Magellan DiscoverAus

Submitted: Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 01:43
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Can you run the Raster 250K(which i already have and run ) as well as the Magellan DiscoverAus on OziExplorer ? I am trying to update the memory in my Magellan Meridian and am not sure if the two will run together in OziExplorer. I know that i will need an SD card and will probablie get a 64 MB one . Back from Hols , great trip and looking forward to the next one next year . Thanks in advance .Why go overseas when you can ExplorOz
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Reply By: StephenF - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 10:43

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 10:43
AFAIK, the DiscoverAus maps can be used only by DiscoverAus or uploaded to a Magellan GPS. If you want to use them both you will have to run both programs (DiscoverAus and OziExplorer).

If you want to load the whole of Australia into your Meridian you will need a 256mb SD card. However, there is an unresolved issue with DiscoverAus which causes "lagging" of the GPS display by up to 10 seconds behind your real position. I have a Meridian with 64mb card and don't have the problem, but others do. You can follow the progress on this problem at
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 11:01

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 11:01
Can you give some more info as I do not have access to this Yahoo group.

I know that there were problems if you had a map segment more than 64MB which is why, if you want to load all of Australia to your card, you have to divide them into 64MB map chunks and then rename them as you move onto a new map chunk. 64MB is still a fairly large area tho.
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 11:03

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 11:03
GPSoz linkhow to load to big data card
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Follow Up By: petprass - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 13:12

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 13:12

You want some more info on the lagging problem with DiscoverAus?? Where do I start! I will give you a quick run down.

1. Using the recommended region size and shapes on GPSOZ (the original one dated early July), a severe lag was experienced. ie the cursor on the gps was about 10 to 15 seconds behind where you actually were on the road. When you stopped at the lights, the gps cursor would still be about 500-800 meters back and saying you were doing 60km per hour!!
2. It has nothing to do with the firmware version, basemap version, SD card brand, or SD card size.
3. Early on some people were not experiencing this problem, but slowly more and more people are "coming out".
4. Magellan in WA have been made aware of this problem and have referred it to the USA (Thales) as Thales created the product. Someone from Aus contacted Thales asking them what they are doing about it and got a response saying that Thales do not support the Aus product - catch 22.
5. I have personally got over the problem by changing the shape of the regions and making them slightly smaller than the max. 16mb each.
6. There are still people experimenting with sizes and shapes.
7. There are also people who insist that they should be able to load the whole of the DiscoverAus as one file so that they do not have to change files when travelling. This was possible with MapSend.

Hope this gives you some idea of what is going on. It has now been nearly two months since it was discovered and as far as I know DiscoverAus is still being sold by Magellan.

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Reply By: Member - Ray - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 14:33

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 14:33
Have you used the regions that are now being shown on GPSOZ(the ones being used by Bernie.)
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Follow Up By: petprass - Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 14:49

Sunday, Aug 24, 2003 at 14:49

no - I am using my own that I created before the current ones posted on GPSOZ.

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Reply By: Lyds - Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 07:10

Monday, Aug 25, 2003 at 07:10
Has anyone seen a website with a screenshot of DiscoverAus on a Meridian?Cheers,
- To err is human, to moo bovine -
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