Oziexplorer software for David

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:36
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I'm looking at buying an ex Gov't laptop and would like to know what the minimun requirements are to run the Oziexplorer software on a laptop.

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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:54

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 12:54
Sorry if I'm butting in but I just sought this info myself. Here it is:

A PC running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP
For Upload/Download - Most Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, Eagle, Brunton/Silva and MLR GPS receivers.
For Moving Map (real time tracking) Any GPS receiver which outputs NMEA 0183 sentences.
Maps of your particular area of the world which you purchase in digital form or can scan and calibrate yourself from paper charts.

For full details check out www.oziexplorer.com
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Reply By: Puddin (Sydney) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 13:05

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 13:05
There are guys running it on old 486 machines. Of course the more ram & the faster the processor the quicker it will work.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 13:33

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 13:33

if you are planning a standalone GPS you would be best to assure you have a serial plug rather than a USB to serial converter for connection.

You could use a GPS mouse though that is a combination with a GPS and antenna that plugs straight into a USB port as I understand them. Your GPS would probably sit atop your rig then or on the snorkel. Buy them on Ebay I think.
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Follow Up By: Member (REX) - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 14:38

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 14:38
i had it running on a pen 100 1gig hdd 16 meg ram a bit slow loading the maps but once loaded it was fine.
and the smaller the laptop in size that is the better, i have a pajero but dont hold that against me,
my lap top with the help of velcro sits on the dash can be seen by all
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Reply By: Pluto - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 15:12

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004 at 15:12
As you can see by the other posts. OziExplorer will run on most pcs but benifits from the availability of more memory.

If the laptop you choose, loads map images slowly, you can work around it by converting your map images to Ozi's own OZF2 format. This format is intended to optimise memory requirements when loading and zooming map images. There is information about it on the OziExplorer website. Click on Utilities > Optional Extras Page > Img2Ozf download and technical information.
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Reply By: Bill Li - Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 17:55

Wednesday, Jun 23, 2004 at 17:55
I had a laptop for Oziexplorer and had a big pain with it in the car so buy the iPaq 2210 and get the ram mount from www.ja-gps.com.au and much better
I would much recommend iPaq over laptop
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