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Using Ozi Explorer to Plan your campout walk. Step by step guide to using Ozi Explorer to plan a walk, load a GPS with waypoints and print your map. 1. Open the program- Ozi Explorer. 2. From the opening screen hit the load button --then open recent maps --then qld Mosaic south.map.

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using ozi explorer to plan your campout walk

Using Ozi Explorer to Plan your campout walk

Step by step guide to using Ozi Explorer to plan a walk, load a GPS with waypoints and print your map

1. Open the program- Ozi Explorer

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2. From the opening screen hit the load button --then open recent maps --then qld Mosaic south.map
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4. Use Zoom control- to about 25% to get roughly right scale- you can adjust this at any time

3. Click on where you think you are

This is a mosaic of all the 1:25,000 maps of southern Queensland

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Waypoint tool

7. Enter waypoints

  • Segments and Waypoints
  • Look at your route-start/finish/which way do you want to go?
  • Divide it into segments each must start and finish at an easy to recognise landmark (called a waypoint)
    • Segments should not be too long
    • Each segment should be more or less a straight line, and follow a single feature.
  • Now enter the waypoints with the tool onto your map screen.
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8. Use measuring tool to measure the distance and direction between waypoints. Click beside the waypoints you wish to measure between

Distance and bearings between waypoints 1 & 2

9. Now enter this data into your (paper) route plan (next slide)

route planning chart start filling in values from map
Route planning chart- start filling in values from map

building

-40m +15m

0.47

121

South along road

Road jun.

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11. Use contours to work out height gain and loss and enter these into your route plan

These lines are 10metre contours so from wpt 1 to wpt 2 you go down (towards water) 40m and up 15m

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Loading GPS with Waypoints

12. Plug your GPS into the lead that connects it to the computer and switch on the GPS- now use the Garmin control to get the Waypoints from the computer into the GPS

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14. Selected to scale

15. Adjust scale

16. Selection tool

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19. Colour?

17. Use cursor to select map boundary

18. Get correct orientation

19. Preview (next slide)

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20. If this is what you want then print- if not close and adjust.-you may have to go back to previous screen and use the setup button to send this to the correct printer
almost done
Almost done-
  • Now finish off the Planning Chart and head off for your walk.
  • Use your map, compass, GPS and Planning Chart to navigate the walk one segment at a time.

Enjoy your walk!

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