Laptop Software To Use w/Garmin 60csx?

Discussion in 'Garmin' started by Pegleg, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Pegleg

    Pegleg Guest

    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
     
    Pegleg, Apr 23, 2008
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  2. Pegleg

    Jack Erbes Guest

    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/download_details.jsp?id=575

    Jack

    --
    Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, Maine, USA - jackerbes at adelphia dot net
    (also receiving email at jacker at midmaine.com)
     
    Jack Erbes, Apr 23, 2008
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  3. Pegleg

    Jack Erbes Guest

    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

    --
    Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, Maine, USA - jackerbes at adelphia dot net
    (also receiving email at jacker at midmaine.com)
     
    Jack Erbes, Apr 23, 2008
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  4. Pegleg

    Dale Atkin Guest

    "Pegleg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    Dale Atkin, Apr 23, 2008
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  5. Pegleg

    Pegleg Guest

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:26:42 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <>
    wrote:

    >Does Garmin Spanner work with the 60CSx?



    What is that?
     
    Pegleg, Apr 23, 2008
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  6. Pegleg

    Happy Trails Guest

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 06:58:48 -0700, 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


    NROUTE - free from Garmin.
     
    Happy Trails, Apr 23, 2008
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  7. Pegleg

    Dale Atkin Guest

    "Pegleg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:26:42 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Does Garmin Spanner work with the 60CSx?

    >
    >
    > What is that?


    http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.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
     
    Dale Atkin, Apr 24, 2008
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  8. Pegleg

    Pegleg Guest

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 23:07:52 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <>
    wrote:

    >http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.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.
     
    Pegleg, Apr 24, 2008
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  9. Pegleg

    Pegleg Guest

    On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:03:34 -0400, Jack Erbes <>
    wrote:

    >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.
     
    Pegleg, Apr 24, 2008
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  10. Pegleg

    Joel Guest

    Jack Erbes <> 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/download_details.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?
     
    Joel, Apr 24, 2008
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  11. Pegleg

    Jack Erbes Guest

    Joel wrote:
    <snip>
    > 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?


    I don't remember MapSource ever having a a navigation capability built
    into it.

    It seems to be either an omission of sorts or maybe sort of mean
    spirited that Garmin will not allow nRoute to use a standard NMEA input,
    only the Garmin proprietary sentences. Especially since most Garmin
    receivers will output NMEA data either way.

    But you could always use a third party software like Franson's GPSGate
    to do the proprietary to non-proprietary translation and also allow
    multiple applications to use one GPS receiver.


    Jack
     
    Jack Erbes, Apr 24, 2008
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  12. Pegleg

    Dale Atkin Guest

    "Pegleg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 23 Apr 2008 23:07:52 GMT, "Dale Atkin" <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1627

    > 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.


    Spanner is free.
     
    Dale Atkin, Apr 24, 2008
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  13. Pegleg

    Dale Atkin Guest

    "Jack Erbes" <> wrote in message
    news:4810787b$0$12935$...
    > Joel wrote:
    > <snip>
    >> 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?

    >
    > I don't remember MapSource ever having a a navigation capability built
    > into it.
    >


    Older versions had it. Don't recall exactly when it was removed... It was
    shortly after nRoute came out.

    Dale
     
    Dale Atkin, Apr 24, 2008
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  14. Pegleg

    Joel Guest

    Jack Erbes <> wrote:

    > Joel wrote:
    > <snip>
    > > 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?

    >
    > I don't remember MapSource ever having a a navigation capability built
    > into it.
    >
    > It seems to be either an omission of sorts or maybe sort of mean
    > spirited that Garmin will not allow nRoute to use a standard NMEA input,
    > only the Garmin proprietary sentences. Especially since most Garmin
    > receivers will output NMEA data either way.
    >
    > But you could always use a third party software like Franson's GPSGate
    > to do the proprietary to non-proprietary translation and also allow
    > multiple applications to use one GPS receiver.
    >
    >
    > Jack


    I don't have any need for it, and you may be right about the older
    Mapsource that I may be mistaken with some third party map programs.
     
    Joel, Apr 24, 2008
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