NSW topo maps

Submitted: Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 16:31
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I have just discovered that NSW topo maps (1:25,000 and 1:50,000) of your choice are available on CD. So what's new? You can make your own selection. That is, you don't have to purchase the LPI CDs which group NSW into 7 regions (and 7 CDs) with each CD costing between $170 and $240 or so. Tha maps can be formated to OZF2 (Ozi), FX4 (Fugawi), BSB, Tiff, ECW, etc. The maps come with the appropriate .map files and are already correctly calibrated.

I'm after 59 maps from a number of different regions and can get those supplied in OZF2 format, on CD in a week at $6.15 each, which is a lot less than the $7.00+ they cost in paper form. I have already placed an order but the more maps you order, the cheaper each map becomes, as per the table below.

Number of Maps Price per Map
1 to 9 maps N/A
10 to 24 maps $7.70 ea
24 to 49 maps $6.90 ea
50 to 74 maps $6.15 ea
75 to 99 maps $5.40 ea
101 to 149 maps $4.60 ea
150 + $3.85 ea
All prices on page include GST

Is anyone interested in adding to the order? Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Dargo Mathews - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 17:33

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 17:33
the current 1:250,000 Natmap will probably show you just as much information
the maps are worth 50c on CD plus postage
the maps are antiques and lousy quality
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 20:14

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 20:14
Thanks Dargo. I have the NatMaps and some paper 1:25,000 IPF map and disagree with you about your first point.

Please let me know where I get the maps on CD for 50c.

I concede many of the maps are antiques and may have out-of-date/erroneos data. Every map I've ever come across falls into that category. IPF are in the process of updating these maps and I will have access via MapTrax to these new maps. Having them on CD will certainly be better than using the paper ones.

BTW, I recently used a scanned version of one of these maps to create waypoints and routes for a trip. The tracks I recorded on my GPS when there, exactly overlayed the map and the waypoints I had created.

I'll take your response as a "no thanks".

Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 21:45

Monday, Jun 02, 2003 at 21:45
This is a total YMMV thing.

You can't beat paper maps. Plus i dont see the point in buying maps on CD until they update them! Lots of maps are still in the 1980's! Or Mid 1990s... How many tracks have opened/closed in the last 18mths/2yrs let alone 20yrs. I have 10 gig of mapping on CD, of various 'things' ;)

Went out Walhalla with a mate, his laptop, GPS, all magic, trip and camping spots all plotted out on his laptop, all sweet.... What a weekend we had planned.

Then within 3 hours, his laptop took a beautiful swandive off the passangers seat, turning the screen into a 10 piece jigsaw puzzle!! He was happy. But then it got better, GPS power cable died as did GPS... At this stage, we were in the middle of NOWHERE!

Lucky I had my trusty ol' paper maps (all laminated) in my AussiePost Tube I carry, and my trusty old 1970s scouting compass. It did the job, and dont think I dont let him know everytime me and him go out either ;)
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:20

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:20
Truckster, I still haven't figured out what "YMMV" means. Gimme a hint, will ya?Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:28

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:28
So thats what we see pilots of 747s carrying with them as they board the aircraft. (rolled up maps)
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:35

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:35
And here I was thinking they were just bloody big joints to share with the crew.Life just ain't that serious.
Rohan (Sydney)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:56

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003 at 11:56
YMMV

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