Use ECW maps on iPhone - Bit Map

Submitted: Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 18:24
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There is an iPhone app called Bit Map developed by a Tasmanian that allows you to export maps from OziExplorer for use on the iPhone.

Bit Map uses JPEG TIFF PNG and GIFF.

With a map loaded in Ozi you can export it as a .bmp file which can then be converted to one of the above formats (under File go down to Save Map to Image File). I converted the resulting .bmp file to JPEG with Photoshop.

Its quite a process, and apparently they are trying to simplify it. But for keen navigators with iPhones, the instructions are here.
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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 19:30

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 19:30

So the Iphone uses GPS does it?

It may not work out in the desert or similar. If it does not why worry about using OziExplorer?

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Follow Up By: Nutta - Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 07:10

Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 07:10
The iphone does have gps, i thought gps worked everywhere?
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Follow Up By: chisel - Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 08:09

Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 08:09
Gps works everywhere you have line of sight to the satellites. The desert is the perfect place for gps to work well as there are few trees, and no buildings.
The iphone's gps is not particularly strong but works ok most of the time.

Good to hear there is some work being done to do oziexplorer type stuff on the phone.
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Follow Up By: Secret Mens Business - Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 09:32

Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 09:32
Why would an Iphone GPS not work in the desert..? Off course it works, fortunately there are many apps for the Iphone including Motion X GPS which is a great off road suitable GPS app. I think Oziexplorer need to realise the Iphone is the way to go and port the app over asap.
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