garmin mapsource and usb gps mouse
i currently own a street pilot III and the mapsource (and city maps) software for canada. i am able to plug up the street pilot gps to the computer using the serial cable, which is used to upload and download data, and be able to track where i am on the computer screen (rather than on the street pilot screen itself). my question is, can i purchase ANY gps usb mouse out there (looking at those ones on ebay from hong kong) and the mapsource software will work with it? or does it need to be a garmin software compatible unit? just that i've already spent a lot on the mapsource cd so why not use it in the carputer instead of spending extra on another piece of software.
second question is, where the HECK is the ADDRESS finding feature on mapsource computer software (i have the lastest patch)??? i have searched hi and low for it and it appears nowhere, and definitely NOT where it said it is on the help files. i would like to be able to plan a route on my computer before uploading the path to the gps. right now i can only search for the address from the gps unit by that 4 directional rocker switch and it's real time consuming to enter each letter to spell it out. i'd like to be able to search for an address (i.e. 123 king street) and drag a route for my day. right now there is only a city search feature which only centres on the regions (i.e. bc, vancouver, toronto, montreal). i have tried plugging and unplugging the gps from the computer to see if this feature appears, but features do not really change in any case. will this search appear if i was to use a gps mouse?
i'm hoping to be able to load this software to the carputer, use it with a gps mouse (doing away with the street pilot) and be able to search for the address from mapsource to guide my way there. thanks for the help!
V4 Mapsource Canada rules
It is much more accurate (V4 Canada Mapsource), with the old version when I was driving I would be driving NEXT to the highway instead of on it. The streets worked just fine...just not highways.
You should consider upgrading to V4, it's pretty worth the price.