ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 78

17th March, 2005. In this issue: Tasmania Journal, 4WD Clubs, Topo 250K Maps and iMapPlot™ and Support our Major Sponsors.

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Dear ExplorOz Reader,

Did you read Parts 1 & 2 of our December/January trip? You can now read Part 3 containing all the details of David and Michelle's trip around Tasmania, including Topo 250K digital maps created by iMapPlot™ with plot files for each part of the trip.

Go to Tasmania Journal

4WD Clubs

Qn: There are so many 4WD Clubs in Australia - but why aren't they all listed on ExplorOz?

Answer: they forget to reply to our emails reminding them to renew each year. But its FREE !#$%*?

To combat this problem we have now given the Clubs a non-expiring listing. Gosh - we're making it easy for you 4WD Clubs... There's no excuse now - take this link to setup a free listing for your 4WD Club - Add Club Listing

What's new in the ...


New Edition Maps

Western 4WDriver Magazine

54th Edition (Autumn) is now available.

Produced in WA, there is loads of local content but always new car and product reviews being regular features.$6.95

New Product

Blast the Bush - CD

Blast the Bush is the second of Len Beadell's best selling series of books about British Atomic Testing Project in remote Australia. This is an audio book recorded on CD.$35

Topo 250K Maps

iMapPlot™ - the system that draws the maps shown in the latest ExplorOz Travel Journal, the Trek Notes and in PointPlace™, has just released the use of Topo 250K base map data (previously, we used 1Meg data). In simple words, this means the maps are now more detailed.

  • Beneath the thumbnail for each map, you will now see 2 options: Zoom Map, and Get Map.

  • Zooming into the Map and therefore activating the interactive iMapPlot™ system, will only be available to Registered site users (ie. Visitor, Member or Customer). 

  • Members have been given unlimited free access to view maps using iMapPlot™ throughout the ExplorOz website

  • Visitors have been allocated 5 free map views. Once this quota is consumed, Visitors can choose to either become a Member to gain unlimited map views, or purchase and use PointPlace credits.

As we have previously advised, iMapPlot™ is constantly being developed and refined. There are still further enhancements planned for the system but we're sure you'll agree that it's already a smart system for mapping.

Support our Major Sponsors


We welcome 4WD Interior Accessories, makers of the Outback Roller Drawers and Roof Consoles as new Sponsors of the Forum. We can personally recommend the Roller Drawers - they've been in our vehicle for the past 4 years and we think they are just fantastic.

You will see their ads 4 days/week between March - May. They have elected to alternate their advertising between the Index Pages and the Open Thread view pages.

Denco Turbo & Diesel and Waeco Australia continue to sponsor the Forum Index pages on a daily basis.

Please show your support to our Sponsors.

Easter is just a week away... go camping - you deserve a break!

David, Michelle, & Juliana
The ExplorOz Team

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