Aus Maps,a great site

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searching around the net i stumbled across this mapping site. Its very usefull for searching localities etc and much more...

put ity in your favourites ...

http://www.street-directory.com.au/sd_new/home.cgi

Cheers.. Rod
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 16:35

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 16:35
Hello

Google Maps

and

Google Earth

are better options IMHO.

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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:01

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:01
tossup between them i think. Rod
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:10

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:10
mmm you obviously haven't had a look at the quality of the maps on Google Maps compared to the one you posted. Google also does directions, not sure about the one you posted. I also note that if you want to use their maps on a website you have to pay an annual fee (and it aint cheap) . Google allows this for free. Google Maps also has airphoto overlay option.

Just my opinion, but Im not convinced its a tossup - you dont work for them by any chance?

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Follow Up By: rredbeak - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:36

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:36
No i dont work for them lol. But i saw it and thought the ppl on the forum might like to take a look. To each his own...Rod
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:45

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:45
Sorry - the more maps the better if you ask me, and different people have different requirements. Post as many links to map sites as you can find and dont be phased by other peoples opinions/comments. I wasn't saying the site you posted was of no use, just that for me, another site was probably better, but thats just me, many other people in the world.

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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 23:00

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 23:00
Good evening Gregory
I think I'll stay with the fabulous Mapsource, Oh by the way , when I just checked out that link he posted I noticed the list down the left side , one of em was "Hair and Beauty" You might get some idea's from that....lol

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:11

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:11
"Gregory" - you sound like my Mother, which reminds me - better ring her.

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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:55

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2008 at 17:55
www.tumaus.com.au is a good site too

These have genuine 3d, sort of like google earth does
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 08:02

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 08:02
I'm not best pleased with TumAus (stupid name!). They appear to have abandoned support for their mapping software ie. there has not been an upgrade for almost 3 years despite the existing product having a number of bugs and "Free upgrades" being one of their major selling points.

There has not been a release of maps for other states and it doesn't look as if there ever will be.

My advice to people is to buy Ozi Explorer instead, which is a shame because TumAus is a vector based map and provides a far superior map presentation to raster based systems such as Ozi.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:56

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 13:56
Map Connect

this creates maps you can print off to A2 or A4 and down to 1:2000!
I printed the A2 ones to A3 at work, in colour, and they are AWESOME.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 19:33

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 19:33
the TUMAus (The Ultimate Map AUStralia) hence the stupid name maps did look great and vectors is why......

I have only seen them for Vic
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Reply By: Zebra400 - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 05:06

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 05:06
As you say, it is OK for searching for localities. But not much use in the bush.

I think Whereis.com.au is a better option. It does the same but also gives you high def aerial pix of your location for metropolitan locations. However, Google is heaps better for country locations.

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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:14

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:14
If you download the Name Search folder into Oz

Name Search Page

Click on "Australian Names Database" it5's7.1 Mb which unzips to 92 Mbs
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 08:09

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 08:09
Hi Rod

Good site

That site uses a different mapset from the much more common whereis base which most use.

It uses streetdirectory base and hence is a lot more accurate than most others but this depends on where you are.

In the melbourne area and country to the north it is certainly more accurate.

Every time I look at devices which use maps you can see generic long term errors and you can see straight away that they are Whereis/sensis derived.
Its great to have an alternate map set soucre at last even though the maps used are of the previous revision.


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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:04

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2008 at 23:04
Rod


Thanks but no thanks

Put my home address in to have a look at it. Couldn't find it.

Google and Whereis find it. I will stick with them.



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