Help with OziExplorer cant load maps from card on Samsung tablet

Submitted: Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:10
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Hi

Just trying to get a Samsung Tab A which we loaded android version of Ozzie explorer onto the actual Samsung tablet but now trying to find / use maps we have loaded onto SD card but don't seem to be able to do it.

Bit lost but probably / hope its just something simple.

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Annie M
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:22

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:22
Try going to the Oziexplorer website, click on the Ozi for Android link; then go to Help and look for the Configuration Menu. You will need to specify the path to where your maps are stored.

From the Ozi page:Configuration Menu:

"General Settings - settings to control program operation. Configure File Paths, Vibration, Check for Updates and more. Important: The Map File Path must be configured to where your maps are stored".

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Follow Up By: Annie M - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:43

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:43
Hi John

Trying but not quite work it out yet.

Getting close I think.

thanks
Annie

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:34

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:34
Annie, I think you need to select "Menu Selection" (bottom icon on Toolbar), /Main Menu/ Configuration/ File Path/ and set the map file path to the SD card or wherever your maps reside.
But there are some on this forum who are far more expert than I who may provide better advice.
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Follow Up By: Annie M - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:45

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:45
Hi Allan

I followed your plan and it worked - yippeeeeeeee.

Only issues is that we have a lot of folders with maps and only seem to be able to add one to the file path.

I wonder if there is a way to add more or if we need to have them all in one big folder before loaded onto SD card?

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Annie M
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:53

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:53
I don't know android version so you will have to play" a bit to do this.

Reindex the maps if you haven't done it already. That may help.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:55

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:55
Is there a "parent" folder? If so that should be all that you need to add.

Then reindex the maps.

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Follow Up By: Annie M - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 05:05

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 05:05
Thanks Phil,

Not sure how to Reindex. Can you explain?

Annie M
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 08:32

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 08:32
I can only explain by using the PC version. I hope that is okay. The processing is the same for all versions. Just how to make it happen can be different. On the PC it's on the Map menu.

Reindexing is getting Ozi to run through all the map files that you told it about and making a "list" of which ones cover which area. It takes a while, on ours in the car it takes about a minute. That means it can very qiockly know which map to display for you instead of searching each time it ha to "go to the next" map. Clear as mud!! Hope not.

In other it makes an index, list of pointers to the maps. Yopu should do it each time you change the maps (add or delete one).

On the PC version it is listed as Reindex maps on the Map menu.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 22:23

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 22:23
Yes Annie, put all your maps into one folder and point the file path to that folder.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 22:49

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 at 22:49
Not really Allan (Hi mate)

There isn't any real need to put all maps in the one folder. If you do something like I have then it makes it easy to maintain the files for updates etc.

Then you just the top folder in you configuration.

I have this map images folder structure.

Maps
--------Australia 250K
--------Australia Towns and Cities
--------Festy
--------Hema
--------Misc

Thus I only need the one path in the Map Images configuration. That path is:
C:\4WD\Oziexplorer\Ozi PC version\Maps

No need to point to all folders.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 00:00
"Not sure how to Reindex. Can you explain?"

Can't recall if Ozi for Android has a re-index control. But Ozi re-indexes every time it is started, so just get your folder organised per the above from Phil (mine's the same :-)) then close and re-open Ozi.

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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 07:11

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 07:11
From a developers point of view, that would be a disadvantage as it would slow the start up session. 39 gb to reindex each start is a large waste. Memory is reliable enough not to do that. I have the same structure on the SD card for the car. I don't think that it reindexes at startup.

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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 13:54

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 13:54
Phil, folders work well on the desktop, but wont work with Ozi Android. Ozi Android requires all map files in the one folder.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 14:37

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 14:37
I guess by now, that you have a fair idea that know zip about Android gizmos and what ever it is.

It's not just a robot with a human appearance. Curses - Foiled again

No worries.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 16:18

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 16:18
Laurie,

"folders work well on the desktop, but wont work with Ozi Android. Ozi Android requires all map files in the one folder."

I have my maps in folders, like Phil's structure. It is a direct copy of the Ozi folder structure on my PC. Ozi for Android finds maps as required. It works perfectly. My device is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (model P6800) - an oldie but a goodie, running Android 4.0.4.

I wrote in Followup 8
"Can't recall if Ozi for Android has a re-index control. "

I just had a look and you CAN re-index maps from the menu.

Go to Main Menu/Operation/Map/Index Maps.

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Follow Up By: Zebra400 - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 19:45

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 19:45
I am running a new Samsung Galaxy Note S with Android Lollipop.
It refuses to see any maps in folders. I just tried it again, and I cannot see any maps. Put the maps back in the root folder & it works fine.
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 21:06

Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 at 21:06
Annie is most likely totally confused by now. At least mine are the same for both the WinCE unit and the PC. Exctly the same file structure for both.

Goodnight all

Phil
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Follow Up By: Annie M - Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 16:14

Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 at 16:14
Hi all,

Thanks so much for advice. Greatly appreciated. We have the mapping running at least it seems to be working! But I do have another question but I will post it on a new thread!
It was all a little confusing but we seemed to fluke something and it started working as I went into Main Menu - general settings -then set Map File Path as /storage/extSdcard and all od a sudden we could see the maps!

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Annie M
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Reply By: The Explorer - Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:42

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 at 20:42
Hello

Discussed the other day HERE

though advice provided above more or less on the money as well.

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