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portable GPS devices

flyaway

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portable GPS devices
« on: May 02, 2007, 01:13:15 PM »
Hi guys,

We're taking a trip to Ireland this summer, and we can get a GPS with our rental car for a fee.  But what if we just bought one here, so we could have it to use at home, and took it with us on the trip?  I've found one GPS unit that says it comes pre-loaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Europe.  If you buy another unit, can you just download the maps to it?

How does this work??

Thanks!

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 01:14:06 PM »
i don't know, but can i come to ireland with you guys as your daughter? :)

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2007, 01:16:05 PM »
Depends on the unit, but for most of the newer ones, yes, you can just put different maps on them. I know how to take a GPS module and grab the data off and do all sorts of neat stuff, but I don't know much about the commerically available devices, unfortunately, otherwise I'd recommend a couple.

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2007, 01:19:47 PM »
Well, I just looked more closely at the one that has U.S., Canada, and Europe, and Ireland is not included.  So... maybe we'll rent the one for $99 for a week.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2007, 01:20:31 PM »
i don't know, but can i come to ireland with you guys as your daughter? :)

I wasn't sexually active as a toddler. :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007, 01:20:43 PM »
Well, I just looked more closely at the one that has U.S., Canada, and Europe, and Ireland is not included.  So... maybe we'll rent the one for $99 for a week.

 :o That's expensive. I'm sure you can find a reaonably priced unit that can download Ireland.

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007, 01:24:34 PM »
I just realized how ridiculously overpriced GPS units are.

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007, 01:26:06 PM »
i don't know, but can i come to ireland with you guys as your daughter? :)

I wasn't sexually active as a toddler. :)

adopted daughter ::)

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007, 01:38:19 PM »
I just realized how ridiculously overpriced GPS units are.

Exactly.  Plus, getting the UK and Ireland chip for a Garmin unit is $180.

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Re: portable GPS devices
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2007, 01:42:05 PM »
fine, ignore me.