Mapping With GPS2 & Win95

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 31, 2002 at 01:00
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I was wondering if the GEODATA RASTER 250K along with the OZI EXPLORER Software would be compatible with a GARMON GPS2 and Windows 95.I would like to be able to download tracks, waypoints, etc. from the GPS to the maps. Any help would be appreciated. Ta Gordon.
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Reply By: Greg Harewood - Thursday, Jan 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Jan 31, 2002 at 01:00
Yes - have a look at http://www.eureka4wd.com.au/Oziexplorer.htm for details on Garmin 2 setup. Also join the yahoo users group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/OziUsers-L - lots of help if you have problems.
I use a 486 laptop with Win 95 + Magellan - its a bit slow but does the job
Cheers Greg - West Aus
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Reply By: jeremy - Friday, Feb 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Feb 01, 2002 at 01:00
Yep not a prob !........ i run a Emap Garmin GPS this Raster and is compatable with just about all your Garmin GPS's I use mine with Ozi-explorer for maping, transfering waypoints and tracks !!!....great thing..... check out the ozi-explorer web site and Email them with any questions.
Happy traveling
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Reply By: Theo - Friday, Feb 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Feb 01, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Gordon,
Yes it will all work ok, but you may want to think about the maps you use. the 250k maps are ok to get to the AREA you want but to nav 4WD you'll need 25K maps. Contouring is very important when your in the scrub, especially in the high country and 250k maps will not do.
Theo.
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Follow Up By: P.G. (tas) - Sunday, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Feb 03, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Theo, can you tell me if the 25k maps are available in rastor format or are you talking about paper maps? Cheers
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Reply By: Theo - Monday, Feb 04, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Feb 04, 2002 at 01:00
Hi Gordon,
The 25K maps I'm referring to are digital, for OZI etc. 25K/50K/100K maps are available for any part of Aus. I have maps covering most of the vic 4WD country. Most digital formats will work with Ozi as you can import from pretty much any type of file. Or even make your own if you have the time with a scanner.
Regards, Theo
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Follow Up By: Jeremy - Monday, Feb 04, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Feb 04, 2002 at 01:00
Theo......... can u tell me where u get the 25K maps or would you consider selling me some for Vic High Country ????? jeremy@murraytrek.com.au
I use Raster maps but go back to paper for main work........Thanks in advance
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Follow Up By: Rob Duncan - Sunday, Feb 10, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Feb 10, 2002 at 01:00
Just be carefull that you use the same Map datum system for your GPS and maps. ie AUS grid 84, or Aus grid 66 or the latest grid system. you can find this out on your map information, if you set the wrong one in your GPS you could be out by around 200m.
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Reply By: Theo - Monday, Feb 11, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Feb 11, 2002 at 01:00
no problems there, ALL my maps use WGS84, and all the maps I have to recalibrate I do so under WGS84. I know some of you may use UTM and Aus grids, however WGS84 is the preffered grid, even in OZ. Easier to stick to a standard than muck around with conversions.
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Follow Up By: Greg Harewood - Sunday, Mar 03, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Mar 03, 2002 at 01:00
Theo - WGS84 is not a grid system but a datum. A lot of maps use UTM (a grid/coordinate system) and WGS84 (a datum). In the last two years GDA94 has been introduce and is now the 'preferred' datum (almost identical to WGS84 - but it is different). Most of the old maps I come across use datum’s such as AGD66 or ADG84 (these are not Aus grids as you mentioned but datum’s)- Aus maps generally using UTM or Transverse mercator projection based grids. Datum conversions are not a problem using modern GPS's and programs such as OziExplorer. You simply must be aware of what your GPS is set to, what your datum the map is your using and what you mapping program is currently set on. It can be confusing. Cheers Greg
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