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NATMAP Digital Maps 1:250 000 2008

NATMAP Digital Maps 1:250 000 2008

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NATMAP Digital Maps 1:250 000 2008

NATMAP Digital Maps 1:250 000 2008

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Product No:
Geoscience Australia
Edition Date:
August 2008
135 x 190 x 14 mm
120 g
1:250 000
Sales Rank:
1799 (See Top 100 in Other)

Product Description

NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 is the next generation of Geoscience Australia's popular NATMAP Raster 1:250 000 scale topographic digital maps.

NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 are exact digital copies of Geoscience Australia's NATMAP topographic maps. They cover the whole of Australia at 1:250 000 scale, and are current to 2006.

NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 comprises an improved Map Viewer and latest release 1:250 000 scale topographic digital maps which are ideal for a range of professional and recreational uses. The digital maps are provided in Enhanced Compressed Wavelet (ECW) image format, a type of 'Raster' format - the term Raster is used frequently throughout this guide and refers to tools and map data used in NATMAP Digital Maps 2008.

NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 have a wide variety of professional and recreational uses, including:

  • real-time navigation with Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • route and adventure planning
  • as backdrops in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), where other information is overlaid and analysed
  • map-based presentations
  • convenient and compact method of storing maps.


  • Includes all published 1:250 000 scale NATMAPs up to July 2006.
  • Landsat 7 satellite image of Australia.
  • Load maps by selecting from more than 322,000 place names, coordinates, NATMAP name or by using the index map.
  • Transition viewer allows one map to be placed over another with a variable transparency slider tool included (new in 2008).
  • Split View allows two maps or a map and satellite image to be viewed and compared side by side (new in 2008).
  • Measure distances on-screen.
  • Display coordinates as latitude/longitude or grid coordinates on either the Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA) or Australian Geodetic Datum (AGD).
  • Image resolution 200dpi.
  • Overview windows provide convenient indication of the location of the map on display in relation to the surrounding region and Australia.
  • Includes software to select, view and manage the digital maps.
  • Compatible with select GPS software such as OziExplorer or TrackRanger.
  • Compatible with many GIS and graphics packages, either by direct viewing or by exporting to GeoTIFF, TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, or PNG formats.
  • Print maps for area of interest.
  • Dynamic scale bar changes as you zoom.
  • Ideal for laptop or desktop computers.

NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 contains all the software needed to use the maps on the Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP as well as Vista operating systems and Internet Explorer 5.5 or later (refer minimum system requirements). This product has not been developed or tested on Macintosh operating systems.

Click here to view an index map of all the Geoscience Australia topographic maps (this will open in a separate window).

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