EEEpC, Oziexplorer and Gamin

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 09:33
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Hi to the GPS experts. I have just read with interest motherhens latest thread re Garmin. My question is this. I have my EEEPC with Oziexplorer and will be getting Raster Maps etc. My son has a Garmin and has purchased the upgrade for 2009. Can I load this upgrade into my EEEPC so that I will have turn-by-turn whilst in cities or do I need some more software maybe such as Garmin O/S? I will be mounting my EEEPC on the roof centre consol with the screen inverted to keep it vibration free and out of the sun. If not Garmin what would be a better option
Cheers Jack
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Reply By: Ian & Sue - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:05

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:05
if your EEEPC uses .img file format it is possible you might be able to load the Garmin maps. Garmin has started locking its maps to a single GPS lately and that makes things more complicated.

Sorry I arent familiar with you EEEPC but have used Oziexplorer. I will look up you system later on and see what I can find out right now its breakie time :-)

Sue
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:15

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:15
The UBD city streets will run on the PC but not sure if it can navigate. It certainly has moving maps showings all the streets and it can handle waypoints and routes.

Alan
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Reply By: Ken65 - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:56

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 10:56
Hello Bushpig.
I run eeePC, I have Oziexplorer And Garmin Mapping running simultaneously.

I use Fransongate 2.6 to split the incoming GPS data to allow this to happen. Garmin nroute running 2009 & the shonky maps.

This gives me the best of both worlds.

You can gain a lot of useful information on setting up the eeePC from http://www.gpsaustralia.net

Hope you find this useful.

Ken
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 11:52

Saturday, Jun 13, 2009 at 11:52
Thanks heaps Ken. I knew that someone would be able to help. Thats why I like the folk on this site.

Cheers Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:39

Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 13:39
Found this http://www.semsons.com/ph10lowimofo1.html and maybe able to adapt for a roof mounting for EEEPC
Cheers Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Mary W NW VIC - Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 20:05

Saturday, Jun 20, 2009 at 20:05
Hi bushpig
,I am wanting a roof mount for my eeepc as have found that the screen can be reversed ,therefore having the eps mounted in a console would work well and with screen closed when not in use would be less conspicuous to the public.
If you find anything that can be adapted for this purpose i would be very interested.
Cheers,
Mary
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