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    what routing software for Europe

    Hi ,
    what is a good cheap soft working with USB GPS for Europe ?
    I need voiceoutput and a visual direction indicator and a "point on a card (to show where i am )
    I saw that there are different standards like NMEA and another one. I would prefer nmea because gps receivers are cheaper

    So is there a software matching my needs ?

    Thanks

    Felix
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    european navigation software

    Hi

    On http://www.schorr-aviation-multimedi...-software.html you can find about all software i know about that has voice-output..

    if you find any other software than this that has cards for switzerland and surrounding countries, let me know!

    i think travelbook makes a real good impression.. but i did not buy any of this software yet..

    pascal

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    Hi

    Do you know if this software covers the UK and if so is their an English translation?

    Kindest Regards

    Jon

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    don't know but probably map and guide covers uk with their europe city map ?
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    Originally posted by slarty
    Hi

    Do you know if this software covers the UK and if so is their an English translation?

    Kindest Regards

    Jon

    GPSS covers the UK, . and has maps for other places
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    Yes thank you for this.. I tried GPSS I should have mentioned it. I found it way to user intensive to be of any use on the road and also to get the maps working I needed to scour the web for maps that were pretty out of date so I ditched it. I am currently using AutoRoute 2002 or Map Point both much the same.

    Are there any others you have tried?

    Jon

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    Originally posted by slarty
    Yes thank you for this.. I tried GPSS I should have mentioned it. I found it way to user intensive to be of any use on the road and also to get the maps working I needed to scour the web for maps that were pretty out of date so I ditched it. I am currently using AutoRoute 2002 or Map Point both much the same.

    Are there any others you have tried?

    Jon
    Not yet, I've just ordered a Delou GPS mouse, that I'm going to use with my laptop, till I get my car setup running.

    It will be nice to know where I am when I lounging on the couch.

    I've installed GPSS, but I haven't tried it with any GPS hardware yet. Thats next.

    There are other maps on the site if you dig arround for them, but I have no idea how upto date they are.
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    If its anything like my Haicom HE 201E then it may use a serial bridge and give a vertual comm port in which case this can change if you change the usb portthe USN GPS is situated. It changed for me when I added other usb comm devices also. GPSS has a config file in it which requires the comm port to be specified. When it get the same port as the USB GPS it fires up no problem.. Oh yes Register or you may end up with a complex that leads you to trying to shoot any Snoopy you see!

    I would like to use CoPilot in the UK this is such a good program from what I can see but I do not know if it has support for UK maps?

    I am talking to http://www.travroute.com/ on this but have no info ATM

    Any information you get would be much appreciated

    Kindest Regards

    Jon

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    Yeah, I've seen the annoying little snoopy. Lol.

    Played the demo of GPSS until I was completly sick of it.
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    Yup I wish we could get CoPilot or the likes of! even a hack (Dare I say it) that would read the info disks for the common car GPS systems available in the uk!

    We seem to be sadly behind the times in the uk with PC based GPS software for mobile PC's!

    I have found other sources but I have not looked at them for a few months.. I'll check again .. but they were of the same or lesser quality than GPSS. The issue is that wedo not have a large enough software house that is involved.

    just my tuppence wrth

    Cheers

    Jon

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