Re: We survived
This weekend I unexpectedly had to go to Nottingham city centre, not somewhere I have been in the car for a very long time. Okay, I know how to get there, I have been told which car park to use, how difficult can it be?
So I use Sygic SatNav on my phone as it was pretty close to the one VW supplied in the built in units (the car I was using does not have SatNav).
So drive to Nottingham and then setup the SatNav "The destination you have entered does not exist in your locality, please download the correct maps". WTF, all the UK maps are downloaded. Okay update them maybe it does not like the fact it has not been updated for quite a while. No, some thing. Okay shorten the search, no dice so switch to just the street name. Eureka, it knows where to go, except the bloody thing doesn't. It took me on an infuriating loop of Nottingham city centre but not to Mount Street NCP. On all the signs there was nothing about NCP, just stupid symbols saying Castle etc.
Try the link the colleague sent me, that takes me to Apple Maps and it does not appear to like doing anything useful on Android.
Okay, give up try Google, ah-ha, Google knows where the car park is. It still thinks it is on Maid Marion way not Mount Street but I can see Mount Street on the map and it makes sense. Follow the directions and I end up at the correct carpark.
Moral of the story, look in advance and print out a piece of paper, then you can see where you need to be and put context round it. The only reason I persisted is because the parking fee would be covered if I used that particular car park saving about £25.