Hema Navigator - adding new maps

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Looking at getting a new GPS for the car, I had a cheap Chinese one that I loaded with Ozi Explorer and Hema Maps etc, but now need to look at getting a more reliable system.

The Hema model looks the part although it already comes with the maps that I have, my question is though, I have access to a number of maps used by the emergency services in WA, these maps are known as COG maps and each map is less than 1 MB.

Will the Hema model allow me to use these maps, at present I run them using Ozi via a SD card.

Of course if someone has something other than the Hema model that can use other maps I would be more than interested.

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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 22:55

Wednesday, Apr 04, 2012 at 22:55
Hello

The Hema Navigator..via OxiExplorerCe, can use any maps as long as they are in Ozf or ecw format. If you are using the maps on some other unit with OziCe then there will be no problem running them on the Hema.

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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 07:35

Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 07:35
Remember that the Hema GPS models are simply expensive Chinese ones. If your current one is doing the job I wouldn't be changing.

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Reply By: Member - The old fellow - Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 07:45

Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 07:45
I have transferred all the maps from my Hama 5i to my apple2 iPad and it is absolutely great.
Tracking and other info is far easier to read. I purchased a windscreen mount on eBay for under $20. Great set up, even the wife can use it!!
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Follow Up By: achjimmy - Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 06:47

Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 06:47
Hi have you got a photo or link to the iPad mount, there seems a few
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Follow Up By: Member - The old fellow - Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 07:10

Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 07:10
Hi achjimmy
Purchased it on ebay 4th December 2011 for $15 !! item 310301104244 freight free from Eastlakes electronics If you give me your email address I can send you a photo. Cheers
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Follow Up By: member-PradoMad - Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 16:21

Friday, Apr 06, 2012 at 16:21
Hi there
I just had a look at the Eastlakes electronics one and my concern is if it sits too high up on the windscreen?
there are some on the market that you actually can fold down, hence no obstruction through of wind screen.

If you could send me a photo that would be much appreciated.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 14:02

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 14:02
Hi Old fellow

I am currently looking at an iPad for travel to overcome the laptop with Natmap raster maps.

Wasn't aware you could load Hema into the iPad - is it fairly easy (for another 'old fellow' & 'technically challenged'

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 14:21

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 14:21
Hello Phil

Butting in here ...to use the Hema maps on an Ipad you can download the 4WD Australia "App"

4WD Australia - iPhone and iPad App

That is the easy bit - parting with $179.99 may prove to be the main challenge:)

Though there are some other mapping alternatives that may be cheaper and could allow the use of maps you already have (after conversion) One example isTwoNav for Ipad and Iphone

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Follow Up By: Member - The old fellow - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 14:49

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 14:49
What I did was to down load all the maps
from my Hema 5i on to my lap top, then had all those maps loaded from my lap top on to my Apple iPad 2. Actually not being very computer literate I took my lap top with the maps on it to the Apple shop and waited while the maps were downloaded on to my iPad. Better than paying for the maps from the app store.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 15:01

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 15:01
What "app" are you using to view the maps? I suppose that is the main question. Knowing you can use existing maps is good.

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Follow Up By: Member - The old fellow - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 15:03

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 15:03
Hi js. I mounted the iPad so it was touching the top of the dash and was as far left as possible. It hardly restricted the vision of the passenger. You can also get a drink cup mounting but I liked the screen mounting better.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil 'n Jill (WA) - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 15:47

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 15:47
Thanks guys for the feedback, advice and links.

Yair Greg - the 180 bucks is an 'ouch' factor for an old tightwad, but there is always a 'Fathers day & birthdays' to consider.

There are usually tradeoffs when trying to 'minimise', but being able to get the appropriate feedback whilst researching is a great assistance in making the final choice of where best to sped the heard earned's.

Thanks again fellas.

Happy Easter - regards, Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - The old fellow - Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 20:43

Saturday, Apr 07, 2012 at 20:43
Sorry Greg, have no idea !! As I said I am no computer expert but it works like a charm and it did not cost me except the few bob I gave the tech at the Apple shop.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 08:12

Thursday, Apr 05, 2012 at 08:12
Hi 4 runner

I have been using the HN5 for a few years now as well as a small net book - for various reasons and in Ozi mode, there is no difference in the operation with the small HN5

If you do get one, you will be very happy. There is a new 6" model coming out very soon, so you may want to hold off for a few weeks until they are released.


Also the new HN6 have an 8gb micro SD card, giving you lots a free space to add maps, import waypoints etc.



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