ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 136

19th July, 2007. In this issue: Using Digital Maps & Mapping Software, GPS for Laptops and PDAs, 6 New Featured Products, Pick this Place Competition is back and the latest Forum developments.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Welcome to another edition of the ExplorOz newsletter. In thisissue, we feature:
  • New Article - Using Digital Maps & Mapping Software
  • Updated Article
     - GPS for Laptops and PDAs
  • 6 New Featured Products
  • Pick this Place Competition
  • Forum Updates
     - New-look Thread View
     - Automatic Text Links
New Products

Battlers of the Barkly
Against the odds Sid Chambers and his family battled the isolation and the elements to triumph over adversity and establish one of the finest cattle stations in the NT.
Only $23.95

Nomads of the 19th Century QLD Goldfields
'Dr Jack' Hamilton was one of the natural leaders of his time who became a formidable QLD politician fighting for the democratic rights of miners. Only $28.95
Boats in the Desert
This book is written with great humour and insight into the world's most unusual wilderness adventures. Only $25.95

Legends of the Outback
Marie Mahood writes about thirty-two characters including the greatest drover and Gulf trekker of them all, Nat Buchanan.Only $25.95

NSW South Topo DVD
NSW Topo which is powered by Memory-Map navigation software, includes a comprehensive selection of full colour 3D maps and map data. Compatible with a PC, Pocket PC or WM Smartphone. Only $159.95
Designed and made in Australia with the traveller in mind, TrackRanger is a powerful and easy to use graphical map-based navigation software package. Ideal for four-wheel drivers, caravan and motorhome users. Only $199.00
Latest Editions
After a long wait, these latest editions have finally arrived in our shop - so be quick!

Pick this Place Competition
That's right, pick this place is back and we have lots of prizes to giveaway. If you can guess the correct title of the place and the state the place is in, you can choose one of three prizes on offer.Click to Play.


19th July 2007

Using Digital Maps & Mapping Software

Most people understand the safety and basic navigational features that make GPS systems an important tool for travellers.
This equipment is now commonplace in recreational 4WD vehicles, making adventurous travel in remote outback areas easier than ever before. Learn about the features and advantages of using digital maps with mapping software and how you can share your trek experiences with others. Click here for the article.

Updated Article

GPS for Laptops and PDAs

Laptops and PDAs offer super fast processing and easy integration with mapping software, digital maps and a choice of using various types of GPS receivers. This article discusses the features and advantages of using a laptop or PDA when incorporating GPS navigation into your travels.Click here for the article

Forum Updated

New-look Thread View in Forum

We have recently implemented our new-look thread view in theforum to keep up with our website theme. We decided to create a lighter and fresher look that helps make posts much easier to read and follow.

Text Links in Forum Posts

Working behind the scenes is software that goes through all the words in a forum post and replaces certain words or phrasings with a link to a related page. This provides a quick and helpful way to navigate to: trek notes, articles and even directory listings.

Karijini Eco Retreat
NOW OPEN! - Karijini Eco Retreat – Outback Luxury in the Karijini National Park!

Guests can now enjoy up-market fully furnished tented accommodation with or without en-suite along with traditional campsites with quality share facilities in the heart of the Park! This new and unique facility located in the original Savannah Campground includes an alfresco restaurant and bar, supplies kiosk and guided walking and tag-a-long tours designed by Global Gypsies.

ExplorOz members are invited to enjoy a 20% discount on the ecologically friendly Standard and Deluxe Eco Tents until the end of October.

Click forKarijini Eco Retreat

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