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Old 30th August 2006, 23:03   #61
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This is total greek to me. Can u elaborate? A step-by-step would be much appreciated. I've a normal google earth (the one that you download for free) installed on my comp.
Its quite simple.
1. Install the package GPS trackmaker. You can search for it in google
2. Download data from your GPS system to the PC using either SD card or data cable. Different GPS systems have different ways of download. Mine uses SD card.
3. Open the downloaded data in the GPS trackmaker program. Then choose "Save as".
4. In the dialog which opens choose google earth .kml
5. Voila you can open the .kml file in google and see waypoints and tracks.
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Old 5th September 2006, 03:30   #62
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Hey Guys,
Have anyone checked on this?
does this work in India? Is anyone using this or a similar product from Nokia!!
I guess this works well in US with lot of maps availble, However, I wanted to check the same for India!
can the map s/w we use with this work with india maps and all?

http://www.garmin.com/products/gps10/
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Old 5th September 2006, 04:05   #63
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Hi,
while looking at BT GPS receivers,
I could see two of them should work with my Laptop and PDA (WM5) well.
If you guys have any experiance about these products; please lil r to this thread.
Also, let me know if u are aware of a good navigation software that can work with these devices and my PDA device (better if that can accept India / Bangalore Maps comfortably ).

GPS10 from Garmin
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/cus...nDate&n=172282


GR 236 from Holux
http://www.amazon.com/Holux-236-Blue...&s=electronics

Thanks in advance.
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Old 5th September 2006, 10:51   #64
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Alright Guys,
after a lil more research i found a couple of places where we can get the maps of India cities.
I actaully had been to this site when i had rough idea about GPS stuff but this time I have donwloaded the beta - trial stuff and m going to see if that works,,
before that I have to get my BT GPS receiver delivered to me.
Guys, Please let me know if u know about any of these makes i have listed in my previous post so i can make the decission.

Also, this is the third good make that I found and can be interesting,
its Pharos....check it out..

http://www.amazon.com/Pharos-Receive...&s=electronics

http://www.amazon.com/PHAROS-REC20-I...&s=electronics
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Finally I got Garmin M4 in my hands... waiting to download maps of Delhi and highway
KETAN: from where have you downloaded the beta version?
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Old 5th September 2006, 11:55   #66
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Finally I got Garmin M4 in my hands... waiting to download maps of Delhi and highway
KETAN: from where have you downloaded the beta version?
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Go to mapking.com and download the beta trial version along with the maps...
i guess the version is G10.
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Finally I got Garmin M4 in my hands... waiting to download maps of Delhi and highway
KETAN: from where have you downloaded the beta version?
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Just found another website that provides u with the navigation s/w and maps... check that out...

http://www.vitotechnology.com/en/products/smartmap.html
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Guys,
Please have a look at these maps available here. I got this information from Dr Rajan.
looks like he is selling each of the city maps for 3K.
[COLOR=navy][FONT='Arial','sans-serif'][COLOR=#800080]http://search.ebay.in/_W0QQsassZgpsonlyQQhtZ-1[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]


I spoke to Ajay Wadhava and he told me that we can get all 4-6 city maps (this is not from mapkings,, but Garmin's own stuff - dont know how we can compare it with MapKing) for about 6.5K from Mumbai, however the price is Delhi is very high @ 10K.

i guess, even if we buy from this guy paying 3K for each city, we have to buy the navigation s/w to load on our PPC or PC.

i'm keeping busy a lot these days and this maps stuff is not allowing me to study looks like :(

I'll share some more info if I find something around this.
However, I have decided to go with Holux GPSlim 236 and going to order soon (actually ordered y'day only but it got cancelled somehow).
you guys still have an opportunity to provide me with your views on GPS Receivers
thanks.
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Guys,
Please have a look at these maps available here. I got this information from Dr Rajan.
looks like he is selling each of the city maps for 3K.
[COLOR=navy][FONT='Arial','sans-serif'][COLOR=#800080]http://search.ebay.in/_W0QQsassZgpsonlyQQhtZ-1[/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]


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If you closely look at this link you can see that it has mapking written on top.
so the guy who selling on ebay has purchased from mapking for 1500/- and selling for 3k
and yes let me correct here about garmin map
its not the garmin map, these guys just the distributors for garmin company
and on thier own they are making maps so its Aerial services who are doing it.
about correct pricing I will update you going to bombay this friday..
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u might want to check out receivers with nemerix chipsets. they consume lesser power than Sirfstar chipsets.
i'm using this BT receiver in my car along with Mapking , works like a charm. chk out the links in the airticle for review, comparison etc.
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u might want to check out receivers with nemerix chipsets. they consume lesser power than Sirfstar chipsets.
i'm using this BT receiver in my car along with Mapking , works like a charm. chk out the links in the airticle for review, comparison etc.
Thanks Shldn,
I'll have a look at it in more details. at first cut, the db specs looks interesting for nemerix.
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reviews MAPKING
Am using trial version, it has some issues, in terms of
1) lot of areas not visible on map
2) its giving wrong direction,,, for e.g Connaught place outercircle is one way since begining but when i put my destination as LIC building it was indicating to take right turn whereas whn entering cp u cant go wrong WAY!
more updates coming soon
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mapking uses the eicher road maps which are a little dated. hence lotta stuff might not be available. for the wrong turn - it must be set on shortest route calculator .
i'm using the pc version of the mumbai map though.
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mapking uses the eicher road maps which are a little dated. hence lotta stuff might not be available. for the wrong turn - it must be set on shortest route calculator .
i'm using the pc version of the mumbai map though.
I use a garmin iQue3200 and the maps provided for by Aerial Services, the authorised dealers for Garmin in Delhi & Mumbai. I have found their maps to be fairly accurate and updated. recently when I was in Mumbai during the last week of July, I somehow managed to reach Malad from Chembur (where I was putting up) by asking directons since it was daytime. I left Malad around 1:30 in the night to go back and fortunately had marked my staying place in Chembur as a waypoint on my GPS. It was just following the route as suggested by the unit I could reach Chembur safe and sound...!!!
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Ok all .

I have an O2 Mini PocketPC.

How can I make GPS work on this ? (not sure if it possible)
How can I make Google Earth work on this ? (am sure it IS possible)

Anyone??
tsk?

p.s. my geography is pretty bad and i keep getting lost on delhi roads so this would be a REAL help
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