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    does gps differ from country to country?

    HI
    Are there any differences in gps based on their origin? I know that garmin and others with built-in maps would probably be preloaded with the regional version, but that would be replaceable, right? Is that the only difference?
    Does anyone know good gps software for europe?
    Hoping to get a little info on these matters. I found a few interesting gps in the US - at half the price that the local dealer is charging.

    cvi, dk

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    Route66, www.route66.nl. and Microsoft Mappoint 2002
    They have maps that cover most of europe. However there accuracy of the mapping differs severly.

    Im located in Denmark, and the danish map is very detailed, but i have been told that the swedish and norwegian isn't. As for the rest of europe im not too sure.

    Mappoint 2002 exists in an european version, but seems to have the same problems, you cant search for norwegian nor swedish road names, but you can search for danish roadnames and even the house number is accurate.

    "Local lingo on"

    Både route 66 og mappoint er gode programmer, de er dog ikke umiddelbart særligt fleksible omkring brug som navigator programmer. Mappoint kan i teorien programmeres op, da det er en del af Microsofts MSDN kit, og kan indsættes i f.eks. et visual basic program.

    Jeg er ikke stødt på et rigtigt godt navigations program endnu, jeg håber lidt på at krak finder ud af at det er en god ide.

    Når det gælder de lidt mere lokale kort skulle navtech være rigtigt gode.

    Der var en test i FDM som beskrev fabriks navigations systemer og der anbefalede de Navtech, jeg er dog ikke sikker på at du kan bruge Navtech på en normal pc, da jeg ikke har haft adgang til programmet endnu.

    Med hensyn til gps modtagere med indbygget kort, f.eks. Etrex serien, så er kortet ikke meget præcist, men det er ganske fornuftigt.

    Hvis du søger billig gps udstyr kan jeg anbefale www.gpsw.co.uk, som er der hvor jeg har indkøbt min egen modtager. Vær opmærksom på at ikke alle gps programmer acceptere usb modtagere.

    Hvis du har flere spørgsmål, skal du være velkommen til at kontakte mig

    "Local lingo off"

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