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  1. #11
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    What's the cheapest most effective package? I don't want to pay $300+ for Copilot...

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    OK. Deep joy, getting somewhere.
    I found a driver for the Prolific USB serial to USB interface.

    I tried that, but no difference.

    With that driver installed, I played with some settings in Hyperterminal.

    setting to 4800 baud. I started getting clean GPS data inside the house.

    I used those setting for the port, and Mappoint tried, but failed to initialise. I plugged them into the TechGT addon for Mappoint, and it started aquiring satellites.

    I never got a clean full 3d lock, as I was with about 10 minutes wait to get right down to street level within about 100feet.

    Tomorrow, I'm going to try the Delou drivers again, as they were newer than the prolific ones.
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    Yes, I used AGPS with MapPoint 2002.

    It solves many of the GPS problems of MapPoint, but it has a poor UI. It is a little boxed window that you can't resize or control the layout.

    I've given up on it. I went out and purchased CoPilot 2003 - and really like how it gives LARGE TEXT and FULL SCREEN directions that you can glance and read.

    AGPS would be great starting point if you could customize the size and layout much better.

    I wish the guy would release the source code, it would be a great starting point to experiment with some new user interfaces.

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    CoPilot isn't available in the UK, but there is a dedicated Mappoint for Europe.

    The only other Euro/UK system I know of woth re-routing, and directions is Infomap Navigator, but it isn't as detailed as mappoint, as I understand it.

    With the on screen directions (on a low res TVout screen), and the voice directions, it should be OK. hopefully, I will be able to run it, behind Winamp with full screen Vis, and have the voice directions guide me.
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    Take a look at NavStar - a Mappoint based laptop navigation system. It supports Mappoint North America and European version.

    It supports RoyalTek and Rayming USB GPS Receivers very well.

    Try it out! You will like it.

    www.mobilegpsonline.com

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    dude chill out with the forum spammin'
    it sucks to find out that all the new posts in the gps section are because someone wants to push some software when one post would suffice

    makes me less likely to use something when it turns into an annoyance

    Originally posted by mobilegps
    Take a look at NavStar - a Mappoint based laptop navigation system. It supports Mappoint North America and European version.

    It supports RoyalTek and Rayming USB GPS Receivers very well.

    Try it out! You will like it.

    www.mobilegpsonline.com

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    Originally posted by mobilegps
    Take a look at NavStar - a Mappoint based laptop navigation system. It supports Mappoint North America and European version.

    It supports RoyalTek and Rayming USB GPS Receivers very well.

    Try it out! You will like it.

    www.mobilegpsonline.com

    I bought AGPS instead. For such a cheap product, it does what I need, and does it well enough and I don't need to sell a kidney to buy it.

    the Author of AGPS should congratulate himself on such a wonderful product.
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    Dont bother with Infomap Navigator I just bought it 2 weeks ago. The navigation part is useless.

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    I MapPoint and Infomap, but I thoroughly recommend Memory Map Navigator. This piece of software is the best...

    It shows 1:50k OS maps with a moving GPS location cursor AND has satellite maps of the same area.

    Than means you can have a detailed OS map in one 1/2 of the screen showing your exact position, contours, byways etc AND a high quality satellite image next to it showing exactly what is the other side of the woods etc...

    Its great for off-roading.

    Picture enclosed...

    Memory Map

    The software is well thought out with large buttons and really fast. It doesn't do auto routing or voice directions but thats what the other packages are for!

    Adrian
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    Hi Adriane

    Hows memory map in navigations? how well does it cope in real life situations?

    I done some testing on powerloc destinator 2, infomap navigator,
    autoroute 2003, route 66 2003 Pro and tomtom navigator 2 ( PDA ) Still tomtom is the best for navigations.

    I just got Alturion GPS Pro 5.0 software...its looking good.

    http://www.alturion.com/products/ver...reenshots.html

    cool or what? Im already testing it...cant wait to get the UK map to try it out.

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