oziexplorer+natmap=???

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by Lupine128, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    ok, so i'm a noob at GPS, or should that be knob?
    i've got oziexplorer installed. i've got natmap installed.
    oziexplorer is asking for .map files, and all i can find are .ecw files.
    so what am i doing wrong?
    or is it something really easy that i'm just not getting.
    i've used the import map bit and imported the .ecw files from the natmap folder out of the 250Kmosiac subfolder. it says 1 map imported successfully then when i do the folder that isn't the mosiac one it says 8 maps imported successfully.
    i just can't find out what to do with them next.

    and lastly, does oziexplorer support magellan triton 500.
    which is perhaps the question i should have asked first.
    i'm doing all this because the stock program they want you to use for a triton 500 is vantage point and it manages to both suck and blow at the same time. awesome for a hooker, less useful for software.
    i'm seriously thinking of reprogramming this fucker with an axe and buying a seeing eye dog.
    any help appreciated.
    ta.
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  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  3. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    have to confess that part of the reason i put it in the local sectionis so if someone within 100K of the CBD says "hey i know how to do that", i was going to try and beg them to help me in person...
    i'd bring booze!
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  4. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Ozi needs a map image and you have something.ecw and also something.map calibration files so it knows where the edge of the map is.

    Yes, a Triton will give position info to Ozi
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  5. Lupine128

    Lupine128 That's MR Band Aid!

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    see, i know that's english because i recognize the individual words.
    i can even recognize parts of the actual sentence.
    but the signal is hopelessly scrambled...
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  6. rosscoact

    rosscoact need constant supervision

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl

    well put
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  7. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    Did someone say booze. I be 100km LOS from Bris CBD.

    PM me.
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  8. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    The Oziexplorer .map files for Naptmap are only about 2mb in total and can be donwloaded free from a number of places.

    Try Here:
    http://www.gpsoz.com.au/OziExplorer_Users.htm

    Once they are on your pooter each file needs to be modified so it knows where the relevant ecw file is. Ozi does this automatically and I think this explains it:
    http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/67589/loading_natmaps_into_oziexplorer.aspx

    These are probably the most useful set of maps for ride planning because they show both state forests and nat parks, and are the same data used by shonkymaps in Garmins. So just head for the green bits.
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