DiscoverAus

Submitted: Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 17:05
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Have just got myself a Meridian Platinum GPS, which is great. I am now looking at the DiscoverAus Map CD. Is it any good. What is the detail like on country roads. I don't have a PC (Mac user)and therefore will only be able to view on GPS unit.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 17:50

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 17:50
Salmon,

I have a Meriplat myself

Discover Aus describes a lot of roads in more remote areas as 4x4 tracks and indeed farm tracks as 4x4 tracks. It has a lot of detail indeed but there are some roads incomplete at least on mine. There are a lot of roads named even in country areas.

The bonus I find though is in the city in finding roads before I get to them........
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Reply By: Goran - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 19:39

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 19:39
In my experience older Mapsend Australia is much better. Too many map lagging problems with DiscoverAus. It is only slightly updated Mapsend anyway.
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:58

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 21:58
Goran,
I'll second that I've stuck with the Mapsend software, apparently the Discover Aus software isn't as detailed in places. Working with the screen on the Meridian is a tad painful when you've done work using the PC, I always now set up at home using the PC and download waypoints and routes. You seem to have a bit more functionality using the PC, also you can only put in lat & long points using the PC no UTM points which is also a pain in the butt.
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 14:11

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 14:11
Salmon,
I prefer Macs too but have acquired a PC laptop just for mapping. You could run Discover Aus on your Mac with VirtualPC and a USB to serial adaptor, but second hand PCs are so cheap its hardly worth it.
The Discover Aus detail on country roads is excellent in some areas but non existet in others. Out in the bush I prefer to use the Auslig maps (mosaic).
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 16:59

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 16:59
Salmon, check the oziexplorer web site as I think they now have a Mac version
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