ExplorOz Newsletter - 310

7th November 2013. ExplorOz launches new topo maps set on SD/USB! Find out all about EOTopo 200K and get it now from the shop. Order your "Work Completed, Canning", the newest book on this iconic track. Plus, all our regular features and latest news.
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Edition 310: 7th November 2013

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

We hope you enjoy this week's edition of our newsletter with all the latest information about what's happening on the website.

EOTopo 200K


Today we announce the release of the first ExplorOz mapping product - EOTopo 200K. This is a 200K topographic map set for the whole of Australia, available on SD/USB and available for you to load onto PCs, laptops, Android phones and tablets. iOS/iPad users, may need to wait a little while for a compatible solution but this is just around the corner.

The EOTopo 200K data set is an extraction of our current online vector maps (EOTopo Online) and have been produced at a scale of 1:200 000 (200K) at a high resolution of 200dpi. Buying the maps in first release comes with a Lifetime Upgrade Plan. There are many reasons why this product has been developed, and many advantages too. To find out more, please read the new EOTopo Site Section.

Purchase EOTopo200K to add to your digital map collection or to get started with your first navigation solution get the EOTopo200K Digital Map Starter Pack.



EOTopo Online

With the release of EOTopo 200K, there have been many improvements in the online version too. As of today, EOTopo Online received the addition of a search function to enable look up of all listed POIs found in the EOTopo database. This feature will also be added to the Mobile version of the page in the near future, so that you can also access this information on the go!

Try out the new map search feature on the EOTopo Page, and don't forget to tell us what you think! Simply submit a review using the Reviews and Discussions tab. As with all ExplorOz developments, these tools and products are created based on consumer demand and feedback.

Stockton Beach Proposed Management Plan

ExplorOz recently received information on proposed plans for Stockton Beach (Worimi Conservation Lands), which is a well known 4WD and dune buggy destination. We have published this in the Forum as a matter of public interest.

Go to Stockton Beach (Worimi Conservation Lands) - new plan to view all of the information received, as well as responses from the ExplorOz Audience.

If you wish to have your say, this has been put out for public comment with submissions due 17th February 2014, and all information on how to provide feedback have been provided in the post.

October Winner


Congratulations to Member - LG__ (WA), who have won October's $100 gift voucher, which can be used in the ExplorOz online shop on any purchase.

For your chance to be November's winner, simply enter a review for any product in our Shop, regardless of where/when you purchased it. The more reviews, the better your odds to win the draw.

Review tabs are found on every item page in the ExplorOz Online Shop.

New Business Members


Products, Services & Accommodation

We welcome our newest ExplorOz Business Members:

To see a full list of Business Members, just click on Find a Business under the Members menu, then select a State to get started. Or if you know what you're looking for, just use the search box instead.


Travel Alerts


Queensland
Aerial 1080 bating has commenced in the Cape York Peninsular parks.
Mahoon Creek road and Cedarvale Road in the Kroombit Tops National Park east of Gladstone, remain closed due to flood damage.

Victoria
Some seasonal road closures scheduled to end on 31 October 2013 have been extended until 30 November 2013 due to extensive rain causing unsafe track conditions. The parks affected are Alpine National Park, Great Otway National Park and Yarra Ranges National Park.

South Australia
Two prescribed burns are due on 7th November in the Ngarkat Conservation Park and in Block 9 of the Wirrabara State Forest. These are subject to suitable weather conditions and could be delayed by a couple of days.

New South Wales

National Parks continue to be affected by fires with 11 parks being closed and 84 with closed area. A further 337 parks have fire bans.

Western Australia
The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley advises that there may be water flowing over some Shire roads. They emphasize that it is important not to drive through water of unknown depth or velocity. 4x4 High clearance vehicles are recommended on all gravel roads and caution is required when travelling any Kimberley roads that are currently classified open. Silent Grove Road, Bell Gorge Road, Mt. Hart Road, and Lennard Gorge Roads are all closed due to seasonal closures of the National Parks.

Tasmania
Police advise that St Marys Pass, on the Tasman Highway, will be closed, for maintenance, between 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. weekdays from 6 November to 22 November 2013.

For current Road and Track Conditions Australia-wide please see the ExplorOz Road Conditions Report. We also welcome anecdotal reports from travellers. Simply find the track you wish to report on, and click the comments section.

ExplorOz Shop - What's New

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Australia's Outback Tracks DVD

Westprint Maps has now released a completely revised 2nd edition of the Australia’s Outback Tracks map, now on DVD, featuring:
  • Maps in both ecw and OziExplorer (ozf) formats.
  • A 1:1 million scale map of all of Australia – Coast to Coast - not just the desert areas
  • 24 individual Westprint regional maps – also in both ecw & ozf formats
  • All the map note files, in PDF format, corresponding to individual regional maps explaining the points of interest as shown on them.

Available For Only $99 ($94.05 for Members) from ExplorOz

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"Work Completed, Canning" - Pre Order

The story of Alfred W. Canning and the development and subsequent use of the 1800 kilometre long Canning Stock Route from Halls Creek to Wiluna is told in this new volume.

Written by ExplorOz Member Phil Bianchi, original historical documents are combined with oral history in a narrative that covers the origins of the stock route, surveying, construction of the wells, droving, deaths and murders, exploration and prospecting, well restoration, identities and adventurers, place name origins and tourism.

This heavily referenced and comprehensively indexed book is destined to become the definitive history of the Canning Stock Route and will appeal to general and professional readers. Stock is expected by the 13/11 for dispatch to you.

Pre Order Now from ExplorOz

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