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Submission + - ISO API will help facilitate the interoperability (gpsworld.com)

hhawk writes: ISO 17267:2009 API will help facilitate the interoperability between navigation systems and map databases...

Why get stuck with built in route found in most automotive GPS systems. It would be nice is to work out a route on the web or on your web phone and then transfer that to your car GPS system. If you are planning to go cross country or just cross county why can't you go to Google Maps or MapQuest and figure a complex route. Then use Bluetooth or thumb drive move it over to your car GPS...

There is now an ISO standard that might help some day...

ISO 17267:2009, "Intelligent transport systems – Navigation systems – Application programming interface (API) will help facilitate the interoperability between navigation systems and map databases by providing an interface that will make information accessible and retrievable as well as assist developers of navigation systems."

Imagine being able to pick in advance the roads you want to use and avoid, finding the best path to all your roadside attractions and then having the power of a Sat/NAV GPS to route around bad traffic, etc. should the need arise.

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