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    Earthmate not compatible with Mappoint

    Just so everyone knows and doesn't repeat the same error I made, the Earthmate USB receiver is not NMEA 2.0 Compliant, which means that it is incompatable with Mappoint. Which in turns mean it doesn't work with Coyote's Mediacar GPS setup.

    I was lucky that I hadn't opened the Shrinkwrap on the included software with my earthmate I bought from Comp-USA otherwise they would not have allowed me to return it. I exchanged it for a NAVMAN (which was $10 anyways) and it works great!!!
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    ahhh my earthmate works just fine with mappoint 2002 and 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    ahhh my earthmate works just fine with mappoint 2002 and 2004.
    really? the USB earthmate? When I tried to use it with Mappoint 2002 it said that the data stream was not NMEA 2.0 compliant or something like that. hmm, oh well,
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    you installed the drivers for the earthmate and then selected the option for it to be used with apps other then SA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    you installed the drivers for the earthmate and then selected the option for it to be used with apps other then SA?
    yup,, mappoint even recognized it on COM5. But thats ok, my NavMan works pretty good, (although it's reportedly not as accurate)
    My OLD Carputer: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17412
    Currently, Don't have a carputer :( I sold my lincoln and bought a '93 Acura Vigor, plan on putting a carputer in it one of these days. You can see my vigor at: This Site

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanGT
    really? the USB earthmate? When I tried to use it with Mappoint 2002 it said that the data stream was not NMEA 2.0 compliant or something like that. hmm, oh well,
    This doesn't work for the majority of people, including me, because the stream is technically not NMEA compliant, and the Earthmate folks don't seem to care because MapPoint is a competing product. I'm not sure how the individual on this forum got the USB Earthmate to work, because as far as I have seen, it doesn't.

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    yes the NEW earthmate is nmea compliant. Check the website for yourself. I have done a ton of gps work and i've even snooped on the com port and its all valid nmea strings
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    Earthmate is crap, delorme is becoming more and more sh1ttee with every version of there software and I would guess they skimp on the hard ware as well. read the reviews for the delorme software on epinions or amazon and common sense will show you not to purchase delorme stuff anymore.

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    The GPS Delorme Earthmate USB is compatible NMEA.
    I had many problems to make it work with the USB cable.
    I have manufactured myself a cable for the serial port and I no longer have any problem.
    Mappoint, Destinator, AutoRoute and other programs work me OK.
    The problem is to use the same connector of the USB cable, but it is possible.
    If somebody needs information to make the cable I can give it.

    Greetings

    Note: Sorry for my English

    En espaņol:

    El GPS Delorme Earthmate USB es compatible NMEA.
    Yo tuve muchos problemas para hacerlo funcionar con el cable USB.
    Me he fabricado un cable para el puerto serie y ya no tengo ningun problema.
    Mappoint, Destinator, AutoRoute y otros programas me funcionan OK.
    El problema es el mismo conector del cable USB, pero es posible.
    Si alguien necesita informacion para hacer el cable se la puedo dar.

    Saludos

    Nota: perdon por mi ingles

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    I dont know what you guys are talking about. I have the new WAAS Enabled USB GPS from Delorme and it has worked with EVERY program I have tried it with. (Streetfinder, Streets and Trips, Even USA PhotoMaps, which is a freeware app that only works with Serial gps)

    If you download the USB to Serial drivers from Delorme's webpage... it should and will most likely work with any GPS app.


    If you have any questions, you can ask me. I have messed with this thing non stop for the last week and a half!
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