A question for GPS users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by djbrickhouse, May 18, 2007.

  1. djbrickhouse macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I am a GPS noob. I have heard that the mac doesn't have a lot of sopftware for GPS purposes. I have also heard that Garmin has made their receivers "mac compatable"

    I generally, I want to be able to load maps onto my GPS and to overlay GPS tracks onto Google Earth images, like this:

    Any help?
     

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  2. andy007 macrumors regular

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    Stoke, UK
    #2
    For importning GPS into google earth you need the Google Earth Plus for $20
    http://earth.google.com/products.html

    Once inside google earth go to Tools>GPS. Here you can select your device which Garmin is supported by and what feature to import. Its just a case of hitting the "import" button and the data should transfer.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. djbrickhouse thread starter macrumors member

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    great thnaks,

    here is a follow-up question, has your gps experience been limited by being a mc user, and if so, how?

    I just want to know what limitations I can expect using osx as my gps homebase plateform.

    thanks, its appreciated....
     
  4. Halcyon macrumors 6502

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    Sep 21, 2006
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    There is software (freeware, shareware and commercial) for your Mac and Garmin GPS, and they work just fine.

    Garmin's own software (MapSource and nRoute) will not run on a Mac (they keep saying that a Mac version will be available in the future...but still waiting). You can install Parallel Windows or Boot Camp and run them there. I have the setup but haven't installed the Garmin software yet, once I do I can update you on that.

    HTH
     

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