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    Thumbs up Mapping using Google and converting to GPS.

    Had a look around at what things Google can offer after reading these threads and I'm amazed. Understand that most of you already know this but I only just found it the other day.

    Did you know that you can use Google Maps to plan your trip, change the route, add stops and then send that exact route to your GPS?

    It's a lot easier then trying to plan and navigate on the little GPS screen and using the computer just makes it more user friendly.

    Heres a picture and instructions of what I mean in case anyone here has never tried it


    Step 1
    Connect your GPS device to your computer.

    Step 2
    Navigate to Google Maps (see Resources).

    Step 3
    Enter the destination or driving directions you would like to export to your GPS device. You can enter this information in the search box or select "Driving Directions" and input destinations.

    Step 4
    In the upper-right corner, select "Send."

    Step 5
    Select "GPS."

    Step 6
    Select from the drop-down menu the brand of GPS device you own.

    Step 7
    Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the export process. Some GPS devices will automatically connect to Google Maps to download the data, while others will redirect you to another website where additional information may be required to complete the export.
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    About to finally get a GPS, thanks Muzza that will be handy to plot out trips and that.

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    Nice trick thanks for sharing Muzza!

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    No woriies guys. I'm sure most of you already know about this function but recently bought a GPS and sllowly learning all the tricks.

    Old dogs can learn new tricks after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzza View Post
    No woriies guys. I'm sure most of you already know about this function but recently bought a GPS and sllowly learning all the tricks.

    Old dogs can learn new tricks after all.
    Not this OLD DOG Muzza, still have not worked out how to used OziExplorer on my GPS.
    If any members require assistance in anything regarding this forum, just let me know via a PM and I will help you in any way that I can.

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    Another old dog, glad theres a few more here. Well this must show my age "What the hell is OziExplorer?" haha

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    G'day Muzza, Oziexplorer is a GPS mapping software. Heres some info and their site to have a look at if you wanna learn more.

    OziExplorer GPS Mapping Software which runs on your PC or laptop and will work with Magellan, Garmin, Lowrance, Eagle, Brunton/Silva and MLR GPS receivers for the upload/download of waypoints, routes and tracks and most brand of GPS receivers for real time tracking of GPS position (Moving Map).
    OziExplorer allows you to work with maps on the computer screen that you create from scanned or digital maps. Ideal for planning trips for boating, 4 wheel driving, flying, hiking etc and as a real time navigation aid.

    http://www.oziexplorer.com

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    ahh thx a bunch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzza View Post
    Old dogs can learn new tricks after all.
    See Wayne. You have one avid supporter! lolol

    Thanks Muzza. Your advice is gunna be of great assistance. I'm looking at a GPS as one of my next few mods.
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    I would reccommend a garmin.. I used one when we drove from london to east russia... took 8 months

    They are great and easy to use.

    Now if someone jsut needs to bring out a cross between a tomtom and a garmin !!!!

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