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I have ozice installed on a Chinese type gps in my Hilux and I cannot seem to be able to backtrack along a saved track. I drive somewhere and want to follow the track back. I can get the track to display on the screen but I want to be able to navigate along the track so it tells me the distance, how long until I get there etc. I can do this on my Garmin GPSMap76 but not on the ozice gps. Can it be done and if so, how?

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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:05

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 10:05

There are experts on here who will give you a definitive answer in due course, but my quick answer, from experience with Oziexplorer, is that what you see is what you get. It will show you where you have been, but unless you were using waypoint navigation, telling you where to go next, including backtracking, is not on offer. If you were navigating from point to point you could set up another route using those same points in reverse. Then you would have the distances, times etc displayed. Note that the distances are straight line distances, not following your twists and turns. Ozi Explorer (including OziCE) is great for adding maps, trip planning and for moving map display. I agree that the thing that you most want is "How long to my next position". At best it is an approximation.

I apologise if my limited knowledge of the software has given the wrong answer here, but that is how I see it at the moment.

I am currently using a Garmin 1490T street navigator with TOPO maps included on a SD card. I haven't been off the suburban maps yet, but I believe that when I do, the Garmin will give me turn by turn navigation on the outback maps. We shall see.

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Reply By: Time - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 14:11

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 14:11
You might like to check this user group out.

Try going to File>Track Log> ensure that Log Track to File is ticketed, assuming it has been ticket your travels will be logged to a file. Click File>Track Log> Import Track Tail from File, select the file "tracklog"****.plt for the date you did the trip on, if it was today then choose todays date file. This should load the track file for the day.

Hope this works for you.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 15:14

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 15:14
As Kingo has correctly pointed out there is no backtrack (or similar) function in OziExplorerCe. You can only follow the track visually. You can only use OziCe to navigate to a single waypoint or along a route (which is a series of waypoints).

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Reply By: Member - Robert R1 (SA) - Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 22:44

Friday, Mar 18, 2011 at 22:44
Thanks all for the replies. I am disappointed it can't backtrack but it is still a great product. At least following the track "bubbles" I can get myself out from where I have just gone and if I buy the license for Oziexplorer I can make up a route for future navigation.

Thanks again,
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