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||Posted - 04 août 2003 : 23:15:07
I'm currently using a Delorme Earthmate USB GPS antenna with SA 2003 on my Win2K Dell LS400 (12" screen), and it seems to work OK (other than showing me to the side of the road, not on it, blah, blah, blah)
Here's my question / situation: I have a brand new, Apple Powerbook G4 notebook with a 15" wide screen display, DVD-R, etc. running OSX, but I can't find squat on a trip routing application that will run on the Mac with my Earthmate USB antenna. There's SA 6.0 for the mac, but Delorme says it won't work with OS X, and won't work in OS9 emulation mode.
I DO have Connectix SoftPC for WinXP running on the Mac, and the Delorme SA 2003 app loads up just fine, but I can't see the GPS antenna. I don't know if it's my driver (from Delorme), the Mac, the USB translation, etc.
I'm getting ready to take a long trip to Seattle and Olympic Nat'l Park, and would love to take just one notebook (preferably the Mac, since we can watch DVD's all the way out on the plane from DC).
Does anyone have:
1) Recommendations for getting the Earthmate USB to work with the Mac?
2) A software / HW combination that would work with the Mac, OS X?
I've got it working on the PC, I just don't want to take 2 computers on the trip.
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||Posted - 23 juil. 2011 : 19:13:28
You could use the free VirtualBox software to install Linux, (a good Linux distro for beginners is Ubuntu, for example) in a virtual machine on OS X, then run any of the many Linux mapping options. You could use gpsdrive on OS X. There are a number of OS X capable free programs.
I use OS X but I have two PNDs so I don't use that kind of software, but I think the options are increasing rapidly. The first thing you should do is get a copy of gpsd installed so you can run them. Then you connect the software up to the GPS. There is also a Python script that lets you use Google Earth's cache to see where you are on local satellite pics. (if you have wireless internet, you don't need to use cached images, you can see it directly.. but I don't)
Ive used roadnav - and it works - but I have had some cosmetic problems with it. I should delete my prefs and start fresh.
All in all, its surprising how much software is available for free. If you are willing to install Linux in a virtual machine, your options are even wider.
||Posted - 17 nov. 2007 : 10:08:14
I am using roadnav:
It is Free (GPL v. 2), and is under active
||Posted - 07 juil. 2007 : 18:28:46
If all else fails, the following video should make you feel better
||Posted - 23 mai 2007 : 03:40:57
Yep. It's time to install bootcamp, methinks.
||Posted - 21 nov. 2006 : 04:22:26
Check out http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=71858 for a bluetooth solution.
||Posted - 25 juil. 2006 : 14:56:25
New Mac software is being released today:
RouteBuddy is a GPS enabled Mapping Application for Mac OS X.
see here http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=62219
||Posted - 06 avr. 2006 : 04:46:56
Life has just become easier for Mac users. Boot Camp Public Beta provides a straightforward means of letting your Mac run Windows. More info here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/
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||Posted - 19 oct. 2004 : 20:02:28
I'm thinking abut getting new 1.2 Ghz iBook OS X Panther with 512MB RAM and Virtual PC 7 with Windows XP Professional. I assume it will work well enough to at least copy maps to a PocketPC via USB Activesync, but how well does Routis 2004 work when used as a PC-based navigation program from within VPC? Is there a lot of lag in navigation voice commands and route recalculations or any other very noticeable performance degredations?
Since there is no PC slot on iBooks (which is needed to use my compact flash GPS), I would plan to use a Bluetooth based GPS unit with the iBook laptop.
||Posted - 17 sept. 2004 : 02:20:22
I have a 17" PowerBook. I have Route66 and I like it. *BUT* sometimes I need to search by GPS location (I do search-and-rescue missions), and from what I can tell, Route66 does not support this. Anyone know anything about that? And for the record: this is my second PowerBook G4. I had an iBook G3 before that. My brother also has a PowerBook G4. We have both tried running VirtualPC on all of these computers, and the best I could get was out of this one, which is a 1.5GHz, and VirtualPC barely runs. Am I missing something? I keep hearing people say "...<insert PC software name here> runs perfectly fine...". Can someone explain to me any tricks you might have on making this a reality? Or how to search by GPS location in Route66. Either way would make my millenium...
||Posted - 09 sept. 2004 : 19:34:47
I have a titanium laptop running panther and I use Route 66. Works really well. I'm using a Haicom receiver which we sell to.
||Posted - 17 août 2004 : 15:32:35
I also occasionally use a CF-card based GPS in my Mac laptop (TiBook 15") with Route66 software. Not the greatest software, but it can get the job done in many circumstances.
There are also a number of other OSX-based GPS software solutions. Just check www.versiontracker.com and put GPS into the search field.
||Posted - 17 août 2003 : 04:21:26
The Deluo USB gps unit works with OS X. It works very well with Routis in VPC 6 and XP. I am running the above setup on a 12" G4 PB. In order for the setup to work, OS X and VPC has to be able to see the device as serial. You then configure it as comm1 in VPC before start XP. I had to download another driver from the company which wrote the driver for Deluo which allow the device to be selected as a serial device. The drive can be found at:
search for PL2303 under usb1.1
||Posted - 04 août 2003 : 23:21:42
Probably the first time we're talking about Mac's here ;-) Reminds me of me of my '89 SE ;-)
1. It's a USB device so I suspect you'll need drivers like you do on a PC. The easiest solution would be the ubiquitous serial port, but I suspect Steve "distortion of reality" Jobs probably removed them soon after his "come-back" ?
2. I don't know of one, the virtual PC solution might work with a serial port?
Your other option of course would be to get a...PocketPC ;-) The Dell 300mhz is so cheap now...check my signature "best GPS PocketPC".
PS - Best not to cross-post. Let's move to the "Laptop Software" section ;-)
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