Comment: EOTopo

Submitted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 20:51
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I purchased EOTopo but did not receive a download link with the invoice. Have you considered making this available at purchase? I do not want the uSD or thumb drive but they seem to be the only options at purchase time - fine, I'll chuck the media in the pile of media once I copy what I want from it, but I now have to wait another few weeks before I get my maps. As I am away from home this quite inconvenient.
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Reply By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:15

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 10:15
Frank, I'm not sure if my comments here will be correct but i suspect the EOTopo is provided on media is because it has very large file/s and probably way too big for successful download without a professional large band width system.
Maybe they can post the maps etc to where you currently are, or will be, in a few days time and can pick up?
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:11

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11:11
Frank,
As stated above the EOTopo files are 14GB on the media so download is not possible. Even if you just wanted the a single Australia file it is over 3GB so again really download is not a viable option at this stage.

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Follow Up By: Frank28 - Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:46

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:46
Hmm, I only want the 200 ozf4 as an alternative to existing maps (NATMAP, Hema, VMS, etc.), the rest isn't particularly useful to me.

In this day and age of unlimited ADSL/NBN I do not consider 14GB a problem; and 3GB is a pretty standard download taking only minutes, not hours.

I think the choice would be good and may even be offered at a reduced cost. I presume the updates are only available by download in any case so the process must already exist.
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Follow Up By: Sweeney - Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 21:43

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 21:43
Those on ADSL plan shouldn't have to much trouble downloading the file as long they are patient though...
I do believe the download option could a viable as I could beat the USB key via Auspost... ;-)
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:39

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 19:39
"3GB is a pretty standard download taking only minutes"

Crikey!! The kids would love that (3gb download in "minutes") but unfortunately not where I live. Figure I would have to sell my house and move to an over populated city to get that speed. Happy to wait two days for a complementary usb. What exactly is the rush?

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:49

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:49
Agree Greg and currently rightly or wrongly the production release is 15GB so the 3GB (which is actually closer to 3.5GB) is only a single map with no Name Search or other data.

I am trying to work out something related to upgrade downloads as we now have hundreds of copies out there and re-manufacture (via return post) of existing media is basically out of the question.

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