Hema 2013 Mapping

Submitted: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 20:32
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I have the 2008 Hemma Map collection and was wondering if there is any major impovement with the 2013 mapping.
I not, I will stick with what I have got.
I would appreciate your feedback.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 07:17

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 07:17
Hi Rob,

Personally, I prefer the Natmap series. I believe they are clearer and have better colour to enhance the appearance.

I use a regional Hema map on rare occasions but generally, stick to the Natmap series of maps.



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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:50

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:50
There are plusses and minuses in both IMO. When crossing the Simpson for example I'd rather have the HEMA Great Desert Track maps up for most of the trip as you can see much more the the area on the screen at once. However, when I get closer to track junction etc I tend to switch to the NATMAP 1:250 for greater definition. Where possible (eg the Victorian High Country) I also change to the 1:25 maps I have for even more detail.
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:39

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:39
Hi Sandman,
'Natmap Series' What is the name of this series? Is it available through the EO Shop?
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:57

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:57
Rob,

The Shop has usually stocked it, but I noticed it is not currently in stock.

It comes under the heading of Geoscience

Shops - Maps - Digital Maps - Geoscience


Perhaps contact the office for an update on availability.




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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:59

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:59
The NATMAP Raster 1:250 map is produced by Geoscience Australia and is available at all good map shops. You can read more about it HERE.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:02

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 12:02
Can also be ordered online from GPSOZ. ($99)
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 13:23

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 13:23
Many thanks. Rob
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:02

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:02
I looked into this a while ago. I know that the high country has some corrections and now shows the topo lines. And there are a few more maps. Also the phone numbers etc have been updated.

I am tempted to get the update but the 2008 maps seems to work ok for me. I just purchased the High country maps as an update as I use them a lot. I think it was $20.

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:08

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 09:08
Was that a digital version that you got BB?

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 16:42

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 16:42
Yep Ozi format
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Reply By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:48

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:48
Hi all,
Thanks for your replies.
Another question, 'What is the diference between Natmaps and Raster maps?
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Follow Up By: bgreeni - Monday, May 27, 2013 at 13:33

Monday, May 27, 2013 at 13:33
All maps you use with OziE are raster maps (as opposed to vector maps which many dedicated GPS units use).

As well as buying the Natmap maps they are available for download from the geoscience website for free as individual sheets.
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Reply By: Cyberess - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 00:28

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 00:28
I have written a article in the MySwag "Navigation and Communications" forum titled
"Free Mapping software and free 250K Aus Topographic maps"
http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=26770.0 using the free 250K Natmaps from http://mapconnect.ga.gov.au/MapConnect/

The only problem that I didn't realise is that the write up was only available to members of Myswag, but not too worry it's free and Myswag is quite a good forum. The best part of obtaining maps in this method is that maps are free, and upto the minute latest.

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Reply By: Hema Maps - Monday, Jun 03, 2013 at 16:25

Monday, Jun 03, 2013 at 16:25
G'day Guys.

First of all thanks to the guys with the Hema Products :)

Secondly a few things that hopefully I can shed some light on.

Navigator 1.
In terms of updates since the 2008 raster collection. Almost all of the maps have been updated since 2008. This includes key maps such as; Great desert track series, High Country Vic, Cape York, Flinders Ranges etc. It also has the addition of the Hema 1:250K topo map (same level of information as the Natmap 1:250K) and the Hema 1:1Mil scale touring map. These maps have both been designed to have a clear and easily readable look to them. see some Map Examples here. (these are from an ipad but they are the same maps).

Hopefully this is helpfully and not too late. If you have any further question feel free to fire away.

Safe Journey...
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013 at 01:47

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013 at 01:47
Thank you for the information.
I went ahead and bought the 2013 map collection.
Rob ... Navigator 1
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