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    Default best off road map for igo nav unit

    95% of my driving is done off road what im looking for is a map that will be able to find gas,hospitals and other features the garmin i was using would just say driving off road and that caused lots of trouble as some oilfield rds dead end at well sites or go to locked gates with no turn arounds that the biggest reason i need the latest maps

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    Igo is primarily oriented to navigating on a roads. Not a problem to the software itself, as to the fact that there is no interest to move off the road.
    Only Gramin of commercial solutions has specialized devices for that purpose.
    Is your unit WinCE or Android based (or something third...)? There are some solutions that are based on Russian topographic maps, and work under Android, I do not know whether they have for WinCE.

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    Why continue to work only with the WM platform
    There are now many good products for other platforms (Ios and Android)
    Here are some examples
    Maps.me - works nice on Phone platforms , gives you on-line and offline Off-Road navigation
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Galileo - works on Ios , super app for on-line and offline Off-Road navigation
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    OruxMaps - works on Android (replication of Galileo) , super app for on-line and offline Off-Road navigation
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    and if you still stuck to WM and have problems to put your hand on Ios or Android
    you got the old but still good enough OziExplorer CE
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    i am now more confused i been reading on the forums. i have been told that i can run igo 8 or 9 as the on road gps and run oziexplorer as a second for off road by using map changer to switch between the 2 dose this sound right . was also told igo 8 primo is better than igo 9 primo any feed back on the pros and cons of each

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    OziExplorerCE & iGO are seperate programs & the format of iGO maps and OziExplorerCE maps is completely different.
    So the answer is no, the mapchanger will not allow you to swap between them.
    OziExplorer uses Raster maps, or what is basically a paper map scanned & converted to digital form.
    Both programs can be used at the same time, either on seperate devices, or if a single device has enough RAM (minimum of 256MB) they can be run at the same time on the one device, swapping between the 2 as necessary etc..
    But unless the Ozi maps are very recently updated for your area it'll probably be a waste of time & you're still going to have the same problem you do now with iGO, the maps don't give you the latest up-to-date info.
    It's also possible there's no real way to get that info for a GPS device, it might be you have purchase the latest paper maps from the relevant department that handles those things in your country.
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    the gps unit i have says it supports igo garmin kudos sygic maps but dont know how to do this .was told oziexplorer would not run on a win ce unit but there web says that they support wince .and i am finding the igo software is about a 1000'off the garmin is with in 5 feet of the place .may not be a big deal to some but could cost me a lot of money if i am wrong. any one know how to correct these issues

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    There are different versions of OziExplorer, one for the PC, one for Android & one for WinCE, the WinCE version will run on your device.
    As I mentioned and others mentioned & explained on the FixMyGPS forum, I do not believe your device will run all those maps that the device/seller claims can be run on it.

    Maps are only as good as the information entered into them by the map developers, if the maps you are using don't have the relevant information that's accurate then most likely none of us can help with your issue.
    With iGO being so far out it could be one of the route settings in the program or the map not accurate that's causing it.

    Perhaps you should talk to the seller of the GPS unit?
    Get them to explain just how to run the Garmin maps (or others) on your device.
    I think the information they are giving out about that device using all those maps is false, so I'd be trying to get them to explain and instruct you on how to use the other maps they claim can be used.
    Last edited by JmaCWQ; 30th December 2015 at 04:47. Reason: Fixed typo
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