Decent road atlas of Vic with GPS grids

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 11:46
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Hi,

Been looking around the map shops for a decent road atlas of Victoria that has GPS grids marked. Anyone got any recommendations? I've got a Garmin eTrex that I've used extensively when camping etc, but am just after a nice road atlas so I can plan out some driving trips a little better. Something handy to keep in the car at all times, without resorting to carrying a laptop and OziExplorer (ie "maptop") everywhere!

I lived in California for a bit, and I had a great set of atlases ("DeLorme's Atlas & Gazetteer") that were combination road atlas/topographic maps, with GPS, at 1:150,000 scale. Is there anything similar sounding for Victoria without resorting to a wad of foldout maps?
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Reply By: ROTORD - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:08

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:08
Hello All

Visit your nearest State Emergency Service , Country Fire Service or country Police Station and ask to have a look at the atlas they use. It has every thing you need plus some extras you haven't had before.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:34

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 14:34
Rotord,

I think you will find those atlas's they use are no longer available as there was info like peoples adresses that were also in there (breack of privacy) I have one and they were about $40 when they were available and are pretty good.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:10

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:10
But one map book wont cover the whole state, I think there 10 or more to do that.
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 21:48

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 21:48
No that's right. I have region 23 & 24 for NE vic. which covers a large chunk of the high country.

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Reply By: ROTORD - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:39

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:39
Hi Leroy

I have been out of Vic for 8 years and I was unsure of availability. I think I purchased my copy through the SES for use in a news helicopter that also did SES work and if I remember correctly we had a copy in each news vehicle.Does your copy have a publisher or supplier listed ?

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:47

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 15:47
CFA 22 Rowan st Wangaratta

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:25

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 20:25
Scubaroo have you looked at the RACV Vicroads Country Streets Directory yet? I have Edition 4 in the car all the time and an earlier edition in the house. It has maps at 1:250,000 though but the maps are aligned for GPS as stated on the cover, you would have to interpret GPS coordinates. It has over 44,000 indexed roads across the state, and 300 maps of towns, so obviously the smaller ones too.

It is available at the RACV and good book shops. I have my GPS with Streets and Tracks loaded to get me out of trouble when in the 4by though anyway. It will confirm the road I am on and approaching.
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