PDA mapping software for chasing

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PDA mapping software for chasing

Beitrag von DL4PLM » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 10:35

Hey All,

can anyone advise if there are any PDA mapping packages available for PDAs that have accurate German maps??

or better still suggest a good removable GPS unit that has maps for gemany in it?

I have a fixed becker in the landrover but it does not have maps

Id be happy to buy a GPS bluetooth mouse and use one of my PDAs instead

any ideas for map packages that give accuarte maps?
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Beitrag von sanifox » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 11:12

Hi Simon,

i usa a PDA with the Tom Tom Software(Europe Package). As Add-On i use the POI-Warner Software. With this Software you could use many POI and create yourself POIs and Layers.

And sometimes it shoud be usefull to have a topographical map as hardcopy or as software on a notebook(topo50).

Cu
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Beitrag von Herman Harperink » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 12:36

Hi Simon,

I use Reperion ( http://www.reperion.com/ ) on my PDA. It has no navigational functions as in 'take me from here to there', but it will show you where you are on a map. Among a lot of advantages (it's free) there is one catch: you need to be online with your PDA.

My PDA also has 'Destinator' which works fine offline.

Reperion was tested by me this week for online gps-tracking. It even works in Google Earth with rainradar overlay in real time :-)
But for me to use that I need a PDA, laptop, Bluetooth, Wifi and a mobile phone. Besides that it all needs to be connected. Setting it up for chasing takes about 10 minutes.

73,

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Beitrag von sanifox » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 12:46

Hey Herman,

we are Hams ;-) We are using APRS ;-)

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Beitrag von Herman Harperink » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 13:01

I am HAM too, but not using APRS at the moment. Besides that, not everybody can or will be HAM so alternatives might be discussed.

If you, for instance, own a Nokia N95 you need nothing more than an internet connection. And flatrate internet by GPRS will be standard and cheap very soon.

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Beitrag von Herman Harperink » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 13:10

I need to correct one thing:

For tracking I do not need my laptop. I used my laptop to send images from a in-car webcam to a webserver every 10 seconds :-)

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Beitrag von DL4PLM » Donnerstag 28. Juni 2007, 13:38

ok - lots to have a think on

I have a THD7E handie for APRS and a G70/ dual bander for FM plus IC706mk2g for KW from the landrover

I have a 3G data card that is free for me as I work for a mobile company so thats not an issue - mabe a mobile PC then haha!

I was just wondering how you all put yours togetehr

I have a spare PDA that I can use too

:lol:

then a small power station!
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Beitrag von DL4PLM » Freitag 6. Juli 2007, 15:14

ok well i have decided to install my TH-D7E in the landie and ordered a new antenna and mount.

I found a nice mount from RAM for the TH-D7e and will replace my old nokia handfree mount with this one.

in terms of maps - I decided to use my TC4400 tablet PC!

overkill maybe but I have a mobile mount system and power for it so I can mount it very well. I can also use a 3G datacard too so can use the radar maps remotely.

Questions is ... for mapping is there anything that does good maps! I mean topographical and detailed roads?

Maybe mapsource from Garmin - but pretty expensive

Autoroute - seemed to get pretty poor write ups?

any ideas while I am collecting all these bits together!

rgds

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Beitrag von DL4PLM » Freitag 6. Juli 2007, 15:14

by the way did someone get my membership form `??
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