We have an SMS query capability which allows you to see the driving distance between a vehicle & an address, a landmark, or another vehicle.
It is documented at http://support.gpsinsight.com/wiki/support/sms_query_documentation under “Driving Distance.”
You just text “gps [vehiclename] distance [address | landmark | vehicle name]
It just came in handy for me while my family & I were driving in California. I mentioned we were close to our office and my wife asked how close it was [we drove right past... We're going on vacation this week].
I didn’t know the exact name of the landmark we have for it (GPSI – LA) so I just SMS’d our 477-477 (GPS-GPS) short code with “gps nav2 distance gpsi” — nav2 is the vehicle we were in. The return SMS told me the list of valid landmarks meeting “GPSI” — GPSI – LA was the one I needed so I sent it again, & it showed that I was 12.1 miles away, a 25 minute drive:
We got close — within 4 miles of the office. But I’m on vacation, so we just kept on going…
Great way to show how useful SMS Queries are for our customers though — they are an optional, but highly useful capability. We use them ALL THE TIME ourselves.
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