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Pegleg
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      04-23-2008, 01:58 PM
Anyone have some recommendations as to what works on a laptop with a
60csx tethered to it? Streets & Trips doesn't work, Map Source doesn't
work, TrailerLife Campground Navigator doesn't work.

How do I get the 60csx info into a mapping program on my laptop?

TIA
 
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Jack Erbes
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      04-23-2008, 03:03 PM
Pegleg wrote:
> Anyone have some recommendations as to what works on a laptop with a
> 60csx tethered to it? Streets & Trips doesn't work, Map Source doesn't
> work, TrailerLife Campground Navigator doesn't work.
>
> How do I get the 60csx info into a mapping program on my laptop?
>
> TIA


If you have a MapSource mapping installed that you want to use, download
and use the free Garmin nRoute software. It will only work with Garmin
GPS receivers that output the Garmin proprietary NMEA sentences but it
is certainly worth a try.

http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ils.jsp?id=575

Jack

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Jack Erbes
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      04-23-2008, 03:09 PM
Pegleg wrote:
> Anyone have some recommendations as to what works on a laptop with a
> 60csx tethered to it? Streets & Trips doesn't work, Map Source doesn't
> work, TrailerLife Campground Navigator doesn't work.
>
> How do I get the 60csx info into a mapping program on my laptop?
>


Oh yeah, I forgot to ask. Have you tried using the 60CSx with the NMEA
output set to NMEA/NMEA?

That will have it outputting the standard sentences instead of the
Garmin proprietary sentences and then it may work with the other
applications.

You may also need to have the NMEA data on a RS-232 COM port to use it
with the other apps. If so you can use the RS-232 output from the 60CSx
(the other pair that is on the DC power connector). Or can use a serial
to USB adapter and a virtual COM port.

One of the advantages of using nRoute is that the one USB cable with
take care of both powering the GPS receiver and handling the data.

Jack

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Dale Atkin
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      04-23-2008, 07:26 PM

"Pegleg" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Anyone have some recommendations as to what works on a laptop with a
> 60csx tethered to it? Streets & Trips doesn't work, Map Source doesn't
> work, TrailerLife Campground Navigator doesn't work.
>
> How do I get the 60csx info into a mapping program on my laptop?
>
> TIA


Does Garmin Spanner work with the 60CSx?

Dale


 
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Pegleg
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      04-23-2008, 08:17 PM
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:26:42 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Does Garmin Spanner work with the 60CSx?



What is that?
 
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      04-23-2008, 09:03 PM
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 06:58:48 -0700, Pegleg <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>Anyone have some recommendations as to what works on a laptop with a
>60csx tethered to it? Streets & Trips doesn't work, Map Source doesn't
>work, TrailerLife Campground Navigator doesn't work.
>
>How do I get the 60csx info into a mapping program on my laptop?
>
>TIA


NROUTE - free from Garmin.

 
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Dale Atkin
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      04-23-2008, 11:07 PM

"Pegleg" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:26:42 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>>Does Garmin Spanner work with the 60CSx?

>
>
> What is that?


http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=1627

Basically it 'fakes' a NMEA GPS on a virtual COM port which makes it
compatible with a lot more software.

In reality though, I think nRoute is probably the way to go for you.

Dale


 
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Pegleg
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      04-24-2008, 01:37 AM
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 23:07:52 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=1627
>
>Basically it 'fakes' a NMEA GPS on a virtual COM port which makes it
>compatible with a lot more software.
>
>In reality though, I think nRoute is probably the way to go for you.


Okay...yea I set up nRoute with MapSource and it works fine. I have
enough Garmin "stuff" already...didn't want to have to buy more!

Thanks for the info though.
 
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Pegleg
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      04-24-2008, 03:10 AM
On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:03:34 -0400, Jack Erbes <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>If you have a MapSource mapping installed that you want to use, download
>and use the free Garmin nRoute software. It will only work with Garmin
>GPS receivers that output the Garmin proprietary NMEA sentences but it
>is certainly worth a try.


Thanks Jack....that worked fine.
 
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Joel
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      04-24-2008, 11:08 AM
Jack Erbes <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Pegleg wrote:
> > Anyone have some recommendations as to what works on a laptop with a
> > 60csx tethered to it? Streets & Trips doesn't work, Map Source doesn't
> > work, TrailerLife Campground Navigator doesn't work.
> >
> > How do I get the 60csx info into a mapping program on my laptop?
> >
> > TIA

>
> If you have a MapSource mapping installed that you want to use, download
> and use the free Garmin nRoute software. It will only work with Garmin
> GPS receivers that output the Garmin proprietary NMEA sentences but it
> is certainly worth a try.
>
> http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ils.jsp?id=575
>
> Jack


Hmmm is there any chance Garmin removed the GPS receiver on the newer
Mapsource version? I thought I have seen the option on very earlier
Mapsource which came with my StreetPilot V or StreetPilot III, or I mistaken
with other third party map program?
 
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