Hema 1:150K or even 1:50K maps?

Submitted: Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 10:29
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I have noticed Hema has removed a lot of maps from their App service
I am used to using OziExplorer on Android and the Hema App.

2 Questions:

1. Does anyone have or know where i could download these older maps from?
Any friendly users out there :)

2. Is the EOTopo and ExplorOz Traveller app options better?

Thank You
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:54

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:54
Hi Salty Dog

Not sure about what maps you are using, and the area that you will be travelling.

The Hema 150K and the EOTopo 150K and very similar, but I prefer the colour shading on the EOTopo over the Hema.

Both are great maps, but when it come to say local areas around South Australia, I then switch over to the SA Topo Maps put out by the Government of SA.

Depending on the areas selected, the scale can be as low as 20K which is perfect for finding those very special spots that you will never find on the other Maps.

I only use OziExplorer on laptops, but the same map files work perfectly on my Hema HN7, but with the newer HX1, you are locked in with Hema only maps, which I feel is a backward move, as you can see there is no substitute for detailed maps when you can get them. So seeing that the maps work on the HN7, you should have no reason why they would not work with OziExplorer on your Android.


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Follow Up By: Salty Dog - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:58

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:58
Thanks heaps Stephen

I am in Victoria on the Ocean Rd
I'd like a full blown AU map
But my common areas are the Otways and Vic High Country

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 13:16

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 13:16
Hi Again

I am sure that you should be able to get higher detailed Topo maps for those areas.

I have one lots of maps for the Otways, but sure if it is the details that you were after?

When you say a full blown map, does that mean that you do not have any of the above maps?


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Follow Up By: Salty Dog - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 13:58

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 13:58
That is correct Stephen
I'd like to find a 20K Topo for my area
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 14:13

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 14:13
Have you made any enquires with some of the bigger map shops in Melbourne?

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Follow Up By: PajDIDauto - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 21:08

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 21:08
A bit of misinformation here. The SA Topo 1:20K is available on the Hema HX-1 via the More Maps area.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 21:26

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 21:26
Paj

Not correct.

Hema only use their own maps and never a third party.

You will see that the S.A. Topo map that I showed above is produced by the State Government and not Hema.

I also have a HX1 and the only way to get extra scale is to go online and pinch the screen to get a more detailed section or as they say, tiles.

So there is no way you will see the above Flinders 1:20k map on the HX1
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Follow Up By: PajDIDauto - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 22:08

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 22:08
Not sure if we're talking the same thing here Stephen L, but I'm using the SA Topo on a HX-1 as we speak. Its also available on the Hema Explorer App, and in the Hema Cloud it's possible to fade it in and out with any number of other maps.
There are many non-Hema Maps on the HX-1. Most state govt topo's are available as is the Geoscience 1:250K.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 22:47

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 22:47
Hi Paj

Thanks for that and I stand corrected, thanks.

Do you just go to map section?

I will have to check that out.

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Follow Up By: PajDIDauto - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 22:55

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No worries at all. There are plenty of state govt topo maps already in the unit. Just make sure you're connected to Wifi to enable them, go into More Maps section, and check out the various folders. You can turn them on or off as necessary. If you turn too many on the unit will slow down, so just turn on the ones your going to use for that trip - turn the rest off.

You may have to Download A Map Section to use them offline as there is a lot of data.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 08:36

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 08:36
Paj

Thank you again, and to think I have had the HX1 for nearly 2 years and was not aware of those maps.

I have now gone in, turned those maps on, and now have the S.A. Topo map active.

I will now give it a try on the open road.

Thanks for your most value help.


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Reply By: Member - wicket - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 18:17

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2019 at 18:17
Spatial Vision do very detailed maps for all of Vic.
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Reply By: Phil B (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:30

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:30
Hi Salty Dog,

Have you asked Hema, why and if they intend to replace these maps?

I believe Hema, as a buisness, has been sold to a media group, can any confirm that please?


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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 06:54

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They were sold to Adventures Group. Not Bauer Media thank god.

http://www.adventuresgroup.com.au/#about
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Follow Up By: Phil B (WA) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 07:18

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Thanks Boobook

Like you, I'm so glad it wasn't Bauer Media. They've got so many magazines etc HEMA may have gotten lost in the mix.



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Follow Up By: PajDIDauto - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 20:54

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Hema wasn't sold, but was merged with its sister company Adventures Group Holdings back in July 2018.
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