ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 140

13th September 2007. In this issue: Launch of Places System including Weather & Climate, Rating & Comments, Using the Mapping System, Tech Talk and New & Featured Products. Also, show your support with ExplorOz Racer Polo shirts.

Dear ExplorOz Reader,
Welcome to Issue #140 of the ExplorOz newsletter. In this edition, we feature:
  • Major site update - Places
  • New long-sleeved ExplorOz Polo shirts
ExplorOz Clothing Range

White/Navy ExplorOz Racer Polo

Have you got an ExplorOz shirt yet? Due to the overwhelming popularity of our summer range short-sleeved polo shirts, we have just released long-sleeved polo shirts using the same quality fabric and comfort design. Features mesh underarm and hi-tech moisture removal fabric, and of course, an embroidered ExplorOz logo. Don't miss out. Just $37.00

New Products @ ExplorOz Shop

Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellers

Prospecting for Gold has now gone out of print, but with a little effort in recent weeks Michael has sourced 2 new titles that are sure to steer you on the right path.

Gold Prospecting
This photo filled book provides an in-depth look into the Australian goldfields, along with prospecting techniques and goldfield locations. A must have for any gold prospecting enthusiast. Only $39.95

The Victorian Prospector's Guide and Handbook
Originally published in 1894, The Victorian Prospector's Guide and Handbook covers the geology, goldfield locations, gemstones and different ways to prospect in Victoria. Only $16.95

For more information on how you can get into the fascinating pastime of gold prospecting, see our article Prospecting for Gold.

Featured Products
Eflares - safety beacon range
New stock just arrived, immediate shipping, a must have for 4 wheel drive, caravan and hiking enthusiasts. Click for the full range

13th September 2007

ExplorOz is entering a new era of publishing and we are thrilled to finally release some new site developments utilising AJAX and JSON technologies.
Our goal is to give you more access to information, make it easier to delve into the depths of our content rich databases, and if you are the contributing type, you can even engage in being a travel writer yourself!

For starters, we think you’re going to love the fab new features that have just popped up in Places. The emphasis is on user-controls, more interaction opportunities, and a better visual experience.

Main changes to viewing pages in Places:

  • Converted to new page layout (aspx)

  • New smart mapping tools for all viewers – no restrictions

  • Intelligent weather and climate readings for every Place

  • Rating system available for every Place

Main changes to using update tools in Places:

  • Improved user-friendly system for assigning Place type attributes (rule-based prompts help users make new entries)

  • Quicker, easier, smarter tools for uploading photos and data

How you can be involved:
As a subscriber to the ExplorOz newsletter, we expect you are the kind of person that loves the great outdoors, and generally happy to use the interactive facilities on our site.

  • Have you got photos of places you’ve been on disk/on your computer?

  • Have you got coordinates for places you’ve been?
  • Do you have opinions about specific places you’ve been?

We are still continuing to fine tune, and you can be sure we'll rollout further improvements over the coming weeks. Do give us your feedback but most of all we invite you to embrace it - we assure you, its addictive! Click for Places

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