Hacks for DeLorme GPS Users - Fiberglass RV

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Old 02-04-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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One of the most annoying things for me has been the GPS cursor
spending most of its time on the side of the screen in which I'm
going. I get to see see a lot of mapof where I've been, but very
little map of where I'm going. Bah. Dumbass.

Wandering around in the Delorme forums, I stumbled over the solution
- from our old friend Dan Lawyer and Some Other Guy.

There are two solutions and both work great. They both keep the GPS
cursor stationary in the middle of the screen, and the map moves -
Just like Garmin Streetpilot.

This, a registry hack, is from Some Other Guy:
My suggestion is to go to the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DeLorme\SA2007\DeLorme Components\DeLorme.SA2007.GPS.1\Prefs

replacing SA2007 with your version code if necessary.

Then change AutoPanTolerance to a higher number (thereby decreasing
tolerance, ironically).

I set mine to 50 (0x32), played back a GPS log, and the map
recentered on the GPS marker every time the marker updated. My screen
is 1280*800, larger screen sizes probably require higher values.

This, just a diddling with Options, is from Dan:
Options/GPS Tab
- Make sure you have the Auto display GPS overview feature checked
- If you use the Auto zoom to turn feature set Minimum Zoom = 15 and
Maximum Zoom = 17. Start with this, then adjust accordingly to what
works for you.

Map Screen
- Now, with the GPS running, drag the split screen bar all the way to
the right, as far as it goes. It won't go all the way over, but
that's fine, because you now have a very close view of upcoming
turns, and it keeps both maps moving with the GPS centered in the
screen. What you want to do is get the screens adjusted so that the
left screen is what you normally want to see, and the right screen
will now be a close up. It's reversed from the initial intention of
the GPS Overview.

That's all there is to it. It works in the default North Up map
orientation, or using the Rotate map in GPS direction option.

I'm nearly ecstatic. I'm gonna have a Dog tonight in honor of Dan and

Wish I'd known this years ago.

Theory don't mean squat if it don't work.
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