France Passion Guide Book !!

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  1. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Have they started to put sat nav co-ordinates in yet ?:Blush:

    I used to be a member, but the directions they used to give you were so vague, I gave up !!.....:Doh::Doh::Doh:
     
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    From their website.......


    5. Can I get GPS coordinates for the stopovers?
    GPS fans : You asked for it, France Passion has done it !

    At the Bourget motorhome show, many of you confirmed a growing interest in having GPS coordinates to find the stopovers as a complement to the written directions: so we’ve done it! The new edition 2013 will offer downloading of GPS coordinates!
     
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    how do they work, the first in the book is Corbonod 01420 and the gps is W1AU but nothing I have got recognise's it
     
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    Right I see you have to do some sort of download, but it is only in french at the moment
     
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    as you say no English version at moment. even so it appears the current downloads even in French do not support my sat nav :Doh: Snooper S5000 Ventura
     
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    Why cant they just put the GPS coordinates in the book:Doh:
     
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    ...but Steve... you would have a bit of bother finding a grain of sand in the Sahara...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    cos we give them to other people who are not members:Blush:
     
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    yeah but you can just as easy tell them the directions it does give:Smile:
     
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    We are disappointed at the way France Passion have done the co-ords-it means you need internet to get them.
    So,for us,that would mean planning in advance,and that's the one thing we don't do when in France.

    Mike.
     
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    We have nexus 7 and if you use the navigateing thingy on them the postcode works quite well because it gets the general area up then you can follow the directions before you get there, but it still doesnt explane the vagueness
     
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    Frog logic !!!!

    This is what I want !!....So tuff titty to that one !!!:Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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    It does not seem at all clear just what they are offering members http://www.france-passion.com/gb_accesadherent.php They are talking about a small extra charge but doe not mention having to be on line, has anyone tried to download the current book co-ords?
     
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    First you have to go to www.france-passion.com and register your card-unfortunately the English version is still being built so you will have to do this in French.You will get an e-mail with an activation code-apply that,and away you go.
    Secondly you check that your SatNav is covered by their downloads,and then,you pay €2.
    you can then download the co-ords-I have just spent 20 mins with 'France Passion is not responding' and have given up for now-so I don't yet know how the co-ords will be presented.:BigGrin:
    Mike
     
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    Ah bien

    Success-I finally got France Passion to 'respond' :BigGrin:
    The co-ords are downloaded onto your Sat.Nav in the 'Custom POI' folder France Passion.
    You then just put in the code from the book-simples :Rofl1:

    Mike
     
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    Ah !!! but I am a Luddite !!

    All I want is the same format as in the Aires book !:Sad:

    Effin there in black and white !!!:Doh:

    Not too much to ask, is it ?????:RollEyes:

    So, a bit of money saved to waste on food and drink !!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I agree with you , what about these cheap satnavs that some have been buying from china , can you put this download in them? I havent got a european satnav only my nexus7 or phone, will it go in them. But saying all that we have never had much trouble finding them with a map.:Smile:
     
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    Thanks Mike
    Still not clear if you need to have internet connection once you have downloaded their coded co-ordinates. I would want to use them off line on Autoroute 2013.
     
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    You download them into your GPS as Custom POI's-when I 'touch' on one of them it doesn't actually show (on my Garmin) what the co-ordinates are.
    Maybe you can download them into AutoRoute,but I wouldn't know how.When you download from France Passion it won't start the download until it 'sees' your sat nav.

    Mike
     
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