NSW map for oziexplorer

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Is it possible to download a free map of NSW for oziexplorer? If so, from where
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:14

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 00:14
Hi

25K and 100K here...not sure what scale you want..you dont say.

NSW maps

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:58

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 07:58
Greg - looks a valuable resource but but pretty big downloads. Do you know how current and complete these are? (I've done big downloads of NSW maps before to find that the maps were lacking all town names, badly calibrated and in any case were probably used by the early explorers!)

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:36

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:36
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No idea about the quality of the maps, don’t think I have ever downloaded them myself. Notso seems to think they are OK.

The term "beggars can’t be choosers" does however spring to mind:)

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:44

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:44
PS
If you sign up to the gpsaustralia forum you can download map sheets individually (I assume they are the same maps)

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:46

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:46
PPSS
This page shows the coverage of each series - torrents dont seem to work anymore.

NSW 25K/100K coverage plans

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:47

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:47
Thanks Greg and Notso. Yes Greg, beggars can't be choosers, I agree!! I actually bought a 25k set for NSW and found they lacked one (or more) of the text layers! Downloading over 1 GB without checking didn't seem prudent. Now I know they are useful, I'll find a time when the computer isn't otherwise in use for the next 6 hours!!

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 20:38

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 20:38
Well, downloaded the 100k NSW map suggested above - close to 800 MB, about 6 hours download. Can't complain at the price, but I don't recommend it. Although it's a very detailed topo map, even has a few street names, there are no names for towns or major roads, so it's hard to locate a particular area. I checked an area with which I'm familiar, and I reckon the map is probably about 10-15 years old. Could be pretty misleading if used to navigate bush tracks which may no longer be there.

We met a this problem in WA recently - although relying on the latest 250k map, we'd often come upon a track which clearly hadn't been used for a decade or two and had returned to the bush. Must be very hard for the cartographers to keep up at that level of detail.

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Follow Up By: Bob of KAOS - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 06:36

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 06:36
Greg

Thanks for the link.

I had them both downloaded in just over an hour and set up within minutes.

Comparison with known areas, and the 1:250k series suggests they will be very useful.

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Follow Up By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:10

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:10
Awhile members of GPSAUSTRALIA forum were sending around a CD with the both the 25k and 100k.

You registered your interest and then you were sent the CD by the previous person. You then had to send to next person on the list.


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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:21

Sunday, Jan 24, 2010 at 18:21
Thanks Richard. A year or 2 back I got NSW maps that way, but they too were lacking important layers. I suspect it comes down to the fact that you have to pay for something of value. I'll look again at the forum - maybe these are a different set.

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Reply By: Notso - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:08

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:08
I have downloaded them recently, they are your standard Topo maps, most roads and tracks marked, most towns and localities marked. They are a useful reference, but like most things in life, you must use your own common sense to interpret what you find.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:44

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010 at 10:44
Agree. The maps are fine given they are FREE and derived from sources available to the public. I've been using them for a few years now and have'nt had any problems at all. If you want or 'need' ( and if they're even available) more uptodate versions then you'll have to pay $$$s.

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