The world globe has been used in classrooms for decades but in our modern world, they are just as relevant as when they were first introduced. Globes are versatile because they are suitable for very young children just starting out on the schooling journey right through to those who have almost finished. Globes can be used as a tool in science, geography and social studies classes as well as in the home.
When it comes to European maps we are spoilt for choice. There are maps for the continent, countries, cities, and regions. Your map can make or break your day when you’re travelling but choosing the right one can be a minefield. Consider what you want to explore and how you will get around and then with a little research you can select the maps that best suits your trip.
Nothing says ‘we love camping’ like having an up to date copy of the Camps Australia Wide book. You’ve probably dropped a stack of cash on the camping gear that’s in your garage so you should make the most of it by getting out and seeing the country.
But there’s no need to book six months in advance to secure your spot in a ritzy coastal town caravan park. Connect with nature by camping somewhere off the beaten track. Luckily, the latest edition Camps 9 was released a few months ago to help plan your trip. Updated every two years, new sites are added while closed or unsuitable sites are removed from the book. More than 4,000 campsites have been verified, and if you are travelling with your furry family member, over 3,200 of them are pet-friendly.
Navigators rely on their pilot charts to plan the safest and fastest route after careful consideration of the weather and ocean conditions. Long distance cruisers, boats and ships rely on their pilot charts above all else.
Pilot charts depict the prevailing weather patterns including wind directions and speeds, wave heights, ocean currents, visibility, barometric pressures, sea surface temperatures, and ice limits for each month of the year.
“The prudent mariner will not rely solely on any single aid to navigation.”
The adage is printed on charts and listed on electronic device software for a reason. Putting all your faith in electronic devices when you’re at sea can be perilous. Accidents at sea have been blamed on outdated software, un-calibrated or non-functioning NAV equipment. Sailors and navigators the world over know that a failure of their device could mean disaster for their ship and crew. By all means, use electronic devices but always have an updated paper chart with you, the lives of your crew may depend upon it.
Nautical charts are vital navigational tools. The charts provide clear, concise information about ocean depths and coastal features and display accurate information about lights, beacons, piles, nautical limits and navigational hazards. For thousands of years, charts have stood the test of time and are no less relevant in the modern world.
Check out the extensive range of charts we have on offer. All charts are fully corrected weekly and up to date with the latest Notices to Mariners so you can purchase with confidence.
The Gold Rush may be long gone but ‘there’s still gold in them thar hills.’ Maybe there were more hills in the United States in the 1800’s than Australia, but there is plenty of gold yet to be discovered around the lucky country.
Whether you like to prospect for gold, coins or other treasures, The Chart & Map Shop has a range of resources to help you dig it out. Atlas books, maps and guides for WA and other states will help you strike it rich. Find your gold nugget amongst this small selection or do your own search of the online shop.
Things aren’t what they used to be. The world map has changed, and it seems our customers are embracing the new-age look. Sure you can still buy the traditional world maps that were drawn by talented cartographers from a time long ago. But now you can buy the brightly coloured, illustrated world maps themed with a special interest.
If you are someone who likes to venture off the bitumen and hit the dirt road, you’re in luck in WA. The great state has plenty of amazing sights to take in so pack up the 4WD and make some memories with family and friends.
WA also has some of the most inhospitable areas so heed the road warning signs and if possible travel with at least one other vehicle. Most of the north-west is best visited during the dry season so start researching and hit the tracks before spring. Here are four iconic road trips to add to your bucket list.
Paper, canvas, framed or unframed there are endless options for world maps. Buy a world map for the person who has everything, to fill a blank wall in the study or bedroom or for someone who is about to do some travelling. Either adorning walls or in the back pocket of a traveller, maps make unique gifts for people of all ages.