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We have a group doing field work and are having issues using delorme gps and delorme X Mapdelorme gps pn 40 and Delorme X Map. Wondering if there is a way to connect the delorme GPS pn 40 to ArcReader / ArcExplorer in the field? All shape files used in the field are polylines ArcGIS 10.

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Please expand on what issues you are having? gps fixes? connectivity or mapping software... – Mapperz May 12 '11 at 19:06
user-friendliness is the main issue... the idea is to try it on ArcExplorer or ArcReader or whatever and just see if there are any better options. – sirgeo May 12 '11 at 19:26
It should work with Google Earth and ArcGIS Explorer - make sure you have the latest firmware -… – Mapperz May 12 '11 at 20:21
thanks Mapperz, please excuse my ignorance, but how do we download that firmware update? not seeing any download buttons on that link... also we are having the most basic problem of just trying to get the pn40 to connect to the laptop, i'm read thru the manual on "connect to computer" and implemented the instructions several times/ways but still cannot make it recognize the device ... any ideas ? – sirgeo May 12 '11 at 20:41
Which Operating System? Firmware BACKUP! first (SD CARD?) - firmware (2.8) - Connect your PN-Series GPS to your PC using the USB cable. A new drive should appear attached to your computer. – Mapperz May 12 '11 at 22:03

You can connect your GPS to a laptop running ArcReader using the following script. Works at 9.3 but I haven't tested on 10.

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