I just got my GPS card in the mail from Staples today. It seems to be a really nice setup.
This is my first time I've used a GPS unit.
I want to say thanks for these 3 very helpful threads
And the Zroadmap one in Cacko subforum.
I would have never got this working without this Forum
It's the AmbiCom GPS-CF
It's 3½ inches long and has a translucent cover. You can see the blue light flash when it's acquiring.
It also has a "Reset" switch on the side.
It comes with a detatchable magnetic antenna on a 8 foot cord.
It picked up 6 satellites from my window in my house in a tight neighborhood.
I used zroadmap and qpegps
It also comes with 3 CD's (one for installing Win CE stuff. The other 2 have maps on them).
The Illinois map, when unzipped is 100mb of data, but seems proprietary. It's not TIGER type maps.
I'm posting this because, the software requires a Win CE type PDA, and the Win CE sync software.
It seems to be, the only way to get access to the maps, is to install this software.
I have a Win XP machine, and I tried to "fool" the installer by plugging the GPS unit into my card reader.
That didn't work
It installed GPS Diag.exe and stopped.
But going further into the manual. I need to input a serial # and registeration key.
I didn't get to that stage of the install.
This soft will not completely install because I'm missing the CE sync soft.
The maps are accessed from the "Pocketmap Data Manager", which in my case, isn't installed.
Any ideas as to how mine the data from the maps CD's?
Thank you for reading this,