ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 50

28th November, 2003. In this issue: Part 4 of the Canning Stock Route Journal, Dynamic Mapping with iMapPlot, National Poll Results and Gift Ideas for Christmas.
Dear ExplorOz Reader,

This is a very special Xmas Edition of our User Newsletter packed full of great Xmas gift ideas from our Adventure Shop, plus a few titbits of news to keep you uptodate...

Part 4 of the Canning Stock Route Journal is Now Online

Part 4 - the Final Chapter of the ExplorOz Team Trip Diary from the July/August 2003 Canning Stock Route trip/survey is now released. We hope you find this both informative and enjoyable. Don't forget we have also fully revised the official CSR Trek Note too, which rather than be our personal account, is a factual trip planning resource for this important historic track.

Dynamic Mapping with iMapPlot
Over the last few weeks we have been building one of the most exciting new developments on ExplorOz, "iMapPlot". iMapPlot is a full Spatial GIS Internet mapping development that produces true scaling & zooming maps in real time. At this stage we are linking the iMapPlot system to some of our core data. You can get a glimpse in three of our Western Desert Treks being Canning Stock Route, Gunbarrel Highway & Hunt Oil Road. There is also a new shop map geometry feature which uses iMapPlot to show you the area covered by the maps available in the Adventure Shop. A preview of this functionality is available, see the Hema Great Desert Tracks Map products and click on the View Map Geometry link.

National Poll Results

Last week, we launched a National Online Poll to spark debate on the issue of 4WD Vehicle Advertising and to seek your views on a challenge to Advertising Agencies currently being put together by leading 4WD businesses and Clubs in W.A. over the appropriateness of the advertising campaigns used by manufacturers to sell their vehicles.

The Poll has now closed after operating for 7 days and receiving 1197 entries. 
91% (1,085) voted in support of the challenge, and 9% (112) voted against. We appreciate this was a very contentious issue but wish to thank everyone for their input either way.


The  is a great place to buy gifts for Xmas. We're stocked up, we deliver worldwide and we're safe and fast. We accept direct deposit, cheque, money order and credit cards and yes you can even phone your order through. We suggest Xmas orders need to be placed prior to Monday 15th December.


Quality Playing Cards
Perfect gift for someone going away, or to put in your own travelling kit. 54 different photographic scenes in each pack - select from Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Kimberley, Northern Territory, Pilbara, Queensland, Red Centre, South Australia, Tasmania, Top End, Western Australia, and Wildflowers of WA.

Outback Trip Log
A must-have glove box item and a cheap stocking filler.
Consistently a hot seller in the ExplorOz Adventure Shop - in fact our 3rd top selling item in the ExplorOz Adventure Shop.


Taking the pooch on holidays?

We have 2 great books to help you plan a hassle-free trip with tips and locations where dogs are welcome.

Holidaying with Dogs and Bush Camping with Dogs

Pocket Guides - available for the Top End, Red Centre and Pilbara.

Purchase separately, or save and buy all 3 titles in our Pocket-Pack!

Do you know someone who has recently been to/dreaming of visiting one of these regions? With more that 100 photographs and many short stories, each Pocket Guide book provides an excellent memento or an inspiration for a visit to these areas. Absolute quality, and a great gift idea for the avid traveller you know.

HF Radio for Travellers

A layman's guide to HF radio - our 5th top selling item ever in the ExplorOz Adventure Shop.

4WD Driving Skills

A must for any newby fourby owner. A very popular title and probably the best of its kind in the market. Currently our 9th top selling item in the ExplorOz Adventure Shop.


Map Wallet

A very handy gift for anyone you know who needs to store maps. Sized to fit most maps from the ExplorOz Shop.

New Edition - 4WD Tracks of the High Country

Just released updated edition. This long awaited best seller is the ultimate guide to driving the High Country by 4WD. A very popular title from Boiling Billy.

Bush Cooking

Everyone needs a little inspiration for bush cooking ideas. We have 3 great selling titles for you to choose from:
Glovebox Cookbook
Australian Bush Cooking
and Viv Moon's Outdoor Cookbook.

GPS Vehicle Navigation in Australia

An extremely popular title and no wonder. Excellent information in an easy to understand format. Invaluable reference book for everyone wanting to learn more about using a GPS.


20% discount
Now just $48 (reduced from $60)
ExplorOz Spare Wheel Covers - 4 sizes
Premium Quality, Heavy Duty material with elastic to ensure a perfect fit for almost all makes of 4WD and even caravans. This is an absolute bargain so take advantage of our 2 ½ week special price reduction.

Note - this special is only valid until Monday 15th December 2003.


(RRP $358, Save $69)
The Ultimate Navigators Pack
Contains OziExplorer CD, Natmap 250K Raster CDs, Great Desert Tracks Pack on CD, and ExplorOz Membership for one year.

The perfect gift set for a serious traveller.

To all our site users, Visitors, Members and Advertisers we wish you a Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays
David, Michelle, Juliana and Kerry
The ExplorOz Team

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