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All Things Hema

All Things Hema

Hema has been crisscrossing the Australian continent for 30 years collecting data for their maps, atlases and digital navigators. With a keen interest in off-road Hema has mapped hundreds of thousands of tracks and unsealed roads making life easier and far safer for 4WD enthusiasts around the country.

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Topographic Maps for Every Purpose

Topographic Maps for Every Purpose

If it weren’t for topographic maps, we’d look at any other map and assume the Earth’s surface is all one height. These maps make it possible to see the elevation and shape of the surface so you have an idea what the area may look like. The trusty topographic map has been around since the late 1700’s and has seen many transformations.

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Angling for a Big Fishing Season

Angling for a Big Fishing Season

Fishing can be enjoyed by anyone aged five to 105 so if you have a love of the water and a healthy dose of patience, fishing might be your thing.

The Chart & Map Shop stocks a huge range of fishing books, guides and charts to help in your pursuit of landing the big one.

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Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts

Offshore & Coastal Navigation with Digital QuickCharts

When you’re as girt by sea as this brown land, access to accurate offshore charts is pretty important. This big island of ours has no less than 570 charts covering the coastal waters, off-lying reefs and small islands. But if you are circumnavigating the continent, you don’t want to deal with that many different charts. The people at Memory Map have put together a DVD that compiles them all in one easy to use place.

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4WD Treks Just a Weekend Away

4WD Treks Just a Weekend Away

Feel like a 4WD trip but don’t have a week’s leave from work up your sleeve? There are plenty of tracks just an hour or two out of the city – perfect for getting away for an adventure filled weekend. With the warmer weather just around the corner, start making plans.

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Know your Knots

Know your Knots

Whether you’re a boater, boy scout or budding climber it pays to know your knots. You never know when you will need to call on your knowledge of knots to get you out of a bind. Knots are not only good to know but they’re also great fun to learn. Knot tying can be an art, craft, science and philosophy all rolled into one.

If you’re a knot novice, read on for basic tips about the different types of knots and their uses.

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Coming Soon: New Editions of Hema’s Australia Road & 4WD Atlases

New 12th Edition Hema Australia Road & 4WD Atlases

Hema have just announced the new 12th edition of their bestselling Australia Road & 4WD Atlases. Due for release on the 1st of December, the entire series has been revamped and updated. They will feature Hema’s new and much clearer easy to read cartography and nearly 20% more mapping. There’s also more detailed mapping for popular travel regions throughout the nation, think Cape York, Fraser Island, the Top End and the Kimberley and such.

All five versions of the Australia Road & 4WD Atlas are now available for pre-order.

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The Hema HX-1 Navigator

Hema Navigator HX-1

Hema Navigator has been the leader in on and off-road navigation systems since their release in 2008. The Hema Navigator HN7 launched in 2014 followed by the latest model, the Hema HX-1 Navigator, late last year. The HX-1 has improved hardware, new features and better map content to make it possible to navigate almost any Australian road or track.

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World Globes as Education Tools

World Globes as Education Tools

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.

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How to Choose the Right European Map

How to Choose the Right European Map

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.

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