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Is there a GPS software for OS X? Anyone running Bootcamp on a Mac with GPS software?
okra63
Sorry if this has been discussed and I just can't find it

Anyone know of GPS software that will run in OS X? Also, anyone have any experience running Bootcamp on a Mac with GPS software then running in Windows XP (via Bootcamp)? Hopefully bluetooth/com ports will be recognized.

Thanks!
Marvin Hlavac
You could try RouteBuddy. It runs on a Mac natively. But I think more people would use Bootcamp or Parallels to run a Windows program.
okra63
Yeah, I think I'm going to go the Bootcamp route.

Thanks!
LineChaser
Yeah..... I think I'd agree with okra - there's not much incentive price-wise to choose Route Buddy over a virtualization solution.
alanbrowne
Bootcamp: AVOID.

Parallels: OK

VMWare Fusion: Now you're talking.

That said, I would not want to run this on a Mac while driving my car ... I'd rather a good, Mac dedicated s/w platform.
dmboras
I realize that there's been a lull in this thread, but I wanted to mention MacGPS Pro as an option. I'm a consulting archaeologist, and I've been using the program for several years for surveying and mapping. It's compatible with most Garmin gps units (I use a somewhat antiquated Garmin 12), and data transfer between the gps and program is seamless and simple. I also use it for real time tracking on my laptop while surveying - again, simple to do - just hook up for GPS and hit the Real Time Display menu item. MacGPS Pro also has the ability to save files in several formats, including Google Earth-friendly KML. In addition to importing georeferenced maps, you have the option of manually configuring your own - I've done this for a number of projects. Best part is the price - $59.99 US for a download, and you can also obtain Canadian and US topos for a very reasonable price from the MacGPS Pro site. I've run it on everything from Mac OS 10.3 to 10.6. I highly recommend it.
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