Global Position Systems

#1
Anyone have advice on global position systems? We are planning to travel cross country again this year. The last time we did that we spent a great amount of time getting lost in cities. We carry a laptop computer and have the idea there should be systems that work with the labtop.
 
#3
Global Position Systems

We have been using GPS coupled to our mapping systems for several years. We are currently down to three map programs, the Microsoft Streets & trips 2003, Delorme Street Atlas 2003 and Delorme version of AAA Map N Go, which is no longer available. We do have the Delorme GPS units (the Earthmate and Tripmate) which are probably the poorest excuse for a GPS I have come across. We use our Garmin with external antenna which has "NEVER" lost a signal. The Delorme units do frequently loose signals most often around large buildings, trees or anything that will block the signal. I do like the Delorme mapping product because of their spoken voice capability in giving directions. The MS program is a better program, but, no voice... Delorme is limited to the lower 48 states and Alaska. MS program works pretty much in North America, including Canada & Mexico.
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#4
Global Position Systems

Heck, you guys are taking all the fun out of traveling. If I get one of these the wife won't have a reason for fussing at me for not stopping and asking directions :laugh:
 

hertig

Senior Member
#5
Global Position Systems

Chelse, you are underestimating the power of technology. By having a GPS right there next to you, you can ignore it every instant of your trip. This provides the wife with a continuous justification for her perception of men in general and you in particular. Furthermore, she can use it to instantaniously be updated on any errors in navigation you make... :)
 

C Nash

Senior Member
#6
Global Position Systems

John, just what I need, another gadget for the wife to prove I'am wrong :laugh: Never lost unless I don't know where I am and I am always where I'm at. :bleh:
 
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