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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, Brunton/Silva 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).

Last Updated  February 2016





GPS Mapping Software

System Requirements

Information on Windows 10 - click Here
  • A PC running Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions) incl. Windows 7 Starter and 8 and 10 Pro versions (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 charts. 

The name Ozi is Australian slang for ... Australian

OziExplorer 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. 

Purchase OziExplorer

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.

Main Features

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  • 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 3.95.6f  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)

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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 be tested.

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.

Optional Extras

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 here.

Help in PDF format. (Right click / Save As ... to save the oziexplorer_help.pdf)

Upgrading from a Previous Version

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 latest version

Install these files into the folder where you installed OziExplorer.


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