Oziexplorer topomaps on iPhone using Bitmap App

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:13
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There have been some queries of late from people wondering how to use oziexplorer topo files on iPhones, which until now has been very difficult. Bitmap, an app for iPhone now allows you to upload Oziexplorer files to be automatically calibrated for moving map using ozi's .map file, which is associated with each scanned map image filed. Just need to ensure the map is in a compatible picture format, such as .jpeg, which you can convert in Ozi anyway.
See Bitmap instructions

Hope people find this useful, I certainly did!
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Reply By: chisel - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:44

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 12:44
I played with this last night. Managed to get some maps on there (jpg) but it did not seem to understand the .map file from ozi - so it didn't place me on the map correctly. It also struggled with some larger maps. Anyway - it looks like it has potential and isn't expensive to buy and play with.
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Follow Up By: Stiphodon - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 14:23

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 14:23
Hmm, did you make sure you placed the .map and .jpeg into a zip file before uploading? I emailed Nik, the developer for support and he responded within an hour to some to solve the problems I was having. Maybe give him an email.
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Follow Up By: chisel - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:27

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:27
Yes, did that.
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Reply By: bob2 - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 14:45

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 14:45
I have converted all of the NatMap 250,000 maps to jpg using InfranView batch conversion ready to use on the iPad with Ozi .map files, but I can't find any store who has a 64Gb 3G iPad for sale in Adelaide at the moment.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:13

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:13
Hi
Dont forget you will also have to change the calibration files (*.map) to match the change in file name. Just changing the image format is only half the game.

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 16:54

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 16:54
You can use Memory map which has an Itouch / I phone applicaiton.

You can also import any map that works for Oziexplorer to it with full functionality of location zoom etc.

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Follow Up By: Stiphodon - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 17:13

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 17:13
Yes, you can import a jpeg image of a map into Memory Map, but how do you set it up for moving map? I cant find anywhere that you can upload the .map files in Memory Map that ozi uses to calibrate the image. So essentially, Memory Map doest much more than a picture viewer. Happy to be corrected if the above isnt true. Oh, and the full version of Memory map is $40, Bitmap is $2.50!!
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:06

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 18:06
Yes I have Memory Map and the Oz Tour DVD ($250 all up) and its OK but I reckon Ozi kills it. If Memory Map could read ecw files then it would be good but they are after money so probably no chance of that. Mike
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