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[aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and InstallQuestions- Nuvi

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Mon Feb 4 18:47:24 UTC 2008

I'm going to get one without a doubt. I had really wanted one anyway but
hesitated for lack of usefulness with APRS. Recent developments have changed
that obviously. Now I'm just trying to decide if I want Bluetooth for my
phone with this or not.

Thank You,
Brian N2KGC

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Scott Miller
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 1:35 PM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Truck/Setup Ford Expedition GPS and
InstallQuestions- Nuvi

Sounds like it comes from MSN.  Presumably there's some software support
in there for drawing the areas, but it may not be possible to get at it.

I'm probably bugging the heck out of my Garmin rep already.  I'm trying
to ration my inquiries so he doesn't get totally fed up with me.

Now, if everyone promises to buy a Nuvi or a StreetPilot and I can give
him some estimates on incremental sales relating to software
improvements, I'm sure he'll pay more attention.  =]


Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> Scott Miller wrote:
>>> Just wondering if it is a one or the other operation. I was also
>>> wondering
>>> if you can get the mapping display to show polygons like warning
>>> areas or
>>> NWS polygons on the map. Not that it's a big deal but that would
>>> really put
> My Street Pilot C580 already receives weather advisories, watches and
> warnings and can light up shape files on the map.
> A thundercloud icon appears on top of the the on-screen map
> periodically.  Tapping this  icon produces a text summary of the
> advisory/watch/warning. A second tap displays the map with a translucent
> colored overlay of the warning area, just like the NWS shape overlays in
> UIview or APRSplus.
> I'm not clear if this is something in the MSN information services
> feature included on some Garmins or whether it comes from somewhere else
> (is WAAS also including basic WX info perhaps???).     All I know is
> that I am receiving these WX alerts but have NOT activated the optional
> subscription MSN information services that include realtime weather,
> traffic, gas prices, etc.   Or is some basic level of WX data from the
> MSN service available even without subscribing?   (The manual makes no
> mention of weather data without subscription.)
> --
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