Moving Map Menu

Moving Map Control - Displays the Moving Map Control which allows various options to be set and displays basic speed and heading information. See the Moving Map Control for details.

Show GPS Fix Data - see GPS Fix Data help for details.

Anchor Alarm - see Anchor Alarm help for details.

Ship Automatic Identification System (AIS) - see AIS Configuration help for configuration details.  Ships sending AIS information will be plotted on a map displayed in OziExplorer. This allows you to view a list of the ships sending AIS and also to configure the AIS com port.

Start NMEA Communication with the GPS - Starts communication with the GPS, if all is ok OziExplorer should show your position on the screen. You are now in moving map mode. Text will be displayed in the status line indicating that "Moving Map is ON". When receiving NMEA data of the correct type the text "<+>" will toggle ON and OFF in the status line. If this is not happening then there is no NMEA sentence of the correct type being received by the software, or the data within the sentence is not valid. There is a button included on the standard User Toolbar to start or stop communication with the GPS.

Stop NMEA Communication with the GPS - Stops communication with the GPS.

Ignore NMEA Valid Data Flag - This is for those GPS receivers which send an invalid data flag with the data when they are in simulator mode (such as Lowrance and Eagles and others), if the flag is not ignored no position will be plotted when using the GPS in simulator mode.

Show NMEA Input & Output - Shows the NMEA sentences that OziExplorer is receiving and the NMEA sentences that OziExplorer is sending (to an Autopilot).

NMEA Simulator - To simulate the input of the $GPRMC sentence from a GPS. See the NMEA Simulator help for details.

Log Track Tail - The track is automatically logged and displayed on the map. See "The Track" section of the Moving Map help page for more information.

Copy Track Tail to Track 1 - Copies the track tail to Track 1.

Clear Track Tail - Clears the track tail.

Log Track to File - The track is automatically logged to a file. The file name and creation interval is dependent on the Track Log File setting on the Track tab in Configuration. The track log can be stored to different files Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Never. The default setting is Daily. e.g. The Daily track log file name includes the date (TrackLog 2011-08-12 daily.plt). The track log file is just a normal track file and can be opened and displayed on the map at a later time.

If the setting "Never" is used, the track file name specified in the option below is used (the default file name is mmTrack.plt).

Change Track Log File - Allows you to specify a new file to log the track to.

Clear Track Log File - Erases the track log file you specified in the option above. It will automatically be recreated the next time a track is logged in Moving Map mode. If you have track logging to file turned on and are using the Never (create a new file) option, the log file will just keep growing in size so it needs to be erased from time to time.

Automatically Scroll Map - This option turns on or off the automatic map scrolling which will keep your current position displayed in the viewing area of the map as you move.

Range Rings Setup - Shows the Range Rings setup dialog.

Set Waypoint at Position

Attach Cursor Line to Position - If the "Show Line from Position to Cursor" button on the Toolbar is active then the line will always be drawn from the current GPS position to the mouse cursor.

Show Regional Map Window - see Regional Map help for details.