what would be the best digital maps to have when touring Oz

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 18:27
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Hi all

Just getting started with a digital map / GPS set up and wonder what would be the best maps to get?

I currently have nat map 1;250

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GN
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Reply By: The Explorer - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 18:34

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 18:34
Hi

For general touring Hema and/or Westprint maps would be the next logical step.

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Reply By: Member - res.q.guy (Vic.) - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 19:04

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 19:04
Hi GN
You can download some free maps from these links:

Vic:
Vic maps - http://craighall.info/vic/

NSW:
NSW maps 1:25 000 - http://craighall.info/NSW25k.zip
NSW maps 1:100 000 - http://craighall.info/NSW100k.zip
http://maps.festy.org/downloads/ozi/NSW/25k/

These should get you started.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 19:20

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 at 19:20
We use HEMA, then 1:250,000, then 1:50,000 (if we have them for the area).

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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 08:21

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 08:21
Same here.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 07:53

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 07:53
GN,

I have always used the NATMAP Premium range of digital maps for touring and found them to be very good.

Having recently bought a Hema Navigator which comes with a full range of Hema digital maps, I now use these and they are as good as the NATMAP maps, plus you have a choice of more detailed maps such as the Great Desert Maps range.

Either of the above two will suit your needs.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 07:55

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 07:55
Hi Bill
Does the new 5" have the 1:250 000 Natmap series like the old 4.3" Navigator.


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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:01

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:01
Hi - yes it does. The maps of the HN5 are the same as what is found on their Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection DVD (2010 version).

Included also are the HEMA large scale state maps and the standard Ozi world map.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 13:53

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 13:53
Hi Greg
Thanks for that. Have a great day.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 19:32

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 19:32
Just a little correction if I may.

The maps that come with the Hema Navigator (4.3 or 5) are not Natmap series.
They are Hema digital maps and very good indeed.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 19:45

Monday, Mar 22, 2010 at 19:45
Bill - we have had this discussion before. The HN5 (and the HN 4.3) does indeed come with NatMaps (ie Geosceince Australias 250K maps). How do I know? Ive got one, secondly the product description for the Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection (included on the HN5) clearly states

"Hema's 4WD Raster Map Collection DVD features Australia-wide coverage and includes more than 60 regional maps PLUS the entire Geoscience 1:250k Mosaic Series"

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