Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:55pm
What format is the Magellan software?
Are there sources for Magellan software other than retail?
What do I need to do to get my Magellan Meridian Gold to work with various software maps on my laptop?
Magellan Gold with laptop
I have a Magellan Gold. The mapping software that one loads onto the GPS is proprietory, so Magellan is the ones that will work with it.
To connect the Meridian to a laptop, you need to use the serial cable and connect it to a serial to USB adapter cable - this allows the serial cable to connect and function with the USB port.
As long as your laptop based software talks to GPS - usually via NMEA, you are all set. I've done this many times - connected to EasyGPS, Delorme Street Atlas, G7toWin, GPS utility, GPSbabel, and of course the Magellan MapSend products.
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