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so i got this new gps device thats got ozi explorer with all the maps of australia in it!!!
nice they say!!
well i say how the hell does this pile of crap work lol!!!
is it a map that i just check as im driving or can i set waypoints and be shown a path????
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does anyone in adelaide have one that can show me how it works??
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What brand and model did you get ?
Did it come with a book of destructions ?
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Where in Adelaide are you? I'm no expert, but I've been using Ozi for a few years - but I won't be able to help this month. If you can wait until next month, I'm happy to see if I can help.

FWIW, Ozi is essentially a moving map display - it overlays your current GPS position onto a map, plus a few other things.

You can pre-program a route on it, so it can show you current position versus the pre-programmed route, but it can't give you turn by turn directions. The "map" on your screen could be the Mona Lisa for all it knows.
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Well actually it can give turn by turn instructions if you put waypoints at the appropriate positions.
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Ozi is very capable and complicated. But it is not designed to be a street navigator giving directions. It is designed to show your current position against a variety of digitised maps. If you need a street navigator with turn by turn directions then Ozi is not for you .

Typically I sit and plot "tracks" of our off-road trips on the PC version and add waypoints where required for anything interesting, then I dump to the car (a hacked Navman running Ozi). We simply use it as a reference - so long as our current position indicator is following the map then we are on course. It also logs your course to another track tail file so if you go venturing off you can simply follow your trail back.

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sweet so as im cruising the mark on the map moves with me ,
i brought it off ebay and it came with a book that told me pretty much bugger all lol!!

i got it sussed now i reckon so ill go hit the dirt roads near sedan and check it out, cheers all!!
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I'm in Adelaide and use Ozi.
If you need a hand, give me a shout via PM
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