How to connect a GPS

Before you can upload/download data from the GPS both the GPS and OziExplorer have to be configured to communicate with each other.


In the OziExplorer configuration set the comm settings to the following:


For Lowrance & Eagle GPS receivers you must set to match the setting you have in the GPS. Set the Upload/download BAUD rate to as high as possible (normally 19200) in both the GPS and OziExplorer. Set the other parameters to match the settings in the GPS.
Garmins normally use an Upload/download Baud of 9600 with no parity so set the parameters to these figures. The GPS interface (set within the GPS) must be set to GRMN/GRMN to upload/download waypoints. Parity none and 8 data bits for the other settings.
For Magellans GPS receivers you must set to match the setting you have in the GPS. Set the Upload/download BAUD rate to 9600 in both the GPS and OziExplorer, Magellans also allow a Baud rate of 19200 but this does not always work and if this is the case for your GPS then 9600 seems to be the best choice. Set the other parameters to parity none and 8 data bits.

Retrieving Data from the GPS
You should have set the type of GPS you are using in the OziExplorer configuration options, this changes the Menu options available.
For Lowrance & Eagle GPS
These instructions also apply to getting Events from the GPS only the menu options will change.
On the Lowrance menu select the Get Waypoints from GPS option.
For Garmin GPS
On the Garmin Menu select the Get waypoints from GPS option.
For Magellan GPS
On the Magellan Menu select the Get waypoints from GPS option.
Continued for All users
You will then be instructed that this operation will delete all the waypoints currently on the map. Press the OK button and all the waypoints will be downloaded from the GPS. However you will not see them plotted on the Demo Map as this map is positioned in Australia, open the World map before you download and they should plot on it, although they will most likely plot on top of each other if they are all located in the same local area.
Those that will be visible on the map are automatically plotted. Even if they are not displayed on the map they are still kept in memory and will be saved when the waypoint file is saved.
In many cases you will want to delete the waypoints or events which do not appear on the map, to do this from the View menu select the Waypoint List (or Event List) option. The waypoints (or events) will be presented in tabular form. You have the option to delete any single waypoint (or event) or delete all the waypoints (or events) which do not appear on the map.
Sending the Data to the GPS
You should have set the type of GPS you are using in the configuration options, this changes the Menu options available.
Before sending any data to your GPS make sure you have downloaded the data within the GPS and have it safely saved in files.
For Lowrance & Eagle GPS
These instructions also apply to sending Events to the GPS only the menu options will change.
You probably should not do this yet until you are more familiar with the software, this will change the waypoints and/or the events stored in the GPS. On the Lowrance menu select the Send Waypoints to GPS option. You will then be instructed that this operation will send the waypoints. Press the OK button and all the waypoints will be sent to the GPS.
For Garmin GPS
You probably should not do this yet until you are more familiar with the software, this will change the waypoints stored in the GPS. On the Garmin menu select the Send Waypoints to GPS option. You will then be instructed that this operation will send the waypoints. Press the OK button and all the waypoints will be sent to the GPS.
For Magellan GPS
You probably should not do this yet until you are more familiar with the software, this will change the waypoints stored in the GPS. On the Garmin menu select the Send Waypoints to GPS option. You will then be instructed that this operation will send the waypoints. Press the OK button and all the waypoints will be sent to the GPS.
Deleting Waypoints within the GPS
This only applies to Lowrance/Eagle GPS Receivers. Garmins and Magellans have the ability to delete waypoints from their own menus in the GPS.
On the Lowrance menu select the option Delete "Unreserved" Waypoints from GPS.
This option will erase all the "Unreserved" waypoints from the GPS, USE WITH CAUTION.
On the Lowrance menu select the option Delete "Reserved" Waypoints from GPS.
This option will erase all the "Reserved" waypoints from the GPS, USE WITH CAUTION.
The "Reserved" Waypoint number range can be specified in the configuration options.
Deleting Events within the GPS
Only applies to Lowrance/Eagles.
Before Uploading Events to the GPS you may need to manually delete the Events from the GPS using the Delete Icons menu option. This is because if the GPS has more events than you are uploading the extras will become active the next time you restart the GPS.




 
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