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I have a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet. Need to identify a

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I have a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet.
Need to identify a UK map program that will run under Windows 10 and accept an as yet unidentified GPS USB plugin. (As yet unidentified because can not find one that tells me which maps it will work with).
Preferably work with OS maps but not essential.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
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You can use Google Earth as this upports both NMEA and the Garmin USB PVT interface
You can get Google Earth from here
http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html
And a Garmin 18X OEm from here
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/oem/sensors-and-boards/gps-18x-oem/prod27594.html
Then use a free program from Garmin called Spanner from here
http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1627
It will convert the USB connection to a virtual serial port connection that supports NMEA so Google Earth can use it.
This construction will work for you
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