Newsletter 429


Edition 429: 14th April 2016

Hi ExplorOz Reader


Thanks to Redarc, we are offering a prize draw for all our Lifetime Members plus anyone who Renews their Membership Subscription between 1st March - 31st May 2016. Up for grabs is an excellent prize for any traveller - a Redarc 700W Pure Sine Wave Inverter, worth $895.

TIP: even if your Membership is not due to expire before the end of this promotion, you can still purchase the renewal - this will simply qualify you for the draw, and ADD 12 months Membership to your current expiry date.


This is a big call out to all those ExplorOzers taking photos of places you visit. On ExplorOz Places we want you to share your photos of:
  • Caravan Parks & Campgrounds
  • P-Bays/Rest Areas
  • Roadhouses
  • Main Streets of Regional Towns


With your phone or iPad/tablet (using mobile data/internet service & GPS service on)

  • Open the ExplorOz website on your phone and go to Places.
  • In the Browse By options select: My Current Location. A list will appear of Places closest to you.
  • If you see the Places logo instead of a photo then this means a photo is needed for this place and your contribution would be appreciated. Please take a moment to take a photo and add it to that Place.
  • The Add Photos button allows to select photos off your phone. It's that easy!
  • If the Place you're are standing at isn't listed you can click the ADD NEW PLACE button and follow a few basic steps. Once the Place is created you can then access the Add Photos button.

When there is no internet service:

  • Take the photo with your phone/iPad/tablet and add it later when you do have service.
  • Open the ExplorOz website on your phone and go to Places
  • Type the name of the Place into the Search box or use the Browse By map option, OR
  • MEMBERS ONLY: After taking your photo click SHARE and select MAIL (provided your device sends from the email account that matches your Member account). NOTE: your phone will store this email in your outbox until you have internet service again. Type in the Send to field with the Place Name in Subject. And click SEND. You can type a few words to describe the place in the message. The purpose of sending the image as you take it is to let the ExplorOz server utilise the GPS metadata in your photo to determine where to put the image when it reaches our server. This cuts out a few steps for you as you don't need to open a web browser.

Using photos from a standard camera (not phone/iPad/tablet):

  • Take the photo with your camera for adding to Places from a computer later. Take the photos off your camera without reducing file size (unless taking in RAW) and copy them to your computer. Photos must be in a recognisable image format (eg. jpg, png). Open the ExplorOz website from your computer and locate the page in Places using any of the Browse By options (search by name, or map). Using the Upload Photos button on the page, select your image(s) and upload. Our system will accept most large image files and will resize to fit. If you experience a problem, just upload one image at a time, although generally you can multi-select a few photos at a time (load time will vary depending on your internet connection speed).

Other contributions:

The top section of each Place page on ExplorOz contains contact information. There is also a panel for a Description. We want this information to be supplied by people that have first-hand knowledge so if anything's blank and you've been there - please fill in the gaps for the next person! And finally, why not give the place a rating - click the Review button to rate it on a scale of 1-5.


Due to the feedback and requests from our Members, we have now just added a facility for you to purchase "extra" stickers if you desire more than the 1 you receive with your Membership subscription. Based on your logged on status, and the type of Membership you have, you can go into the Shop - ExplorOz Branded Gear - Stickers and you'll find the applicable Replacement sticker available to add to your cart to be mailed directly to you for a cost of only $2, plus $3.95 postage/handling. (Non-members cannot access these items in the shop).

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