San Jose, CA, (February 18, 2005)
EmapSpeak (MapDog) --- Talking Map Directions From Emacspeak Via Google Maps
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Emacspeak Inc (NASDOG: ESPK) announces the immediate world-wide availability of EmapSpeak (MapDog) --a powerful audio desktop tool for leveraging the wonderful resource provided by Google Maps.
The DHTML interface to Google Maps is difficult to access for someone using a speech-output interface. This tool uses the embeded XML metadata delivered by the Google Maps application to generate an audio-formatted representation of the content.
The Emacspeak Google Maps tool (MapDog) is presently available from the Emacspeak CVS repository and will be bundled with the next major Emacspeak release. Here are brief usage instructions:
emacspeak-url-template-fetchnormally bound to key
C-e u. Hit
emafollowed by the
tabkey to complete the name of the smart URL.
C-e ?and hit
You will need a correctly configured installation of Emacs W3, as
well as a relatively new installation of
be able to use this feature.