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    Are USB GPS"mouse" receivers good?

    Hi,
    on ebay I saw multiple cheap GPS receivers called GPS mouse.
    What do I have to pay attention for when i wanna buy one ?
    (technical characteristics etc)
    Are those receivers working good in general and what happens when they are placed behind (tinted) glass ?
    What's about compatibility with Software? Are there any standarts to pay attention on when buying ?

    My favorite would be a real stand alone GPS but they are too expensive for me.



    Many thanks for answers

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    GPS mouse returned 0 results on eBay. I'm not sure what you're talking about.

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    I think he's referring to one of these http://www.deluo.com/Merchant2/merch...tegory_Code=GR

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    Wow, that's actually pretty nice. I need usb because my touchscreen takes up my only serial port.

    Searching for "USB GPS" reveals about 50 of these.

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    Sorry thought that in US it's also called GPS Mouse but
    Yes ddt you are right - thats the GPS 's I'm talking about.
    Here in Germnay on ebay - I could get them for 100(Euro's) = ~ 100$.

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    Has anyone tried one of these?
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    I should have one in on Monday or Tuesday.

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    I'we tried one.. the driver installation was kinda tricky... i couldnt have any other USB devices connected when I connected the USB GPS.. the mouse would act all funny

    anyway... the one I got.. was faulty.. so I never got to actually test the reciever part )

    USB GPS worked for me im just waiting for new one from GPS WAREHOUSE in Great Britain ... it cost'd me 89 (with Reciver and Route 66 Europe Map)

    Gpsw.co.uk

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    If it is the Holux GM-200-USB receiver, then it works. You need to build the pl2303 USB-Serial driver into the Linux kernel, or as a module. If you persist that it be a USB GPS receiver, the best idea is to make sure that it uses the pl2303 for the USB => Serial conversion. The Holux GM-200-USB is what I am using with GPSDrive. Good Luck!

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    Originally posted by ddt
    I should have one in on Monday or Tuesday.
    ddt,

    Any news?

    Where did you buy yours from?

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