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OziEXPLORER: Key Features for Digital Marine Charts and Navigation

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1. OziExplorer imports all BSB format digital marine charts including NDI Digital Ocean charts (Canadian) and Maptech RML or PCX charts.
2. Proximity Zones can be set around waypoints so that an alarm will sound when entering a zone. Great for marking reefs, sand bars, whirl pools etc. You draw a track around a area (reef, sandbar) and mark it is an alarm zone.
3. Easy route creation by clicking on waypoints.
4. In the moving map display a compass moves with your position and a line cuts the compass in the direction you are heading, if following a route or going to a waypoint another line shows your course heading.
5. Navigation Control window (see image) shows Distance to Next Waypoint, CTS (Course to Steer), XTE (Cross Track Error), ETA (Estimated Time to Arrival) etc.
6. Records track log which can be played back.
7. Keyboard function keys F2 - F12 can be assigned for special operations, For example: Man Overboard marker, waypoint at position, Start/Stop communications with GPS, night vision screen etc.
8. OziExplorer will work with most GPS receivers that output a NMEA 0183 string.
9. Interface for Autopilot.
10. A picture or a document can be attached to a waypoint.
11. Comments can be put on charts and charts can be found from the Comment List. Charts can also be found from the Waypoint List.
12. A right mouse click on a chart will find a more detailed chart for the area.
13. Coordinates can be entered in the Waypoint List and usedto find a chart and the position. Useful to enter in buoy changes from NOTICE TO MARINERS.)
14. Aerial photos (anchorages, harbours etc.) can be calibrated and used as a chart in Moving map display.
15. Digital charts can be converted and used with Ozi CE and a Pocket PC such as a Dell Axim 5, Casio E200, Compaq Ipaq etc.
16. Three different night vision screens, blue, red and green.
17. Waypoints, tracks and routes are separate files, so they can be transferred between computers.
18. OziExplorer will also import topographical maps from Spectrum Digital Imaging.
19. OziExplorer is a full featured GPS mapping program. Some more expensive marine programs are only tracking programs and will only import BSB charts or proprietory format charts.
20. Included with the OziExplorer program is a basic tide program covering the world called Xtide.

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