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    Low Bitrate Daley's Avatar
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    Now *THAT* is some useful information JackMan! Thanks, you've just helped another newb!
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    Well isn't that neat Marvin! I'm sure it's quite unusual when you see someone post a picture, and you can see your street on it! lol Glad you found that info useful Daley

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    Not really "my" street. I was just driving there when reading your posting

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    When reading the posting, then that's really funny! :P I was picking up parts there at "Early Birds" for my chevelle.. I bought a rear sway bar. That's location 2! They have good prices

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    JackMan, thank you so much! That is exactly what i was talking about. Now, im just hoping i could get a lot others to do the same thing so it can help a lot more people. But really, Thanks a lot i really appreciate it and im sure others do too!

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    Country: USA
    GPS Receiver: (include whether it is serial or USB) 2 units: 1) old serial garmin GPS II 2) bluetooth HOLUX gpsslim236 (can be used via usb w/ special cable)
    Software You Prefer: currently use iGuidance
    Software you have used: Mapopolis on pocketpc, Street Atlas on laptop, and iGuidance
    Where you put your GPS receiver: currently have external mag mount antenna on trunk. Can use the bluetooth unit anywhere in car.
    Overall impressions of the software you prefer including why you prefer it and your list of pros and cons: Currently using iGuidance since it is very touchscreen friendly and integrates into Road Runner well. Very simple to use and decent mapping. Only cons would be it doesn't have some of the in depth configuration options other programs have (like street atlas, mapopolis, etc...), have heard it's POI database isn't as good as some others but that's not too important to me. For my uses (basic routing when going to unfamiliar area in major city) it's perfect, seems like it figures some weird routes but if you have common sense and at least a basic sense of direction it's not a problem).
    Where you bought it: Online
    Front end you use with it: Road Runner
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    Excellent! Keep it coming guys!

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    I have used map point, map monkey, destinator and co-piolt.

    I would give my vote any day to a modded IGuidance setup with BU-353 gps receiver.

    It is cheap gps+software = $170

    and with the work pure_dom and RPM_V4 are doing to make it more car friendly it is getting better all the time.

    Be prepared to spend some time on the forums looking for mods and tweaks marvin havloc has also posted some good info and customization.
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    • Country: USA (Oregon)
    • GPS Receiver: USB Globalsat BU-353
    • Software You Prefer: iGuidance 2.1.3
    • Software you have used: iGuidance 2.1.3
    • Where you put your GPS receiver: Middle of dash at bottom edge of windshield. Average lock in about 30 seconds (sometimes a minute or so when it's <45*), have never lost lock except in parking garages.
      • Pros: Very accurate data, good detail
      • Cons: Menu & display not designed for small screen or touchscreen
    • Where you bought it: http://www.usglobalsat.com/item.asp?itemid=80
    • Front end you use with it: RoadRunner
    • Any other comments: I get more than I expected to with the BU-353 receiver, it really is kick-***. iGuidance is okay, but I wish it were more friendly to touchscreens, or they would release an SDK. The third-party skinning software is getting better, but it is taking time, and there are always quirks when you use hacks like sendkey.

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    • Country: USA (Illinois)
    • GPS Receiver: USB Microsoft (with S&T)
    • Software You Prefer: Streets and Trips 2006
    • Software you have used: S&T 2005
    • Where you put your GPS receiver: Back window, very base of it so its not underneith the roof
      • Pros: Has saved my *** several times while out. Points of Interests, for the most part, up to date and helpful. Numerous options.
      • Cons: Menu & display not designed for small screen or touchscreen
    • Where you bought it: WalMart
    • Front end you use with it: RoadRunner
    • Any other comments: I know this isn't made for the small screens and you pretty much need a keyboard and mouse to run it. MS really did a lot better job w/ 2006 now that they have voice communcation. I have used their products for over a year now and have had great success while on vacation. But it is NOT made for the small screens!!!
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