Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by WSFrazier, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. WSFrazier macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2006
    I was at Best Buy and I saw that Microsoft had Streets n Trips that now comes with a USB GPS unit. There was also another off brand that had the samething. None of which worked with Mac of course.

    Does anyone know if anything like that exists for Mac?
  2. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    Yes, there are a few programs that allow interfacing with GPS units. Link
  3. cyberddot macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2003
    in a forest
    Here's some pertinent news from Garmin, especially if you're not in a hurry.

  4. Kingsly macrumors 68040


  5. nrd macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2005
    New Jersey
    If you have a PPC Mac, pretty much any USB GPS unit sold by will work for you. If you're using an intel Mac, be sure there are drivers for it.

    Also, check out for GPSd, a daemon for a GPS unit that will allow more than one application at a time to use your GPS. Many GPS-aware apps can interface with it, as opposed to reading directly from your device.

    You can also purchase a Keyspan USB-to-Serial adapter to allow your Mac to talk to a Garmin handheld.

    PM me if you need any specifics.

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