Hema 4wd raster series or Oz topo

Submitted: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:21
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I am about to invest in GPS navigational soft and hardware for my laptop. I can either get an Oziexplorer based system or use the garmin system with Oz topo. Does anybody know which system will have more maps / tracks and detail ?
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:14

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 14:14
For the bush, OziExplorer and raster maps from Natmap or Hema will have more detail and use unless the revised Oztopo map is a major major improvement on the current version.
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Follow Up By: scratched and dented - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:56

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 16:56
thanks for that, looks like OziExplorer is the go, and cheaper
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Reply By: Member - Mick O (VIC) - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:29

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:29
Go the ozi or Trackranger with the complete Hema Mapa/250K Raster dvd. The latest version of Oztopo is a real disappointment, at least until they get an update done and get all the missing tracks back into it.

I have both Ozi and Trackranger as well as a Garmin Vista. The computer based programs give a lot more particularly with moving map etc. The Garmin has portability on its side. You can also get free map versions for the Garmin shonkeymaps, tracks4australia and a topo system as well.

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Reply By: Isuzumu - Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:50

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 20:50
I have Ozi explorer on the lap top OziCE for the pda, a Garmin Nuvi 760 with OzTopo and ShonkyMaps and the old version of DiscoverAus(which I use with a Megellan Meridian Gold). The most detailed of them all is Magellans DiscoverAus, its is only in black and white but you can copy from original to a cd. Forgot I have NatMap Raster as well but I find it not detailed enough for those say State Forest tracks. The problem with the Megellan is I find that hooked to the laptop it is a little shi''y keeps losing comport settting probably the l/p. So in the end the Garmin win mostly because of convenience.

Cheers Bruce
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