How to Download and Install OZtopo V9.5 - The Best Topographical Map for Garmin GPS Units
If you are looking for a detailed topographical map for your Garmin GPS unit, you might have heard of OZtopo V9.5. This is the latest version of the popular OZtopo map series, which covers all of Australia with 10m contours, roads, 4WD tracks, walking trails, marine data and more. In this article, we will show you how to download and install OZtopo V9.5 on your Garmin device and PC or MAC.
What is OZtopo V9.5
OZtopo V9.5 is a topographical map product for Garmin GPS units that provides an alternative map to the standard Garmin maps. It has been designed from the outset as a detailed topographical map suitable for bushwalking, 4WDing and general touring. It is based on GeoScience Australia data and has similar information to that found on 1:25,000 topo land paper maps.
Some of the unique features of OZtopo V9.5 are:
10m contours from GeoScience Australia Data - more closely representing on ground data
Autoroute over all road types (including 4WD tracks)
Roads displayed at higher zoom levels allowing to visually see alternative routes when in the outback
Australia wide Marine Data - lights, buoys, markers and boat ramps for both coastal and inland waterways.
The ability to turn contours on and off and/or Creeks and Streams - makes maps easier to read
Small map size (2.1GB), without loss of detail, so you still have room on your SD card to load other maps, eg BlueChart, or music
Supported on most Garmin mapping units, including some marine units and older handhelds and Street Navigators
Upgradeable from previous versions for just $99
Inclusion of CAMPS11 low cost and free campsite locations
Ability to print maps from BaseCamp without restriction
How to Download OZtopo V9.5
To download OZtopo V9.5, you have two options:
You can purchase the full version of OZtopo V9.5 from GPSOZ for $229.00 plus postage. You will receive a USB flash drive with the map files and an installation guide.
You can download a free sample of OZtopo V9.5 from GPSOZ to try it out before you buy. The sample covers a small area of NSW and VIC and has limited functionality. You will need to download an install file for PC or MAC and follow the instructions.
How to Install OZtopo V9.5 on your Garmin Device
To install OZtopo V9.5 on your Garmin device, you will need a microSD card with at least 4GB of free space. You will also need a card reader or a USB cable to connect your device to your PC or MAC.
The installation steps are as follows:
Insert the microSD card into your card reader or connect your device to your PC or MAC using the USB cable.
If you purchased the full version of OZtopo V9.5, insert the USB flash drive into your PC or MAC and copy the file **OZtopoV95.img** to the microSD card.