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[aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and InstallQuestions - Nuvi

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Mon Feb 4 18:16:25 UTC 2008


Scott Miller wrote:
>
>> Just wondering if it is a one or the other operation. I was also 
>> wondering
>> if you can get the mapping display to show polygons like warning 
>> areas or
>> NWS polygons on the map. Not that it's a big deal but that would 
>> really put
>

My Street Pilot C580 already receives weather advisories, watches and 
warnings and can light up shape files on the map. 

A thundercloud icon appears on top of the the on-screen map 
periodically.  Tapping this  icon produces a text summary of the 
advisory/watch/warning. A second tap displays the map with a translucent 
colored overlay of the warning area, just like the NWS shape overlays in 
UIview or APRSplus.

I'm not clear if this is something in the MSN information services 
feature included on some Garmins or whether it comes from somewhere else 
(is WAAS also including basic WX info perhaps???).     All I know is 
that I am receiving these WX alerts but have NOT activated the optional 
subscription MSN information services that include realtime weather, 
traffic, gas prices, etc.   Or is some basic level of WX data from the 
MSN service available even without subscribing?   (The manual makes no 
mention of weather data without subscription.)





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