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    Cheap Functional GPS for use w/ CarPC?

    Are there any programs out there, that are relatively cheaper than iGuidance or Destinator. That are full GPS programs, don't require an internet connection, and are Vehicle PC Freindly? I tried using RoadNav, but that was just terrible. Couldn't download the maps, got an error anytime I tried to do anything within the program. Just trying to find a good cheap alternative to iGuidance. If there is one, could someone let me know? Otherwise I guess I'll be throwing down $100 everytime I want to install a Vehicle PC into a car. I'm looking for this for putting in my installed Vehicle PC's and looking to keep my cost to a minimum, but I'm not going to sacrifice a working product.

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    -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
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    The newest Streets & Trips has decent GPS support, but isn't particularly vehicle-friendly. An industrious coder could get around these flaws and use the data natively.

    Unfortunately, quality GPS software ain't cheap.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    I think you're pretty much hosed. Most GPS software solutions are around $100, and as you've found, anything less is pretty trashy. I've tried a few, but honestly iGuidance is one of the better software solutions i've found.

    OT: Wow, three simultaneous posts...that's..really wierd.

    I didn't mention S&T because i've never been impressed with how it handles GPS, but then, I haven't played with the latest version.

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    CoPilot navigator 9.

    I had S&T 2006... it was better than 2005.. but co-pilot nav is awesome...

    It comes with a reciever... its about 60 on dell's website...

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...s=19&c=us&l=en

    If there are features... you are looking for let me know.. I will check and respond..

    Today I used it for the first time...

    the only downside so far... its need usb 2.0 to will not work w/out 2.0

    the route recalculate is fast
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