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  • Earthmate LT-20 & iGuidance - Does It Work Well?

    Someone just bought me a brand new Earthmate LT-20 USB GPS receiver as a present.

    After reading through the forums about this particular receiver, I keep seeing mixed reviews about it. Its almost split in half. Some people feel its a P.O.S. and cant get it to work, others swear by it.

    I have also read that the included software (Street Atlas 2008) is a poor piece of software and its by no means touch screen friendly. I have seen some people using this same gps receiver with iGuidance but only in the "show off your project" area, with no reviews or any talk of how it works with iGuidance. Actually I have yet to see anybody review how this particular receiver works with iGuidance.

    So, my question is this: Does the Earthmate LT-20 USB GPS Receiver work >well< with iGuidance? Or is it that bad that even for free as a present, its a better idea to try and sell it off and buy a new receiver...

    I am not trying to sound like a n00b here, but I just want to know if I should at least give it a shot before I crack open the seal and ruin its re-sale value. I have read that the sirf III receivers are apparently the best. But those are also pricey

    Thanks alot in advance for any advice. I truly appreciate it
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    it works for me. just download the latest driver for the LT-20 from delorme. install the driver BEFORE you connect it. That was the only problem i had.
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    • #3
      Thanks the reply John. Did use the LT-20 when you went on that cross country trip? I actually remember meeting you for the DFW MP3Car Meet

      Through out that entire trip you didnt have any issues of the cursor "being off road" etc etc....

      Thanks again.
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      • #4
        yes and i had no problems. I am planning another cross country trip.
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        • #5
          Awesome Well then I guess Ill be playing around with my snazzy new GPS receiver today...

          So you had so much fun your doing it all again eh? Where are the pictures from the first trip, did you ever post them?
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          • #6
            last cross country trip stats:
            4 hours of video, over 2000 pics, drove 10258 miles, 2 carpc meets, (one in cali, one in texas,) 36 different cites, 19 different states, total days on trip 28.
            total cost of trip was $3200.

            i had all the pics posted on my site but i took them down
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            • #7
              john1701, for the driver, do you have to get an adapter to plug the usb into the serial port? And where did you find the driver? It's driving me nuts right now. Thanks

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              • #8
                driver is on delorme website. i have the usb so i just plug it in.
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                WI-FI:Cingular
                GPS:IG2k9
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                • #9
                  is it the "serialemulator.exe"? I kept downloading a bunch of them then I found the serialemulator.exe. I think thats the one. Thanks again

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                  • #10
                    I have a delorme gps Reciever I got with their software but I want to use Iguidance as well.
                    what exactly is the file name for the driver?

                    also, If i just install my Delorme street atlas, will it install the driver for the GPS and it would work with Iguidance that way instead of manually installing the reciever driver?

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                    • #11
                      I think you'll find the serial emulator here.
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