laptop setup for newbie

Discussions on running GPS applications on your PC, Notebook or other mobile PCs

Moderator: Moderators

Message
Author
168
Regular
Regular
Posts: 126
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 3:54 pm
GPS: Nuvi 765 SG/MY
Contact:

Re: laptop setup for newbie

#31 Post by 168 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:20 am

vanhelsingmarc wrote:Bro 168,

i have to purchase.. ? :wink: .. hehehe. i am using Kohjinsha SH now.things i need for the setup is :

1.laptop
2.E66 with Extgps
3.GMPC
4.QUE

Thats all ? need gps proxy or com0com ? same procedure like nroute setup ? i need to uninstall everything now. btw i not yet able to load a map into nroute.. hahaha. only the locked map with black blackground.. i am pc dumb
For Drivers, Nuvi still most practical. It can be easily mounted, operated and non obstructive to vision. You are ready to go within tens of seconds.
GMPC on my laptop is more for passengers where they have time to set up a big screen with multiple windows. UMPC is easier than laptop when mounting but still will take long time to set up everything.

Purchase ..? OF COURSE NOT- if you have a trial version to test run OR ........
It has to serve your requirement first !

-you only need items 1-3, not 4 etc.
-Any map not locked (gmapsupp.img), just place it in Garmin PC folder
-Always start your nokia extgps first
-get your E66 firmware updated, unless you want to turn on AGPS( the wait is frustrating)

Actually I find GMPC a lot simpler than mapsource to test any new map I get.

vanhelsingmarc
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:40 pm
GPS: nokia e66
Contact:

Re: laptop setup for newbie

#32 Post by vanhelsingmarc » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:01 pm

bro 168 , spot on... i got my result.. Garmin Mobile PC now running on Kohjinsha Umpc. looking for correct type of holder.. Anybody using UMPC in E39 ? I am a very happy man today...

Bro.. Nokia E66 Gps signal really boosted after the firmware upgrade. Thanks a lot for ur advice. Even now i am indoor typing this, my GMPC screen showing full bar sat signal..

Thanks bros 168 and mnd_43 !! u guys are great..

mnd_43
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Posts: 950
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:51 am
GPS: 6210 Navigator
Location: MALAYSIA
Contact:

Re: laptop setup for newbie

#33 Post by mnd_43 » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:02 am

vanhelsingmarc wrote: Thanks bros 168 and mnd_43 !! u guys are great..
:welcome:

he he ... right now just start to study how to unlock new maps n how to get one !
Sure ... we have many bros here who are willing to guide u ...

:D
:D ... de 9W2BPN

mnd_43
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator
Posts: 950
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:51 am
GPS: 6210 Navigator
Location: MALAYSIA
Contact:

Re: laptop setup for newbie

#34 Post by mnd_43 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:12 am

Zeus73 wrote: I never used nRoute before. But I read that it reads the map from MapSource.

I think you need to unlock the maps in MapSource too.
This how nRoute shows in our Lappy/PC ...
Looks vintage but it is free
... have to unlock the maps in mapsource !

... Ready to go offshore using Pacific Blue Chart 2008.5 Update !
mmm ... anybody knows any waterproof laptop ? :mrgreen:
Blue Chart.jpg
:D ... de 9W2BPN

myxenium
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 37
Joined: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:03 pm
GPS: Garmin GPS10x with GMXT on Dopod 900.
Location: KUL
Contact:

Re: laptop setup for newbie

#35 Post by myxenium » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:16 am

mnd_43 wrote:
This how nRoute shows in our Lappy/PC ...
Looks vintage but it is free
... have to unlock the maps in mapsource !

... Ready to go offshore using Pacific Blue Chart 2008.5 Update !
mmm ... anybody knows any waterproof laptop ? :mrgreen:
Blue Chart.jpg
kinda late response, but u can try Panasonic Toughbook, one of it is this CF19 http://www.trustedreviews.com/laptops/r ... k-CF-19/p1

not that seriously waterproof for scuba diving, but still boleh guna lah on boat deck...well..anything that touches saltwater surely will 'disintegrate' faster if not properly protected.

by the way, where can u get the free marine map?

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests