Where to go for 4wd trips

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:05
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http://www.4x4earth.com.au
Its a great site.
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Reply By: Top End Explorer Tours - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:12

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:12
It looks pretty good I have book marked it already.

Cheers Steve
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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:11

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:11
You may be interested in the now 700 plus online treks available on ExplorOz in Trek Search - Initial map view will show 150+ ExplorOz treks - turn on user treks and the next 650+ will be shown on the map click anywhere and presto access to the plot files, waypoints and trek notes.

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:40

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 18:40
I thought I would also ask this question on the trek search index we have just updated. Should the User Treks (plotfiles) be enabled when you enter the page by default. Any thoughts from anyone?

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Follow Up By: Moose - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:41

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:41
Hello David & Michelle
"turn on user treks and the next 650+ will be shown"
What exactly does that mean? Is it a members only feature? Had a look in Trek Search but couldn't work out what you mean.
Thanks from the Moose
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:46

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:46
I defaulted it on now - so on the map you will see the current 891 trek files that we have available. The ExplorOz treks are shown in purple and the user treks are shown in grey. Simply click on the map and you will be shown the items you have clicked on.

In relation to turning the layers on and off you simply open the upper plus symbol on the right hand side of the map and you will see the layers that are turned on - by Default you will have Base Map ExplorOz Topo 250 and in the overlays you will have ExplorOz Treks and User treks both ticked. Play around with the options and you will see how it works.

Let me know if this does not make sense - it is the same mapping system as places and driving directions so it is worth knowing how to use it.
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Follow Up By: Moose - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:54

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 15:54
Gee that was quick!
Thanks David - I now understand that bit.
BTW - is there a listing of all the treks somewhere? In some places the lines are very close and picking the correct one is a bit hit & miss.
And what's that bottom + do?
Sorry for all the dumb questions but I'm a bit (lot) of a novice with this sort of stuff :-)
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:10

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:10
Moose,

Now yes there is a textual list of the ExplorOz treks in the little drop down list at the top of the page (above the map) and also a textual navigation system with images below the map. In terms of finding hidden gems all you need to do is zoom in - there are many ways to do this the slider thingo on th eleft of the map - click one of the rungs a few above the bottom and the map will zoom - you can also move your mose on the map and double left click the mouse and you will zoom in on the position you have the mouse at. Give these a try and you will see that you can zoom and pan (drag the map) around the screen with the mouse and even plan whole routes from place to place.

The second plus is meant to show and overview map (basically a map that will show the current main window position at a larger scale - it does not work to well till you zoom in a little.

I hope this helps - also click on the Help option above the map on the right hand side it does mention some of the information above.

Good luck and let me know how you are going. Most of all have a good play with the zoom and pan.
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Follow Up By: Moose - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 09:43

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 09:43
David
Many thanks for taking the time to educate.
Moose

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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:21

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:21
Troy

Maybe its just me but I question the etiquette of using Exploroz to promote a competitive site.


Bob
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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:31

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 22:31
Promoting another site or providing travellers with another source of info ????

Not much different really to having two 4x4s in the drive ... You use the one best suited to the upcoming task.

This site can hold its own against any newcomer sites I would think.
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Follow Up By: donks1 - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:23

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 07:23
Hi Bob

I posted a link to 4x4earth a couple of weeks ago in response to a particular question.
I don't see it as a competitive site, just an alternative.

EO has so much more info than just treck notes, and believe me, it's easier to navigate through the pages.
Are we going to ban links to the patrol forum as well?
I really don't think etiquette comes into it.
David and Michelle have a great source of info here, and confirmed by many awards they have received, will continue to hold a regular readership.

Donks1
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:58

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 08:58
Donks

I think what you did is legit.

What Troy did was appropo of nothing - just a blatant plug without any context.

We all have different ethics - I wouldn't have done what Troy did. Does he have some association with the other site?

BTW I am a member of that site.

Bob
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Follow Up By: troy - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 17:26

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 17:26
All i was doing Bob was share a link that showed alot of local tracks that are not listed on this sites trek search link. Its not a blantant plug and ethics have nothing to do with it. If you didn't like it don't look at it
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Follow Up By: ross - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 17:40

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 17:40
Im pretty sure that link has been posted on here in the last 6 monthsor so.
The sky didnt cave in then and nor do I suspect it will happen this time.
If its inappropriate to post links then it kind of makes the internet pointless
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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:48

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:48
Hey Bob ... since your a member over there as well and therefore in the know ....


If I had seen that James had started this thread ... I would have agreed with your comment.

Unless Troy is on the marketing team ... lol
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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:12

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 12:12
Troy

If that wasn't a blatant plug, linked to no subject as it was, then I'd like to know what you think a blatant plug is.

An analogy might be a person who visits a Nissan show room and loudly tells everyone that there is a Toyota showroom around the corner, and what's more, they are great cars. 'How helpful' you would probably say.

As I said, we all have different ethics.

Bob
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