EOTopo: EOTopo with OziExplorer CE

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:10

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OZF4 files are optimised for use with OziExplorer, but you can also use ECW files.

Windows CE is the operating system for many generic and branded GPS devices on the market a list of these can be found on the OziExplorer website. If your device has a full version of OziExplorer pre-installed no further purchase is necessary; if a trial version is installed you will need to purchase a CE Upgrade Licence; if your CE device did not come loaded with any version of OziExplorer, you will need to purchase the OziExplorer (Full PC Version) as well as the CE upgrade to be able to load this program to your device.

ExplorOz have developed a custom interface (otherwise known as a "skin") for OziExplorer CE, called EOZi. EOZi is an add-on to the base program and is designed for ease of usability when using EOTopo maps in the OziExplorer CE program. At under $10, it's well worth it.

EOTopo Set-up:


OZF4 files are optimised for use with OziExplorer, but you can also use ECW files. If you have purchased the Premium mapset then please note that there is no EOTopo 144K Australia.ozf4 file or EOTopo 144K Australia.map file - this is due to file size restrictions. Instead, you will need to either download each of the 6 state files in the 144K scale or use the ECW format which does have the 144K Australia file.

EOTopo Maps and Data can be transferred as per instructions for OziExplorer Full Version, however this program also allows you to configure multiple map file paths – this is useful if you wish to have maps stored in different locations (for example using external storage such as if you put the EOTopo map files onto an SD Card). To do this simply download the EOTopo map files to an SD card and insert the SD card into your device and configure the "OZF" folder as one of your maps folders. Please note that only one Data folder can be configured so you will need to transfer the files found in the EOTopo "Name Search" folder on the EOTopo downloads page to the default OziExplorer "Name Search" folder (found by going up one folder from "Data").

Tip

The below image shows how to navigate to the Configuration and Map & Data Files menus in OziExplorer CE, as well as the "Get Path" function that will allow you to add a new Map File Path.
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