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  • Threw out my DeLorme Earthmate

    After using DeLorme Earthmate for about a month, I was sick of being 20 ft off the road on SA 2004 and missing every turn...furthermore the GPS track while driving never gave me correct turn information, for example...if I was on like Main St. it and I entered directions home it would say take a left on I-75 ramp but would not tell me how to get to the I-75 Ramp...that is ridiculous....and if you miss a turn it did not automatically reacalc the route...these are features i feel any useful GPS software would have...

    anyway I have thrown that system out and I ordered a Deluo USB Reciever and Routis 2004 supposed to be much better from what the sales person told me and what ppl state on this board, I will post my experience with them once it arrives.

    Stay away from teh Earthmate USB GPS system, not worth it. my $.02

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    If you're throwing out your Earthmate, I'll take it. The problem is the software, not the hardware. Mine works very well with Mappoint. Maybe you should throw out the $25 Street Atlas, not the $100 GPS.
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    • #3
      exactly, can the sh1t software and go for routis. I use it and love it. Works like a charm.

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      • #4
        I am getting rid of my earthmate too! only reason being is that mine is an older serial only one and i need a gps one becuase my autotap takes up my serial port.. i just bought a delou gps setup.. should be here anyday now.

        back to teh topic.. i never had a problem with my earthmate.. the street atlas software kinda sucked but its OLD.. lol

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        • #5
          Before you buy Routis

          I actually just purchased Routis and the Deluo GPS, after reading all the praise I have seen on this and other boards. Installed with no problem and locked on to satellites in 2 seconds first time around. However, I have found that it does not suit my needs.

          Although it is fairly easy to use and I am going to use it until I find an alternative, there is no way to input multiple addresses other than one "stopover" and a destination.

          I am a residential appraiser who visits up to 20+ addresses in a day in not-so-familiar neighborhoods and would like to be able to enter multiple routes with multiple addresses.

          I asked Deluo if Routis does this and they said no. I should have asked before I purchased the software, but I couldn't believe that a GPS software wouldn't do this. I fugured most people have muliple addresses that they may have to visit.

          What I want to do is either download a text file to a USB Memory Storage Devise and Bring it down to my CarPC, or drag and drop to the shared folder from my garage, so I can do most of my work at my desktop and virtually no typing in the car and then import it into the mapping software.

          Does anyone know of a mapping program that is likely compatible with a Deluo GPS and has voice guidance? A program that they use and like that has an import feature for multiple addresses? Even if I can simply change a data file and replace every time, that would be cool...

          Thanks.....
          "Spiral out, keep going..." - MJK

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          • #6
            GOt Deluo today and installed it perfectly....now a new problem, I have a lilliput and the resolution is 800x600 and that is the lowest it goes (using Epia-M 1000 onboard video card). The map buttons are too small...is there a way to magnify the map?

            What is everyone else using with routis 2004 or handling this problem?

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            • #7
              Hope you can help me.

              Originally posted by wi77iam
              If you're throwing out your Earthmate, I'll take it. The problem is the software, not the hardware. Mine works very well with Mappoint. Maybe you should throw out the $25 Street Atlas, not the $100 GPS.
              I cant seem to get my USB Earthmate to work with Mappoint. I installed the usb to serial drivers. Its using com 3, which i have set in MapPoint. I have also set the baud rate down to 4800, but it doesnt seem to help. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bama5150
                I cant seem to get my USB Earthmate to work with Mappoint. I installed the usb to serial drivers. Its using com 3, which i have set in MapPoint. I have also set the baud rate down to 4800, but it doesnt seem to help. Any suggestions? Thanks.
                go to the earthmate website and download the new driver, not the ones the came with it in a cd...get the updated ones...
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                • #9
                  drmaximus: lucky i read your opinion, cuz i was going to buy the earthmate. how is your new gps working out?? is it worth buying>??

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                  • #10
                    Update

                    Please see my post above.

                    I change my mind. Even with the limited functionality. I am having great results with Routis and recommend it highly.
                    "Spiral out, keep going..." - MJK

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                    • #11
                      I have earthmate and SA2004 and am running on a 7" Xenarc touchscreen with no problems at all (until I try to use the X to close the window - it is up in the corner and my huge fingers can't get it). I have even used it to go into some mountains in SE Oklahoma (yes there are some) and it never showed me as being off the road. I was even on some dirt roads going through the mountains. I was also able to create a nice route from there to home (3 hrs away) and it got me there by taking both rural roads and highways with no probs. Glad I had GPS that day for sure.

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                      • #12
                        i placed an order for the deluo routis 2004, delou usb gps receiver, and rand mcnally streetfinder. i'm going to give the software a whirl... i'll let you guys know how it works out.

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                        • #13
                          I must say, that DeLorme Earthmate is the worst POS that I ever bought, ever. I am selling it btw, with all the cables and software? Anyhoo, I bought a Deluo USB off ebay for $50, and am now using Routis. First thing, I think my USB adapter is broken, but I finally got the serial to work, and it seems to work great. I haven't had much time to test it, as I just ordered this new Car PC. Nothing was wrong with the old one, V10000 512 ram, just that I'm sick of it being in the glove box, and I wanted one of those spiffy black cases, and I happened to see one with an M10000 for only $280 on ebay That will install under the passenger seat with my custom relay and battery, I suppose I will post pics later; anyways, point is, DeLorme can suck an egg, don't buy it, unless you wanna buy it from me

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 2000i30cg
                            I must say, that DeLorme Earthmate is the worst POS that I ever bought, ever. I am selling it btw, with all the cables and software? Anyhoo, I bought a Deluo USB off ebay for $50, and am now using Routis. First thing, I think my USB adapter is broken, but I finally got the serial to work, and it seems to work great. I haven't had much time to test it, as I just ordered this new Car PC. Nothing was wrong with the old one, V10000 512 ram, just that I'm sick of it being in the glove box, and I wanted one of those spiffy black cases, and I happened to see one with an M10000 for only $280 on ebay That will install under the passenger seat with my custom relay and battery, I suppose I will post pics later; anyways, point is, DeLorme can suck an egg, don't buy it, unless you wanna buy it from me
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