looking for good Australian road maps

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:15
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I'm searching for good road maps that comes with longitude and altitude. I'm using a GPS hand held on the side and I'm mainly using paper maps to guide my way through Australia. Anyone got an idea which ones i should buy?
I saw the Hema road and 4x4 atlas, is that a good one?

Cheers Martijn
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Reply By: Member - DickyBeach - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:46

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:46
Have you considered WAC (World Aviation Charts) maps? They show a wealth of detail other than roads and Lat/Long.

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Reply By: Charlie B2 - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 14:01

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 14:01
Hi Martijn,

If you're chasing Australian ROAD maps with latitude/longitude (I presume you're not REALLY after "Altitude") I fear you may be in for a long wait.

I don't think I've seen much of that kind anywhere, although I'm sure others, who have located them, will be only to keen to enlighten us both if there are any.

Most road maps over here are really only what we'd call "mud-maps" - the relationship of any particular town to others is fairly reasonable, but you'd probably be struggling to identify your position on the ground between them with anything like real accuracy. Most will be missing some roads or tracks, as an absolute certainty.

While not ROAD maps, you may find the NATMAP 1:250,000 series some help. Not much use in towns and cities, because of the scale, these are available from any map shop (in paper and in electronic form) and cover the whole country. These do have lat/long and if you need finer detail of particular areas, map shops may have 1:100,000, 1: 50:000 or even larger scale maps where those are available for the area you're interested in.

Hope this triggers some wider discussion and provides you with a few more possibilities.


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Follow Up By: Member - Martijn - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 16:13

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 16:13
Ahh, yes Latitude, I think i messed up with spelling control..:-)
I will look into the Natmaps, thank for that.
See if anyone else got another ideas.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 16:51

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 16:51
The HEMA 4WD atlas is the only paper map we carry these days.
Add a GPS with the HEMA in electronic form plus the Auslig 1:250,000 and it is pretty much covered (except for some ''specialty' areas at 1:50,000)

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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 18:16

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 18:16
Ditto to that, with the addition of occasional Hema paper maps for particular areas. The Hema 4wd atlas is very good and paper maps are still an essential companion to Oziexplorer.

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Reply By: Member - Vern - Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 06:52

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 06:52
I think CFS maps give you all the info you may need, the problem is you will need about 6 -9 books just for SA.

I know you can get them from the map shop in SA.

A lot of books to carry around though.
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