GPS - Notebook Computer.

Submitted: Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 18:29
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How do I make my notebook into a moving map display GPS.

Hi there Guys and Gals.

I have been led to believe that I am able to use my Notebook as A moving map display GPS. IS this correct? If so what do I need to buy to make it all work.

Cheers
See you on our travels

H,K & A
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Reply By: Member - Gary - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 18:50

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 18:50
dolfn
- You will need a GPS and suitable software such as Oziexplorer. Your notebook will need to be able to be connected to the GPS, generally through the serial port. Do a search on this forum and you will find lots of info.

You will also need to consider a power source for your notebook as you travel.

Oziexplorer can be purchased through the exploreoz shop as can GPS's.

Good luck Gary

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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:32

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:32
And iff like mine, your Notebook does not have a serial port you can buy the correct connector to USB from Jaycar.
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WillieNever a dull moment
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Follow Up By: Member - dolfn - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:45

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:45
will any gps do? Can I buy areal basic model? All I need is the info to get the lat and log is that correct?
See you on our travels

H,K & A
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Follow Up By: Willie - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 21:10

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 21:10
dolfn,
If your GPS can find Lat/Long and UTM it should be able to transpose the info to the Notebook. The GPS has to have a cable connector port, of course. I personally do not find the need for a moving map. I use my GPS, Notebook and Oziexplorer to pin point positions and rely on bush sense for the rest. Have only worked out about 10% of the capabilties of the soft ware.....Don't forget, you need to load digital maps into your Notebook as the GPS will only give you a basic reading from its software.
Cheers,
Willie
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Follow Up By: Member - dolfn - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:54

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 12:54
So would the magellen 310 be ok with accessories? What make and model do you use?

Thanks for your help
See you on our travels

H,K & A
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 14:10

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 14:10
Magellan 310 or 315 are fine.Bob
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Follow Up By: Willie - Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 19:13

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2003 at 19:13
Hi dolfn,

I have a Magellan 330....2002 model. Works well for me.

Cheers,

Willie
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Reply By: chopper - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 18:52

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 18:52
What Gary said!!
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