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SDIO GPS Receiver for Laptop?
artxty
hi all,

im a newbie.

i have an old sdio gps receiver model sd-501

any possibility to use it on my laptop with an sd card reader?

thank you
Marvin Hlavac
Hi artxty,

:welcome: to Laptop GPS World.

That's an interesting question! While this type of GPS receivers used to be popular among PocketPC PDA users, I think quite a few laptops have SD slots... So I think it is just a matter of having a software driver that would work on your operating system.

Unfortunately, as I type this I went to check Globalsat website to see if I can still locate some info on this older model, and I found the following:

Quote:
The SD-501 DOES NOT support PalmOS, Mac 8/9/OSX, or Windows 95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP.
Here's the link: Globalsat.co.uk SD CF GPS SD-501

USB or Bluetooth GPS receivers are quite inexpensive these days ($30, $40, $50...). That may be the way to go, IMHO.
artxty
dear Marvin,

i really appreciate your time in replying to my query.

i impulsively bought this on ebay, i tried it on my dopod 900, which is sdio, unfortunately map for australia is over 90mb, and i only have 1 sd slot which is for the sdio gps.
(sob)

now the seller was telling me to use destinator instead of tomtom, and use a map cutter to reduce the map to say 30mb.

what is a map cutter?

thank you all.
Marvin Hlavac
I think it is an application software for managing map data. If your space is limited, you could cut a map area that would still fit on your memory card.
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