GPS MAPPING SOFTWARE
allows you to work with digital maps or charts right on your PC, laptop
or compatible PDA. You can either scan your favourite maps or purchase
them on CD-ROM. Once you have a map loaded you can can see your position
on the moving map display as you travel. Upload and download GPS data to
and from the map can be done with a few clicks of the mouse.
digital maps used with OziExplorer on your PC cannot be
downloaded to GARMIN or Magellan GPS units.
8, 2008. A development version 2.02 for OziExplorerCE is available
ease of use makes it the ideal planning tool for many outdoor pursuits such as
boating, 4x4, ATV, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, etc. OziExplorer is
also a very useful field tool and is utilized in Canada by people in environmental consulting, forestry & natural resources, farming, search & rescue, law enforcement, oil & gas etc. to dramatically
extend the usefulness of GPS in the field.
Easy to use Windows interface allows you to upload and download
waypoints, tracks, and routes to and from most types of hand
held GPS receivers. OziExplorer will work with GARMIN, Magellan,
Lowrance, Eagle and MLR GPS receivers for the upload & download
of GPS data. Digital maps used with OziExplorer cannot
be transferred to GPS units.
OziExplorerCE can be used with CE devices with an attached GPS
for portable moving map capability.
your next trip on a digital version of your favorite topo map, then load your
waypoints, routes, or tracks to your GPS for in-field navigation. After the trip
download your GPS data and update the map to show all the roads and trails you've
used plus your new waypoints.
OziExplorer imports many types of digital imagery such as Spectrum
Digital Imaging Topo maps, Digital
Ocean Nautical charts, Etopo Digital Maps, Maptech
marine charts, plus air photos & satellite images (.tfw / geotiff)
Scout out new areas using Ozi's real time moving map and your laptop PC. GPS feeds
your current position to the PC which displays it on the digital map allowing
you to track new roads as you drive them. OziExplorerCE
can be used with CE devices with an attached GPS for portable moving map capability.
your digital maps by adding text, symbols, and coordinate labels. Then print a
hard copy for your next field trip or e-mail it to a friend.
- Create multiple tracks or routes and compare
the length of each
- Measure distances between map
features or waypoints
- Quick and easy area calculations
- Import / export to .txt and .shp
Track in real time and view your position on the moving map display with a GPS
that outputs NMEA 0183 data.
OziExplorer3D is add on software which
allows map images to be viewed in 3D with the ability to rotate in all directions
and zoom in and out of the view. OziExplorer3D requires a purchased copy of OziExplorer
to operate fully.
A PC running Windows 95/98/ME/XP/NT4/2000
OziExplorerCE can be used with CE devices: Handheld (HPC,
HPC Pro), Palm sized (PPC) and PocketPC devices are supported
with Windows CE versions 2.0 onwards (full copy of OziExplorer
PC is also required). [No
Palm version is planned at this stage.]
Any GPS receiver which outputs
NMEA 0183 sentences can be used for moving map (real time tracking) mode.
cable to connect your GPS to the PC serial port
Maps of your particular area of the world which you purchase in digital form or
can scan and calibrate yourself from paper charts.
Digital Maps to use with OziExplorer
Spectrum Digital Imaging digitized topographic
maps are scans of Federal topo maps that
have already been calibrated to work with Ozi Explorer.
Digital Imaging digitized marine charts are scans of American Marine Charts
that have already been calibrated to work with Ozi Explorer.
Ocean electronic charts are formatted to the BSB V3.0 specification and can
be imported directly into OziExplorer for marine navigation.
Etopo Digital Maps are Canadian topographic
maps in digital raster format. They are pre-calibrated for OziExplorer as well
as for Memory Map and Fugawi GPS moving map
I have a USB mouse type GPS, does OziExplorer support
A: Yes, the GPS will come with a driver which
will add a virtual serial port to your PC
I have a PCMCIA enabled laptop computer and a Compact
Flash GPS, does OziExplorer support this configuration?
Yes, the driver supplied with the device will add a virtual serial port to your
Q: My PC only has USB ports (does not have a serial port), how do I
connect my GPS?
A: You need to purchase a USB
to Serial Port adapter. These come with a driver which will add a virtual
serial port to your PC
3D & Elevation Data
OziExplorer 3D Map Viewer allows map images to be viewed in
3D with the ability to rotate in all directions and zoom in
and out of the view. Requires OziExplorer for creation
of 3D maps. Elevation data for 1:250,000 is included on
the CD and instructions are provided for how to download free
1:50,000 data from the www.geobase.ca
elevation data has the following specifications: The Canadian Digital Elevation
Data (CDED) consists of an ordered array of ground elevations at regularly spaced
intervals. The source digital data for CDED is extracted from the hypsographic
and hydrographic elements of the National Topographic Data Base (NTDB) at scales
of 1:50 000 and 1:250 000 or various scaled positional data acquired from the
provinces and territories. The
coverage for each CDED file corresponds to half an NTS (National Topographic System)
map sheet. CDED, is comprised of a Western and an Eastern section, for each NTS
map. Depending on the latitude of the CDED section, the grid spacing (based on
geographic coordinates) vary in resolution from 0.75 to 3 arc seconds for the
1:50 000 NTS tiles, and from 3 to 12 arc seconds for the 1:250 000 NTS tiles respectively.
A CDED file consists of elevation data relative to Mean Sea Level (MSL), based
on the North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) horizontal reference datum.