LAPTOP GPS NAVIGATION
AUTOMOBILE & MARINE USE
A laptop GPS navigation system for automotive or marine
use provides the advantage of a larger display than is offered
by handheld GPS receivers and also allows the option of feeding
GPS location data into mapping software that can display detail,
which cannot be downloaded into a GPS receiver.
GPS / Software Bundles
The Garmin GPS 18
Deluxe bundles include a GPS 18 receiver (serial or USB),
nRoute navigation software and City Select map data.
The Garmin Mobile 10
and Mobile 20 include a GPS
10 Bluetooth enabled wireless GPS receiver, nRoute navigation
software and City Select map data.
The above mentioned bundles have been replaced by Garmin's Mobile PC
GPS receivers with a display: Most GARMIN
or Magellan handheld
GPS receivers can be used to connect to a laptop and can also
be used as a stand-alone GPS receiver for occasions when you do
not wish to be tied to your laptop.*
Non-display models: A number of GPS receivers without a
display of their own can also be used to provide GPS data to your
laptop application. Our range includes models that will feed GPS
data into a laptop via a serial port or USB port and Bluetooth
*Some Magellan units with a screen can not
be used as a sensor, i.e., eXplorist 100, 200, 300.
Moving Map Software is available that can display detail
on a laptop and can also accept real-time location input from a GPS to show your
position as you move.
MapSend programs can be used as a Moving Map Display as
well as allowing download of map detail to compatible GARMIN and
Magellan GPS receivers.
CoPilot Live | Laptop
8 navigation/mapping software can be used with
third-party GPS receivers that are NMEA compatible.
If your requirement is for navigation using raster topographic
detail on a laptop then a program such as OziExplorer
or Fugawi teamed
with digital mapping products such as those offered by Spectrum
Digital Imaging or Fugawi
could be the answer.
For large screen marine navigation consider a GPS teamed
with Moving Map Software
and, for example, Digital
Ocean electronic chart products.
One of our range of GPS models may provide the data input you need for
your own specialized GPS application software.
A range of safe and secure RAM
laptop mounting options for both automobile and marine use
are available from National Products Inc.