Need GPS Software... Does Any Exist?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jackmack, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. jackmack macrumors regular

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    I have a MBP with a verizon internet card... I would love to have a gps device (usb or bluetooth) that will work with my machine nicely... maybe even google earth... i just can't seem to find any recent testimonials (reviews of devices that work well with intel macs/osx).

    So advice would be loved.

    thanks.

    Edit: Software seems to be the issue... read my next post. Thanks!
     
  2. jackmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    GPS Software? Does any exist...

    ...that doesn't take a scientist to understand or use?

    It seems like all the GPS software i find for Mac is like... just data... I can't find any map software or--sadly--ones that have a voice and talk you through things.

    Love my Mac, but its times like this that it falls short of Windows. =(

    So, anyone know of any nice software for maps/gps for Mac? Or does it just not exist?

    I have a 17"mbp.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    Someone was bound to say it but why not install Windows on your MBP?
     
  4. jackmack thread starter macrumors regular

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    Because:

    -Parallels wouldn't be able to handle the USB/Bluetooth GPS unit and software and what not (And I say this not because I have tested it, but because I can't find info on it being done successfully, and I have made the mistake before of buying a product to use with parallels only to have it screw me).

    -Bootcamp screwed the crap out of my computer last time, and even more so when I uninstalled it, so I'm not installing that again.

    I'd be fine going the parallels route if i could be certain it would work.
     
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    I thought Route 66 is compatible with a GPS receiver and this should work. So you then have your maps, only thing you need is a GPS receiver, but have seem them in a combo package (with Route 66) here in Holland.
     
  6. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Google Earth has real-time GPS support on maps.
     
  7. Dreadnought macrumors 68020

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    With Google Earth you would also need internet when you are on the move, don't you?!?!
     

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