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Earthmate USB GPS & 64 Bit Windows 7
coover
I wish to use an old Earthmate Model 9538 V 1.0 USB GPS Unit with my 2010 Streets and Trips on a 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate computer. I'm not sure where the problem is, driver, software, ?, but it doesn't seem to be working. I guess when the new Streets and Trips 2011 comes out, I can buy the Microsoft GPS device, but right now I'm stuck with the Earthmate.

Any advice? Thanks.
tcassidy
The Delorme Earthmates require a helper program to work with COM port programs such as S&T. Unfortunately, that helper program is not available for Windows 7. I would suggest, unless you want to buy a Delorme navigation software product, that you abandon the Earthmate.

Terry
coover
Thanks. Terry. I do have a spare XP laptop with the 2009 Delorme map that I use occasionally, so I'll place the Earthmate in it's bag.

In the meantime, until the new S & T comes out, my updated (2011 map) Garmin c550 will have to do.
tcassidy
You can't go wrong using a Garmin with the latest maps!

Terry
tresho
I have a new Lenovo R500 running Win7 Pro 64 bit. I can confirm the Delorme Serial Emulator won't work. Win 7 refuses to install it under any method. I am also running the Win XP mode under Win 7. This mode is a 32-bit version of Win XP running as a virtual package under Win 7 64-bit. I was able to install the Delorme Serial Emulator program on this mode, and got no no error messages. This installation appears to run in the same way as a standalone Win XP machine, however it does not detect an LT-40 GPS receiver connected to the laptop.
Ken in Regina
Virtual PC -- and most emulators -- have some issues with USB port passthrough.

...ken...
tresho
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have some issues with USB port passthrough.
I figured that. I'm neither a computer scientist nor a rocket scientist, but passing the information the LT-40 is sending to its USB connection once it gets a fix doesn't seem like it should be rocket science.

There are so many good user-generated utilities on the web that do about everything imaginable with computers & operating systems, yet this isn't available.
tcassidy
Why not just buy another USB GPS. They are inexpensive and there is nothing special about the LT-40.

Terry
tresho
Besides the LT-40 I have 2 Delorme Tripmates, 2 Garmin Etrexes & 1 Delorme PN-20, so I was hoping I'd be able to use something I already have. The LT-40 was nice because it was small, got its power from the port, was more durable, and got a very rapid fix compared to the others.

I have discovered that the Serial-USB adapter I had laying around from a couple of laptops ago, is recognized by Win7 which somehow locates a driver & creates a USB Serial port (COM 4) once the first Plug & Play Installation is done.

That adapter I can plug my Garmin Etrex's serial cable into, configure Streets & Trips to use COM 4, and navigate with that. It's kind of clunky with all the cables & adapters, but I've navigated with that setup on previous laptops. The Etrex had to be setup to send NMEA over its interface.

I had an old GPS diagnostic utility, gps_diag.zip, 4.16 MB downloaded from CNet, which installed without a hiccup into Win7, and which, once installed, will display the data from a COM port of your choice, as it spills out of the Etrex. I post this in case anyone else is interested.

-- I will look for another USB GPS receiver eventually.
2boogz
Quote:
Originally Posted by tresho
Besides the LT-40 I have 2 Delorme Tripmates, 2 Garmin Etrexes & 1 Delorme PN-20, so I was hoping I'd be able to use something I already have. The LT-40 was nice because it was small, got its power from the port, was more durable, and got a very rapid fix compared to the others.

I have discovered that the Serial-USB adapter I had laying around from a couple of laptops ago, is recognized by Win7 which somehow locates a driver & creates a USB Serial port (COM 4) once the first Plug & Play Installation is done.

That adapter I can plug my Garmin Etrex's serial cable into, configure Streets & Trips to use COM 4, and navigate with that. It's kind of clunky with all the cables & adapters, but I've navigated with that setup on previous laptops. The Etrex had to be setup to send NMEA over its interface.

I had an old GPS diagnostic utility, gps_diag.zip, 4.16 MB downloaded from CNet, which installed without a hiccup into Win7, and which, once installed, will display the data from a COM port of your choice, as it spills out of the Etrex. I post this in case anyone else is interested.

-- I will look for another USB GPS receiver eventually.
@tresho how do i run that software (Gps Diag)
i downloaded it
whats the next steps?
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