OziExplorer - Map Searching F.A.Q.

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Frequently Asked Questions - Searching for another map

(There are two sections -

1.  Changing maps while in "Moving Map" mode (and Track Replay)
2.  Finding Maps using one of the many "Find Maps" options

1.  Moving Map Mode

This is a map search which occurs while Moving Map is running and it is necessary to load a new map.  An example of this is when your direction of travel takes you off the current map, OziExplorer automatically changes to the next map.

(a)  Map File Path (This is the path set in "Configuration" / "System" tab)

This path and any sub-folders attached to it will always be searched during a search for another map unless the path is locked (see Section 3. below).

This is a critical setting, unless this is set correctly maps will not be found.

In the example showing the folder tree, if the drive is "c" drive, the Map File Path will be -



(b)  Include in Moving Map

This option is a set in map calibration ("Check Calibration of Map" / "Options"), the default setting is "ON".

Once you have ticked this option (ON), the map will be used in Moving Map. It will be checked when your position moves off the existing map and the software is attempting to locate the next map to automatically load.

(The Moving Map Control buttons)

(c)  Locking to current map path (by selecting the button on the Moving Map Control)

Note: This setting is NOT the same as the "Locking To Current Map path" in Finding Maps in Section 2 below.

If this button is depressed, the search will only occur in the folder which contains the currently loaded map.  This search will be initiated when searching for a new map (when leaving the current map) or checking for a more detailed map (see 1 (d) below). 

If the button is not depressed then the "Map File path" and its sub-folders will be searched.

(d)  Check for more Detailed Map (this button is on the Moving Map Control)

If this button is depressed then OziExplorer will search for a more detailed map at the interval that has been set in configuration. If a more detailed map is found then it will be loaded.

The path searched to find a more detailed map will depend on whether the path is Locked to the Current Map Path (see section 1 (c) above).

(e)  Find Maps at GPS Position (this button is on the Moving Map Control)

Clicking this button will initiate a search for a map the same as "Finding Maps" (see section 2 below).

2.  Finding Maps

Some of the ways this map search can be initiated are -

This section will help you -

(a)  Map File Path (This is the path set in "Configuration" / "System" tab)

Same as for Finding Maps, see section 1 (a) above.

(b)  Location of maps

For a map folder to be searched it must be either the Map File Path or attached to the map file path (a sub-folder).

(Subject to Locking to current path, see (c) below)

In the example, "Auslig CD1" is a sub-folder of the "Maps" folder. If the Map File Path is set to "c:\OziExplorer\Maps" any maps in the "Auslig CD1" folder will be found.

(c)  Locking to current map path

This done by -

When this is done, only maps in the same folder as the currently loaded map will be searched.

In the example (diagram above), if the current map is a 1:25k map in the folder "..\France\25k", clicking on the east arrow on the Find Maps toolbar button (to find a map to the east of the current map), only the folder "25k" will be searched for a map and if an adjoining 1:25k map is found in this folder it will be loaded.

Note: When this option is selected the Map File Path set in configuration is ignored.

(d)  Re-indexing Maps

While not usually required, it is possible to re-index all the maps by choosing the "Re-index Map Files" option on the "Maps Menu".

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