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    i have download mapmonkey and freedrive and it seems that both of these freewares are only for europe, correct. i want to add a gps program to my carpc, which uses road runner, but dont know what to get. right now i leading towards ms s&t 2006 w/ locator. i just read somewhere that this program is considered more of a mapping software than a gps system. can anyone help me here. also if those freewares work in the U.S. are they compareable to ms s&t or iguidence.
    also what exactly is a designator.
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    Do you mean Destinator? Destinator is the commercial software on which MapMonkey and FreeDrive are both based.
    You need to purchase Destinator and the US maps for it, as well as the SDK, if I'm not mistaken. It is certainly comparable to iGuidance, but I've heard the Destinator US maps aren't as good as iGuidance maps.
    S&T isn't a nav program, and is pretty lousy for in-car use. The maps are good and S&T does give good directions, however.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      ok so i would be wasting my time getting ms s&t. What do i need to do. after i get a gps reciever, what else do i need. i am also trying to keep this budget friendly. mapmonkey and freedrive are basically like skins for gps programs?
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      • #4
        You need to check out the FAQ emporium and read the threads about GPS hardware and software.

        oh, and a PC in your ride is not a budget-friendly endeavor, my friend. Be prepared to stress that checking account.
        Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
        How about the Wiki?



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        • #5
          trust me i know its not a cheap, but i have a connection at one the major electronic retail stores. i usually receive discounts in the 35-60% range. i have put in over 5 hours on this forum alone just to set up roadrunner, and have put in even more researching other things. i am really confused with this whole gps freedrive mappmonkey thing. i dl both of them and they both only show euro. maps. i was wondering if those are not gps programs, what are they just skins to change the look. i have searched and still cannot figure it out.
          any help would be appreciated.
          if someone buys a tracker and iguidance, why do u still need those other programs.
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          • #6
            This should help.
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            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
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            • #7
              i have read that and it still does not tell me exactly what freedrive, mapmonkey, etc prograMS DO. do you people that know what it is think it would be easier to just tell what it is and what it does instead of all this running around. sorry i was not born with gps knowledge.
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              • #8
                What do I need to get Map Monkey working?
                Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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                • #9
                  Open up sweetheart here comes the airplane. They are just "skins" to make the programs more touchscreen friendly and look better. There, I spoonfed you.

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                  • #10
                    that helps. thanks you.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bimmeracer
                      trust me i know its not a cheap, but i have a connection at one the major electronic retail stores. i usually receive discounts in the 35-60% range. i have put in over 5 hours on this forum alone just to set up roadrunner, and have put in even more researching other things. i am really confused with this whole gps freedrive mappmonkey thing. i dl both of them and they both only show euro. maps. i was wondering if those are not gps programs, what are they just skins to change the look. i have searched and still cannot figure it out.
                      any help would be appreciated.
                      FreeDrive and MapMonkey are simply touchscreen-friendly shells for the Destinator program.
                      Again: To use either of them, you need the US map set for Destinator. You have to purchase Destinator to get them.

                      if someone buys a tracker and iguidance, why do u still need those other programs.
                      You don't.
                      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                      How about the Wiki?



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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bimmeracer
                        sorry i was not born with gps knowledge.
                        or the ability to search, and not double post.





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                          sorry for the double post, the first time i put it in the wrong section.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by DarquePervert
                            Do you mean Destinator? Destinator is the commercial software on which MapMonkey and FreeDrive are both based.
                            You need to purchase Destinator and the US maps for it, as well as the SDK
                            i didn't purchase sdk but freedrive works fine.
                            ibus error
                            GTA skin

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