Swissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1749 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6097 times:
Good day my friends...
I bought a Pioneer portable GPS in Canada so my lovely wife would net get lost anymore (it works!!), however I will be in Europe for the next little while so I called Pioneer to see if I could buy a Europe street card and they advised me that these devices do not work in Europe.... , do you know if they do or not??? or perhaps you know a web site I could buy a card???? or do you know why they do not work???
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12316 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6089 times:
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The portable ones might be country specific. I have Microsoft Streets and Trips on my computer here in the US, and when I was in Norway, I installed AutoRoute and used it with no problems using the same GPS receiver.
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David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6047 times:
Quoting Moo (Reply 2): Selective Availability is not turned on currently across the GPS satellite network, so country specific denial of service should not be an issue.
Doesn't Selective Availability just affect the accuracy of "unauthorised" receivers? I've been using GPS in one form or another pretty much since it went active and I thought it wasn't easy to tell whether SA was on or not, in the early years, anyway. It was still pretty accurate for wide area navigation (~50m at worst, I seem to recall). I didn't know its use in certain locations could be inhibited.
Swissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1749 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6016 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 1): The portable ones might be country specific. I have Microsoft Streets and Trips on my computer here in the US, and when I was in Norway, I installed AutoRoute and used it with no problems using the same GPS receiver.
The unit I have runs with I believe with Windows CE...... so would you think Auto Route from MS would maybe work?? or would anyone have a web address were I can get a Europe card?
Quoting Cfalk (Reply 3): I have a TomTom unit, and it works fine in North America and Europe, and even comes with both sets of maps pre-installed.
Yep you are right I guess I should have done some more research before I bought it as it seams for the TomTom units you can get maps with no problem..... still have 3 weeks time to find a map which will work with my unit...