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GPS Camera's / Sat Nav Alternative

bardel
31-10-2003, 06:56
Originally posted by brif on another thread (https://www.lancerregister.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=294587)...
I use an Ipaq and TomTom and I have got the adds ons for GPS Cameras, Shell garage locations! and even Macdonolds ,

Shell station locations on isnt that good thou and the camera database goes out of date as its not updated as regular like my Orgin B2

Mmm, I spose that's the downside, because you don't pay for a subscription (or do you?) there's no reason for the data to get updated. But then you're in a better situation that std Sat Nav, my mates got dealer fit SatNav in his Honda, all the details come from a DVD, so unless you want to pay 350 for a new one, the data never gets updated, he can show Shell garages but not speed cameras.

I for one would like the flexibility of something like an Ipaq in my car. Do you think the TomTom is the best Nav software? Where did you get the Camera & Shell station updates from? Have you got a picture of it in your car? Lots of questions I know! :o

Dave Southend
31-10-2003, 08:45
Barry

Are you coming to Lakeside? If so you can have a look at my Tomtom. The aftermarket add-ons (speed cameras etc) can all be downloaded from http://www.pocketgps.co.uk (http://www.pocketgps.co.uk) free. They are updated periodically.

Dave

Originally posted by bardel
Mmm, I spose that's the downside, because you don't pay for a subscription (or do you?) there's no reason for the data to get updated. But then you're in a better situation that std Sat Nav, my mates got dealer fit SatNav in his Honda, all the details come from a DVD, so unless you want to pay 350 for a new one, the data never gets updated, he can show Shell garages but not speed cameras.

I for one would like the flexibility of something like an Ipaq in my car. Do you think the TomTom is the best Nav software? Where did you get the Camera & Shell station updates from? Have you got a picture of it in your car? Lots of questions I know! :o

jetskidia
31-10-2003, 09:28
I use the iPAQ with the co-pilot software.
I find it very good, although i'm told the Tom Tom is better.
I recently managed to get some maps for the USA , and used them extensively when on holiday there recently, it made a nice change from getting lost and map reading.
Chris

bardel
31-10-2003, 15:14
Originally posted by Dave Southend
Barry

Are you coming to Lakeside? If so you can have a look at my Tomtom. The aftermarket add-ons (speed cameras etc) can all be downloaded from http://www.pocketgps.co.uk (http://www.pocketgps.co.uk) free. They are updated periodically.

Dave

I will be at Lakeside, so that'd be great to have a look at the TomTom stuff.

Cheers Mister, see you Sunday.

jetskidia
31-10-2003, 15:25
If anyone on this site is a "expert" with these things can they let me know please.
I'm having a slight problem which i'm sure is easily resolved by someone with more knowledge than me, and that isnt much !!:blah:
Chris

bardel
31-10-2003, 16:06
Sorry mate, Im a computer expert (well that's my trade anyway) but I've not really ventured into the pocketPC arena yet, hence my questions, otherwise I'd be more than happy to help.

Thanks for the feedback about the co-pilot software...

G8
31-10-2003, 17:17
Anyone else want to see Dave's 'tomtom' ??? :D :D

jetskidia
31-10-2003, 20:14
Originally posted by bardel
Sorry mate, Im a computer expert (well that's my trade anyway) but I've not really ventured into the pocketPC arena yet, hence my questions, otherwise I'd be more than happy to help.
Does that mean you can help or cant help ??
Chris

Rob Plummer
31-10-2003, 20:17
Following the group buy on Road Angels, a mate of mine says you can plug certain PDAs (think he mentioned Compaq) into the Road Angel and use it as a GPS receiver for satnav.

Anyone throw any light on this??

jetskidia
31-10-2003, 20:32
I'd be very interested in knowing the answer to Rob's question, as i've already got a Road Angel.
Chris

Colonel Mullet
01-11-2003, 09:13
I have just been playing around with my new Road Angel and it works as a GPS receiver on my laptop showing the position using Autoroute 2003. I haven't taken it on the road yet so I don't know how quickly it updates in motion, but it plotted the position outside my house extremely accurately.

However, my laptop has a serial port which is needed for connection. My Pocket PC (Toshiba e750) doesn't have one of these - not sure about other models, perhaps they come with a cradle that has one.

If your Pocket PC doesn't have a serial port you can get CF Card to Serial convertors like the one here (http://www.dabs.com/uk/productView.htm?quicklinx=10D3). So if you have a CF slot on your Pocket PC you should then be able to use the Road Angel to feed GPS signals to your Pocket PC.

Obviously you'd have to get the navigation software from somewhere as well, but it should still be cheaper than getting a separate GPS receiver. The only thing is that the Road Angel takes the cigarette lighter power, so you'd have to run the Pocket PC on battery power whilst using the GPS input, or hard-wire the Road Angel in.