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    Quote Originally Posted by johnram
    I stand corrected. I went and got an Earthmate USB GPS at Best Buy and it works for a few minutes and then says it only works with CoPilot GPS.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    John
    I wish that it did work... but at the same time I was going to be ****ed if it did!! Just got a Rand McNally Serial, and if I could have gotten that little USB be one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moahdib
    I believe that it is with the serial version of the delorme receiver, not the USB right?
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    jinu117, better yet:

    I'm writing software for the same idea. GPS on one screen and multimedia on another. However, I don't like Copilot that much anymore because their routing never took that fastest routs. I'm using Destinator now, and I have their SDK. So I'm writing a program that will integrate the Destinator software into my multimedia program alowing me to place the GPS on which ever screen I want with out worry about alining or "Default Possitioning." If you get copilot to open up on your secondary screen, there's no promiss that you wont have to work to do it again.

    Also, the benefit of having it integrated into the multimedia system is that you can have alerts and external hardware work along side. For instance, in my system the nav screen is hidden. And if you are on a road trip, the nav-screen will pop-up if you are coming to a point you need instructions (turns, jct., etc.) and then once the point is passed will hide again. Or if you press a button on the multimedia screen it will pop-up. The idea is that you don't need a GPS system in your face for a 40-100 mile trip down one road (route 66).

    One more benefit: I'm putting in a HUD into my dash, and I plan to have it display my MPH/RPMS/Fuel as well as the street I'm on, the street I'm coming up to, compas, and when the next turn is coming.

    Just some helpful ideas.

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    Magnezium:

    For some reason I thought desitnator did not have US maps? Also is the SDK Free?

    Thanks,
    Quincy

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    Quote Originally Posted by qjones
    Magnezium:

    For some reason I thought desitnator did not have US maps? Also is the SDK Free?
    Yes. It has North America Maps and the SDK is free. Just register (also free) and they email you a secure link to the SDK. It's very easy source code to understand. Most of it is already put together. It's ready for you to just call and request variables. Simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium
    Yes. It has North America Maps and the SDK is free. Just register (also free) and they email you a secure link to the SDK. It's very easy source code to understand. Most of it is already put together. It's ready for you to just call and request variables. Simple.
    OK,
    well I am downloading the SDK now. It says it comes with NY, and Paris maps. To use it with the other maps, you need to purchase the NAVTECH map CD's right?

    Quincy

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    Quote Originally Posted by qjones
    OK,
    well I am downloading the SDK now. It says it comes with NY, and Paris maps. To use it with the other maps, you need to purchase the NAVTECH map CD's right?

    Quincy
    Yep, that's true.

    Magnezium,
    Have you managed to get the main Destinator window to open up to a specific size, and "embedded" within your own app? I have been playing with the SDK also, but I haven't found a way to get it to not open it's own window!


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    Yes, you need to purchase the other maps, and no, destinator's source uses a DLL that runs the main window, therefore I'm talking to someone from destinator to find out.

    Once you install the SDK, you've installed the libraries that run Destinator. But the main window is a conglomerant of variables taken from the VB source. That means that you can completely run Destinator from VB, but the main window remains "theirs" for design. Stupid in my opinion. I'm looking into it though. It's possible I can get a deconstructed version of their DLL or even get an OCX of the whole thing. That would make things so much easier.

    Note: Many of the main window's features are controled in the "Destcontrol.frm" file under the name Dest2.* (I.E. Dest2.ShowDestinatorWindow) Check out the commands under Dest2 and see if you can find anything interesting.

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