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Comparison: Microsoft Streets & Trips and DeLorme Street Atlas 2010
Al Nelson
I have been using Streets & Trips for many years, currently running 2010 version. I recently picked up a Delorme Street Atlas 2010 in a bargain bin, and installed it. It works fine with the S & T GPS receiver, and seems to have some good features. It does however seem to be much more complicated to use. Also, it has no street detail for Mexico, which is something I need. The 3-D view is very good, better I think than S & T.

Has anyone tried running both applications at once from the single GPS receiver?

Anyone using both systems, what are your opinions on the pros and cons of each, and which do you prefer?

Al
tcassidy
If you wish to run both applications at the same time from one GPS, you need a separate program. The 2 we know of are GPS Gate and xport. Either would work in this situation.

GpsGate Client - Products - GpsGate.com
XPort

Terry
Al Nelson
Actualy, I have two of the MS Pharos GPS receivers, could I connect them both, one for each application?
Al
tcassidy
I'm not sure. The Pharos software reuses the driver when you move it to a different USB port. Would it create 2 different COM ports - I don't know. Plug them in and check in Device Manager to see.

Terry
Ken in Regina
I can't think of any reason it wouldn't work. But as Terry says, no harm to plug them both in and see what Device Manager says. You should see two different COM ports when they're both plugged in.

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Larry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al Nelson
Actualy, I have two of the MS Pharos GPS receivers, could I connect them both, one for each application?
Al
Yes this works great. Why? because the applications lock onto the COM port which is different for each GPS receiver.
Marvin Hlavac
Yes, that's how I sometimes do a side-by-side comparison of various GPS receivers. I haven't done it with identical two hardware units, but that should make no difference I don't think. I just plug one GPS receiver into a USB port, launch Streets & Trips, start GPS tracking, then I plug the second USB GPS, launch another instance of S&T, scan for GPS in S&T, it finds the 2nd GPS, then I enable GPS tracking, and I'm on my way with two USB GPS units, and two instances of S&T side-by-side on one screen.
tcassidy
But some GPS devices such as the Navation 168 and BU 353 will assign a different COM number even if you plug the same GPS into a different USB port. The Pharos one does not do that; regardless of the USB port you use, it will assign the same COM.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Yes, but if you plug the 2nd one, I'm guessing that will force it to assign a new com port number for it.
tcassidy
That is certainly what I expect. But as I am unable to test, I'll wait for the outcome.

Terry
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