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GPS - Laptop

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

After doing a lot of sailing, I want to hitch up a GPS receiver to a laptop map program,  It is nice to have a 16″ screen instead of a 3″ one, like we did on some boats.  There seems to be two popular ones, Microsoft’s Streets and Trips 2009, and a similar one called the DeLorme Earthmate LT-40 GPS.  Either program enables you to plan your trip either on the go or way before you start.  They both include the program and a GPS receiver that you plug into the laptop.  The little GPS receiver sits on the dash  (or picnic table).

Finally got a new DeLorme for $50.   The GPS antenna is sensitive and even works in the house.  We have planned the general route of the trip with the software.