OziExplorer CE - Hema Navigator F.A.Q.

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The Hema Navigator HN5 (and later models)

The HN5 and later models have, supplied with the navigator, the Hema Navigator Explorer software which runs on the PC computer and interfaces with the navigator.  It allows plotting and transfer of Waypoints, Tracks and Routes to and from the Hema Navigator.

Using the Hema Navigator (HN) with PC OziExplorer

PC OziExplorer cannot read and write files direct to the HN, then HN connects to the PC using ActiveSync which means it can be seen as a device in Windows Explorer. Files must be copied using Windows Explorer to folders on your Hard Disk, PC OziExplorer can then access the files from there.

PC OziExplorer cannot be used with the Hema Navigator for moving map (real time tracking), the Hema Navigator does not output NMEA data to a external port.

Connecting to a PC using ActiveSync

When you connect the HN to the PC using a USB connection it will connect using ActiveSync (Windows XP) or Mobile Device Centre (Vista or Windows 7).

You may need to download and install ActiveSync (XP) or Mobile Device Centre (Vista/7) from Microsofts web site.

By pressing the Explore button on the ActiveSync toolbar you can see the folder structure of the HN.

The SD card folder is called SDMMC and all the folders and files stored on the SD card are stored in this folder.

You can use Windows Explorer to copy files to and from the PC and the HN by dragging files across the windows.


Copying Files using an SD Card Reader

If you remove the SD card from the HN and use a card reader to copy your files - after you insert the card back into the HN you must reset the HN so it can recognize the changes made on the card.


Maps

The maps supplied with the HN can be used with PC OziExplorer. The maps must be copied from the HN to folders under the OziExplorer/Maps folder on the PC. You can use ActiveSync to copy the files but it will be slow for the larger files. For faster transfer use an SD card reader.

The maps on the HN are located in the folders listed below.


File Locations

Data Files

Data files for OziExplorer are stored in the "\SDMMC\OziExplorer Data" folder on the HN. All the waypoint, track and route files are stored here.

The OziExplorerCE waypoints are stored in a file called ceWaypoints.wpb, this file cannot be read by PC OziExplorer so you must export the waypoints from OziExplorerCE.

Maps

Maps for OziExplorer are stored in folders located under the "\SDMMC\OziExplorer Maps" folder on the HN.

The map folders under this path are called:

Australia 250K Maps
Hema General Maps
Hema Regional Maps

It is ok to put your own maps into any of these 3 folders.

Note - maps placed directly into the "\SDMMC\OziExplorer Maps" folder will not be found as it is not a configured path in OziExplorerCE.

If you want to create a new folder for you maps you must add the folder path into OziExplorerCE configuration.

To do this - On the Configuration page press the "Map/Data Folders" button - a dialog will appear where the "Map File Paths" can be entered.

On an empty line click the ... button - a "Get Path" dialog will appear, navigate to the path you want to use and double click on it to make sure it is open - press the OK button to select it.

Check the added path is correct - Press the OK button on the dialog to save the configuration.


Transferring Additional Maps from your PC to the Hema Navigator

NOTE : If the maps have not been copied to the OziExplorer Maps folder on the SD Card on your Hema Navigator and have been copied to a different folder on the SD Card, the path to the new folder must be added to the OziExplorerCE / Configuration / Map and Data Files.


Transferring Data to and From your PC

Most of the methods below require the main menu system in the HN to be visible, this is how to make it visible.


Waypoints

Creating New Waypoints in PC OziExplorer and transferring the to the Hema Navigator

This describes a quick method if you only want to add additional waypoints to the HN from PC OziExplorer (not bringing the waypoints from the HN to PC OziExplorer for editing).


Transferring All Waypoints from the Hema Navigator to PC OziExplorer

Transferring All Waypoints from PC OziExplorer to the Hema Navigator

NOTE 1 : This method should only be done if you want to replace all the waypoints in the HN with the ones you are transferring from the PC as the waypoints in the HN will be deleted first.

You should back-up the waypoints in the HN by using Windows Explorer to copy ceWaypoints.wpb file from the HN into a folder on the PC first, just in case something goes wrong.

NOTE 2 : OziExplorerCE stores its waypoints in sets, so it is also possible by using the Waypoints Set List to Export (save) a specific waypoint set for use in PC OziExplorer (see below).


Transferring a Waypoint Set from the Hema Navigator to PC OziExplorer

OziExplorerCE stores its waypoints in sets, use the method below to transfer just a single set of waypoints to PC OziExplorer.

Transferring a Waypoint Set from PC OziExplorer to the Hema Navigator

You should back-up the waypoints in the HN by using Windows Explorer to copy ceWaypoints.wpb file from the HN into a folder on the PC first, just in case something goes wrong.


Tracks

Transferring the Track Log from the Hema Navigator to OziExplorer

Transferring Tracks from PC OziExplorer to the Hema Navigator

Transferring the Track Tail from the Hema Navigator to OziExplorer

The track tail is mainly meant for internal use by OziExplorerCE to show a short section of the most recent track on the map. However it can be exported to a standard OziExplorer track if desired.

Note : For logging of the full track where you have been you would normally use the "Log Track to File" option, which causes every track point to be continuously stored in the ceTrack.plt file.


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