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Mapping Software????

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Arizona Joe, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Arizona Joe

    Arizona Joe [OP] New Member

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    Me and my friend are looking to mount a laptop in my 08 FJC. I live in AZ and wanted to know if anyone out there knew of any good GPS software for our area. I am looking for real world mapping style stuff that can be displayed on a laptop and have the ability to be interacted with from pc to gps or vs versa. I have read and seen a lot of stuff about Shonkey maps but it seems as though they are only for Australia.

    Any help or direction would be great, as always thanks TW i look forward to your feedback.

    AZ Joe
     
  2. Dec 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I have some Garmin map DVD's. Never got a chance to use them. Are you looking to buy some, or just general info on some?
     
  3. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:43 PM
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    Arizona Joe

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    im looking to install a laptop in my fjc and then run some sort of gps style software with off road maps, local areas so on and so fourth. i have seen them in some high end 4x4 vids but dont even know where to start looking for one for my own truck. any help or thoughts on where to pick one up at.

    az j
     
  4. Dec 5, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    jflan

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  5. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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    TightShirts

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    i use google earth and can see my real-time location in 3D... Brianr tested this with me about 2 years ago. we drove to the top of south mountain at night and it was awesome to see what turns were coming up... i actually video taped it and was going to make a tutorial video but i've been lazy and never got around to it :anonymous:

    here's a link that i found that explains the process that i used, and i used the Earth Bridge software that the article mentions- works the same way

    http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/001623.php

    I ran it off an older laptop, and all of the software that i used was FREE... except windows
     
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