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GPS Downloads

On this page we supply you with data that you can upload into a GPS unit and use to help navigate around the 'Routes' found on each map in Bitch'n Bitumen. There are two different ways that you can do this.

The first and simplest, although somewhat time consuming, way is to download the GPS Coordinate text file (below). This file contains a text version of every GPS coordinate for every 'Route Note' instruction for every map in the book. Once you have the file, open it and scroll to the ride you wish to do. Then, manually punch in each coordinate into your GPS unit as a waypoint and head out on the ride. If you find that you cannot locate a corner or turn, you can then look up the relative waypoint on your GPS and use it to determine where the corner is.

The second way is a little more complicated but once you have it worked out it's much quicker and far more effective. The GPS Track file (Below) is a zip file that contains every 'Route' from Bitch'n Bitumen as a track file produced with OziExplorer with a file extension of .plt. These files can be opened in OziExplorer and view then uploaded into any GPS Unit where they will show up as a track line on the GPS screen. Then it's as simple as following the line on the screen to get around the 'Route' or just using it to occasionally reference if you are a little lost.
OziExplorer is the software we used to help us build our maps and it's fantastic for viewing maps, planning routes, loops etc and interfacing with your GPS unit. If you want to know more about OziExplorer trial versions are available at www.oziexplorer.com .

For other brands of GPS units, there are a few downloadable software packages such as GPS Utility that convert file types from one format to another for use with different GPS systems. Just google the file type you want to convert and you should be able to find something.


TAS GPS Coordinate
Text file

TAS OziExplorer
Track file

 


VIC GPS Coordinate
Text file

VIC OziExplorer
Track file

ACT GPS Coordinate
Text file

ACT OziExplorer
Track file
 

NSW GPS Coordinate
Text file

NSW OziExplorer
Track file
 

QLD GPS Coordinate
Text file

QLD OziExplorer
Track file
 
 
If you have any questions about any of this stuff just email us and we will do all that we can to help.