Frquently Asked Questions
IBEX Outdoor Navigation Systems
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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free project that collects freely usable geodata for everyone (Open Data). With the help of this data world maps can be calculated or special maps can be derived and used for navigation. AUT ÖsterreichBEL BelgienBGR BulgarienCHE Schweiz + LiechtensteinCZE TschechienDEU DeutschlandDNK DänemarkESP Spanien + GibraltarFRA Frankreich + Monaco + Andorra GBR GroßbritannienHRV KroatienHUN UngarnIRL IrlandITA Italien + San Marino + VatikanstadtLUX LuxemburgNLD NiederlandePOL PolenThe base map Plus is based on these data. OSM data are specially adapted and extended to our proven IBEX board technology. Further information about the IBEX Outdoor maps can be found here.
All IBEX Outdoor maps are vector maps. They are digital maps which are very clear, as detailed information such as street names only appear when zooming in. Vector maps are routable and show you exactly how to get to your destination, whereas a raster map is a photo of a paper map and can only be used for navigation by assigned coordinates. Raster maps are not routable and are therefore more suitable for planning than for navigating. Raster maps are available via the MagicMaps software.
The Quickstart Guide included in the scope of delivery is a short manual, so you can use the navigation device with the most important functions within a very short time. For further information, a detailed manual is available. This manual is stored on your navigation device or can be downloaded from our Service & Support pages.
Please install the latest version of Falk Activity Manager. All current IBEX navigation devices are recognized by Windows as removable media and appear as new drives on the desktop. No ActiveSync or Mobile Device Center is required for these devices. Simply connect the IBEX navigation device to your computer using the supplied USB cable. If your device is not recognized by Windows, please restart your navigation device by keeping the on/off switch pressed for 5s.
The Falk Activity Manager was originally developed by United Navigation GmbH and can no longer be further developed by us, but is fully functional except for the map display in the GPX Manager. To display tours on your PC, please use the Falk tour portal.