Page Type Gear Review
Object Title OziExplorer
Manufacturer Des Newman
Page By Nikolas_A
Page Type Jan 31, 2004 / Jan 31, 2004
Object ID 995
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OziExplorer is interactive, it allows you to work, on your computer screen, with digital maps that you have purchased or scanned yourself. By using these maps OziExplorer allows you to plan your trip by creating waypoints, routes and tracks on screen and upload these to your GPS.

With OziExplorer running and your laptop connected to your GPS, your GPS position is plotted on the map providing real time tracking ability (moving map). When you leave a map OziExplorer automatically changes to the next map.

System Requirements
  • A PC running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP

  • For Upload/Download - Most Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, Eagle, Brunton/Silva and MLR GPS receivers.

  • For Moving Map (real time tracking) Any GPS receiver which outputs NMEA 0183 sentences.

  • Maps of your particular area of the world which you purchase in digital form or can scan and calibrate yourself from paper charts.

PocketPC version available.



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Nikolas_A - Jan 31, 2004 12:03 pm - Voted 5/5

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I mostly use it to upload tracks from my eTrex with a homemade cable, save it for future reference and compare it with the trail as shown on the map.

I also draw routes on the map with the mouse, download them to the GPS and print a map with the route. Also you can use it to download a route someone else did, even if it was recorded with a different GPS receiver.

The ability to scan and calibrate maps is great, as most programs with integrated maps don't have much for Greece. It can also import popular map formats but this is of no use to me...

The moving map function is great for road trips or sailing (good thing there is a PocketPC version) and the program can give you oral instructions (you can use recordings of your own voice). You can also set alarm zones, input depth meter data and more.

Lots of available datums, unfortunately not the Greek one (EGSA 87) but wouldn't take a star out for it

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