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    Hi, probably like most of you guys reading this, I need a GPS that can take topographic map software. It seems that the only ones that can handle this are Garmin and Magellan. Is this right? Also I've heard some bad reports about Magellan such as it's not so easy to use.
    NP GLS 3.5 Auto, Mitsu nudge, Narva driving and fogs, TX3400 UHF, Nokia hands free, Cooper ATRs, side steps, Hayman Reese hitch, Rhino bars, reversing spot

  • #2
    there is new magellan on market called "crossover", can be used as normal car GPS and as portable GPS device with topo maps, some RACV shops are selling them
    NW 2013 MY13 GLX-R, auto, OME lift kit, ARB bullbar, electric brake controller, GME UHF, the rest is still work in progress

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    • #3
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      • #4
        If you dont mind the bulk, take 1 laptop, add a $65 ebay GPS m"mouse" reciever and Oziexplorer. We have been using it for the last 12 months and it is great. Enough to have me thinking about installign an in-car PC.

        Main negatives - it does not do turn by turn street navigation, and it is bulky.

        Pat
        2016 Mitsubishi NX Pajero GLX
        2011 Landrover Freelander II SD4

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        • #5
          I bought today magellan crosover in package with australia topo maps and tested it in neerby state forest and after that in suburbs for street by street navigation

          very impressed, easy to use, simple menu, comes even with speed and red light camera alerts
          NW 2013 MY13 GLX-R, auto, OME lift kit, ARB bullbar, electric brake controller, GME UHF, the rest is still work in progress

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          • #6
            Mag Xover I think costs over the $1000 mark, especially when packaged with Topo maps. Probably the only "GPS" unit that does street nav as well as GPS and Topo. Use it on the boat too!

            With a bit of research and planning , you could probly set yourself up a PDA, car mount kit, GPS antenna, and software for less $$$. From what I have seen the Windows CE based software is pretty versatile and you get more options, zoom, printing, saving, uploading updates etc etc.

            My Opinion Only!

            Cheers,
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            • #7
              I paid $ 1270.00 for GPS and Aus Topo maps from RACV shop, it's good solution for someone who does not want to waste time and nervs building one from scratch
              NW 2013 MY13 GLX-R, auto, OME lift kit, ARB bullbar, electric brake controller, GME UHF, the rest is still work in progress

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              • #8
                logic gear xl488

                just purchased logic gear xl488 (kmart or officeworks). Apparently can run oziCE as well as its own Igo software. Also has bluetooth for mobile phone
                excellent value for $339 4.3" screen

                has AV in for reversing camera as well - they are $60 from logic gear

                I should have some info soon on how to run oziCe and topo maps

                http://www.logicgear.com.au/catalogue/c4112/p66927
                Last edited by beaky; 06-04-08, 11:23 PM. Reason: forgot link

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                • #9
                  They were talking about the logic gear in another forum, as well as an ebay version for around $200 that can run the Ozi "DAV" edition (whatever that is). I am seriously considering one to ditch the laptop.

                  Link to Thread on Patrol4x4 (which I only read to giggle at all the 3.0TD's that go bang).
                  2016 Mitsubishi NX Pajero GLX
                  2011 Landrover Freelander II SD4

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                  • #10
                    the things I wanted in a gps were

                    1. street nav with speed alarms
                    2. ability to run toppo map via oziCE
                    3. AV in for reversing camera
                    4. bluetooth for handsfree phone

                    this one does all that albeit you do have to do some setting up to run oziCE and I havent identified the av in socket so I have purchased their (logic gear) reversing camera

                    the gps antenna must be reasonably good. My computer room faces south and it picks up 8 or 9 satellites 1 metre into the room

                    bruce

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                    • #11
                      Just out of interest, what sort of street map coverage do you get for country towns? Checked out my dad's Garmin Nuvi the other day in country WA and was pretty impressed. He also bought the NZ maps for $240 (on 2Gb SD card) for a recent holiday, pre-programmed all his stops, and couldn't fault it.
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                      Wishlist : ARB Deluxe bullbar

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by linc View Post
                        Just out of interest, what sort of street map coverage do you get for country towns? Checked out my dad's Garmin Nuvi the other day in country WA and was pretty impressed. He also bought the NZ maps for $240 (on 2Gb SD card) for a recent holiday, pre-programmed all his stops, and couldn't fault it.
                        It uses latest sensis maps so would be as good as most. I think the sensis maps are about 2 years behind. I am building new house in country SA and our street (new subdivsion) is shown on the map but not named

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                        • #13
                          xl488

                          just confirmed it does run oziCE here it is with hema simpson map. the thing that looks like an aerial is only a spool from pack of DVDs that I rested it against
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                          • #14
                            Okay, can you spill the beans on getting it to run OziCE? Replace the original nav software .exe with a renamed version of Ozi?

                            Pat
                            2016 Mitsubishi NX Pajero GLX
                            2011 Landrover Freelander II SD4

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                            • #15
                              Loks like a good unit but it makes me laugh when they claim
                              "Position Accuracy: <10 metres"

                              LOL... Not possible without WAAS, which is not available in Oz..
                              Cheers, John.
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