Mac GPS Software is here – RouteBuddy
Just a quick note right now to say that the huge void for Mac GPS software has been filled. RouteBuddy is a new Mac based GPS mapping/navigation software designed from the ground up for the Mac. Right now it is built for PPC Macs however it is compatible with the new Intel Macs and will be compiled as a Universal Binary in the future.
RouteBuddy uses maps from Tele Atlas so the application will be available for most of the planet. The application itself costs $99.50 and maps are about $50 depending on the region selected.
RouteBuddy supports connections to most USB or Bluetooth devices from Garmin, USGlobalSat, and other devices which support the NMEA protocol. You can even transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks with the RouteBuddy application.
So everyone who has built a great MacMini carputer can now have GPS navigation from RouteBuddy. You will need Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher and there is a demo version available to give it a shot before you buy. (We’ll be doing that in the next few minutes.) Right now the features look very, very basic, (for example you can’t create routes yet) however it is a good start to something that can hopefully be a great Mac GPS navigation/routing application.