EoTopo offline maps and Places

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 19:23
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Hi all

Is there an easy way to mark all Places available through Name Search onto the EoTopo maps, and if so, how is it done?

I am using Ozi Explorer.

Andi
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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 20:30

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 20:30
Hi

Could be too many places to plot - Ozi has 10,000 waypoint limit, but I don't have EOTopo so not sure.

None the less...The name search file (the *.names file) is in reality a *.dbf file that can be opened in excel (or similar)...you can then create a text file (*.csv) using names and coordinates for import as waypoints into Ozi. If there are more than 10,000 suppose you could break it up into states ..or something.

This sounds difficult but it's actually "easy" though if you have no knowledge of excel etc suppose its tough..don't have time to explain process..see how you go.

Ozi website has instructions and a small utility for creating name search files

name search utility

..unfortunately no instructions on reverse process (but as I said it is easy).

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Greg

PS Aren't all the places plotted on the map anyway?
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Reply By: equinox - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 21:09

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 21:09
Hi Andi,

You can have them all marked up on the Ozi PC version easily enough.
Just select the plot location icon and tick "on map".



You can save these points then, though as the maps are fairly large you will have quite a few points. An option is to select a map in area of interest that is of a smaller scale first to reduce number of points.

This option not available in Android version.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 21:38

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 21:38
Good stuff Alan - didn't realise you could plot all points on at map at once...though as you mention can end up with way to many points if you use large area (e.g. small scale map)...but anyway, once points are loaded you can save them as way-points..



You do however lose the feature code from name search file in the process (river, lake, town, etc) and just end up with a name. Process also truncates longer names. Significance of this depends on if you need additional info I suppose.

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Greg

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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 23:26

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2014 at 23:26
Alan
thanks for that tip, been using ozi for a while now and never realized that either ! I've been doing it long hand as Greg alludes to above, was just about to do a huge batch, so you have saved me some mucking around, thanks
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Follow Up By: andy - Thursday, Jan 09, 2014 at 01:53

Thursday, Jan 09, 2014 at 01:53
Alan

Thanks for your help. Finding possible camps marked on a map is very helpful and for me another incentive buying EOTopo.

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