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Thread: I'am Looking for a better maping software to use with Delorme GPS unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodee
    Does anyone know if you can get more info out of MS like speed? I don't see any real gps options in it.
    There's an addon you can get called AGPS (I think?) or something like that that goes on top of MS S&T. It apparently makes it more gps friendly.

    -Taylor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taytay
    There's an addon you can get called AGPS (I think?) or something like that that goes on top of MS S&T. It apparently makes it more gps friendly.

    -Taylor
    http://www.techgt.com/AGPS/

    Supposedly it's really great.
    A friend of mine swears by it. He says he finds the MS map software a waste of time by itself, but with AGPS, it's actually useful. It gives speed, heading, time etc. He says it's one of the only pieces of software he's been happy paying for.

    (I haven't used either S&T or AGPS myself, just going by what he says.

    (Edit: Supposedly, AGPS works only with Mappoint, from what I can tell. I don't remember what software he's running.)

    Though I am interested, is Copilot worth the money? I'd like small buttons, so there's more room for the map. Also, what does or doesn't work in Canada? All the major mapping software works in Canada? (I'm sure I could search, but since this thread is about mapping....)

    Regards,

    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodee

    I have both Delorme and MS S&T 2004. I like Delorme because of all the info it shows like speed and I like the arrow instead of just the car MS uses. I like MS thought because I can get a big easy to read map without much other stuff on the screen.

    I'd love to get copilot but with a new baby at home I can't afford $250 for it. Are any of you running the newest version that just came out this month?

    Does anyone know if you can get more info out of MS like speed? I don't see any real gps options in it.
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    Hay Brodee, Which one has a more detailed map as far as diplaying street name points of interest (ATM's, gas stations, Resurants etc...). Are you using delorme gps receiver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedry
    Personally, I use MS Streets & Trips 2004 w/my Earthmate USB. It needs some updating (doesn't have the latest street names/redesignations since my home town moved the city limits, or the college I go to), but it does most of what I ask it to.

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    nedry OUT
    I was curious, did you have to do anything special with your setup to get the Delorme to work with Streets and Trips 2004? I heard that the Earthmate isnt NMEA compatible or whatever, which allows it not to be used with certain software.

    Does anyone know if this is an issue with Earthmate and S & T 2004?

    thanks

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    First off, do you have the serial or USB version? There is a BIG difference in compatibility w/ software. If it is USB I highly suggest iGuidance/Routis.

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    iguidiance is much better than the crappy street atlas...
    when i was using street atlas...its bascially useless

    then I got iguidiance...all I have to do is...set my destination...and drive
    it gives you turn to turn intruction (both voice and visual..if you have time to look at the display)...it tells you how many more miles/feet before you have to make the turn...it reroute you RIGHT AWAY when you took the wrong exit...wrong road...or whatever...I tried to take the wrong road intentionally when I was testing the software...the reroute feature is really awesome...you wont be afraid of getting lost anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    First off, do you have the serial or USB version? There is a BIG difference in compatibility w/ software. If it is USB I highly suggest iGuidance/Routis.
    The one I have is USB. Is iGuidance/Routis the name of the software?

    thanks for the reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taytay
    The people here at GPSPassion.com have a section dedicated to iGuidance. They love it! http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/d....asp?CAT_ID=12
    They have specifically compared it to Delorme's stuff and declared it crap. Makes me want to try it anyway...

    - Taytay
    GPSPassion has a section dedicated to iGuidance because that section is iGuidance's official forum, meaning GPSPassion is probably getting paid to host them. Regardless, it's the same as Routis and everyone on these forums love routis.

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