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Old 13 January 2005, 18:29   #11
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Sorry to go off on a tangent, but does anyone know when Mapsource 7 is being released?
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Old 14 January 2005, 04:04   #12
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With this problem in mind, could you not use something like this to generate a serial port through the usb?

http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpr..._id=VDK2499G01

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Old 14 January 2005, 04:15   #13
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With this problem in mind, could you not use something like this to generate a serial port through the usb?

http://uk.insight.com/apps/productpr..._id=VDK2499G01

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I think this is something similar to what Jono already has.

As for mapsource 7.........not a clue as the bloke I know doesn't work in that department and he won't go and find out for me the miserable begger.

However they have just released an update with quite a few fixes and improvements.
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Old 14 January 2005, 04:22   #14
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As for mapsource 7.........not a clue as the bloke I know doesn't work in that department and he won't go and find out for me the miserable begger.

However they have just released an update with quite a few fixes and improvements.
I'm pretty sure its soonish - City select Europe’s already on 7. It would be very annoying to unlock version 6.5 and then have to pay $125 to upgrade to version 7 two weeks later. Their upgrade fees are ridiculous!
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I'm pretty sure its soonish - City select Europe’s already on 7. It would be very annoying to unlock version 6.5 and then have to pay $125 to upgrade to version 7 two weeks later. Their upgrade fees are ridiculous!
Complete change of subject but has anyone got the city select and is it much different from 6.5?

Like.....have they added some of the new roads in France in, as the last time I used the car GPS in France I was apparently in the middle of a field instead of the nice new payage I was actually on!?
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Have you got the garmin part number for the usb lead as i am next to the garmin and smg stand and they say they do not do one, i would love to prove them wrong.
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At last a question that I really do know the answer to, that is if you are running XP. It may well work for other versions of windows.

Plug your adapter into the USB port. After the Bing-Bong select the following:-

Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > Ports

You will see the USB to Serial port listed with the assigned Com port in brackets.
It will probably be COM 5.

Set that as the port to read, and off you go.
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usb to 76mapColour is the only one available
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Sorry to go off on a tangent, but does anyone know when Mapsource 7 is being released?
Just got an email back from Garmin - MapSource 7 should be available in 2-3 weeks.

So if you've just bought a Garmin chart plotter at the LBS don't unlock your charts until then!
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