I'm not sure you understand -- When i say clear view of the sky, i mean
the way gps works requires an actual view of the sky. I've used at
least 5 different gpses in my geocaching days, and clouds, treecover
(and the roof of your car) can actually impair the functionality of the
If you can't acquire at least 3 satellites, you aren't navigating anywhere :)
On Feb 6, 2004, at 3:32 PM, Patrick Munson wrote:
External antennae on most of the Compact Flash GPS systems I have seen are optional.
I am sure Apple could devise a clever way such that a CF/PCMCIA GPS system would share the internal antenna used by the AirPort card, thus eliminating the extrusion found on all such cards but have provisions for an external antenna as well.
Talk about elegant, that would be elegant.
The fact that Apple does not do this tells me that even they think their own market is to small to bother.
Getting back to my original question, however...
Does anyone know of a CF/PCMCIA GPS system that does work on the Macintosh?
On Feb 6, 2004, at 8:13 AM, Jatin Pandya wrote:
Holding my iBook in one had and antennae mast in another while walking down to street for war-walking is also not an elegant solution either ;) I think if you are just talikng about GPS interface alone in general, I understand your comment. But if it is in connection with packet capturing, well, anything that works should make you happy :)
Kaarigar ===================== --- Patrick Munson <pmunce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:http://www.gpscity.com/gps/brados/3215.1.12398727029410847560/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 gpsout there you canslots :)pickup for relatively cheap that won't monopolize precious PCMCIA/MiniPCIof their user base.
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Why don't they make a Compact Flash or PCMCIA GPSwrote:interface software.
They did it with AirPort, why not GPS?
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