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 Post subject: Is this possible to do?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:35 pm 
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I would like to assemble a GPS chart system for use when out on my boat. I have access to a large amount of old computer hardware (laptops, PDAs, etc) for next to nothing. After reading some posts here and other sites to learn how GPS works, I assume I need to buy a GPS receiver (unless assembling one of your own is not too difficult) like the Garmin GPS 17HVS, put together a laptop or similar device with an LCD display and Operating System, download Raster Navigation Chart files from a source like the NOAA and install a shareware viewer like the lite version from Maptech. Does this sound like a doable project? There are so many people throwing away old laptops, PDAs, etc that I thought this would be a good use for some of these older devices.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:44 pm 
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i dont see why not. you can make your own GPS instead of buying one.


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