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    GPS software for australia

    Hey, all

    i just have a question about GPS software in australia what type of free gps software are available that has voice prompts

    i want to be able to use a carputer that has gps software because i dont wanna buy those portable nav things form my car..

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    Check out FreeDrive or MapMonkey... These are front ends which have been written by some excellent people on the internet to run ontop of the Destinator SDK.

    You can find australian maps (2005) on the net - if you look in the right places...

    Freedrive is soon to be re-written for the Destinator 6 platform (Freedrive 2.0) now that CdRSkull has finished up with the awesome Freedom 2.0 skin for RoadRunner (CarPC front end) - I suggest you check it out also.

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    oh cool. so your car pc is like the navman type gaget?

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    the navman is not even in the same league....

    you can't play mp3, divx/xvid, web browsing, mobile phone control (thru bluetooth), wifi, etc... with a Navman...

    Here is a bit of info about what I am installing...

    7" Wide LCD Touch screen (Lilliput eqv. from ebay)
    VIA EPIA SP13000 CPU/MB
    512Mb RAM
    2Gb Sandisk Ultra II Compact Flash (With windows (nLited) installed) to boot off
    80Gb Hard Drive (for Movies / Music)
    USB GPS Receiver (BU-353)
    USB Bluetooth
    USB Wifi
    M2-ATX Power Supply

    Eventually - 2 x 7" Headrest Monitors for the kids

    I suggest you do a bit of reading up here on MP3Car - Use the search function on some of the terms I have mentioned here and you will be in for a good read. Lots of helpful info.

    BTW. What car are you thinking of installing a CarPC in?

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    yeah i plan to do alot reading...

    i have a dihatsu sirion and when i upgrade to a ford explorer i will put 1 in there

    just using my crappy car as a test to see how everything goes

    how much approx is all your gear going to cost u

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    Well this is my first post but i will help where i can,
    GPS: i have used the destinator 3 with 2006 maps -( sorry theyre the 2005 version my mistake)- for australia, i then use map monkey (mm) replaced the dll as posted in the other forums so mm will read the australian maps,
    I have been sucessful in using RoadRunner as the front end with mm as the gps interface.
    My system is a via epia MII12000 512mb ram( 64mb shared), 60gb hdd, 7" liliput touch screen, generic gps interface

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    i have most of the gear already... Just need to get a couple of projects out of the way before I install it..

    Cost approx... is AUD$

    MB/CPU $300
    RAM $60
    USB GPS $100
    7" Touch LCD $300
    HDD $80
    Compact Flash 1Gb $50
    USB Bluetooth $20
    Power Supply $150
    USB RadioXtreme FM Tuner $50
    Case $TDB
    Center Console piece from Mitsubishi $50 (+$50 for LCD fabrication into console)

    Rear Headrest Monitors & Dual out Videocard $TBD

    Amp & Speakers $300 (cause I am removing headunit - I will need some form of amplification) wanted to upgrade anyway.

    I'll be looking close to $2000 all up.

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    Hey barty1978 r u in Syd?

    Pikachu79 please check ur PM.

    Cheers
    Kosti
    New Car PC Build list in progress

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    Destinator 3 with mapmonkey 2005 Q2 maps

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    where do you guys get Destinator 3 from?

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