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DrTaxi-Runs in third dimension!

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General Information

 

Dr.Taxi was developed first in 1996/1997 by the Berlin Taxi-Association TVB and me, Stephan B   e   r   n   d   t , a former taxi driver, who had the idea of this project. Since 1997 Dr.Taxi has been used by students -, knowledge schools - and examiners computers in Berlin.

The real idea is an easy to operate program to study with and having more fun with studying. The software is easy to operate. You can start learning right away and you donít need to read a thick manual before you use Dr.Taxi. You don't need special system  system requirements.

The soul of Dr.Taxi consists of two things:

1. A free scaleable road map that supports you at (almost) all levels of the program.

("Vector" means: It isn't restricted to a certain number of scales like you might use with multi map.)

2. The studying process is saved (almost) automatically. The software always knows, what you were studying and how much of the program you understood

 and how much you didn't. So it is very easy to concentrate on what you don't know the most, and you have a very detailed control over your studying process.

      
           

MAIN PAGE 


Here you can see the main page of Dr.Taxi London .

 

You see the 7 levels in the 

middle:

 

1.  postcode areas & ...

2.  streets

3.  Thames Crossings

4.  places

5.  points of interest

6.  runs

7.  learning supervision

 

other aspects:

 

system requirements

price

where & how to get it

Knowledge data 

Knowledge data updates

II.80 - III.80 - IV.80 runs

learning supervision

further functions

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Postcode Areas 


Because the London knowledge is so detailed, it will assist you to know the London postcodes.

Dr.Taxi will help with the studying of these.

Therefore Dr.Taxi has a level where you have to find the right postcode area (PCA) on the map and those postcode areas next to it.

The image on the right side is a sample of the program you would use at this level.

 

 

       Postcode Areas 


This image shows the level, where you have to find all those postcode areas (PCA).

 

First you have to find the PCA on the map (here N10). Then you move to the right list and find those PCAs next to N10.

Whenever you make a mistake, the software registers it. (see below).

 

 

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POINTS OF INTEREST


At this level the program first just shows the name of a point of interest on top.

Then you have to think over, where it's position is, in which postcode area. (In this special case not that much difficult, but I did like that photo ...)

Then you press a button, and just the postcode area is shown on the big map. (here a little hard to see because the image is not in original size. See fine blue line in the middle of the big map.

(SE1 & E1)

(Normal points of interest are in only

 one postcode area))

Another button pressed - and the position on the big map gets visible (yellow dot), plus the small map on the right appears showing more details of the surrounding. Finally the address appears and gets marked in the small map.

Another button pressed - and a photo appears (if available).

And of cause you can zoom in on the photo.

(By the way - we only have few

aerial photos in the program. So 

unfortunately you won't see many 

of those beautiful sights.)

The Map

The maps you can see here do not contain all streets in London, but only those that are needed for learning the I.80 runs - plus several points of interests and their addresses (streets). This is close to 2000 streets in the I.80 runs version. Still enough to get confused, if you are starting the Knowledge. The number of street increases by several hundreds with each next version (II.-, III.- and IV.80 runs version).  

When you don't recognize that part of the map, you press a certain button and the program will recognize, that you did not know that aspect.

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Add your own Pictures


If you have a digital camera, you can add your own pictures. You only have to make sure, that they are *.JPG files, (the most common file type cameras operate with),  and the images shouldn't be too big. (600*450 pixels are enough.)

(Notice: You can add pictures only to points of our database. So far you can not add your own points!)

Share pictures with other students:

As more and more students have digital cameras, there should be an easy option to exchange pictures from student to student. Our suggestion:

1. send your pictures on CD

to the Knowledge College

2. we collect them and burn 

them on CD

3. we will list the pictures in this

homepage and will update it from time to time.

4. CD will cost you £ 3 (three!)

 

Please notice:

   1.   The CD will have NO copyright for private users. So you can make copies and give it to other students. 

   2.   If you send your images, we need a written permission, that allows us to burn them on CD. (see email below)

   3.   We will NOT use your pictures for the normal Dr.Taxi-CD - unless we get your (extra) written permission.

 

If you are interested in this option please contact:

info@drtaxi.de

or call the Knowledge College Ltd. Shop : 

Monday - Friday 8 am - 3 pm :

phone 020 - 7689 8182

 

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RUNS


At this level you are learning complete Blue Book Runs.

The runs are show street by street (by pressing a button)

The streets/roads will be shown on the map and also by a list.This list will also show, how you have to turn from one street to another

 

(This looks a little better in reality. This is just 75% of the original size. So some details got lost.)

>  You always have to think

over, if you know the next street or place.

>  Press a button.

>  See the result .

>  Were you wrong?

>  Then tell the software: 

Press a button!

( M  by key or mouse on red 

  M  on the right below)

 

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RUNS


R    = turn right

   = turn left

BR  = bear right

BL  = bear left

=    = straight  (blue-white stripes)

In some areas Dr.Taxi is also checking, why you have to take a route, that is not in line - here this is because of one way streets.

See here the green arrows 

( ... sorry: traces of green arrows) symbolizing one way sections on  Tooley Street  and  Queen Elizabeth Street.

 

Dark Map

Perhaps you would like to have a brighter map. Then you can change the design. But the longer you will sit in front of your screen, the more you will like this ..... we think.

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Learning Protocols

(Asking for Record)

Asking for Protocol


As I wrote above the learning protocols are a very important element of Dr.Taxi. While studying you are marking those elements, that you didn't know - or the software does it in some cases automatically. Then - at the end of the levels the software will ask, if you want to save what you didn't know, and if you wish to repeat it.

 

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Level of Difficulty


As soon, as there are such protocols for a certain level, next time you enter this level, you will see a window like on the right side.

That black pyramid symbolizes the knowledge elements on the entered level according to how often you didn't know them. In this case the student was learning at least 10 times on this level.

The lowest black step or level symbolizes all elements of this level, the second, what you didn't know one time, the third, what you didn't know two times, the fourth, what you didn't know three times .... and so on.  

So the software will replace the need to use card files.

Of cause we don't know, if you have used cards before, but we are quite sure, that you would go crazy even writing then out.

   

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Learning Supervision


This level is a support for your motivation. The program is evaluating the learning protocols, and - after a certain time - starts to make forecasts, when you will know the I.80 run level (or other 80 runs in later versions).

At ( A ) you can see how many hours you have been studying in the past.

(In this case it all isn't true, I was just playing around, 30 hours can not be enough for learning all I.80 runs.)

( B ) is the same, just a little more detailed. You can identify the single days.

( C ) shows what percentage you have been learning so far.

( D ) shows what percentage you have been learning at the different levels.

( E )  is the predicted date, when you might know everything at the I.80 run level.

 

 ( F ) shows what percentage you have been learning all together depending on the different levels.


Of cause you shouldn't be too serious with the predicted date, when you know everything. But this forecast will be the better, the more you learn with a certain discipline. Then you  can  take it serious. Probably not on the exact date, but it will give you a clear and trustable vision, when you have got it!

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System Requirements

Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98

64 MB RAM 

120 MB space on hard disk

800*600 16 bit graphics

 

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Prices
You only can get the program at the

Knowledge College Ltd. Shop

7 Fairfield Road

Edmonton / London

N18 2QP

we are open

Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 6.00 pm

Saturday 8.30 am - 12.am

phone 020 - 7689 8182

 

or by mail order = + £ 3.00

If you want to order via internet click here:

info@drtaxi.de

I.80 Runs Version

£ 50.00

 

II.80 Runs Version

£ 30.00

III.80 Runs Version

£ 30.00

IV.80 Runs Version

£ 30.00

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Knowledge data of the I.80, II.80, III.80 and IV.80 Runs Version

Dr.Taxi-London has 2 data adjustments:

data

streets + places

points of interest

 ... with photo

I.80

Knowledge College Data   (according I.80 runs material)

ca. 1600

ca.   870

ca. 360

I.80

Complete Data   (all data on the CD)

ca. 3200

ca. 1200

ca. 700

II.80

Complete Data

ca. 3200

ca. 2100

ca. 1200

III.80

Complete Data

ca. 4300

ca. 2900

ca. 1600

IV.80

Complete Data

ca. 6400

ca. 3800

ca. 2300

So you can learn a lot more with this program, than you have to learn just for the I.80 runs. / See also below "further functions".

 

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Knowledge data updates

The update is always the follow up version. For example if you bought the I.80 runs version, in between changed data will be updated in the II.80 runs version. 

Apart from that we will publish changes in this homepage. Right now we are working on it, but this will take still a little while. 

 

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Further Functions

The functions that have been mentioned so far are needed for learning the first 80 runs. But in the end there is a lot more to learn. For example: Where is which street? Which streets I come to at the end of a certain street?

In the end it makes a very big difference, if you are just learning fixed runs, or if you have to be able to know the run from any start to any goal.

For these things - and other purposes have a look at the  further functions.