iPad and oziexplorer

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Just purchased an iPad and was wondering if oziexplorer is compatible .
I have only used it with Microsoft and I am only getting used to the apple format.
Thanks in advance
Ian
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:50

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 22:50
Ian,

Your out of luck mate.
No version of OziExplorer is yet available for the iPad.

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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 01:48

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 01:48
Hi Ian.

Does the ipad have a built in gps or does it work off a phone signal.

cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: patsproule - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 06:51

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 06:51
You only get the built in GPS if you buy the 3G enabled version for about $100 more.
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Reply By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 08:13

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 08:13
You MIGHT be able to get it to work using Parrallels, a windows emulator. It's available from the app store.
On the Ozi web page scroll down to the heading "Vital information at a glance" There's some info there about running on a Mac.

The easiest way to run Ozi on a tablet is to use an Android or Windows device. Ozi will happily play on both of those.
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Reply By: fawkesp - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 20:58

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 20:58
Ian,

There is an app, available from iTunes via the ipad, call Mud Maps.

It has topo maps included and some other features similar to Ozi.

Peter.
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Reply By: Diksta - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 12:21

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 12:21
you can download the HEMA app for the ipad and use the maps that way. i use it all the time on mine.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 06:11

Monday, Aug 06, 2012 at 06:11
Other choices are bitmap which is an Oziexplorer copy, but it won't read some new OZF3 files, or Memory Map but you need to start your map collection again., Hema Maps is really a OEM version of Memory Map. You also need to start you map collection again with Mud Map.
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 19:05

Tuesday, Aug 07, 2012 at 19:05
Apropos an iPad,

has anyone had experience with a Two Nav topo 1: 250,000 application ?

can anyone recommend a holder for dashboard mounting?

I reckon I'm nearly ready to go to the dark side.....
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Follow Up By: Brett H - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:23

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:23
Hi Rick,

I use Twonav on the Ipad and have downloaded all of Aus in 1:250K from the Geoscience website (all free).

I have just got back from a Sydney-Darwin-Mackay-Sydney trip and I much prefer using the 1:250k maps as they show much better your actual position compared to other maps. I have an older version of mudmaps with the westprint maps (similar to Hema) and found the only time I used those was to see what the distance was between 2 towns. Then it was back to twonav and the 1:250k with actual detail.
With twonav (as well as bitmap) you are able to load your own maps so that your not tied to that app and their maps in the future if something better comes along.

This thread from last year had quite a write up about the Ipad and one of my posts has a link to my setup in the car.
http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/View.aspx?fq=90434&P=%2fForum%2fDefault.aspx
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 11:47

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 11:47
Hi Ian.
Bit of a late reply but i would certainly check to see if the ipad has an inbuilt gps.In there garb and user forums it says assisted gps which is simply a signal through the phone towers and not a true gps.

cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Brett H - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:08

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 12:08
Hi Ian,

The "Assisted GPS" term catches a lot of people out. What is actually means is that the IPAD has a real GPS which is also assisted by phone towers.

It does this as the phone towers can be quicker to lock a position when they are available. If no towers are available then the real GPS still works. I just did 11,500km trip from Sydney to Darwin and back and never lost GPS signal wherever I went.

Brett
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Follow Up By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 15:10

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 15:10
Hi Brett H.
Could you let us know what software you are using to run the geosicence maps. Have friends with an ipad that are planning a trip and i cant find any software to run loaded maps .

Cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: Brett H - Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 15:28

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2012 at 15:28
Hi Graeme,

I use Twonav on the Ipad. It doesn't run those files directly.
What I did was:
Loaded Compegps Land software onto my pc at home which is freely fully functional for 30 days.
I divided the geoscience files into groups ie. each state but WA into north and south because its sooooo big. lol
With the software you are able to merge files into one larger map and also convert the files into the twonav format. The convert process can handle bulk files so its not a one by one situation.
Once I had created a large section ie. NSW map, then its just a matter of transferring that final file onto the Ipad using an FTP client on the PC.

I know for some this all sounds quite PC technical but am happy to assist if needed.
But the software is fee to trial so why not have a play around.

Another app to try is Bitmap. As has been said in another post, it will load files but not some of the latest OZF3 files
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