Laptop GPS - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-17-2011 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oakville, Canada
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Laptop GPS

How does one add GPS to a Laptop and of course which Chart Software?
ColinD is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 06-17-2011
Needing Apehanger Helm
 
HDChopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 495
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
heres a quick search...http://www.sailnet.com/forums/search...earchid=684691

Same topic ...Laptop GPS

Good luck

There is no right way to do the wrong thing
HDChopper is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 06-17-2011
Senior Slacker
 
SlowButSteady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
There are a number of USB and BlueTooth GPS devices, and several choices of software packages. OpenCPN is free, but a little clunky. GPSNavX software packages are good (if you have a Mac, iPad, or iPhone), and only about $50 or $60.

Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
SlowButSteady is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 06-17-2011
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 88
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
I use Mac so everything I opine on is based on the. GPSNav is good but there several good programs out there. The basic program isn't too expensive but the chart software is. Buy a GPS that will plug into the laptop and is relatively waterproof. I like Garmin but there are others. Buy an antenna that will mount outside so it has a clear view of the sky and keep the GPS inside. Lastly, don't bet your life on the GPS. It can break and it has been know to be erroneous. Keep a paper chart.
VetMike is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 06-18-2011
Crotchety Old Member
 
tomperanteau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Pedro Harbor, California
Posts: 900
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
GPS USB puck - $35 on Amazon
OpenCPN software to use with it - $0
Downloading maps - $0

Capt'n Tom Living Aboard 50/50

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Footprints

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Youtube

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


1976 41' Morgan Out Island Sloop. Refitting and redoing her interior for an extended voyage.

1969 Crealock/Columbia 36 Sloop completely refitted in 2000 and new Yanmar in 2006. (for sale)
tomperanteau is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laptop GPS glmark General Discussion (sailing related) 41 08-20-2011 11:28 PM
laptop instruments??? nolasailor Electronics 4 03-25-2011 07:14 AM
Laptop/Chartplotter PalmettoSailor Gear & Maintenance 30 08-18-2008 01:36 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome