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OziEXPLORER GPS MAPPING SOFTWARE

OziExplorer 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.

The actual digital maps used with OziExplorer on your PC cannot be downloaded to GARMIN or Magellan GPS units.

(Note: Jan 8, 2008. A development version 2.02 for OziExplorerCE is available for download.)

Ozi's 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.

Key Features
• 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.
Pre-plan 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.
• Customize 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.
• Miscellaneous Tools:
   - 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.

Requirements
• 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.

• Serial 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.
Spectrum Digital Imaging digitized marine charts are scans of American Marine Charts that have already been calibrated to work with Ozi Explorer.
• Digital 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 software.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: I have a USB mouse type GPS, does OziExplorer support it?
A:
Yes, the GPS will come with a driver which will add a virtual serial port to your PC
Q: I have a PCMCIA enabled laptop computer and a Compact Flash GPS, does OziExplorer support this configuration?
A: Yes, the driver supplied with the device will add a virtual serial port to your PC
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


Trial Downloads
OziExplorer
1. Right click on Ozi Trial and click Save Target As.
2. Unzip all files into one folder and click on OziTrial.exe to run the program.
Sample Maps
Maps Sample 1 (Victoria 1:250,000)
  Maps Sample 2 (Canmore 1;50,000)     
Maps Sample 3 (Calgary 1:50,000)     Maps Sample 4 (Calgary 1:250,000)
Viewing Program

1. Right click on the desired link and click Save Target As.
2. Unzip all files into one folder.
3. To view in OziExplorer, open the program and go to the taskbar and click on Load/Load Map File. Select one of the maps you downloaded, click Open.
For instructions on OziExplorer press F1 or click on Help on the taskbar.

OziExplorer 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 website.

This 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.
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3D image in OziExplorer3D

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System Requirements

A PC running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista

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.

 

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