Nuvi 660 with Oziexplorer

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Hi,
Does anyone have a garmin Nuvi 660 and use Oziexplorer with it? A friend has one & we are having trouble having Ozi recognise it. The Nuvi is not listed in the garmin list, so we tried "other garmins"
In the Com tab we ticked USB and tried tickig "use PVT instead of NMEA" No luck at getting Ozi to see the Nuvi.
Anyone got any suggestions?
By the way we are using Ozi version 3.95.4m

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 20:56

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 20:56
Marty
Your wasting your time, throw it in the bin And get this


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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:10

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:10
Doug,
I take it by your reply you don't know either.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:12

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:12
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If you so think so , then I know stuff all , what ever makes you feel good..


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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:31

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:31
now Doug be nice.
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:42

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:42
Doug,
You are talking in riddles, I asked if anyone could help setting a Nuvi on Oziexplorer. You have replied twice and not once offered any helpful advice. i actually don't care what you do or don't know if you aren't willing to offer any helpful advice what are you replying for?
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:44

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:44
Marty what I think Doug was eluding to is that Garmin products do not support Oziexplorer.
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:50

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:50
Hi Duncan,
I have a garmin Etrex Legend CX & it works fine with Oziexplorer. Freind turned up at work with this Nuvi.
I think Doug is an idiot, who else would make multiple posts without offering any decent advice. Maybe i would have better luck talking to his dog.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:56

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:56
Duncan
Correct, exactly what I meant, and had to go out for a while, Now I come back and see he called me an Idiot, so bugger him, I won't help him now,

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:00

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:00
I knew you'd say that. Help out others who have a Garmin then and would be interested in an answer or solution as you are the Guru when it comes to all things Garmin.
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:02

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:02
Gee Doug,
What a pity, three posts now & you haven't offered any help yet.
Here's a better idea, no more replies from you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:06

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:06
MartyB
As you wish .

Like I said ..you called me an Idiot then want me to give information ...C'mon ,

See ya .

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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:15

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:15
Actually Doug,
After calling you an idiot I didn't expect you to give me an info. What i don't understand is why you bothered to make 2 posts in my thread without offering any decent advice.

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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:38

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:38
Isn't this how vendettas/feuds 'n wars start ???

A somewhat injudicious response, followed by an understandable mis-understanding ????

C'mon fellas ....
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:45

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:45
Marty

If you had done a search you would have found, that Doug is a guru on all thing Garmin.

having said that, Dougs first post would have made perfect sense and would have been all the info you needed.

Doug has his way of putting things across, sometimes not as subtle as others, but there was no need to call him an idiot.

Try an apology and see what happens.

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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:33

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:33
Marty, yall of the older tye non navigator type GPSr will work on Ozi via the cable but the Nuvi range won't.
You can only do moving maps with the Nuvi on the Mapsource program and nothing else.

I hope my Answer was better.
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:41

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:41
And there is nothing wrong with Oziexplorer maps,

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Follow Up By: MartyB - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:41

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:41
Skippy,
Thanks for the rely, sounds like we will have to come up with another option then.

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Follow Up By: Member - Peter H (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 03:13

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 03:13
MartyB

If you re read Doug's initial reply to your post he has given you the answer and the solution. He said you are waisting your time, The Nuvii's wont interface with ozi. The link he has provided IS the solution. Its called oztropo v2. Me thinks you should have read his message properly before you started name calling.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:29

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:29
There are are actually two solutions and which one is best is dependant on the users requirements - which we dont know.

Solution 1 - As Doug suggested, give up on OziExplorer and use maps currently availabelf or NUVI - OzTopoV2 being best currenly available for out of town areas. After all the NUVI is a large screen Map enable GPS unit, though they apparently have some limitations.

Solution 2 - throw the NUVI in the bin and get a GPS that does interface with OziExplorer.OziExplorer can use a wide range of maps and airphotos so maybe better suited for intended purpose though novelty of lugging a laptop around can wear off quick. PDA with OziCE ican solve this issue and is another option which is used by many.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:18

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:18
Hello - when initiating “moving map” (NMEA) communications with OziExplorer you need to set up OziExplorer (as you have done/tried) and also turn on the data stream from the GPS unit you are connected to as under normal (default) circumstances the data stream from the GPS is turn off.

Your average handheld GPS has an option to turn this on. This will be under one of the menus ..somewhere ….however I get a feeling NUVIs don’t have this option i.e. they don’t output required data. This may be because they are a purpose built “in car” navigator. While some people wont admit it they have their limitations.

Can anybody tell us if NUVIs output NMEA or equivalent (PVT) in the interests of advancing our knowledge on subject?
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:34

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:34
I have tried many ways and I can't get any signal from the Nuvi's antenna , I don't think it will share and I made a mistake before
about only Mapsource will allow the moving maps from the Nuvi , This is incorrect.

With the Nuvi receivers you can't upload or download waypoints, tracks, or routes from the Oziexplorer software
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 07:25

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 07:25
>With the Nuvi receivers you can't upload or download waypoints,
>tracks, or routes from the Oziexplorer software

Interesting. That make the Nuvi range, and possibly future Garmin products, useless to all Ozi Explorer users it would seem. A strange path for Garmin to follow unless they have another agenda in regard to locking users in?

Having gone through the pain of converting all my waypoints, map notes etc from one mapping software package to Ozi I do not intend to repeat the process. Guess I'll stick with my $66 GPS Mouse and Ozi.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:18

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:18
Hello - Maybe they just havent been added to the list of supported products in OziExplorer - NUVI waypoint management is different to most "standard" handheld Garmins. Apparently you can upload and download waypoints using Mapsource. You also do this with OziExplorer by saving the waypoint in a GPX format file named Temp.gpx and placing in appropriate folder on the NUVI - it then gets combined with the existing waypoints of the device (note: I haven tried this just educated guess based on using Colorado which has similar file sttructure apparently). Not sure about tracks - heard uploading tracks can not be done on some (all?) NUVIs.

Anyway - dont think its the end of the line for Garmin they produce a range of GPS units for various purposes - most current handheld model work with OziExplorer fine.
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Reply By: MartyB - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:36

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:36
Today I called GME, Jonny Appleseed & emailed Oziexplorer about getting the Nuvi talking to Ozi.
Both GME & JA advised that the Nuvi did not provide the required NMEA output.
Ozi's answer is
"I do not know about the 660 for sure, but the other Nuvi models do not
have the ability to output NMEA to any external port, so they cannot be
used for moving map.
OziExplorer imports and saves GPX files, data can be transfered to /
from the Nuvi using GPX files."

In Ozi I then saved the waypoints to a GPX file & loaded this into the Nuvi using Garmin POILoader. This worked and transferred the 5500 waypoints onto the Nuvi, which was what we were trying to achieve.
Thanks to everyone who offered helpful replies.

Marty.
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