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What area does OZtopo cover?
What scale are the maps?
What size is OZtopo?
Where does the mapping data come from?
What GPSs can I use OZtopo on?
Will OZtopo work on my PC or MAC?
Will OZtopo work with other Garmin maps?
Is OZtopo available on preloaded cards?
Can I upgrade from a previous version?
What will I pay for OZtopo?
How is OZtopo licensed?
How does OZtopo affect my Garmin warranty?

OZtopo on Marine units


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What area does OZtopo cover?
OZtopo covers all of Australia

What scale are the maps?
OZtopo is a vector product and as such the term "scale" does not apply. However the data provided in OZtopo is similar to that found on 1:25,000 topographic maps.

How much storage does OZtopo take?
What size is OZtopo?

For all of Australia, OZtopo is 1.8 GB. It is provided as three layers, contours, minor water (creeks and streams) and roads.

Where does the mapping data come from?
The roads and points of interest data is supplied by and copyright MapData Services Pty Ltd, PSMA Australia Ltd and is from their Q4  2015 release.   The 10m contour data is derived from data supplied GeoScience Australia

What GPSs can I use OZtopo on?
OZtopo can be used on most Garmin Mapping GPS units; See here for a list of compatible GPS units.

Will OZtopo work on my PC or Mac?
Yes it does. It can be viewed on either a PC using BaseCamp. BaseCamp Mac or PC can be downloaded free from here
OZtopo is supported on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32 or 64) and later and Mac OS X 10.4 and later

- Can I view OZtopo on the PC?
Yes, OZtopo can be viewed on the PC if you already have MapSource or BaseCamp installed. Some Garmin GPS units come with come with Trip & Waypoint Manager (part of the MapSource family) in the box.

- I do not have a MapSource program. Which is the cheapest to buy?
Trip & Waypoint Manager is the cheapest MapSource program or download BaseCamp from here free.

- Will OZtopo work on a MAC?
Yes, OZtopo can be viewed on a Mac via RoadTrip or BaseCamp. RoadTrip is free and can be downloaded from here, BaseCamp from here

Will OZtopo work with other Garmin maps?
Yes, provided there is sufficient memory within the GPS itself or on the storage card. OZtopo has been tested with many additional maps including City Navigator Australia and BlueChart without a problem. 

Is OZtopo available on preloaded cards?
Yes, OZtopo is supplied on a preloaded mSD card for use most Garmin GPS units. Just insert and use. No downloading, registration or unlock codes required.

Can I upgrade from a previous version?
An upgrade from any previous OZtopo version is available for A$99 inc GST. All upgrades must be processed via GPSOZ.
Proof of purchase, original OZtopo serial number need to be sent to GPSOZ when ordering an upgrade. Please see here for full details on the upgrade process.

What will I pay for OZtopo?
OZtopo is priced at A$229 inc GST, which includes the USB flash drive and a preloaded mSD card

Orders can be placed by clicking here

How is OZtopo licensed:
OZtopo is licensed via the preloaded mSD card. It can be used on multiple GPS units but cannot be duplicated. There is no restrictions on the number of PC/MAC that it can be installed on. Loose the mSD card and you have lost the product!


How does OZtopo affect my Garmin warranty?
It doesn't. The installation of OZtopo is like any Garmin mapping product.
If you and/or Garmin believe there is an issue with the use of OZtopo on your GPS, please contact GPSOZ immediately on 02 9999 2313.

Still need more help ?
Please contact your retailer
If they are unable to help please contact sales@oztopo.com or call GPSOZ on 02 9999 2313

OZtopo on Marine units:
If your looking to use OZtopo on a marine unit and haven't yet purchased a unit make sure you buy one with a SD card slot.

If your unit uses a Garmin Propriety Card, yes OZtopo (and other maps) will work on these units. However the area that you can use/view will be limited by the size of the Garmin card you can use with each model. You need to check but most have only allow a maximum of 256MB (some 128MB some 512MB) which equates to about 1/3 of one state. Garmin cards are also expensive , eg US$100+ for 256MB card. In addition you will need a Garmin USB card writer at about US$150 to load maps onto these types of cards. These card writers only work on Windows 32 bit machines up to Windows Vista. Mar-2015 update: This option is now generally NOT advised due to availability of Garmin cards, speed of these older marine units.