PDA Navigation and GPS
by: Dale DePriest
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All you wanted to know about PDA navigation with an emphasis on GPS.
Pocket PC Navigation
PocketPC and WinCE products for Navigation and/or that feature GPS usage.
Navigation and the Palm OS
Psion Navigation Topics
Linux PDA Navigation Topics
Linux PDA solutions are starting to appear. I am not maintaining a separate
web page for these solutions but here is a short list of web locations.
Here are some for Linux laptops that may work on PDA's
Blackberry RIM Navigation Topics
- 1 Map A free map viewer with GPS support.
- George Comm A RIM to Garmin etrex cable.
- Spot A navigation program that uses maps for web sites.
- Touratel.com by Fugawi has free topgraphic maps for the US and Canada. GPS is supported.
- Note that Blackberry's that have Bluetooth capability can use almost any of the available Bluetooth GPS receivers.
For Symbian OS Series 60. GPS display on a phone and a personal tracker. Works with a Bluetooth GPS unit.
- smart2go Door to door routing and navigation
- iNterchain SolutionsWorks with J2ME (java phones)
- Touratel.com by Fugawi has free topgraphic maps for the US and Canada for Nokia. GPS is supported.
The most famous of the MS/DOS based Palm Tops is the HP 100LX and 200LX. These
units gave you DOS in the Palm of your hand. They continue to have a loyal
following so here are DOS based GPS tools.
- LXGPS can use any
serial GPS with NMEA support and has mapping capability.
- GPSCGA from Comacs Enterprises.
- Mapit by John Allison - worldwide 1:1,000,000 scale maps.
- Handango.com has software for
many handheld platforms including Pocket PC, WindowsCE, Palm OS, RIM
(Blackberry), Symbian OS, Linux, Java, and Smartphone.
- PDATopSoft.com has
software for many handheld platforms including Pocket PC, Windows CE,
Palm OS, RIM (Blackberry), EPOC (Psion), and Smartphones.
Here is a link to my main GPS site.
By: Dale DePriest, all rights reserved.