Sat Nav (to replace my lost Garmin...)

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Google search will throw up loads of the usual suspects and if you are in
London you can always stroll down Tottenham Court Road.
Jeremy
On 23/5/06 11:03, "[Email address removed]"
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On 5/23/06, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Renate
Your budget?
Stand-alone or for a PDA / PC?
As for the source, I guess it's ebay.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Renate wrote -
I do need to get a satnav, and I want to use my quovadis and fugawi
mapping programmes on the laptop and intergrate them with a good basic
satnav system so I can do the trackpoints and waypoints on the way down
to
Mali.
Renate - how are you going to fit this on the motorbike?
Or do I feel a sidecar coming along?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gareth.
 
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I have a Garmin 276c great gps and very useful in n africa last year. I'm a
confirmed mac user so getting to grips with garmin mapping was something of
a challenge. But now that I have a spanking new Macbook pro with its Intel
chip I can run windows... Not that I really want to.
The most useful feature of any gps is the track back facility. Some do it
better than others. I'm less into hooking up computers to gps units etc.
The screen on the 276c is good, big enough and the unit itself is robust
enough to get a bit wet and to use handheld with its own small aerial. I
have an external aerial mounted up above and even in dense Spanish cities it
worked fine.
You pays yer money...
Jeremy
On 23/5/06 12:04, "[Email address removed]"
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Renate,
On 5/23/06, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:
... I'm also thinking that
The so called "smart mouse" GPS receivers are inexpensive and are all
that you need to navigate with a PDA or PC running mapping software.
I have a Garmin GPS 35 LP fixed permanently to the bonnet. It's been
sitting there, through thick and thin, for two years now and never
gave me any problems.
As the Garmin only has a serial output, for 30 quid I picked up on
ebay a Haicom HI-204 III with USB output, to be used with a tablet PC
running QuoVadis ver 4. It's better to upgrade to this version as it
appears to be more robust and has one particularly useful feature -
comunicating with a PDA to upload an download maps and data.
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They are within your budget and are by far more useful than the tiny
etrex or other mapping receivers which cost little to buy , than a
fortune to add maps and other software. I'm not sure if these maps
even cover Morocco.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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On 5/23/06, [Email address removed] <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Renate, they all do the same. IMHO the only difference is reliability
and aftermarket support. I have experience with Garmin and am assured
it works.
You don't need to worry about the hard disk being full. You can buy a
80GB disk for less than 50 quid. It's the reliability of your PC that
matters. Again, there are bargains on ebay worth checking, like
Panasonic Toughbook PCs.
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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