Maps for Oziexplorer

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 02:31

XS Challenger

I am getting Oziexplorer and a GPS Mouse for my laptop. I want to know which maps are the best to use??
I live in SE Qld, so detailed maps of this area butI would like maps for the whole of Australia as well??
Any help is appreciated

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Richard
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AnswerID: 91889   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 06:54

Member - Phil [Sunshine Coast] replied:

Richard,
Am goin down the same road myself soon, & I would kill to find a retailer in this area that stocks all the gear needed for navigation etc. & one that really knew what they were talkin about would be a bonus..Have you found such a shop??, I see you are also in ''the great SE'' Good luck with your seach
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FollowupID: 350696   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 07:22

Member - Ivan (ACT) posted:

Phil,

Try Brian Somerville at GPSOz ( www.gpsoz.com.au - his website is informative with examples of gps, maps, pda etc etc - cost is also shown.

A good guy, knows his stuff
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FollowupID: 350712   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:40

XS Challenger posted:

Phil,

Marine S Industries (cant remember what the s is) seem to know what they are talking about but are always trying to up sell to a dearer system.

They are in Newspaper Place Maroochydore right down the end on the right.

They knew alot about GPS, but you have to sort out the up sell from the what you actually need.
I had my father in law looking at a laptop with a GPS Mouse or GPS hand held with Oziexplorer running, (he is not computer literate) and before I knew it they had him looking at a system for $4500.

Hope it helps.
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FollowupID: 350733   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 12:04

David Au posted:

Well if you live in Queensland and the SE you have the best GPS shop in Australia in Brisbane Johnny Appleseed GPS and speak to Kimball or one of his great staff.
Best prices and knowledge in Australia.
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FollowupID: 350736   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 12:09

Bonz (Vic) posted:

David, Are you in Melb? Have you been the the Melb Johnny Appleseed shop? Whatre youre impressions of you have?
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FollowupID: 350749   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 13:56

David Au posted:

Bonz I have not been to the Melbourne JA GPS shop. However, I have phoned them three times - I now happily pay the STD charges to phone the Brisbane shop. I know personally people that have been into the Melbourne shop and the comments have not been flattering or favourable. I have always had fabulous service and attention from the Brisbane store and deal there all the time, and happy to refer people there.
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FollowupID: 350792   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 20:59

Bonz (Vic) posted:

yer Dave I thought as much, I have been there after higher than expected service from Brisbane, was early days but still walked away non-plussed, I hoped it had improved.
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AnswerID: 91893   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:07

Willem replied:

I run Natmap Raster 250k Topo Mosaic as well as Hema Great Desert Tracks.
Thats a start...I am sure there are lots more you can add. You may buy those maps through this site at the shop.
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FollowupID: 350708   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:33

XS Challenger posted:

Thanks
How detailed is the 250k Topo, I mean does it have all the 4wd tracks on it or is it more only the major roads? I assume that it doesn't go to street level for the cities, is this correct?

Thanks again Richard
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FollowupID: 350716   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 10:13

Willem posted:

Richard,
The 250K Topo maps are not always that accurate as government mapping is done at varying times. Real outback tracks in remoter areas are sometimes shown as being there and when you look for them they are gone or haven't been in use for years. The majority of maps though are up to date showing bush tracks on stations and in National Parks etc. If you get the Mosiac version of the map then you do not have to load individual maps as the map frame on your screen is continuous. Whilst Natmap Raster has cities in its database it is not that detailed. I also have UBD Maps Australian Country and Cities which gives you a lot more detail. I am sure that you could also buy 100K, 50K and 25K maps which would give far more detail. For my purposes I am contetnt with the 250K. Remember to configure your maps with Oziexplorer when you load them. Refer to installation notes in Ozi.
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FollowupID: 350820   Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 00:26

XS Challenger posted:

Willem,
Thankyou for the insight
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AnswerID: 91894   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:10

Bonz (Vic) replied:

Richard, there are lots of maps around, take a look in the EO Shop on this site, email Juliana and she will be only too happy to help you out. There are different types of maps available, raster maps, individual maps, I have the whole set of 1:100000 maps for Australia and in Oziexplorer they map, trace and link along fabulously. You can also scan your current maps you have, then calibrate them for Ozi. Again take a look in the EO shop, spend enough and you get free membership too.

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FollowupID: 350710   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:35

XS Challenger posted:

Bonz, What brand are th 1:100000 maps for Australia, and how much detail do they have. eg 4wd tracks streets etc.

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FollowupID: 350715   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:52

Bonz (Vic) posted:

Theyre the Auslig maps and they show good details on offroad and bush tracks, useles in the city but I have VicRoads maps for that.
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FollowupID: 350732   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 12:02

David Au posted:

I think Bonz means the 1:250,000
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FollowupID: 350737   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 12:09

Bonz (Vic) posted:

OOps Daves right theyre 1:250000
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FollowupID: 350750   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 14:00

David Au posted:

The sad thing is Geoscience have a great set of 1:100,000 that due to some tie up with some commercial company they will not release. It is like the backward tired state of Queensland trying to get decent mapping. One day Queensland may come into the modern age and supply some quality mapping at a reasonable price. I suppose we are so spoilt with high quality detailed mapping in Victoria.
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AnswerID: 91897   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:14

Pluto replied:

As a start, have a look at obtaining the Natmap Raster Mapsheets CD. This will give you map coverage of the whole country. OziExplorer map calibration files are free for download from the OziExplorer web site. Click on the "Australian Page" link.
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AnswerID: 91901   Submitted: Saturday, Jan 08, 2005 at 09:44

Member - David C (QLD) replied:

Hi Richard,

I have the Natmap Mosaic, OziExplorer and OziExplorer CE for PDA's as well as the Hema maps for Kimberlies, Fraser and Great Desert Tracks so if you want to see for yourself you are quite welcome to pop over for a look on quality and how to set up. I am in Narangba (just south of Caboolture) so just email me at grungle229@optusnet.com.au.

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FollowupID: 350821   Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 00:30

XS Challenger posted:

Thanks David C

I may just do that. I will email you when I have the time to come down.

Could you perhaps send a screen print or two of some of the detail of the maps to my email address at richardrose@itconnect.net.au

Thanks in advance

Richard
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AnswerID: 92034   Submitted: Sunday, Jan 09, 2005 at 12:50

Foss replied:

I get maps for Ozi here Maptrax .
Customer service is good as well. These people will deliver your maps online. good if you have cable.
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