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Thread: Deluo receiver $89... Is this plug and play with MS Streets?

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    hmm yeah. i use delorme sa 2003 and it has a similiar setup -- it wil tell u when it recognizes a gps, if it sees sats, and which are tracking,.. no idea why it wouldnt be working tho, mine has worked flawlessly so far.. goodluck

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    I bought a Delou, and had them ship to the UK.
    Picked up from the postoffice at the weekend.

    Only tried it with GPSS (free software). Works OK, software isn't great, and only gave maps down to regional level, but found my GPS location approx OK, enough to get me in the general area of anywhere I would need to travel to.

    Need to find some better software, or use Linux. Does the Delou work with linux, and would I need any support built into the kernel as a module?

    Probably planning to use the latest Mandrake available at the install time.
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    a friend of mine is trying to get his deluo to work with linux, (he has the usb version, so he needs to make a usb-serial bridge), if he is successful i will post on here..

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    Originally posted by zx3chris
    a friend of mine is trying to get his deluo to work with linux, (he has the usb version, so he needs to make a usb-serial bridge), if he is successful i will post on here..
    I would be glad of the info, because I have the USB version too.
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    MS Streets Update

    Here's my experience with MS Streets and using it with any receiver--it's flaky. Sometimes with my receiver it hangs on "initializing". Sometimes it gets a location. I can't figure out any rhyme or reason as to when it does or doesn't work. If anyone else has any experience, please let me know.

    I took a 6 hour trip last Friday. When I first fired up MS Streets, it hung on initializing--that's after I go to Tools and select GPS track position. Then later after refueling a ways away it plotted my position and seemed to work (tracked position). Then later it hung on initializing and then later it seemed to work again. My question is really, if MS Streets is talking to the receiver, and the receiver actually can't get a satellite signal, does MS Streets know how to tell that to me, or does it always live in some GPS limbo where I MAY have a signal, but MS Streets won't tell me where I am for some unknown reason (which is what the experiment above seems to indicate) or is MS Streets is talking to the GPS but has no signal--if I wrote that software, I'd have this be one of the messages--"I can talk to your GPS, but it doesn't have a satellite signal"?
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    just a question...
    about how much hard drive space do these things' software usually take up???

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    delorme is about 2 gigs.

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    I just bought the USB version of the Deluo reciever (VERY fast shipping BTW). I am having problems using it with MS Streets 2001. The software doesn't allow me to use the GPS feature from the pulldown menu. Should Streets automatically recognize to reciever? The package only came with the reciever, driver disc, and an add for other Deluo products. The lack of documentation is kind of frustrating. Does anyone have any information that might help me? I am still waiting to hear back from Deluo on this issue.

    thanks
    Scott

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    well im not sure why MS streets isnt recognizing it -- im not familiar with the program -- but install the driver disc, and if you want to make sure the reciever is working, go into hyperterminal, create a new connection to com 3 (or whatever the receiver goes to, usually com3), 4800 8n1 and you should see a bunch of data.. if you see that, your USB-Serial bridge is working, and the gps receiver is working -- and its just an ms streets problem...

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    Originally posted by bugsoup
    I just bought the USB version of the Deluo reciever (VERY fast shipping BTW). I am having problems using it with MS Streets 2001. The software doesn't allow me to use the GPS feature from the pulldown menu. Should Streets automatically recognize to reciever? The package only came with the reciever, driver disc, and an add for other Deluo products. The lack of documentation is kind of frustrating. Does anyone have any information that might help me? I am still waiting to hear back from Deluo on this issue.

    thanks
    Scott
    There is a file in the root of ms streets cd that you have to run in order for the prog to know you want gps support. 2001 is kinda old and didn't have the support built in.

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