Natmap Rapster mapsheets

Submitted: Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 12:01
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Do these CD maps have much detail on them please? Whilst the two CDs have all maps for Australia, it is the Vict & S.A. ones that I will use. If I use them to follow the River Murray along, do they show all the dirt roads & other detail such as camping areas etc.
Thanks everyone.
Dave
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Reply By: Member - Bob - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 14:18

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 14:18
Dave,

they'll show all the tracks but not camping areas. I'll send you a screen shot if you give an email address.Bob
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 17:53

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 17:53
Dave,
they have excellent detail as they are paper topo maps on cd. As to along the murray, im thinking of doing that trip at xmas & checked my Nat Maps, I dont think they show all tracks as some of the map datums are fairly old, couldn't see the islands to camp on i have read about in posts. Regards Bob
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Reply By: Jarrod - Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 18:45

Monday, Nov 24, 2003 at 18:45
Dave,
The Natmap Rastermaps are at a scale of 250,000 to 1. Most of my navigation has been done with 100,000 to 1, and I have just started using oziexplorer and the natmaps set. Ive have travelled extensively through the high country, and many other Nat. Parks in Victoria, as well as a couple of desert/outback treks in a larger group. It is my opinion that the Natmap set (or any map at 1:250,000 for that matter) would be suitable for most outback touring, as the tracks and roads are few and far between, as are the intersections, But in "closer in country" with more tracks, intersections, and winding tracks etc. I find 1:250,000 scale maps just dont have the detail. 1:100,000 is my preference in "tighter "country,

If you've got , or are thinking about getting Oziexplorer, 1:100,000 digital maps can add up in cost, but Ozi E has an excellent function where you can scan paper maps and use them just like you would digital ones. I have scaned most of a CFA mapbook, plus others and now use these with Ozi E. It sounds like a bit of a PITA, but once youve got it all working, Its absolutely fantastic navigation tool.

Hope this helps some,

Jarrod.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rohan K - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:36

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 11:36
I'm with Jarrod. The NatMaps are fine for outback and general nav but not in places like the high country, or state forests where the miriad of tracks really required greater detail/scale. 1:100,000 and 1:25,000 are the go. You can purchase these in digital form from various suppliers, usually stae based.Smile, you're on ExplorOz
Rohan (Sydney - on the QLD side of the Harbour Bridge)
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Follow Up By: Member - Richard- Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 21:56

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2003 at 21:56
I agree with Rohan. They are good if you want to know the relationship of one town to the next but once you zoom in all definition is lost and you see "pixels"Richard and Leonie, The grey nomads.
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