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Old 01-20-2005, 03:31 PM   #1
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GPS Map software & Mac users

I'm researching GPS options, and it seems like I'm screwed being an Apple Macintosh kind of guy when it comes to the various mapping software programs that are Garmin compatible.

Does anyone here use a Garmin with a Mac, or is that impossible at this time?
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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Old 01-20-2005, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thx Mack. I shoulda looked a bit harder
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Hey your not a windows user, so I'm inclined to cut you some slack for having good taste in computers, not to mention motorcycles.
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Old 01-20-2005, 07:49 PM   #5
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Laugh GPS & Macintosh

I use a GPS V with serial to usb and Virtual PC 6.01
Mac is a cube with a 1.25GHZ G4, 832 mb ram so VPC has plenty room.
connection is the Garmin serial hooked into a Keystone serial to usb.
Works great.
Ping me off line if you need specifics.
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:43 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by LC4 Pilot
I'm researching GPS options, and it seems like I'm screwed being an Apple Macintosh kind of guy when it comes to the various mapping software programs that are Garmin compatible.

Does anyone here use a Garmin with a Mac, or is that impossible at this time?
In the 'old days' when I first started using GPS, Virtual PC and Mac processors just were too slow and glitchy of a combination to make it worth the frustration. I broke down and bought a cheapy PC to do the GPS stuff.
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:07 AM   #7
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link didn't work

hey mack
i got the same question but the link to the answer didn't work. help please.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:31 PM   #8
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hey mack
i got the same question but the link to the answer didn't work. help please.
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http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54593
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19260
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11329

Hopefully what you need is in one of these threads. (I got less hits on this search, as I cannot remember what keywords I used last time, that and/or the search engine is "SNAFU" as usual.)
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Old 01-26-2005, 11:41 AM   #9
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I have Route66 USA and National Geographic Backroads Explorer for mac (iBook). With a keyspan serial to USB adapter, you can get GPS information to load onto your mac. Going the other direction (uploading waypoints to the GPS) is problematic though. The iBook is a pretty decent companion for touring as its small (12" version is anyway), has a long battery life 4-5 hrs of real life use, and doesnt pull much power when attached to a cigarette lighter (about 30-40 watts).

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I have Route66 USA and National Geographic Backroads Explorer for mac (iBook). With a keyspan serial to USB adapter, you can get GPS information to load onto your mac. Going the other direction (uploading waypoints to the GPS) is problematic though. The iBook is a pretty decent companion for touring as its small (12" version is anyway), has a long battery life 4-5 hrs of real life use, and doesnt pull much power when attached to a cigarette lighter (about 30-40 watts).

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