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Old 20th July 2009, 10:35   #871
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Its glass mountable. This is better as you can take it with you, and avoid theft.

yes, there is a pic of it being mounted on the dash. U have to get professional help for that.

Before you buy the device make sure that it comes pre-installed with the map of the location you want to use it. Otherwise you would end up spending more money buying the map itself. Or you'd have to use some sort of free map services, which might not work well with your device. There are threads of this topic in Team BHP.

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... how do you conceal the power cable to the GPS unit? ...
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... Wonder if it is a little power outlet conveniently placed ...
Only you can figure out by opening it!

The PSU of the Garmin unit is small unit that goes into a cigarette lighter socket, and the other end is a mini-USB plug. Most people in the US use it in rental cars, so a more permanent fixture is not what is desirable in the car for the sake of pick-up-and-go convenience. For own cars, the 2DIN head-units with navigation is preferred.

If you really want to conceal the wiring, you could run the power cable into and then behind the dash, up along the windscreen to the glass mount, and then to the unit. Use a tie-strap to tie it down to the glass mount. The other end can then go the nearest cig lighter socket. Mind you, you will lose the convenience of taking the PSU with you if you want to use it in another car.
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Old 20th July 2009, 15:38   #873
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Wonder if it is a little power outlet conveniently placed for a glass mounted GPS unit :-)
Nope. If it is, they would have stated it in the features list and the user's manual.

Can't you put it in the position indicated below (below the ac controls)? Its a bit low, but voice guidance should let you navigate without taking your eyes off the road very often. There is even a power source close by (the cigarette lighter)

PS: Pity that they do not have MMCS in India.

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Old 20th July 2009, 18:12   #874
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Built-in units will have external Aerials. A unit with internal aerial needs to by the glass.

Those GPS signals don't seem to have much penetrating power!
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Old 20th July 2009, 18:22   #875
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I want to read this whole thread. However, before I do that I want to be sure I'll find my answer.

I have an external GPS receiver, I also have Google Maps and SatGuide software on my HTC touch which uses WinMob 6 Pro. Bu I am unable to do what I always wanted to do. I want to record the route and save it into a file, make it available for others. I know many internal scenic routes which I want to post in the forum for use by members. I want to super-impose it on google earth like this:

NCR OTR 19th July (Sunday Morning)-screenshot6.png

What software can I load on my HTC touch which can act like the recorder and create the file that can work with Google earth?
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What software can I load on my HTC touch which can act like the recorder and create the file that can work with Google earth?
You will have all the answers in this thread. But to list down the most simplest, to just record and open in google maps.

I have tested, BeelineGPS and Nonigpsplot. Trekbuddy is another one very interesting where you can see the route you are taking on downloaded maps while keep marking the track.

Out of all these I use BeelineGPS the most. It hase 30 day trial version, which just prompts you at start when 30 days are over
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What software can I load on my HTC touch which can act like the recorder and create the file that can work with Google earth?
I would recommend TrekBuddy. Quite easy to use and lot of support across nternet.
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Built-in units will have external Aerials. A unit with internal aerial needs to by the glass.

Those GPS signals don't seem to have much penetrating power!
Yeah. But I recommended this particular position based on another Mitsubishi user elsewhere trying it out. The dashboards on Lancer X and Outlander are similar.

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I know many internal scenic routes which I want to post in the forum for use by members. I want to super-impose it on google earth like this
Simple, use any one of the software recommended above, extract the route as a KML file and upload it on the forum (preferably to a sticky thread that you can create for such purpose). When anyone downloads the KML file, it will automatically open in Google Earth (if Google earth is installed).

PS: Before uploading, you can use Google Earth to add any additional placemarks (A,B,C, D etc) on to the kml file and save it.

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Thanks guys, I downloaded BeelineGPS, the TrekBuddy web site gave 404 error. Let's see how this works.
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Samurai, if you want to try OSM, you can also download OSMtracker.
Now regarding second question about using a generic receiver in dash.
If you want to do that, you will need to see if your unit support external antenna. Most units have a MMCX port, to which an external antenna can be hooked.
External active antennas are available for as little as 11-12$ on ebay. I use a Glisson antenna which I got for 16$
I can keep the unit anywhere, and just have to place antenna on dash.
The antenna is waterproof and also comes with a magnetic mount of you want to mount it outside.
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Its actually the same file and same software (Miero ViaGPS) that is used on both mobile and PND.

And now this software is available for PC (Windows) as well. So if you want to browse maps and plan route you can do it on PC as well.
Could you please let me know where I can download or buy the PC (Windows) version of Mireo ViaGPS?

I had some PC version of the same (Black Edition, IIRC) on my laptop, but the SW crashes as soon as the car moves making it useless.
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I had some PC version of the same (Black Edition, IIRC) on my laptop, but the SW crashes as soon as the car moves making it useless.
No idea about this issue. One thing to check:

Is PC clock is set back by few hours every time you run the app?

If yes then, ask for an upgrade this was a buggy version and later patches fixed a lot of issues.
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Old 21st July 2009, 16:44   #883
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I got the PC version via torrents and it could very well be a pirated version. But I'm willing to pay if I can get a licensed version which really works.

I'll see whether the time shift happens and see if I can get an updated version.

I've contacted MapMyIndia a few months back to buy the PC version, but they reverted back informing that they don't have a PC version.
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Hi,

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Can't you put it in the position indicated below (below the ac controls)?
My Holux device with MapMyIndia software works perfectly well in that position in my City.

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Thanks guys, I downloaded BeelineGPS, the TrekBuddy web site gave 404 error. Let's see how this works.
TrekBuudy had some problem (sorry, don't remember what) in my HTC P3400i. after reading these messages, downloaded and used BeelineGPS today. Works the way you want!

chyalp2107.kml

The above is a drive from a nearby town to my house.
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I would not recommend Trekbuddy as primary recorder tool. is still have bugs and if you do not stop-start track log recording properly, it mess up with the log completely.

I start both of these tools together to be on the safer side

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I would recommend TrekBuddy. Quite easy to use and lot of support across nternet.
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Thanks guys, I downloaded BeelineGPS, the TrekBuddy web site gave 404 error. Let's see how this works.
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