looking for a hand held gps system

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by marc, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. marc

    marc Guest

    need a hand held system (preferably a pda system) for use in both
    europe and here in england.
    also need advise on good software to use with the system.

    cheers Marc
     
    marc, Jun 21, 2005
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  2. marc

    Paul R Guest

    I have just got a Dell X50 (currently on offer) Pocket PC, also got a
    Bluetooth GPS receiver from EBay, bought specifically for GPS routing !
    Upgraded from a Palm OS Sony Clie, with early Tom-tom software (City maps,
    and route) with a cabled GPS.
    Intend to install Tom-tom 5 ... but as yet still leaning the new OS !

    Paul
     
    Paul R, Jun 22, 2005
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  3. don't you agree any more that england is part of europe?

    Heinrich
     
    Heinrich Pfeifer, Jun 22, 2005
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  4. Must be one of these Euro-sceptics! A NO-voter perhaps?
     
    Dennis Pogson, Jun 22, 2005
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  5. marc

    Dave Guest

    I don't think that is the problem.

    MOST of the GPS and mapping software that is available that covers Europe as
    a whole has pretty terrible coverage of the UK. So UK specific software/maps
    are better for use here and the European version fine for trips there.

    Do other countries in Europe have country specific mapping or have they to
    make do with the whole of Europe.

    DaveB
    UK
     
    Dave, Jun 22, 2005
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  6. MOST of the GPS and mapping software that is available that covers
    I use Garmin City Select Europe and find the UK coverage terrific. I live in
    a small cul-de-sac just outside Glasgow which is clearly marked, as are all
    the surrounding streets. If you were a London trainee taxi-driver and wanted
    to learn "The Knowledge", I would say this is far the best way to learn it.

    Dennis.
     
    Dennis Pogson, Jun 22, 2005
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  7. Try the tomtom go 300. What's more it will even work in Ireland, Scotland
    and Wales. Mind you - like all the others- you may have to buy appropriate
    maps for the countries you go to. Remember, though, the UK maps also include
    England as well as Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
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    Aefauldlie, (Scots word for Honestly),
    Robert, (Auld Bob), Peffers,
    Kelty,
    Fife,
    Scotland, (UK).
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    Robert Peffers, Jun 23, 2005
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  8. Err! That little cul-de-sac just outside Glasgow wouldn't,by any chance, be
    Edinburgh, would it?<G>
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    Aefauldlie, (Scots word for Honestly),
    Robert, (Auld Bob), Peffers,
    Kelty,
    Fife,
    Scotland, (UK).
    Web Site, "The Eck's Files":- http://www.peffers50.freeserve.co.uk
     
    Robert Peffers, Jun 23, 2005
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  9. don't you agree any more that england is part of europe?

    I thought everyone knew that we Brits were insular in both the literal, and
    figurative, sense. When a Brit says Europe, he generally means mainland
    Europe unless the context indicates otherwise.

    Keith
     
    Keith Sheppard, Jun 23, 2005
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  10. need a hand held system (preferably a pda system) for use in both
    I think the answer depends upon what you want to use it for. You say
    hand-held so I am guessing hiking, but it's not clear. Are you looking for
    something that will give you a route from one UK post code to another or do
    you want to know how far you are along the Pennine Way?

    Keith
     
    Keith Sheppard, Jun 23, 2005
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  11. marc

    marc Guest

    its for car journeys and a bit of hand held but mostly car journeys.
    I have a hawk 289 fia and there is no roof so its important that the
    unit can be removed from the car when parked . I would love something
    that can work with postcodes and if not postcodes then an address.

    cheers marc
     
    marc, Jun 23, 2005
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