About oziTarget

About oziTarget

What is oziTarget

oziTarget is an application that extends the Oziexplorer mapping program thought an API (Application Programming Interface)

In plain English that means that developer of Oziexplorer allows control of a number of features in Oziexplorer by other programs.  This has allowed me to build on the power that Oziexplorer has and focus in on the tools that competition balloon pilots need without writing the whole application from scratch.

When did development start?

Oziexplorer is developed in Brisbane, Australia and I first played with the earliest versions of it in 1998.  After bugging the developer to try and implement some of the tools that I wanted as a pilot I got given some sample files and told about the API.  It was time to learn to code.

Early versions of this tool started with drawing multiple task rings and built from there.

Like all keen competitors this was done behind closed doors and only shared with a few close Aussie pilots.

Around 2013 oziTarget was launched to the World and is in use by most of the Worlds top pilots.  

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