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    Hey guys,

    I am looking to install a GPS software into my carputer and am not having much luck with the choices available.

    Currently I am trying MS Streets and Trips 2013 and find that it isnt geared for Car PC use (small icons/text) and the rerouting times are way too long among other things.

    Ive also tried Mapfactor and found that on several occasions - i was directed to go down the wrong way on a one way street.

    Im just looking for something new and affordable. Topo features would be excellent if possible but not necessary.

    I have windows 7.

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

  • #2
    This has to be my favorite Copilot live v8 by Alk http://copilotlive.com/us/ and embeds in quite a few FE's SNO

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    • #3
      Do you know if there is a trial version? I cant seem to locate it on their site.

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      • #4
        Cool find!!

        Perhaps there is life beyond Garmin Mobile PC, which has stopped providing updates after 2010.
        Is there anyone out there (since there appears to be to no trial version) that can attest to this software being worth the $100?? If I get enough feedback, I'd be willing to put GMPC on the shelf permanently!!
        All systems are a go...
        Currently in "tweaking" mode.

        The Worklog

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        • #5
          I have Co-pilot installed in 50 transport trucks running all over Canada and US and the driver's use it more than their own personal garmin, tomtom, magellin units. I also use it everyday. Support from ALK is almost non-existent but the software has no problems and map updates are consistant. Also on the Garmin side map updates are still available using some slight of hand tactics. SNO

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          • #6
            OK, Mister slight of hand tactics (fascinating), I'm still curious about CoPilot v8, but will not throw away GMPC.
            I will check out whatever demos I can find.
            All systems are a go...
            Currently in "tweaking" mode.

            The Worklog

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            • #7
              I to want to know what people is using lately.

              I am running centrafuse with old GMPC plugin (might upgrading to rebellion 4) with a mobile pc garmin. Works very good, however sometimes glitches I think is because of the drivers/hardware.
              My CarPc Blog (<This is outdated. I have updated to a fully running Carpc System)http://acurafuse.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                Navigator Free w/ open source maps.
                Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                How about the Wiki?



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Project07MACry View Post
                  Perhaps there is life beyond Garmin Mobile PC, which has stopped providing updates after 2010.
                  Is there anyone out there (since there appears to be to no trial version) that can attest to this software being worth the $100?? If I get enough feedback, I'd be willing to put GMPC on the shelf permanently!!
                  Me too, i have checked out the youtube videos and seeing what i can find out about it Hopefully it embeds into FreeIce without issues. I'm still on Iguidance 2009(yeah i know, damn thats over due for an upgrade) but its been very reliable I just want turn by turn with traffic updates without be having to use my phone.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DarquePervert View Post
                    Navigator Free w/ open source maps.
                    how do you use open source maps for Navigator Free? i went to http://www.openstreetmap.org/# exported a map and see no way to import it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by psi3000 View Post
                      how do you use open source maps for Navigator Free? i went to http://www.openstreetmap.org/# exported a map and see no way to import it.
                      When you install Navigator Free, there is a map downloader. You have to download the maps using the map downloader tool.
                      That updater will also periodically update the map data.

                      I've found that the map data for OSM gets updated far more frequently than any of the commercial GPS products (Garmin, ALK, etc.)
                      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                      How about the Wiki?



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                      • #12
                        yes, but all the USA maps are locked.....

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                        • #13
                          is there something im missing?

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                          • #14
                            That's not the free version you're looking at, then.
                            Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
                            How about the Wiki?



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