OziExplorer Help Please - Index Map

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 15:19
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How do I set up an Index Map in OziExplorer? I have just purchased NATMAP RASTER 250 Maps and loaded them into my Maps directory along with .map files down loaded from gpsoz. This all works fine and I can use the "World Map" as an index map but its a bit coarse, if that's the right word.
What I would like is a map of Australia as an Index map similar to that used by the Raster Viewer itself, which would allow me better selection of areas of interest.

Anbody able to tell me if I can do this and exactly how?
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Reply By: Pluto - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:04

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:04
Rosscoe,

There is a couple of things you need to know about index maps (which also applies to maps in general).

1. Maps are managed in Ozi by using folders to collect maps from common sets. This includes Index maps that need to be in thier own "Index Maps" folder. The default index folder is "C:\Program Files\Oziexplorer\Index Maps", but you can make it any folder that you want. Move your index map calibration files into this folder. Take note: this folder lives outside you regular map folder, to avoid referencing your index maps along with your regular detail maps.

2. You can navigate to any folder from within the index map window by clicking on the second button from the left, on the bottom row of button. The hint that pops up when you place the cursor over it, says "Load New Index Map". OziExplorer remembers the path so you only have to navigate to it once.

Hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:36

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:36
Thanks, Pluto,

I think I've got that under control. It's what map image do I put in the index folder.

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Follow Up By: Pluto - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 17:04

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 17:04
There is an index map that should have been installed with Ozi called Australia Index.map. This is probably the best for use with the Raster 250K CDs. I forget the name of the image file, but you can find out by opening the .map file with a text editor. The filename will be on the second line.

Additionally there is an index map image on each CD, that should have a corresponding calibration file in the set. Copy that to your index folder.

Otherwise, use any map of Australia you happen to find. If it's georeferenced, you can calibrate it.
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Reply By: Member - Peter (York) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:10

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:10
Also have a look at the Ozi site goto support and FAQ this may help
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:37

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:37
Thanks also,

I'll have a look.
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:10

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:10
Roscoe,

You can download a map of Australia (good to use as index map) from the Oziexplorer site itself, there are several there...

You can also download some from the Auslig site.
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:38

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 16:38
That sounds like what Im after. Thanks for that
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