Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tip: Avoid common problems setting your home address

Set-home-location Most auto GPS units give you several ways to set your home address, as you can see in the image above. But a couple of problems can result from these methods. Addresses are generally interpolated – if your address is 167, your GPS probably estimates that to be 2/3 of the way down the block on a given side of the street. (My home address is 12, but I know from experience that 64 works better for most units.) And with houses in subdivisions being built almost on top of each other, using your current location can result in you being directed down a nearby street, and not the one that your driveway connects to!

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