navigation with gps and laptop setup

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 19:24
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I am thinking of getting a navigation system setup including gps unit, laptop computer and maps. I would like ideas on which combination would be best to get. We want to set it up in our 4wd. We have garmin gps unit which is about 3 - 4 yrs old. Would it be compatible with equipment which is newer
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 21:00

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 21:00
Theres about a trillion threads on this in the archives.. Start there ;)
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 21:00

Thursday, Jul 15, 2004 at 21:00
Jule, look to make sure your laptop has a serial port. It does not need to be faster than 600-700 Mhz - 4-10 Meg hard disk is fine, 256 Meg RAM be good but not essential. I find a 12" screen tops too. That can be 2-3 year old gear, or more. No need to spend mega$
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Follow Up By: CruiserHead - Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 21:24

Friday, Jul 16, 2004 at 21:24
with gps trackmaker (free download, search google) you can get going very cheaply, and as john mentions, no fancy gear is required. if you laptop has usb only, get a converter from serial 2 usb from dicksmith. should be a breeze to set up.

good luck.
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Reply By: Niko - Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:49

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2004 at 18:49
I have a converter if you need, just go to octapc com au
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