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    Hey I just ordered the BU 353 to go along with my 1.,5 Ghz and 512 RAM carputer system.

    I was wondering if BU-353 will be compatible with google earth and how does googel earth wrok. Does it get its maps from internet(does it have to be constantly connected to internet) and if not why si it onlt 35 Megabytes size when Iguidance is over a gig

    thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by ukraini9mofo View Post
    Hey I just ordered the BU 353 to go along with my 1.,5 Ghz and 512 RAM carputer system.

    I was wondering if BU-353 will be compatible with google earth and how does googel earth wrok. Does it get its maps from internet(does it have to be constantly connected to internet) and if not why si it onlt 35 Megabytes size when Iguidance is over a gig

    thanks
    yes is should work (buy your gps wont be selectable until you buy the upgrade for google earth or use the google earth road runner plugin)

    google earth gets its maps from the internet, however it is possible to cache the maps on your had drive, so a internet connection isnt needed

    its 35mb because the maps arnt stored until you start browsing, then the size will increase

    you can reduce the size iguidance takes up by selecting map regions, and only installing areas you will go to @ 1gb id imagine thats all of the maps!
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    • #3
      1 - Last I heard, Google Earth won't interface w/ a GPS receiver unless you lay out the cash for the plus version. It's only $20.

      2 - Yes, the BU353 will work with Google earth.

      3 - Google Earth does pull map data from the internet, however there are utilities that will cache map data locally.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



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      • #4
        Well, I have the BU-353 and it works great with Google Earth.

        In my opinion, Google Earth is TOO SLOW of an update to keep up with your car (refresh is like 1 second). That, and the screen doesn't pan fast enough to keep up with my car.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by briderx View Post
          Well, I have the BU-353 and it works great with Google Earth.

          In my opinion, Google Earth is TOO SLOW of an update to keep up with your car (refresh is like 1 second). That, and the screen doesn't pan fast enough to keep up with my car.
          Plus you carputer will have to be reasonably beefy to run it
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          • #6
            what about Virtual Earth or whatever it's called from Microsoft? will the BU-353 work with that?
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