for PC computers
This is the official web page for the OziExplorer GPS
Mapping Software which runs on your PC or laptop and will work with Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, Eagle,
and MLR GPS receivers for the upload/download of waypoints,
routes and tracks and most brand of
GPS receivers for real time tracking of GPS position (Moving Map).
Updated 2nd September 2015
GPS Mapping Software
Information on Windows 10 -
A PC running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7/10 (both 32 bit and 64 bit
versions) /Windows 7 Starter/8 and 8 Pro (will NOT run in Windows RT)
For Upload/Download - Most Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance,
Eagle, Brunton/Silva and MLR GPS receivers.
For Moving Map (real time tracking) Any GPS receiver which
outputs NMEA 0183 sentences.
Maps of your particular area of the world which you
purchase in digital form or can scan and calibrate yourself from paper
The name Ozi is Australian slang for ... Australian
was written for my own personal use when preparing for my 4x4 trips but is also
useful for boating, flying and other activities. The software is being released as Shareware with
a demo version available for download.
OziExplorer is interactive, it allows
you to work, on your computer screen, with digital maps that you have
purchased or scanned yourself. By using these maps OziExplorer
allows you to plan your trip by creating waypoints, routes and tracks on
screen and upload these to your GPS.
With OziExplorer running and your laptop connected to your GPS, your
GPS position is plotted on the map providing real time tracking ability (moving map).
When you leave a map OziExplorer automatically changes to the next map.
- Use maps or charts which you scan yourself.
- Use maps in various formats which can be purchased in digital form (BSB, USGS
DRG, ECW, SID, TIF, PNG, + more).
- Direct support for most Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance/Eagle, Brunton/Silva
and MLR GPS receivers for
Uploading and Downloading Waypoints, Routes and Tracks.
- Create Waypoints, Routes and Tracks on the map and upload these to
your GPS (for supported GPS receivers).
- Download Waypoints, Routes and Tracks from your GPS and display them
on a map (for supported GPS receivers).
- Specify permanent Map features on a map and attach a picture (or any
other type of file) to each feature. Place symbols and
comments on the Map.
- Over 100 map Datums supported.
- Support for many Map projections and Grid systems.
- Print Maps and Waypoint Lists.
- Show your GPS position in real time on the map (moving map).
- In moving map mode
OziExplorer will navigate you along your chosen route giving instructions
when each waypoint is reached. Various parameters such as Speed, Course,
Next Waypoint, Distance, CTS, XTE, ETE and ETA are displayed.
In moving map
operation automatically changes to the next map.
- + much, much more.
- OziExplorer cannot upload
maps to any GPS Receiver.
Screen Shots of OziExplorer
Version 3.95.6e History of Changes
Now supports internet maps such as Open Street Map , Google Maps and USA
Terraserver Maps within OziExplorer, click here for details and downloads
Download OziExplorer Software (7.0 MBytes)
Included in the download
Two versions of OziExplorer are supplied in this download a Shareware/Demo
version and a Trial version - each has different feature and operational
limitations, by using the 2 programs almost all the features of OziExplorer can
- The Shareware/Demo version is missing many features that you get in the
full purchased version click here for details
- But it does allow full communication with the GPS for upload/download and moving map
- Only allows maps in BMP image format to be loaded
- Only loads maps in WGS84 datum
- The Trial Version has almost all the features of the full version
(works with all supported image formats and datums) but with
- No communication with the GPS for upload/download
- No saving or loading
of Waypoints, Events, Tracks etc
- No saving of map as an image file
- Will close down after
1 hour of running (must be restarted)
- All the files necessary to run OziExplorer
- Help file
- Demonstration data files.
When you install and run OziExplorer, select the Tutorial
(Demonstration Data) option on the Help menu which will guide you through some
of the operations and features available within the software.
Download the OziExplorer Software into a folder on your hard disk. Run the
Installation program "oziexp_setup.exe" - this is a self extracting installation
program which will install OziExplorer and place menu items on the Windows Start
Menu. To test the various features explained above, run the Shareware/Demo
version using the "OziExplorer" menu item. Run the Trial version
using the "OziExplorer Trial" menu item. Note
: Some Virus software can interfere with the installation of
software, if a problem is encountered installing OziExplorer, disable the virus
program and enable it again after installing OziExplorer.
On the Optional Extras Page you will find extra modules or utilities
which may be required to use certain features of OziExplorer.
OziExplorer Help File Online - This link displays the OziExplorer Help and
is recommended to help get the most out of OziExplorer.
For OziExplorer Support, click
Help in PDF format.
(Right click / Save As ... to save the oziexplorer_help.pdf)
Upgrading from a
If you are upgrading from a version prior to 3.90 (3.85 or 3.80
or previous) you should download the full installation to make sure you get all
the new files required. Install the new version over the top of the old version,
it will use most of your existing settings and license codes.
If you are upgrading from a 3.90 or later version you only need download the
upgrade, click on the link below.
Download Upgrade to the
Install these files into the folder where you installed
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