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Thread: Attention Newbies! Everything (almost) you want to know about GPS (Part 1)

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    Thanks Bugbyte!

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    Quick question: with Iguidance can you just "rip" the map files off the cd/dvd and put them on your harddrive if you want to have a free cd slot?

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    Yes, that it how it is designed to work. Actually my mobile pc doesn't even have a CD (or DVD) drive ;-)

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    If you guys had stickied this or put it in the faq, you might not get as many questions. it certainly helped me, but I had to go through 5 pages to find it.

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    It IS in the FAQ. Check the "Attention Newbies! A FAQ to the FAQ's" in the FAQ Emporium.

    BTW - good job searching and finding it!
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    Garmin sells a GPS working @ 5hz, so five updates in position per second. Seems it uses a special transfert protocol.

    Problem is : I don't know if current softwares can handle it (refresh rate & protocol), and GPSgate & xport may not work with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaFX
    Garmin sells a GPS working @ 5hz, so five updates in position per second. Seems it uses a special transfert protocol.

    Problem is : I don't know if current softwares can handle it (refresh rate & protocol), and GPSgate & xport may not work with it.
    Whoa!! That sounds really interesting! Do you have any more info on it DeltaFX??

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    another solution for ppc

    I had an Dell Axim X5 and bought the gps solution from pocketmap.com. the reason i bought it is becuase i heard good reviews (saying it was comparable to more expensive solutions like magellan and tom tom) and it was only around $140 for the kit which includes a good CF receiver and antenna extension and software (albeit a little old) of the entire US. I'd recommend it if you're looking to save some money for a pretty good gps solution for your handheld.

    PocketMap Navigator

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    one quick question...

    I'm in the UK.

    What software is the best for my region? Can i install Great Britain maps easily?

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    For whatever reason ive seen a whole lot of GPS units on ebay bundled with Microsoft's Streets and Trips

    I strongly suggest NOT using this for everyday navigation issues. Like stated in the write up its great for planning trips but for in car navigation i had a LOT of trouble. Its akward to use and does not give nice GPS information let alone useful on the go directions.

    Also it had a lot of trouble finding my GPS unit. I had to use a third party driver and it would still fail somtimes anyway. (maybe its just the holux unit i have...im still looking for better software tho)

    Just thought id put my 2 cents in...

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