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Using Delorme Street Atlas with Garmin GPS 20x receiver
fchamp
Using Delorme Street Atlas 2009 plus on an Acer Aspire One notepad I have had 2 Earthmate GPS receivers stop working; one Bluetooth unit and one USB unit. I recently purchased a Garmin GPS 20x receiver, but have been unable to get it to function properly with the software. Using Garmin's Spanner program I receive the GPS signal quickly, but as I drive, the GPS trail swiftly lags farther and farther behind the actual vehicle location quickly becoming useless as a navigation tool.

Has anyone used this configuration before or can anyone shed some light on how to solve this problem?
tcassidy
With just SA and Spanner running, you would think the processor could keep up. Are you running anything else that might be taxing the CPU? Also, did you try having SA try to find the 20x directly. I can't test it but SA has a pretty wide array of GPS types it can talk to including one with Garmin- type data output.

Terry
fchamp
Thanks for the reply. SA did not run the 20x without Spanner. I ran only the SA and Spanner programs but the CPU in the notebook did not keep up. I just went for a short ride and tried running them on my laptop. On the way out it ran fine. After stopping a while, I restarted SA and Spanner and had the same problem with my laptop on the return trip that I had with the notebook.
tcassidy
I guess the only solution then is getting a GPS that does work with SA. Of all the ones I could choose, the 20x would not even be on my list. Consider a GlobalSat BU-353 or iBlue GM2 or any other USB or Bluetooth GPS that outputs NMEA.

I am surprised you have had such poor luck with Earthmates as most GPS are virtually indestructable under normal conditions.

Terry
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