Lowrance & Eagle
Direct upload/download support is provided for most Lowrance & Eagle models.
New model Lowrance GPS receivers (such as the iFinder) which use the Lowrance Mapcreate software version 5 or 6 no longer allow upload/download via the serial port. These units read and write files (with the extension .usr) to the plug-in memory card.
Lowrance (using USR Files on a Memory Card)
Lowrance (using Serial port upload/download)
OziExplorer will not work with the Eagle AccuNav Sport and similar models, these use a upload/download protocol which OziExplorer does not support. To enable these GPS models to be used OziExplorer can write data files for the WS1 software produced by Lowrance. Only Waypoints and Events are written to the files at this stage. Note that Oziexplorer cannot create these files it simply writes the data into a pre-existing file.
OziExplorer cannot upload or download tracks for the Lowrance Global Map 12 and similar models, these use a protocol for the tracks which is not supported by OziExplorer.
There is a program available called G7ToWin which can read tracks from these units and also write them to direct to OziExplorer track files.
Another option for these units is that OziExplorer can read and write from and to the clipboard in the format used by the latest GPS Data Manager software (GDM) available from the Lowrance and Eagle web sites, by using the GDM software to cut and paste to and from the clipboard the tracks can be uploaded and downloaded between OziExplorer and the GPS via GDM.
OziExplorer Configuration Setting
Lowrance/Eagles can transmit NMEA sentences and perform upload/download at the same time and use the same comm setup for both. To get NMEA output (for use with the Moving Map part of OziExplorer) you may have to turn it on within the GPS setup, you may also need to specify which NMEA sentences to output, see your GPS manual for details.