Mapping software on Mac

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 20:03
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Can anyone tell me whether I can run OziExplorer, Auslig Geodata Raster 250K set and the Hema Great Desert Tracks on CD on a Mac computer running Virtual PC6?
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Reply By: BM - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 21:52

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 21:52
Mark,
Yes it should work. I will be trying shortly, will post if succesfull.

cheers,

Brendan
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Follow Up By: Mark R - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 07:14

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 07:14
Brendan,
Thanks for your reply, I look forward to hearing how you go
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Reply By: Rusty - Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:55

Tuesday, Feb 11, 2003 at 23:55
sell mac buy IBM or compatible. Mac is useless unlees you do alot of graphics work
rergards
Russell
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 08:35

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 08:35
Russell, I can't quite agree with that one mate. I have both a Mac (two years old) laptop and a Toshiba (6 months old). The Mac is a vastly easier machine to use, better quality and crash free using OS 10.2. Most major software is available on both platforms (MS Office/all Browsers etc). For the rare thing that isn't the Mac will emulate a PC (Connectix Virtual PC). On the Mac I can run any OS I choose (W98SE, XP Pro and Linux all simultaneously). I have used Auslig and Hema running under Virtual PC. I haven't run Oziexplorer as the GPS needs a serial port to plug into. Cleverer people than me have wired their own connections, so it can be done. OK, running Oziexplorer is important - but does that make the Mac useless? I think not.
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Follow Up By: Raymond Charlton - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 10:15

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 10:15
Hi Bob
Does the Mac have a USB port, if so you can get a Serial Port to USB adapter from Harvey Normans for $55
Ray
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Reply By: Neill - Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:56

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2003 at 14:56
I have gone through the same exercise last year and am still developing a solution. I used Virtual PC with Windows 98 and the ran Maptrax or Oz explorer. All Too hard and very poor resolution and course maps. Try GPSy.com which is an American Mac software whic will access different format digital map products. I updated to their "pro version" which is very capable. Hema Maps in Brisbane use it for all their mapping digital and GPS mapping inputs and then convert it to the volume PC users. The site is very informative and has a huge amount of Q and A to ponder over.

Neill
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 22:11

Thursday, Feb 13, 2003 at 22:11
Thanks Ray and Neill
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