ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 54

19th February, 2004. In this issue: ExplorOz Statistics, Member Facts, Variety Club 4WD Event, New Article - The RV Lifestyle, New Trek Note - Bendethera Valley and Share Track Files.

ExplorOz Statistics
No. 2 Online book & map shop
No. 5 Automotive Recreation (RV) site
No. 17 Travel - Destinations site

of all Australian websites
source: "Hitwise Australia - www.hitwise.com.au"

Source: WebCentral/DeepMetrix

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Member Facts
State Name Member
NSW 195
VIC 136
WA 128
QLD 94
SA 47
International 30
ACT 19
NT 9
Total 661

Member rewards are increasing all the time. The latest addition is that all Members now receive 200 Point Place Credits for use in the Point Place system.

Membership costs $50 first year and then $30 for annual renewals.

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Variety Club 4WD Event
30th July - 7th August

This event receives massive media exposure on the television, in newspapers and will also be mapped (via satellite tracking devices in our vehicle as we participate in the event through the Pilbara and Gascoyne Region of Western Australia) and displayed for public viewing on ExplorOz.com

ExplorOz will also be raising funds online during the event with all proceeds going to this important charity - the Variety Club. 

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Dear ExplorOz Reader,
New Caravan & RV Articles
ExplorOz has just launched the first article in a new 7 part series
in our Caravan & RV section which you'll easily find from Topic Search in the left margin of the site. See the new article - The RV Lifestyle
New Trek
You'll find our new Bendethera Valley trek in our Central NSW region. It's a nice short trip within easy reach of Canberra through the Deua National Park offering good 4WDing along fire trails, caves and pleasant camping alongside the Deua River. This now makes 86 Trek Notes Australia-wide on ExplorOz - free to all site users.
Share Track Files
Introducing PointPlace - a place on the internet where you can exchange your OziExplorer track files. Put simply, PointPlace will be the place you go to browse, download or even upload waypoints, plot files and maps on demand (digital maps). It is unique to ExplorOz.com and it relies on you to put the data in, so that you can get the data out.  PointPlace will soon have many facets, with the first available to all users now called "Plot Swap".

PlotSwap is available to all users to freely upload an OziExplorer recorded track file in .plt format for online mapping and sharing with others. ie. you drive it, you upload & share it, we map it using iMapPlot (a product we have developed to produce online maps).

These files can be downloaded if you have PointPlace credits. These can be interfaced with OziExplorer/GPS. All members have been awarded 200 credits. (We will soon advise how you can earn/buy additional credits).

Need OziExplorer? Buy it on ExplorOz
No idea about track recording? Read our Navigation Articles.

New Shop Products

The  Tripp Diaries

This fun story (read by Australian narrator with funky trip songs) features the adventures of an Aussie family on a driving holiday. Suitable for all ages. Perfect for the upcoming Easter trip with the family.

Avail. as 2 CDs or 2 tapes

Camping in Australia

This 412 page book is an Australia-wide guide to campsites prepared by Lewis and Savage (authors of the popular individual state camping guide books).

Great value for just 

Discounted Items
All Magellan prices have been slashed yet again... 
SAVE $$$

New Editions Now Available
Hema Large Australia Map
Hema Perth & Region Handy Map
Hema North Stradbroke Island Map
Hema Melbourne to Brisbane

Out of Print Alert

  • Hema Great Desert Tracks Map Pack, NW & NC sheet - new ed. due end Feb.

  • Hema Kakadu NP map - new ed. due end Feb.

  • Katherine Gorge/Nitmiluk NP & West MacDonnell NP

All our unavailable items are clearly marked out of print in the shop with all products generally in stock at all times. 

Don't forget that you can still add Out of Print items to your wish list!

ExplorOz is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd.
PO Box 967, Hillarys Western Australia 6923
Phone: (08) 9403 3737

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