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Old 20-12-18
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Default Hema Explorer vs Memory Map vs Exploroz apps

I've got my old 2nd Gen wifi+Cellular iPad up and running and looking to install one of the apps above. I've currently got the Memory Map running with the trial nsw topo 1:25k maps on my iPad (took about 6 hours to do download the 13 gigs and I'm on NBN).. I don't mind the interface but was wanting to get other opinions on any of the hundred or so GPS apps out there before I purchased my first set of maps from Memory Map, I see this as a long term thing......cheers
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I'm running Ozi Explorer and memory Maps on both the desk top and a Samsung tablet. I believe you need both versions so you can plot tracks and waypoints on the PC and transfer them to the tablet before you leave.

It's hard to compare but here goes.....

Memory Maps have a much cleaner looking 1:25k map than the Ozi version for the Victoria map I have. I've found tracks much easier to locate and plot making it easier to follow them when you are on the move.

For Ozi, my main map is the Hema 150 set for the whole of Aus. Great for travelling the country and we used that all the time when on the Vic to WA trip. But for minor tracks in the Vic high country for example, they weren't detailed enough.

Ozi is a far easier program to use. I made a series of videos for our 4WD club showing how to create tracks and waypoint and transfer them to a tablet. Type Idlers 4WD in to the search box on Youtube and you'll find them. This is the first one.......
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRLr4lXnsBg

I found that downloading the same issue you had with Memory map and downloading that file. It didn't seem to download it completely and I had to scroll around the map on the screen to let it download each section as it needed it. Bloody pain in the arse.

So I guess it's what you want it for. Highly detailed and clean looking maps, Memory Map. Really easy interface with good maps for more general stuff, Ozi.

memory Map had a falling out with their Aussie distributor recently and I think they all come from NZ now. There aren't any maps for WA, SA and NT that I can see, so that's a definite problem.
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Thx Ian, that was helpful. I won't have the Ozi Explorer option as I will be using an iPad... I'm glad the memory map topo maps look clean. I'm running the 2nd gen iPad with the 1:25K trial nsw topo from memory map and they look awesome. The only thing I'm worried about with Memory map is why did the AU support pull out.

Hema Explorer or ExplorOz apps look like a good option, if their support continues then i suppose i don't mind paying the yearly subscription but they don't have PC/Mac support. The good thing about memory map is no subscription once you have paid for the license and you can plot your trip from your computer.. So many apps out there to choose from ....cheers
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I'm not sure what happened with MM and the Aus supplier but the site went down for a couple of weeks and all we could see was a message saying they had discontinued that arrangement and would be back up again soon.

But as i said, the downside is that now there are no maps for a numbers of states but OK on the east coast.

I'm doing a lap of Tassie early next year and downloaded the trail 1:25K Tassi map which looks good too. I'd love to be able to get those maps on to Ozi, that would be ideal.

And yes, Ozi won't run on Apple software, sorry, I missed that bit in your post.
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We're going to be doing a trip around Australia this year. We want to find a GPS map which we can load on the GPS unit (Garmin GPSMAP 64ST). We used Garmin's own maps initially however for our trip in Africa we used Tracks4Africa which is excellent. It's a *.gmapi application which is loaded on the GPS unit.



The GPS tracks are later downloaded to a MacBook Pro (Garmin Connect and Garmin Base Camp) for reference.



We also use offline maps on an iPad (ITMB pdfs and anything else we can find). So far we have never linked the GPS unit to the iPad (or the laptop) for real time navigation (perhaps we should?).


As I understand the discussion Ozi doesn't work with iPad or MacBook Pro so not an option. Memory will work but doesn't cover the whole country.



So, is there another application which will work on the GPS unit and on Apple kit?


Many thanks
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Maybe the Hema App would work for you but the iPad will need to have gps functionality.

https://www.hemamaps.com/navigate/he...orer/australia
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ExplorOz Traveller has IOS and android versions. I have both. My iPad mini was a non cell version so no GPS chip but it worked really well with a quality bluetooth GPS. Once I changed everything to android I had to re buy the maps but not the app itself. On the Samsung Tab S3 it runs really well and I would definitely recommend the app.
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