GPS display to a laptop?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I just got some old laptops(486's) and I was wondering if you could hook a GPS up to it somehow. Just use the laptop as a monitor? That way you wouldnt have to look at that same GPS monitor when driving down the road,

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Post 3+ Months Ago

RadioShack used to sell one for $99 that hooked up to your laptop. Last I heard they stopped carrying them. You might want to try ebay.
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What kind of GPS ?
Is it aftermarket, Is it built into the car/truck ?
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sorry about my noob questiosn but what is a gps :shock:
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TheForceofDarkness wrote:
sorry about my noob questiosn but what is a gps :shock:


GPS, Global Positioning System
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=%22gps%22

They come in many forms. Handheld for outdoor activities, ones built into depth finders for fishing, ones built into cars for driving just to name a few.

Some have detailed maps, some have radar blip like displays.
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It is not built in to the car. I will have to get the model number and stuff, and then get back to you. Thanks guys,

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There are all kinds of GPSs out there. I just bought a bluetooth one for my PDA. You can get one for your lap top with windows software.
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jshaulis wrote:
It is not built in to the car. I will have to get the model number and stuff, and then get back to you. Thanks guys,

Justin


Sounds like a plan :D

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