SD card size for digital maps

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:17
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Hi all,

have an ipaq pda with built in GPS and oziexplorer installed. Want to load desert tracks map cd and hema 4wd australia map colledtion DVD on to sd cards fo the PDA.

Not sure what size sd cards will need. will one 2gb do or will I need larger. is it advisiable to have them on seperate sd cards?????


cheers in advance
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Reply By: Wheatbelt Wayne - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:58

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:58
I have both of those maps sets on a 1Gb card and there is still some room. Operates just fine of the SD cards.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick T (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 13:23

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 13:23
Thanks wayne,

so should i transfer the maps to the sd card when it is in the pda or do it from my laptop and then put it into the pda......not sure which way is the easiest and most reliable???
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 13:36

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 13:36
I find it quicker and more user friendly to load maps onto the SD card from my laptop/PC.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mick T (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 13:58

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 13:58
Thanks pat,

will sit down and work out how to do it,

Do I have to change anything in Oziexplorer (PDA) to get it to link with the sd card????
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:02

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:02
I think the maps need to be in .ecw format. I have Ozi on the main memory of my Navman PiN and just use the SD card for the maps. As long as Ozi knows the right file path to find the maps it should all be fine. I keep a back up copy of the maps on the laptop so if the card gets corrupted or lost (hasn't happened yet) I can easily load up another card if needed. I keep a separte card with Tom Tom and the appropriate maps for that when street navigating.
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Follow Up By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:13

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:13
edit above pst, Should be .ozf2 format for the maps.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:31

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:31
Hello - OziCE can use OZF2, OZF3 or ECW format maps. Also just so you know the current version of the OZF conversion program and Mapmerge create OZF3 files. I think Hema maps are supplied in ECW and OZF. Depending on the age of your map CD I am guessing they could be either OZF2 or OZF3.

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Follow Up By: Wheatbelt Wayne - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 18:29

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 18:29
Both my sets of maps are the same as they are on the CD's. I have had these for a few years now and they work just fine the way they are.

You just need to make sure that your Oziecplorer CE is up to date and that you set up the configuration to look at the SD card in the program.

Its pretty easy really.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:35

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 14:35
Mick - the help file that comes with OziCe is "helpful". The Help file can be found in the FILE - HELP - HELP section. It will explain what you need to do with respect to configuration settings - i.e. in your case the settings required to direct the program to look on the SD card for the maps. Read it and if you get stuck ask some more questions.

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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 20:27

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 20:27
Yes 1 Gb is heaps. For some reason these SD cards are configured differently over 2Gb and won't or can't be read by all things that you would think should read them.
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 20:41

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 20:41
Hi a 2 gig card will be more than enough and will give you enough
space for Destinator or Copilot as well.That is what i am using at the moment.
Just be careful if you get a 4 gig SD/HC card or any SD/HC Cards as they wont run.
I had to up grade my ASUS pda to windows mobile 6 to get a 4 gig SD/HC card work.
2 gig SD cards are getting cheaper i got one last week at JB Hi fi for $35.00
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Reply By: Member - Brad S (SA) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 23:16

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 23:16
Hi Folks

You can get 4 gig SD cards off the net for around $US35. These are the non-HC type so will/should work with your iPaq...they work with mine. They also work with my Logic Gear xl488. This is great for Oziexplorer CE.

Try here for SD cards:
http://www.memorysuppliers.com/

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