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    Macintosh gps/mapping

    Anyone have any input/experiance on what would be a good choice for a osx based mapping software and gps unit for a mac?I havent seen alot of them out there,but theres a few.Just need some opinions

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdfrek
    Anyone have any input/experiance on what would be a good choice for a osx based mapping software and gps unit for a mac?I havent seen alot of them out there,but theres a few.Just need some opinions
    Same question here, but looks like I will have to go with a Windows machine

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    route 66 seems to be the best source for osx software from what i can find

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    Quote Originally Posted by spdfrek
    route 66 seems to be the best source for osx software from what i can find
    Does route 66 do turn by turn instructions?

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    http://www.66.com/route66/products.p...c=0&prodid=716

    Thas all the info I have for now.I plan to purchase the software and test it with a friends gps reciever before i go buy my own to see how it works out.

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    I bought Route 66 two weeks ago ($40 at CompUSA) for use on a trip to Santa Barbara, CA (I live near Phoenix, AZ). I didn't have a GPS receiver (ordered a Rikaline 6010 earlier this week), so I was relying completely on turn-by-turn directions. It does a good, not great job. The interface is a bit kludgy and the software is pretty slow (on my Powerbook G4/400, anyway). The directions, however, are very solid, once you get used to the lingo - they call a freeway exit ramp a "slip road", for example. All in all, I'm very happy with it for the measly $40 investment. We'll see how it behaves with GPS - my Rikaline should be here today...
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    let us know how it runs with the gps plugged in

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    How does turn by turn directions work without GPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocNupe
    How does turn by turn directions work without GPS?
    You can still get directions for each turn regardless of weather you have a GPS. The only thing a GPS does is let you get the direction for the turn you should make next.
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    gps would also auto updtae for turns made and things where as without the gps i imagine you have to skip to the next turn manualy i suppose

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