Detailed road maps

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:46
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We are looking for detailed reginal maps of
Australia
1/must be contained in one book format
2/ must be more detailed than the run of the mill
books which only coverers 70% of roads.
3/ Needs to live in the car so not huge
atlas!
We live in Gunnedah (NSW) rural area and our
road is not on any (retail) map.
What is everyone else using
Price? Where to purchase
Bonnidowns
skeech@northnet.com.au
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:48

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:48
Not possible, not even close to possible. If you look at Victoria, the *AWESOME SENSATIONAL* VicRoads is A4 in size and 40mm thick. The VicRoads contains everything, including all tracks. No other state has a publication that even comes within 30% of the quality of the Premier State Victoria. I do not think any other state actually prints a quality publication like VicRoads. RACV has some good maps you can download from their website if you are a member. In Queensland which is the state with the worst mapping you can download some PDF files from Qld Gov website. N.S.W. LPI has a digital CD for $29.95 which is quite good value. Other than that you have to put up with the poor low quality offerings from Hema and the like. Digital mapping on an iPaq or laptop is the way to go as so much more is available.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:49

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:49
Bonnidowns, That's a big ask and if you ever find the solution, put me at the top of the mail list. We have found that the best of the "book" format is the Readers Digest "Book of the Road" but it is not much good in outback areas. What's the name of your road? Or what are your co-ordinates (latitude and longitude) ? I'll see if I can find it on Auslig's Raster 250k disc. This is a CD with 1:250,000 Topographic maps covering the whole of Australia. You will need a Laptop with Pentium 11 processor, Windows 95/98/2000/NT4 or ME and 32Mb RAM. If you have an Itinerary you can print out the maps you need for a trip. The 2 disc package costs $199 from AUSLIG, P.O. Box 2, Belconnen, ACT 2616 or email mapsales@auslig.gov.au . Check it out on www.auslig.gov.au. They also have on disc, larger scale 1:100,000, 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 maps, but the price goes up with the scale and they don't cover the whole of Aus. I find that when it gets down to roads that are not on a map, it's time to go to the nearest pub, or perhaps the Shire Engineer's Office, or Stock and Station Agent. Cheers....................Rob
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:50

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:50
To tellembugrem
Our location is "Goolhi"
The road is called "Keech's Rd"
The co-ordinates to the property is 149.71E /
30.96 S
Lets see if you can find us
If you want to cheat a little we are north-west of
the township of MULLALEY NSW
Bonnidowns
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:51

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:51
The 1:250,000 2 CD Set is $99.00 not $199.00 They now also produce a 1:250,000 Mosaic on 1 CD. All the information for Geoscience maps The Mosaic can also be viewed online. There are some free download maps of Australia. Auslig changed their name to Geoscience Australia 2 years ago.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:53

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:53
Bonnidowns easy to explain your problem. Keech(s) Rd does not appear in the current Official N.S.W. Placenames for your location. The only Keech Rd in NSW are listed in Castlereagh or Wingam (near Taree). There is no Keechs Rd listed at all. This information is current at 21st April, 2004
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:54

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:54
I checked my Garmin GPS Metro maps and to get to your place is I travel west from Mullaley for about 18.75km and then turn right onto Goolhi Road and travel 14.9km to Keechs Road where you turn left (S31 00.033 E149 43.733) . Then if I travel 713 metres to an un-named road off to the right, then 790 metres north or bearing of (352degrees) past another un-named road junction to the left. I continue in a northerly direction for 2.5km north to the end of the road, the GPS reference of your place should be 1.26km from the end of that road on a bearing of 9 degrees. Is that close enough for me to be able to find you. Who said that you are not on any maps. My only problem is that at this stage the Garmin Street Pilot III will NOT navigate to your address as it is in Metro mapping and not the City Mapping section of the program. Brian
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Reply By: Deleted User - Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:55

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004 at 02:55
I found the Keechs Road from NBs coordinates. Interesting it does not appear on the NSW Official Place Names list. I will get it added for you. Takes a while to get through the system, but it does happen.
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Thanks everyone who found "Keech's
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"the prize is in the post"
We are following up on the CD
If the map sent to us is this detailed through Australia
we will have a lot of fun getting lost and found
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