OZF FILES

Submitted: Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 22:03
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my maps are loaded on a 1g card and i think in ECW format works ok but slow how do i convert to OZF2. i view them via a HP4700. please keep it simple, safe driveing mal
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 22:07

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 22:07
There is a conversion utility available for download on the ozi website www.oziexplorer.com go to optional extras
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Follow Up By: Member - Gecko (WA) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 09:36

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 09:36
yes there is a utility (Img2Ozf Conversion Utility), if you reduce the size say by 90% and the colours to around 45 you will get a much smaller file, I managed to reduce a 1.5 gig map to 265MB using the above, and full colour at 90% reduced it to 490MB with no noticable loss and of course it loads faster and works faster, hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:57

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 21:57
Gecko, do you mean reduce it by 90% which would be 10% of the original size or do you mean reduce to 90% which is a 10% reduction of original size. I would have thought a 90% reduction would make the map too small but I don't run a PDA.
Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Member - Gecko (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 22:12

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 22:12
yes reduce to 90% sorry
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 08:10

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 08:10
There is no need to convert them!

If you use the latest version of OziExplorer (upgrade from the site if necessary) it can read ECW maps without any conversion.

I run OziExplorer CE on a HP 4700 and have the ECW and the map files on a SD card with no problems.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 11:03

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 11:03
With respect Alan I think you should have read the question more carefully.
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Follow Up By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 14:52

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 14:52
Thanks Mad Dog

Apologies! Point taken.
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Reply By: arthurking83 - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 11:41

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 11:41
Map size is the important factor here.

lots of smaller maps will load faster than fewer bigger maps!

I have a 150Meg ozf2 map that takes about 2 mins to load into OziCE.

ozfx3 is the preferred format for OziCE use, and try to make the files as small as possible!

Another point is the read speed of the SD card!!

I currently use a standard speed 1Gig SD card too.....but!
I'm about to recieve a 2Gig UltraIII SD card, and I'll run some tests to see if this helps quicken up the loading time of this large 150Meg map!
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Reply By: Member - Mal B - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 20:36

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 20:36
thanks but over my head how about a simple answer mal
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 22:21

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 22:21
Mad Dog headed you in right direction - more specifically go here

64.71.184.220/img2ozf/img2ozf.html

Read the info on this web page and download the Img2ozf (Version 3) program. This program converts calibrated OziExplorer useable images (including ecw format) to ozf3 (calibration and all). As far as software programs go it is easy to use - there is a help file included, so if you get stuck read that first. One great feature is that it will convert your files and upload them to the PDA in one operation (though you need to setup target directories first). Dont forget to delete images you dont want from your PDA (assuming you have copy on PC). Run the program, convert the image files you select on your PC and upload to PDA.
Questions?
Just ask.
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Greg
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal B - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:02

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:02
greg wish you lived in my town bannockburn (near geelong VIC ) mal
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:08

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:08
Yes it is always much easier if someone can instruct/demonstrate "live" as it is often difficult to explain in any detail via forums and certain things will always get missed in translation. Kepp at it and good luck
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:15
Mal, I'm in Geelong. I don't use a PDA but I usually have no problems getting my head around anything to do with this stuff. If you have real problems email or member message me and we'll sort something out.
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 16:27

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 16:27
Hi Mal

I have been doing some reading on the hp4700, looking at getting one.

Wondering if you could help me with the following:

1 - Do you think PDA would run Oziexplorer (normal version, not CE)
2 - have you been happy with speed of PDA running moving maps
3 - What type of gps do you connect to PDA
4 - Do you think PDA would run Co-pilot (PC version ok?)

All advise greatly appreciated

TonyG
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Follow Up By: Member - Mal B - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 19:56

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 19:56
hi tony not too good with any advise must be my generation born two late but the guys will help mal
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:13

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 20:13
Hello - PDAs do not have same operating system as PCs and this is why you need the CE version of OziExplorer (or any other program for that matter). PC programs will not run on PDAs. OziExplorerCE moving map will work fine on the 4700. I use CF GPS (on 2210 and 2790), but I dont think 4700 has CF slot so you will have to go Bluetooth, SD or connect handheld. Bluetooth would probably be best (depending on other requirements)
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