3rd party Utilities that work with OziExplorer
These utilities either work directly with
OziExplorer via the
OziExplorer API, or
they work with OziExplorer data files (e.g. waypoints, tracks, etc.).
Most of these programs were developed by OziExplorer users. Not listed
are a variety of GPS-related or mapping programs that can read and/or
write OziExplorer-formated data files. Such programs may be of use if
you need to do conversions to/from OziExplorer data.
The programs are divided into three categories:
Freeware includes programs which can be used for free, however, they may
require registration. If the author accepts donations, and you use the
software, please make a donation.
Many freeware (and shareware) programs cannot be used for Commercial,
Government, or for-profit activites without paying a fee.
Shareware typically has a licence, and usually requires a payment for you
to continue to legally use the program - please respect the author and
either pay for the program, or delete your copies. Commercial software
may have a time-limited demo period, or a demo version, but requires
payment to use the full version of the program. Some programs may be listed
in more than one category, if they have multiple versions (e.g. a 'Free' and
a 'Pro' version).
If you know of a program or utility that should be listed here, have the
program's author contact me at dave at patton dot org. I will
need the author's name, the URL for the program, a brief description of
the program, and which category it should be listed in.
CacheMaps by Bert 'BigBird' Veldman
Excel application with support for direct loading of OziExplorer maps
CANgrid by Dave Patton
When you click on a map in OziExplorer, CANgrid will display the Canadian NTS grid designation,
and the British Columbia Geographic System map reference, for the location of the map click.
Depths2Ozi by Paul Tobias
Depths2Ozi is intended to be used for collecting and plotting depths
using an NMEA output depth sounder together with a GPS receiver and
DRGMapCal by Dave Patton
Automates the process of generating map calibration files for Digital Raster
Graphics(DRG) map images. Will generate map calibration files for
OziExplorer, Fugawi, Memory-Map Navigator, and Pathaway.
FS2Ozi by Rupert Applin
Allows you to convert a Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 Flight Plan into
a series of waypoints for use in OziExplorer. The link above requires
you be a member of the OziExplorer user forum on Yahoo,
and the explanation of the use of the Excel spreadsheet is in message 14370.
GarTrax by Pieter
GarTrax is a simple tool that serves 2 purposes. It can exchange data
between some of the more popular tools and devices (E.g. MapSource,
OziExplorer, Garmin Etrex series) used by GPS users and it can download
and store geocache information from the official geocaching web site.
GeoConv by Eino Uikkanen
GeoConv is a coordinate conversion program, which converts between different
coordinate file formats, coordinate types and datums. It can convert an
OziExplorer Track file to an Ozi Waypoint file, and an Ozi Route file that
uses those waypoints.
GPS Visualizer by Adam Schneider
Create SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) map images or profiles from
OziExplorer track and waypoint files.
GPS2SMS, Track-Box, and SMS2OZI by Frank Dahlslett
- GPS2SMS is a program for sending GPS positions as SMS messages
via a Nokia mobile phone. Just connect a GPS (NMEA output) to a laptop serial port, and
a Nokia phone to the RS232 (or USB or IrP) and you are ready to send.
- Track-Box is a hardware stand-alone solution (no laptop necessary)
that can be used instead of GPS2SMS. It has a serial cable connection for a GPS
and for a cellular phone. The GPS position is passed on as an SMS-message when
the "SEND"-button is pushed or if an incoming call is detected.
- SMS2OZI is a program for receiving GPS positions from SMS messages, and
plotting the positions on a map using OziExplorer. Connect the Nokia mobile phone
to the PC (USB or IrP or RS232) and you are ready to track your mates that are
GPSBabel Sourceforge Project
Converts waypoints from one format to another, whether that format is a
common mapping format like Delorme, Streets and Trips, or even a serial
upload or download.
GSAK(Geocaching Swiss Army Knife) by Clyde England
All-in-one Geocaching and waypoint management tool, with some features
specific to OziExplorer.
IndexMap by John Tserkezis
A tool that is used purely for cosmetic purposes. It operates similar to the
Oziexplorer "Index" view function, but on the normal Oziexplorer view window
so it can be easily exported into a BMP or PNG image.
Map Selector by Peter Eisenhuth
Do you have more maps than will fit on a single CD or into your handheld?
Map Selector is a program to select maps and their associated images
and copy them to a directory of your choice. It will select all maps
that include one or more waypoints which are in waypoint or route
files. Free for all to use. The link above requires
you be a member of the OziExplorer user forum on Yahoo.
MakeImage by John Tserkezis
Uses Oziexplorer to save map images in PNG or BMP format. Useful if you have
a bunch of map files in OZF2, ECW, SID or some other format that is not
supported by your image editor.
MAP2PPC by John Tserkezis
Cleans up oziexplorer MAP files.
Mapborder by John Tserkezis
Mapborder is a tool that enables easy maintenance of Oziexplorer map borders.
Oziexplorer can create and maintain only four corner markers, but can support
up to 100 corner markers for odd-shaped map images. This is where Mapborder
comes in, it enables easy creation and maintenance of the more elaborate
MapRequest by Ben Kelley
MapRequest is a Java application for browsing maps on compatible web sites
(various ArcIMS and WMS based sites), and then saving these maps along with
a .map file on your local PC.
MergeTrack by John Tserkezis
A tool that merges already loaded oziexplorer tracks into one. It optionally
removes any track breaks that may be present, and comines all segments in the
specified track range into one track file.
MMelevation by Dave Patton
When using Moving Map in OziExplorer, MMelevation will display the Elevation,
the name of the height data file, and the resolution of the height data.
Ozi DAT Control Panel by John Tserkezis
A graphical front-end for many of Oziexplorer's
that enable certain features and functionality.
OziAPI-Java by Alan Burlison
OziAPI-Java is a Java library which provides access to the OziExplorer API from Java.
OziAPI-VB.NET by Marc Hillman
OziAPI-VB.NET is a VB module file which provides access to the OziExplorer API from VB.NET.
OziArrows by Rob Thomas
A tool for drawing vector arrows in OziExplorer.
OziClipboard by Rob Thomas
A simple utility to copy the latitude and longitude or the last point you
double-clicked on in OziExplorer to the windows clipboard for later copying into a document.
OziCorridor by Rob Thomas
This utility creates a polygon around a trackline.
OziMapSelect by Greg
Allows you to select which maps sets to include and just picks maps that overlay a
given geographic area (based on Lats & Longs). It copys them to a selected directory
and then you can stick them on your PDA or memory card.
OziNetWork by Rob Thomas
This utility is an attempt at facilitating the use of OziExplorer in a network context to a limited extent.
OziPhotoTool by Alistair Dickie
A simple tool written in java for linking digital photos and GPS tracks
to keep a record of where your photos were taken.
OziRings by Rob Thomas
A range-ring drawing tool for use with OziExplorer.
OziSun by Rob Thomas
A sunrise and sunset calculator for OziExplorer.
OziWay by Darryl Smith
Adds a waypoint at the current position on pressing a key on the numeric
Perfils by Rubén Pérez Llorens
Generate height profiles from Ozi track(.plt) files.
PLS for OziExplorer by Rob Thomas
An implementation of the Statistical Distance models used in Lost Person Search in SAR.
plt2dem by Grzegorz Chyla
plt2dem is a program that creates digital elevation models (DEM) from
OziExplorer .plt and .wpt files.
Track Profiler by Tomo Krajina
TrackProfiler is a small free utility for exporting GPS track profiles into PNG images.
Trackan by Tino Irman
This small application processes a existing track to provide you with interesting statistics
such as: Total Ascent, Total Descent, Moving Average Speed..
CacheMate by Brian Smith
CacheMate is a database for tracking GPS cache hunts. You can store information about
caches or benchmarks, decode hints, and transfer data to and from other software and devices.
APRS for OziExplorer by Darryl Smith
Part of a GIS system that allows moving objects to be tracked in real
time and displayed on networked computers.
Georetreiver by Rob Pryor
GeoRetriever software works behind the scenes with OziExplorer's mapping software
to transform GPS "x, y" coordinates into legal land descriptions.
OziDialer by Darryl Smith
Allows a user to dial into a cellular modem, and view GPS data in real time
in OziExplorer, as if they were connected directly to the GPS.
oziTarget by Sean Kavanagh
oziTarget is an extension to the popular mapping tool Oziexplorer. It has
been written to give competition balloon pilots the extra tools needed in
preflight planning and during flights.