Mapping Software ??

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:36
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Hi All,

Thankyou to those who previously gave me advise and assistance in my future GPS setup.

My startup hardware setup to test the water with gps will be

- laptop (2nd hand)
- gps mouse (new)

I understand that OziExplorer is the best mapping software to use.

What other software would be recommended for city use and 4wd-ing

Thanks

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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:59

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:59
D,
for city use Discover Aus gives pretty good detail, but none of the bells and whistles like 'voice', turn by turn etc.
The whole of Oz on a CD costs $245Bob
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Reply By: Pluto - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:23

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:23
OziExplorer is definitely the best raster map-reader; more features, cheaper and better support.

Many are raving about Discover Aus. It's OK as long as you have a Magellan GPS and are happy to stick with only one set of maps.
Get out there & have Fun!!!
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Follow Up By: brianm - Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:58

Sunday, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:58
pluto
you need a laptop with serial port. i use a garmin plus2 and hp laptop
roof mounted aerial (not ness) ozexplorer hama desert maps and
raster maps.been useing this for18mths still learning about it.
you can save your tracks and other places you want.
if you can get a copy western 4wdiver there is a good articale on laptop
navigation or look at
www.eureka4wd.com.au/oziexplorer.htm
its great fun
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:16

Monday, Feb 09, 2004 at 22:16
Brianm,

Which issue of Western 4WDriver are you referring to? I do recall such an article, but it was quite a while ago and I can't find the issue.

It sounds like you and I have a similar nav set up. However, my comment was making a simple comparison of the the applications OziExplorer V's Discover Australia. Both being map readers, but Discover Aus has some serious functional limitations compared to Ozi. A fact that was reinforced by members of West Coast 4x4, at their OziExplorer workshop, last weekend.

Catch you in the bush
PlutoGet out there & have Fun!!!
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Reply By: brianm - Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 19:12

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2004 at 19:12
Pluto
sorry about not saying which copy it was in.
it was the 40th edition spring 2001.
i have a feeling there might have been another one
but cant find it at moment
have fun

brian
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