Remember, often times GPSes need a clear shot at the sky in order to
work. If your laptop had a PCMCIA gps in it, it would either need an
antenna or be like some of the pcmcia wireless cards. If you were using
it in a car, youd either have to have it on the dash or hanging out the
On Feb 6, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Patrick Munson wrote:
A serial or USB solution to using a GPS system on a laptop computer is not very elegant when opposed to a Compact Flash or PCMCIA solution.
What do others use their PCMCIA slot for anyway? Mine is unused except for the occasional access to images from a digital camera.
On Feb 5, 2004, at 1:00 PM, Kyle Christensen wrote:
Mainly because there's a ton of serial or USB gps out there you can pickup for relatively cheap
that won't monopolize precious PCMCIA/MiniPCI slots :)
<quote who="Patrick Munson">Apple should have a pretty good idea of the size of their user base.
Why don't they make a Compact Flash or PCMCIA GPS system and/or interface software.
They did it with AirPort, why not GPS?
On Feb 5, 2004, at 11:07 AM, Pat Heidingsfelder wrote:
I have been looking into GPS software for OS X I believe I have found
most everything out there. There are a few people over at
geocaching.com that are developing software, but it would be great to
have Garmin's apps work natively in OS X. I found this while
If you would, check it out and if you feel the need, sign it. It is definitely a worthy cause.
Thanks for the help!!!