Advice wanted:GPS Navigation

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Advice wanted:GPS Navigation

Post by Pebbles on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 6:29 pm

I’m thinking of getting a Garmin in-car GPS and some digital topo maps for navigating around the WA goldfields. DSE has the superseded Garmin Nuvi 1450T going out on special at the moment.

Ideally, what I would like to be able to do is download waypoints from my PC to the GPS and for those waypoints to appear on the loaded topo map. From what I have been able to glean from Google searches, that should be no problem (maybe).

I have spent a lot of hours looking at various forums on the net and I really don’t think that I am any the wiser. I came to the conclusion that probably the best source of information is right here on this forum.

I would really appreciate any advice / opinions on the set-ups that you guys/ gals are using.

Thanks.

Col

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Re: Advice wanted:GPS Navigation

Post by Inhere on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 7:09 pm

G'day Pebbles, first bit of advice is..........
don't buy the garmin, they use a linix system.

Best you buy one of the 7" gps off ebay, they use a windoze CE system and are ready to load ozi exployer
when you buy it. You don't need to unlock it.

I just bought one my self , $99 and that includes a reversing camera as well .
Then you buy ozi exployer for windoze CE $40 and your maps, then a little bit of learning is in order. Wink

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Re: Advice wanted:GPS Navigation

Post by Guest on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 7:11 pm

G'day Col

Good advice there Inhere Very Happy

Mate also ifya already got a laptop the best and cheapest way to do
it is to use Oziexplorer with moving maps, and a cheap GPS nav
pickup at around $40 or a garmin etrex at $120 or so.

This system allows you to see exactly where you are at any given times
and you can also overlay all the live and pending leases over your Topo
maps and it shows you exactly where you are in relation to lease boundry's.

You can also overlay your Geo maps for the area and bring them in or out at will.

We do have a Oziexplorer brainiak in our admin team (GPX "Adrian") who i am sure
would be more than happy to help you out in advice and ease of use.
Best thing is your lookin at a laptop size screen not a piwi herman sized
pissy little screen and thats a full on plus...

Pete Cool

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Re: Advice wanted:GPS Navigation

Post by Guest on Thu 26 Jul 2012, 6:43 pm

PM sent Pebbles

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Advice Received:GPS Navigation

Post by Pebbles on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 1:34 pm

Thanks guys for your responses.
I think that I am now on the right track.(sorry, weak pun intended)
Col

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