DeLorme GPS

grumpypenguin grumpypenguin at qwest.net
Tue Feb 20 06:28:37 UTC 2007


On Monday 19 February 2007 21:13, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 19 February 2007, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> >On Monday 19 February 2007 4:36 pm, Chris wrote:
> >> But theres no way to say, run the installer through Wine to install it
> >> into linux?
> >
> >Pointless.  Try if you must, but don't get your hopes up.
> >--
> >D. Michael McIntyre
>
> Not always, and of course it depends on the language his GPS can deliver.
> Often a common protocol can be discovered.  I for instance am running
> Roadnav on my laptop, capturing data from a very elderly Garmin 12.  Its
> realtime only but it works fairly well, with the biggest errors actually
> being in the reference maps that roadnav downloads from some free site.
> It says my house is about 450 feet east of where it actually is on
> average.  I intend to see if I can get a cigarette lighter adaptor for
> the lappy, and maybe even a vehicle supply cable for the Garmin, or carry
> a few pounds of AA batteries for it, and use it on my next long trip.
> Break the boredom of a 2 day 1000 mile drive seems to be a worthwhile
> project.
I just bought a dedicated GPS from tiger direct $199 Michelin X-930 GPS

seems to be a good rig do wish the screen was bigger (62 year old eyes)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2860699&Sku=M224-1002
>
> --
> Cheers, Gene
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