HN7 NSW 25k digital maps

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Hi.
Im looking to get some 25k New South Wales digital maps for my HEMA HN7 gps unit.
Does anyone know where i can buy/get them from ?

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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:26

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:26
I'm surprised no one has answered your question yet. I've just run a quick Google search for you and found zip files containing OZF2 and .map files for regions of NSW at 1:25K from FESTY. This should do the trick for you.
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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 07:16

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 07:16
Next question?

Does anyone have an image of the index map or a hard copy that they can scan or photograph?

Make it a bit easier it select what you want.

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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 20:05

Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 at 20:05
And the next one....

What about 50k maps?

A lot of the state is not covered by 25k, but is covered by 50k.

Particularly in my region.

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Reply By: Amin S - Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 12:06

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 12:06
Hi Michelle.

I did see those but they are individual files prob about 50 of them. Witch means i have to download every single file, does the HN7 put all the maps together when i open them in it?

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 16:48

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 16:48
Yep that's true however they are free by the look of it.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:06

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:06
"does the HN7 put all the maps together when i open them in it"?

The maps are opened individually. As you travel across the edge of one map the program (OziExplorerCE) opens the adjoining map (and closes previous one). It doesn't open all the maps at once.

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Follow Up By: Phil 23 - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 06:51

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 06:51
Don't know what happened to my previous post, maybe it timed out.

Downloaded them all yesterday.
Ended up with over 800 files.

It's not necessary to download them one at a time.
I used a free utility called VisualWget.

Simply to use, you just install it then enter the address of the site where the zip files are stored.

I ended up with more than I expected as I didn't tick the box to stop it looking in the folders above,

NSW 25k maps were 1.1Gig & I ended up with 100k as well, another 800k.

Also ended up with Victoria & Magellan maps.

Should have paid a little closer to the help on which boxes to tick in VisualWget.

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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 14:05

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 14:05
You will need a lot of memory to store lots of maps.

25k maps are excellent for walking but if you are driving the 200k map works fiine for me.

A HN7 has a small screen so the area of ground shown by a Hn7 and READABLE will be small. Such maps would work better on larger formats like tablets etc.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:01

Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:01
Hi

If you want more detail when driving (or walking) you need to get larger scale maps (i.e. 25K , 50K) - simple fact.

200K/250K scale maps simply do not show enough detail when driving in some areas. e.g. cities/forests. Below is a screen shot of a section of Perth from 200K scale map. followed by a 25K scale map of similar area.





What would be better for navigating around the streets of Perth? Answer obvious.

Same scenario in the forest ....





Clearly 25K better with the 200K map not even showing most tracks.

As far as screen size goes it is always a compromise between size and what each person finds practical. HN7 is fine for viewing 25K maps - its actually much bigger than most "street" navigators and phones which people use all the time in cities for large scale maps.

Memory is much less of a drama these days with large size SD cards available. Space management still may be required but I would be not giving up on large scale maps because "you will need a lot of memory".

With raster maps I would guess than many people have a range of maps at various scales to suit various circumstances. In many cases a small scale 200K map is more than adequate and all you need. In other areas larger scale maps (25, 50 or 100K) are without doubt better. There is no need to restrict yourself to one set - get what suits you needs.

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Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Saturday, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:32

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What an excellently response Greg.

Written and pictorial explanations make it clear for anyone to understand.

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Reply By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 13:49

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Hi Amin S,
if you would like to personal message me with your email address, I can send you the Index Maps for East and West NSW which will give you all the map names and numbers. That allows you to pick and chose which maps you want to download or even which paper maps to use for the area you are looking at. Files are 2.68mb and 3.84mb respectively.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 14:01

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Hi

Only members can contact each other via "personal message" (AKA "member message"). Amin S is not a member.

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Follow Up By: Gramps - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 14:30

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email address on Fred's profile if it's still current.
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Follow Up By: Life Member - Fred B (ex-NT) - Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 14:36

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It is....
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