Re: [NTLK] GPSmap maps (was [ANN] Holland maps)

From: Stainless Steel Rat (
Date: Tue Mar 19 2002 - 22:05:21 EST

* John Goggan <> on Tue, 19 Mar 2002
| Anyone have a list of compatible GPS devices? It sounds like it supports
| anything that supports that "NMEA 183 software protocol" and serial data at
| 4800bps. Is that very common these days as far as GPS devices go?

Most GPS components speak NEMA 183 at 4800bps. I should have a TeleType
CFI GPS receiver in a few days. I'll post whatever compatability
information I can when it arrives.

| Or do I really need to hunt to find something compatible? Basically, I'd
| like to get GPS on my Newton just for kicks -- as cheaply as possible.

Well, "GPS" and "cheap" are contradictory terms. You're looking at $150 to
$300 for a PC-Card or CFI/II GPS receiver.

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