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NMEA and nautical miles
November 10, 2010
12:28 pm
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duplicated entry.

November 10, 2010
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phild31 wrote:

The map would be useless on the water anyway, it's not even a topo, just a decent street map.
On the water the map will be just blue, no details of shore line at all.

This GPSr is pretty good for geocaching but won't be very good for anything else.

Good luck

Thank's for the answer šŸ™‚ I don't need build in map when I'm sailing šŸ™‚ I had Garmin GPSMAP 76 and they was useless and usually,what is more important, I had bigger and better chartplotter in cocpit. I only need to connect GPS receiver to my notebook (which stand under deck) via USB (one cable to send data from gps and power. Any Garmin doesn't do this (!) ) and use OpenCPN with marine charts which I already bought to made real time navigation. And in the background I'd like made trace of my journey, just like in examples below.

PS. Very rarely I need to take handheld GPS and sail to ONE point (that's I asked about nautical miles šŸ™‚ ).

best regards,

November 10, 2010
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you can choose nautical miles in vantage point.

November 10, 2010
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This is about the eXplorist GC

I have had it hooked to my laptop in nmea mode and it worked fine.

There is no nautical miles and knots in settings to choose.

The map would be useless on the water anyway, it's not even a topo, just a decent street map.
On the water the map will be just blue, no details of shore line at all.

This GPSr is pretty good for geocaching but won't be very good for anything else.

Good luck

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

November 9, 2010
10:43 pm
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Hi,

Iā€™d like to ask about two features.

1) On Magellan webpage there is an information that this device supports NMEA protocol through usb. Does someone test it in real time navigation? I know that it is made to geocaching but Iā€™d like to use it on boat sometimes.

2) Can I choose nautical miles and knots in settings to display on screen?

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Camel

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