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    Compact Flash GPS

    Found that on ebay, think it would be cool for my laptop based carputer.

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...tem=5703945370

    what do you think?

    would this device work good?
    would this device work with major softwares?

    Thanks for your inputs.
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    anyone?
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    Exclamation Interesting

    Interesting idea...that is if it works at all with other software CF card GPS...strange idea. Great for PDA's...but why for a laptop? Cripes, buy a USB GPS Mouse instead.

    Of course if you don't have a CF reader on your PDA, you'll have to buy that also!

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    I have one USB port, 2 PCMCIA....


    The seller emailed me - it is compatible with win98+ according you have a pcmcia slot.

    Require Mapping software (not provided). The GPS CF Card is compatible to software that supports NMEA 0183 V.2.2 protocol command and the following profiles: GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC, GLL, VTG.
    I have no clue about protocoles and GPS software, can I use this with routis or mappoint or something??
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    Ahh, I have the same one. Works great - usually has a solid lock on 10 sattelites and cold start takes some 20 seconds to initiate. Very good device. But make sure you get the one with external antenna and a PCMCIA<>CF adapter if you want to use it with a laptop.

    This device is compatible with all GPS softwares, like Routis, Destinator, etc. It's a standard NMEA0183 4800b complaint, it will work with anything.
    I got mine from a guy in Hong Kong. It shipped faster than another item coming from Texas. The one you have there is in Singapore, so I say bid with confidence. The price is pretty good too.

    Once again - this will work with any software and in any computer running any operating system. Keeps a solid lock on the sattelites and external antenna is easy to attach and hide. GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    NMEA is good!

    NMEA will be fine for most products, I know Microsoft Mappoint supports NMEA just fine.

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    PCMCIA<>CF slots are backwards compatible and plug & play. You will also be able to use that adapter to read/write CF cards. I have a camera using that and a Pocket PC so it's very useful.
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    Thanks guys.

    I saw those have a general final price of about 100$ (US)...

    I will try to get one for a relative cheap ebay price... there is one seller that have the same model from Canada (my country) I might save shipping cost and customs, as well as shipping delay.

    I'll tell you guys ifever I manage to get one.

    thanks a lot for the info.
    -Mars

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