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    What a bitch. I recently had the opportunity to purchase a laptop for caching and was very excited to finally have real time tracking on the laptop from the gps.

    After checking out Mainiac1957s laptop and seeing how valuable this really could be I came home and tried it only to find that topo used to have that option in the version that you purchase (3.02) then in the upgrades they removed it and now is no longer availible. I need to call them tomorrow and figure out what went wrong. I cant imagine such a valuable resource being removed from software. And since you need the update to run any usb gps you will never be able to use real time.

    If any one can add light to this for me it would be great.

    Dave

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    I use mapsource topo on my laptop and have no problem. You need to go to the website and download the latest version 6.10.2, it's a free download. http://www.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by tat
    I use mapsource topo on my laptop and have no problem. You need to go to the website and download the latest version 6.10.2, it's a free download. http://www.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp

    Hey Tom,

    I got the newest update. I did that today but I cant figure out how to do real time tracking. Example I am driving down the road and want to have my laptop do real time tracking on the laptop screen. Can you tell me how it's done and where the menus are to get my gps to do it??

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    I don't think Mapsource has realtime tracking. I'd use either Delorme, Streets and Trips or Maptech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tat
    I don't think Mapsource has realtime tracking. I'd use either Delorme, Streets and Trips or Maptech.

    http://www.garmin.com/support/downlo...ils.jsp?id=209


    Changes made from version 6.5 to 6.7:

    one of the changes was to :
    Removed real-time tracking from MapSource. Use nRoute for PC real-time tracking applications.
    What is nROute

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    I didn't know that! Thanks. Here's the link for nRoute. http://www.garmin.com/support/downlo...ils.jsp?id=575

    I'm downloading it now, we'll see how it works. Not sure how it can route using topo since the gpsr does not seem to use topo when routing!

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