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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Google Maps And GPS

Engadget writes,Australian developer Glen Murphy has created a GPS plug-in for the recently released Google Maps service. The tool currently requires Windows XP or 2000 (which means, of course, you need a full-size laptop hooked up to your GPS),it can be easily envisioned in future versions support for Palm or Pocket PC PDA. While this may never take the place of dedicated mapping software, the idea of getting your GPS to interface with the Web has its appeal; we’d like to be able to go a step further and be able to, say, run a search on Moviefone.com and have our GPS transparently plot a route to the theater without us having to punch in the address. My Take: Wonderful idea to have it work on mobile devices, like Pocket PCs and Smartphones, but it will never work until the browsers on those devices support enough javascript and DHTML to be able to use Google Maps, which they curently don't.Realtime traffic update and routing – this may appear a little more tricky given the communication hassles and also we have the issue of browser compatibility - Pocket PCs and Smartphones, may not adequately support enough javascript and DHTML to be able to use Google Maps.

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