gps and pda's

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does anyone know if you can hook up a gps to a pda
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Reply By: Ants - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:05

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:05
Depends on thd GPS and depends on the PDA.

I have a Navman PIN which is a Pocket PC PDA with built-in GPS. The main focus is for street level navigation, however I am looking to install OziExplorer CE and use the MrSID NSW maps that I have...

The Navman is capable of using an external antenna as well, so can get better reception in tree cover etc.

Now...there are also Bluetooth GPS's available from makers such as Navman, and they also make GPS "sleeves" for some pocket PC's.
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Follow Up By: Member - Krish N (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 19:29

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 19:29
Let us know how you go with the ozi/mrsid software on the navman pin.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:21

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 17:21
Almost all PDAs have a socket to attach a cable. Almost all GPS have a socket to attach a cable. An appropriate cable connecting the two will allow almost all GPS to be connected to PDAs.

I use a Garmin eTrex connected to an HP iPaq 5450 running Oziexplorer.
The cable came from Expansys on the web.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 18:01

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 18:01
yes you can, you might need a numm modem, and you will need to set the GPS to NMEA output, but it'll be a doddle, I have worked thru every PITA thing to get my Toshiba PDA to talk to my Garmin GPS and now they converse happily and readily

If you need any one on one help email me at bonz@sclsd.net.au

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 18:02

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 18:02
Of course that'd be a NULL modem, numm is a hole different thing
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Reply By: REX.....(Adelaide) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 19:42

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 19:42
i have a nav man pin so where do you plug in the ex ant

you have maps of nsw you wana swap
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:49

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:49
re-radiating antennas work very well Rex.
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Follow Up By: Ants - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 07:21

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 07:21
Re-radiating antennas are okay.

For the PIN, you can get a plug-in antenna from Dick Smith. There is a small plug on the existing GPS antenna.

Swapping maps....sorry no thanks. That's software piracy. And this is a public forum after all...you never know who's listening :-)

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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:43

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 22:43
Yes - some you can some you cant - oil aint oils - contact gpsoz.com.au for answers to all your questions ....or provide more info..ie what PDA? what GPS? (and then Ill contact them for you cause chances are I dont know)
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Reply By: Lyds - Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:53

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2005 at 23:53
or try this
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 00:21

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 00:21
oh. that didn't quite work. That was supposed to be a subtle pointer to use the search function on this forum.
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Follow Up By: Richard - Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 16:55

Thursday, Apr 21, 2005 at 16:55
duh...i did that and couldnt find anything
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