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Help for laptop [nRoute]

#1 Post by benyeap » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:13 am

I'm going to use a GPS module with my laptop. So where should I start with? Which mapping software & recommended map download links? Rerouting capable? There are quite some downloads available at the download link & none mentioned which one is for laptop, therefore I'm pretty confused. I'm using Holux GPSmile 52 with iMap previously. Please advice.

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Re: Help for laptop

#2 Post by redshadow » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:15 am

benyeap wrote:I'm going to use a GPS module with my laptop. So where should I start with? Which mapping software & recommended map download links? Rerouting capable? There are quite some downloads available at the download link & none mentioned which one is for laptop, therefore I'm pretty confused. I'm using Holux GPSmile 52 with iMap previously. Please advice.

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if you want you can download en-route from garmin website,, :welcome:
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#3 Post by jaguar » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:20 am

Bro redshadow... point our new brother to the right link la...

here it is .. in wiki .. http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.p ... S_receiver touched up by an old cat :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by redshadow » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:23 am

jaguar wrote:Bro redshadow... point our new brother to the right link la...

here it is .. in wiki .. http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.p ... S_receiver touched up by an old cat :mrgreen:
sorry ha,, cos my first time getting it also from garmin website lei :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:
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#5 Post by benyeap » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:24 am

Thanks bro. The GPS module is not connected via bluetooth. So still can use the same link? Or which part should I skip?

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#6 Post by redshadow » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:30 am

benyeap wrote:Thanks bro. The GPS module is not connected via bluetooth. So still can use the same link? Or which part should I skip?
What you got to do is install en-route ot your lappy,
Then you've to paired your BTgpsr to your lappy,
so when you run en-route it'll search for the satelite,,
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#7 Post by dvpro » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:30 am

benyeap wrote:Thanks bro. The GPS module is not connected via bluetooth. So still can use the same link? Or which part should I skip?
If you're willing to spend some money (only US$12.95 for Express License), the easier approach running nRoute with non-Garmin receivers is to use GPSGate (definitely less settings).

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Re: Help for laptop

#8 Post by benyeap » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:56 pm

The GPS module is not bluetooth type, it is actually a built-in GPS cradle connected to my laptop. It requires me to set port as well as the baud rate. So all this can be set with enRoute?

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#9 Post by jaguar » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:05 pm

It does not matter if your GPS in a non-bluetooth type. Bluetooth is only one method to get the signals from your GPS receiver to your laptop, once you pair it correctly with the right port.

Basically, NRoute only expect to receive Garmin protocol from your GPS receiver. In your case, you have a hard-wire (via the cradle) connecting your GPS receiver to your laptop. And , since your GPS receiver may not be a Garmin receiver, it probably sends out NMEA 0183 protocol. Hence, you still need to install GPSProxy pc version (or GPSgate as recommended by dvpro above). GPSproxy acts as a translator , converting NMEA 0183 to garmin protocol on the fly. NRoute will then recognise the signals is the ports are setup correctly as per the wiki........

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#10 Post by benyeap » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:13 pm

Just downloaded GPSproxy. Now next is nRoute, but the link seems dead. It redirects me to a bunch of Garmin software product. And how about the Mapsource? Why the wiki site there mentioned nRoute can't work without Mapsource? I thought there is a free one around? Next, what is this com0com? How about the maps file? This is getting complicated

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