Digital mapping

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 13:44
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Being new to this digital mapping experience can anyone please advise me what are the benefits of the EO Toppo 200K maps against the Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection on DVD?

Any advice welcome.
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 14:53

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 14:53
This is the way I see it. EOTopo is compatible with Android mobile phones. If loaded on your android phone, together with a tracking program such as Oziexplorer, you can run 'Moving Map' on your android mobile phone. Most, if not all. android mobile phones have a GPS built-in. If you also run EOTrackMe at the same your track points will be down loaded to the Exploroz website for others the be able to follow your track and position, providing your mobile phone is able to connect to the internet at various intervals.

The Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection is not compatible with Android phones and can only be loaded on a PC or Laptop. It can then be run in conjunction with tracking programs, such as Oziexplorer.

The maps on EOTopo are excellent and run then with Oziexplorer and EOTrackMe on my android phone, Galaxy S4. This saves having to run my laptop in the car with a GPS mouse.
My mobile phone is attached to the RH top corner of the car windscreen and this works really well.
I have attached a picture of my set up

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Follow Up By: Member-George (WA) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 14:55

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 14:55
Unfortunately the clarity of the map did not show up well in the picture but in reality it is very clear
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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 16:47

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 16:47
Guys This bloke is not asking about equipment as yet. Forget all about Hema and Androids for a while. Let him walk into the GPS void slowly.

He just wants to know the differences between the EOtrop maps and the 4WD raster maps.

I am not sure what's in the 4wd raster maps so I can not help but am just trying to stop this thread getting into an equipment bash and confuse him.

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Reply By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 17:06

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 17:06
If the Hema maps are part of the 4WD raster that you refer to then here is an example of what is shown for McKillops bridge just south of the NSW and Victorian borders down past Cooma.

First the 4WD raster one, a dump from the Hema South East NSW map:

Now a screen dump from the similar 250 Tropo map. I did ask about the details once and said that these would be similar if not identical to the EOtropo 200 only with a little better resolution like the Hema maps. I am not getting the 200 version so you would have to rely on someone else giving a better detailed screen dump.

I hope that helps.

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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 17:52

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 17:52
Not to be picky but the correct spelling is EOtopo. Topo is short for topographical. Correct spelling helps with the search function.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:26

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:26
Don't you just hate people who do not do it properly. They are a real blight on the landscape. And then to top it off they leave out some puctuation.

Thanks for trying.

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Follow Up By: katepaul - Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 16:51

Monday, Dec 02, 2013 at 16:51
Hi I have an IPAD where can i get the very very detailed maps from that you mention I have the HEMA APP with maps but not enough detail if you could assist me would be much appreciated
Thanks Kate
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Reply By: Member - D&G SA - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 17:26

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 17:26
Thanks everyone all useful information. Showing the 2 maps Phil certainly helped. D&G
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:31

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 at 18:31
Glad to help mate.

Just don't forget that the topographical example that I posted is not from EOTopo, or however it is spelt.

I personally won't be using EOtopo as I have the full Hema set and heaps more down to county and forrestry map levels. I think that my map collection now exceeds 9.5Gb. But don't take my word for it. EO whatever, could suit your needs. I just need deeper detail in a lot of cases than even Hema has.

Cheers mate.

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Reply By: George C - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 07:47

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 07:47
I work professionally in mapping and did this presentation which talks about a lot of options from many different vendors (some free and some paid) for Digital Mapping...have a look it should give you some interesting background and feel free to ask any questions.
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 18:22

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 at 18:22

The EOTopo 200K product looks nothing like the other Topo 250 screen capture. EOTopo 200K uses hill and slope shade, is output at higher scale and resolution, is being constantly updated. Anyway for the sake of a screen capture here are two captures from the same area as shown above - one from EOTopo 200K and the other from the 250K Topo. The resizing of the images is not going to give you the best look but for completeness here you go.

The most important part of the equation is the updates. We are well under way for the next release and will have almost every road (Dual, Principal & Secondary) updated on the next major version which will be around end Feb/mid Mar 2014. The progressive updates are already being loaded into the EOTopo Online product. So using the online system you can actually view the full product (or very close to it). In the online product zoom all the way in - this is a similar output to the 200K product.

We are also the only producer that is offering a lifetime upgrade program for the product and it is expected that upgrades will be at media plus handling cost only.

Hope this helps, if you are wanting some 100% full screen examples have a look at the images and file section on the EOTopo main page.
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