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    Question GPS Receiver

    Iím getting close to being done with it all and I donít have a GPS unit yet. I just ordered my VIA EPIA 1GHz motherboard/CPU/etc tonight, and should have it in a week. Iím going to order the LCD this week, along with the DC-DC 150w PSU. All I will need is the GPS unit. So, what GPS unit can I get for about $100 that will work with MapPoint and CoPilot 2003? I donít need the software, as I am planning on going with an OSS (Before you ask, ĎOpen Source Softwareí) solution for Linux. I would really like it to be USB as well.

    And yes, I have used my friend the button and came up empty. 7 pages of results with no answers...

    Thanks in advance!
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    I just got myself one of these with a USB connector, cost me £100

    Not used it with any software yet (am in "acquiring" mode) but it shows up as a COM port, so providing the software you are using can choose which COM port, then you should be good to go


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    they came out with Copilot 3002 already?
    silly boy edited it....
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    Originally posted by Confused
    I just got myself one of these with a USB connector, cost me £100

    Not used it with any software yet (am in "acquiring" mode) but it shows up as a COM port, so providing the software you are using can choose which COM port, then you should be good to go


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    Thanks. Looks nice. I'll look into it more..
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    they came out with Copilot 3002 already?
    What? Heh..
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    I use Rand Mcnally serial...it works as well as any others from what I hear.
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    ...But it's serial
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    get a USB serial converter....
    only 2 gps units work with copilot ...Rand Mcnally and Copilot
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    Oh. Where can I get a USB -> Serial converter?
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    I get a huge amount of comp. equipent from EBAY baby...it's a great resorce, just check the feedback ratings and if you feel confortable BID BID BID!!! I usually just do buy it nows.... search EBAY for
    usb
    and
    serial
    here

    you will com up with lots and the are all pretty cheap....
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    Thank you bosstone I use eBay a bit, but I didn't know what keywords to try
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