GPS - Moving Maps in Real Time

Submitted: Friday, Sep 14, 2001 at 00:00
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Has anyone had experience with setting up a GPS and moving map software on a laptop. I have a Garmin eMap GPS and am not sure which is the best way to go with the software. Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: CHRIS - Friday, Sep 14, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, Sep 14, 2001 at 00:00
Hi Peter I have been using Des Newmans oziexplorer soft ware with my garmin gps 2 with great success
fora few years now . His web site is oziexplorer.com I have checked out and used quiet a few of the
other software on the market and found this one works well and is simple to use. Good luck
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Reply By: jeremy - Sunday, Sep 23, 2001 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 23, 2001 at 00:00
I have a Garmin Emap which has the built in moving map and also have the Garmin Map Sourse program on my PC and run it on the Lap Top, but i have not been able to use it for moving map on screen !!!..... but i have not had it long !, so i might work it out soon ! If you want that program i can get it for you!
Its great for planning trips etc !
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Follow Up By: Peter Gordon - Sunday, Sep 23, 2001 at 00:00

Sunday, Sep 23, 2001 at 00:00
Thanks for your reply. Since posting my question I have tried a couple of programs that all work well. The first is called Trax, the 2nd is Fagawi and 3rd is OziExplorer. The first 2's maps cost around $7.70 each for a 1:250,000 scale. Fagawi cost me $187.00 and works a treat apart from the map costs. Trax came for free with the maps. The best option (cost wise) seems to be OziExplorer. I have purchased the entire Australian continent (includung Tasmania) for $99.00 from AUSLIG. These appear to be the same resolution as the maps from Trax. Maybe even the same maps saved in a different format for use with Fagawi & Trax. I am waiting for the full retail version of OziExplorer after the free download proved promising (and a cheaper overall option, is something standing out here?). Your suggestion of using Garmin Map Sourse also sounds promising and I would like to have a look at it also. As a side note, you would also know that Garmin accessories are horrendously expensive. If I need to purchase anymore genuine accessories I am going to the Garmin (USA) website. Even with our low exchange rate most of the accessories would still be half the price they are here. If I can be more help or you have any other idea's please contact me at petermg@bigpond.com. Cheers.
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Reply By: Peter James - Thursday, Oct 04, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 04, 2001 at 00:00
I've been using Oziexplorer 'live' on a laptop for a few years now, works extremely well especially in remote areas. I've used it for extended outback trips using the Auslig 1/250 maps, plenty of detail for remote areas, even to the stage where my 15 y/o son could call the corners when I was travelling up the Connie Sue hwy. I use it on a Toshiba 486/70 and either an old Garmin 75 or a 12xl gps. If you have to buy a laptop ensure it has a tft screen for best resolution in sunlight. The best place to buy GPS accessories in Oz is at www.gpsoz.com.au. (not involved with the site but they give good service)
Peter
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Follow Up By: Peter Gordon - Saturday, Oct 06, 2001 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 06, 2001 at 00:00
Thanks for your reply Peter. I too am now running OziExplorer with the AUSLIG maps and after a few small hiccups (on my part) things work a treat. I contacted OziExplorers authors with a couple of minor problems and they responded quickly with all the answers. Can't thank them enough. Lets keep buying Australian. Cheers, Peter.
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