ExplorOz Newsletter - 290


Edition 290: 6th June 2013

Hi ExplorOz Reader,

Welcome to another edition of the ExplorOz newsletter. This newsletter is distributed fortnightly to bring you up to date with what's new on ExplorOz so please sit back and enjoy the read.

NEW - Navigation Articles

Coordinates Converter

The Coordinates Converter article contains a tool that enables you to enter the latitude and longitude coordinate for any given place in the format of either degrees, degrees minutes seconds, or decimal degrees to obtain the conversion to UTM, DEG, DMS, and DD formats.

This is ideal for use with the "Distance Calculator Tool" (see below) which requires input of decimal degrees.

Distance Calculator

The Distance Calculator article presents a method for easy calculation of distance, bearing and more between two latitude/longitude positions based on the spherical law of cosines.

Simply enter the known lat/long positions for any two points to obtain instant output of results.

Digital Maps Explained

The Digital Maps article outlines the range of digital maps on the market, and discusses how you can find which digital maps are right for your navigational needs. Coverage, scale and accuracy and type of maps are explained, as well as how to know which maps are compatible with different apps, mapping software and GPS devices.

GPS Receivers

The GPS Receivers article explains how, in contrast to buying a ready to go GPS navigator, you can purchase a separate GPS receiver to plug into an existing device to create a custom navigation setup. You may even find you can use an existing device with an inbuilt GPS receiver.

This article will help you understand the different types of GPS receivers available to do the job.

Articles and Treks Updates

Find The Latest Updates At A Glance!

The Articles Index and Treks Index pages now both feature a new tab to allow you to quickly access “Recently Updated” pages, in addition to the “New” content pages (which is the default view when you visit these sections of the site).

Site Content Modifications - New Blog

Michelle will now start regular blogging (Site Development tag) to provide you with more information about content modifications being made to the site as there is simply too much going on daily to wait for a fortnight to feature it all in every newsletter. Read the first Site Content Updates Blog.

Shop Review Winner

$100 ExplorOz Shop Voucher Won!

Congratulations to Member - Timboc, who has won May's $100
shop voucher. To go in the draw for June's shop voucher, simply place a review for any product in our Shop, regardless of where/when you purchased it. The more reviews, the better your odds to win.

The review tab is found on every item page in the ExplorOz Online Shop.

ExplorOz Classifieds

Great Deals on Campers and Trailers

The ExplorOz Classifieds is the best place to find all of the gear for your next trip at bargain prices. There are now almost fifty classifieds ads in the Campers and Trailers section, so if you're considering purchasing one, now's the time to do it!

Want to Place an Ad? ExplorOz Classifieds Ads are great value (paid ads start at $19.95 or free for Members) and because our audience are travellers like you, you're sure to find a buyer!

ExplorOz Forum

Vote for Your Favourite Country Town

There’s always something interesting happening in the ExplorOz Forum – and here’s just an example.

This Forum Post is already gathering momentum and with your input could become a wonderful resource for others wanting to know the "must-do" places as recommended by ExplorOz-ers.

(Pictured - Woods Point, VIC)

Latest News from ExplorOz Shop

Hema Australia 4WD Raster DVD - 2013 Ed.

An extensive range of Hema’s field-checked regional maps that can be used for trip planning, reference and real-time navigation. The 2013 edition of this extremely popular product features digital versions of Hema's Regional, State and Great Desert Tracks Maps.

With more than 65 Hema regional maps, as well as a 1:1Million Australia map and 1:250K topo map, the Australia 4WD DVD is a comprehensive tool for all facets of regional travel throughout Australia.

Buy the Hema Australia 4WD Raster DVD for $199 ($189.50 for Members) or see our pack offer below.

GPS & Digital Map Starter Pack - 4WD Raster

Want to turn your Windows Laptop/Netbook into a GPS that will take you anywhere? This pack is specifically designed for you, save over $50 off RRP ($70 saving for Members)!

Includes a GPS Receiver, Mapping Software Program and Australia-wide Mapping, plus you can customise your setup by adding additional maps from our Digital Map range.

*Bonus - Free Overnight Courier (AAE) Shipping. Free Membership included for non-members. Buy the GPS & Digital Map Starter Pack.

Ampfibian 15A - 10A Adaptor - Brand New!

The difference between a standard domestic powerpoint and a caravan/RV is the amount of power they are designed to carry. Ampfibian safely and legally connects a 15A load (e.g caravan) to a standard 10A domestic powerpoint, protecting the domestic power supply from overloading.

Ampfibian additionally includes an earth leakage safety switch (RCD) which protects people from potential electric shocks through faulty wiring or appliances.

Buy the Ampfibian 15A - 10A Adaptor for $249 ($236.55 for Members).

Fish ID Cards - New Product Range

Waterproof, crumple and tearproof Fish ID cards, with handy carabiner included, these products are ideal for your boat or tackle box. Updated with all of the latest regulations, cards shows every local fish that has regulations associated - plus all the popular species.

Only $9.50 each ($9.03 for Members), there's a card available for each state, view the entire Fish ID Card range.

Huge Price Reductions On These Items


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