "E" on the long cor.
    If it's "W" it takes you to 25 Marley Gardens Wimborne
     
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    Sussed it... deleted and re installed... set lat and long to N and E in co ords... entered decimal degrees from google maps. works! Thanks all for your patience!
     
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    I've been using CoPilot for 3 years and never had a problem with coordinates.

    However, you do need to make sure you get +/- correct on the longitudinal coordinates, as previously discussed.

    Going east from the Greenwich meridian use "+". Going west from the Greenwich meridian use "-". So, most of the UK is "-", most of France is "+" and most of Spain is "-". All of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Italy are "+".

    Don't give up on CoPilot, it is an exceptional resource, in my view. It just needs a bit of acclimation to get the best out of it.

    Edit, for "+" set to East and for "-" set to West.
     
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    Thanks Wagoneer, best explanation of co ords yet, re installed co pilot and will get used to her. Thanks!
     
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    @Manic.... I bet the good folk at 25 Marley Gardens Wimborne get well annoyed at folk trying to get to france....Ha Ha
     
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    And don't forget to use Emily for voice directions - she's a lovely girl and very precise in her diction, some may say a bit OTT, haha !!!
     
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    I think I need to stick with it also and trust it I guess it just needs time and practice
     
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