You will need
- - laptop computer;
- - GPS transmitter or mobile phone.
To laptop worked as GPS Navigator, you should not just elements, but also the appropriate software. Prior to connecting the GPS module (or cell phone), make sure that the laptop is worth all the necessary software that is adapted to the existing operating system and the connectivity with the necessary equipment. If such software on a laptop not, find it online, download and install on your PC.
Locate and install the software for navigation. Decide what option Navigator is more appropriate. Some are more suitable for traveling long distances while others are better to use.
Connect the GPS receiver or performing its role the phone via wifi, Bluetooth or USB. Prefer a more convenient option. USB output today are equipped with almost all portable personal computers, to install the program Navigator will be quite normal, the most simple laptop, tablet or netbook.
Synchronize the GPS receiver with the laptop, wait for confirmation that the system has determined the equipment. If the system does not define innovation, it could mean that there are no additional drivers and you must install them yourself. This can be done by setting up automatic searches.
If extra drivers are not needed, and the device initially defined – start and configure the navigation software. Make sure that the program operates correctly in the path.
During the selection of navigation software ask additional features installed Navigator. If too much time is spent on travel around the city, warning of traffic jams will be by the way, download a program that will give information about traffic jams in real time. To obtain operational information necessary to connect to the Internet.
Advice 2 : How to install GPS in laptop
Satellite navigation system is firmly established in the life of nearly every motorist. Time will tell you turn, the number of kilometers to the point of arrival and even the location of the traffic police post. If you have a laptop which you used to enjoy, and even manage to do it in the car, so you can easily turn it into a Navigator.
You will need
- - GPS receiver;
- - the software for GPS.
Buy a GPS receiver. This is a small device connected through the USB port or Bluetooth, which is used to receive signals from navigation satellites. By itself, it does not contain maps or information about your route, it just determines your place in space. Consult experts about your model. In different localities the GPS works differently, so you need to choose the most optimal model to complete the work.
Connect the GPS receiver to the laptop. To do this, use provided by the manufacturer of the connection method. Naturally more convenient to use the USB port. In the configuration of the receiver should be a CD with drivers and software. Install utilities into the operating system of the laptop. Try to install to the system directory on the local disk.
Install navigation program. This is the application that will position your position on the map based on the coordinates received from the GPS receiver. Programs navigation a lot. Read reviews online, check out features and screenshots and choose. You can also install several applications to compare their performance at work.
Configure navigation program for receiving the signal from the GPS receiver and check the connection. Download and install fresh maps for the program navigation that you choose. Unfortunately, the GPS receiver is not much less than a full-fledged Navigator. The more modern navigators contain installed software. And themselves navigators are small and specifically designed for ease of use in the car.
Advice 3 : How to connect the Navigator to the laptop
The GPS navigation system suggests several ways to use it. Automotive and portable navigation work offline. If you want to navigate using the laptop, connect the external GPS receiver.
The receiver can connect using USB or Bluetooth port. In the first case you just insert the cable into the appropriate connector, and the computer detects the device. If it does not, you may need to install the drivers for this model of receiver. You can find them on the manufacturer's website or install the ones that came in the package Navigator.
To connect the device via the wireless port, start the operation of the receiver. Then turn on the Bluetooth on the laptop by pressing the key combination specified in the instructions to the computer (usually a combination key with Fn). To find a Navigator control panel go to the folder "Bluetooth Devices", click on the "Add" button. In the list that appears, select your device and start the configuration wizard.
To transfer data from receiver to computer, you need a separate virtual port. His number you can find the manuals Navigator or to determine using special program. On the software CD for the Navigator, find the application called GPS Information. In the window that opens click on the Scan COM ports – so you start scanning the available COM ports. Copy the found number.
Install on a laptop navigation program. Choice depends on in what conditions and for what purposes you will use the equipment. Some programs are based on scanned maps, they are very detailed and precise – perfect for Hiking. E cards less, "weigh", and therefore not slow down the performance of the Navigator. They are convenient for use on the roads. On these maps you can plot a route based on traffic information. In the settings of the selected program, enter the number found for the virtual port.
While scanning COM ports you can inspect the Navigator. Click on the Start GPS in the bottom window, you should see the numbers – Navigator starts the connection with the satellites and determining your location. To continue the navigation settings, disable running check.