Laptop plugin GPS cards

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:59
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Hi guys,

Does anyone know anything of the direct plugin GPS cards for laptops. Are they OK, will they all work with Ozieplorer.....?
See you on our travels

H,K & A
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Reply By: Goran - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 15:30

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 15:30
Are you asking if you can somehow plug the actual card into a laptop? The answer is no. What you can do is load the software(on CD) that is used on the card into your laptop and take it from there. That is how everyone runs moving map with Oziexplorer.
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 15:47

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 15:47
Dolfn,
the ones you are thinking of are Bluetooth GPS that communicate with a Bluetooth enabled laptop via radio signal & they aren't cheap or GPS cards that plug into a PDA. The cheapest way is buy a basic GPS with a remote antenna so you don't have to mount it & plug it into your laptop. Check the shop or try www.gpsoz.com.auRegards Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - dolfn - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 16:32

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 16:32
No the ones Im thinking of are Flashcard GPS units that fit in the PMCIA port on the computer........

Here is alink.....you dont need a normal handheld unit....just this device...

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3052661594&category=34290See you on our travels

H,K & A
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Follow Up By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 16:52

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 16:52
Glad to see it comes with external antenna . not sure if it works with oziexplorer . Check oziexplorer forum on yahoo if no one here can give definate answerRegards Bob
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Reply By: Boxa - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 19:55

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 19:55
Dolfin,
Absolutely. I have the very same one. No worries with it at all, very simple to run too. Straight from the box (new) load the software cd you receive with the gps then plug it in and fire up the oziexplorer.

A very cheap option to live gps mapping, I recommend it.

Happy trails,
Boxa
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Reply By: Stadoobie - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 20:58

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 20:58
I brought the same on e-bay .. stuck it in the lap top .. loaded the oziexplorer and its great .... (17 inch monitor) The question really being -is somebody really going to drive 8 hrs with that on their lap navigating ? (na)
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:16

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:16
Which is why I use an external 15" display mounted on the dash. The laptop can sit on the back seat or in a pocket behind the front seats.Bob
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Follow Up By: Member - Wim (Bris) - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:47

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:47
Stadoobie
You may already be aware of this but check out post 4855 (laptop stand).
Have same mounted in Jackaroo works great. 4,500k's of dirt outback Qld & NT no problem. My better half is navigator and she finds it better than paper maps. Nice to have laptop close a hand.

RegardsThis 4WD stuff is addictive,
time consuming & expensive.
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Reply By: Hatcher - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:55

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 08:55
I like the idea of a moving map on the laptop too, but wouldn't it be a bit awkward carrying that laptop through the scrub whilst on a bush walk? Better to have a pocket GPS with a data cable connection, best of both worlds...
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