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Firth of Forth
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm being very dumb. While I can see how to put chunks of the maps onto a USB stick, if the memory map software is not loaded onto the netbook, how will it open?


I had assumed (wrongly) that you had already loaded memory map application on to it. The base product for memory map is small (a single file about 20mb) and can easily be downloadable from their website or you could use your normal pc and copy the program from the cd to a usb stick and then move it over to the net book and then run the install program from the usb stick.

After that its a case of getting your maps onto the new device.

The other option is that most net books will use the same internet connection as your home PC and using this link it should be possible to set up a simple network so that both the PC and the Netbook can copy files between then.

Once you have this set up all you need to do is share the CD drive on the PC and it can then be accessed by the net book. This is called a peer to peer network and there is bound be a simple quide on how to do this via good old google.


Thanks very much Angus - sorry missed this bit earlier. Will digest it but sounds like a good idea.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the Acer you have running windows or linux? You should use whichever version of the QGIS software to suit... the downloads are:
http://qgis.org/en/download/current-software.html

I am using the 3rd option - windows stand alone.
If you are linux I'm not so sure, but maybe the Ubuntu version...
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chizu wrote:
Is the Acer you have running windows or linux? You should use whichever version of the QGIS software to suit... the downloads are:
http://qgis.org/en/download/current-software.html

I am using the 3rd option - windows stand alone.
If you are linux I'm not so sure, but maybe the Ubuntu version...


Thanks - it's windows. Will try to sort this out soon.
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I have an acer aspire too. I put my maps on using an external cd rom drive that I was given for free. If you haven't sorted out the maps before the next event then give me a shout. I could bring it along to the event and you could load it on then.

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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have an acer aspire too. I put my maps on using an external cd rom drive that I was given for free. If you haven't sorted out the maps before the next event then give me a shout. I could bring it along to the event and you could load it on then.

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That's a very kind offer which I might take you up on! The next event is likely to be the mega I suppose!
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