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Old 12-28-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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I need to know if its possible to use a USB GPS dongle in conjunction with something like google maps in order to get turn by turn directions. I have looked on google a bit and none say for certain. Also can I use any GPS dongle or are there ones that will only work with certain softwares.

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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My guess is not all GPS dongles will work with all software - it's possible I'm wrong, but I certainly wouldn't assume the above. As far as I know there's no USB / GPS standard protocol that every device uses, so different devices (especially across different manufacturers) may behave very differently.

I had a quick Google around and came up with this - is something like that what you're after? Not sure it'd work with Google maps but it seems like it comes with its own software that does turn by turn navigation.

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To link a GPS with Google Earth you need to purchase the commercial version of the software. The hard part is not finding a GPS unit, there are standard protocols out there. I think the hard part would be finding software that is good.

I have a GlobalSat BU-353 USB GPS unit which can be bought for around $40. I use it for wardriving.
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