No - hadn't thought of using them - we tend to use Ozi when we are in areas when the in-car doesn't cope so that would mean that we couldn't rely on having a data connection. I see it is considered experimental - has anyone tried it (even cached) in the back blocks?
I've been using it for years on the desktop PC, and we have used it in the car with a mobile broadband dongle and our little Asus laptop.
In the end, we just got sick of lugging a laptop around for the moving map feature, and just bought a decent GPSr with maps.
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Re: Maps for Ozi Explorer
It may be experimental but has been working fairly well for years, though unfortunately it has lost the capability to use nearmaps. Also I tend to find google satellite just loops and doesn't load (either on the home or work laptop), but virtual earth satellite seems to work ok.
As for using it without a data connection, if you view the area first with a data connection it will I believe cache some of the data but I'm not sure how much - which means you won't need to download it again on the road. Nowadays I just tend to use the iPhone but Ozi can be useful to plan a loop or similar, I might look at one of the loops from Stanthorpe down to Tenterfield one day of the mega which seems to have a lot of caches available.