Hi - We are new to MPS 9.3 and our officers think the route guidance is too wordy. Has anyone changed it? Can it be changed?
They'd really like the instructions to look more like the guidance dashboard with a list containing just a distance, symbol for the maneuver and street name. This region has the fasting growing community in Canada, therefore lots and lots of new streets and subdivisions.
There is some limited ability to adjust these by overriding values in the mobileWsgStrings.xml under the <routeGuidance> tag (including the <maneuverPhrases> tag. Note that some values are for the spoken directions while others are for the textual directions (see comments in the file).
Thanks Chip! I tried to override the maneuverPhrases for "Turn right", both the overriden and the default tags were in the data folder version of mobileWsgStrings. Only the default was used in the route directions. Should I file an SR? MPS 9.3 MR4.
Thanks again Chip. I'm able to reduce the wordiness of the instructions and use unicode directional arrows as the maneuvers. That said, the arrows are quite small so I tried to incorporate images, like the nav images for the guidance dashboard. Novice me can't figure out how to specify an image in the text XML attribute. Just asking...
Sorry, there's no provision for images in the text directions.
The NavGuidance.htm (the guidance dashboard) does this one turn at a time. I guess they'd like to see the whole set of instructions laid out that way? That would be some pretty heavy customization that might end up broken in a future release.