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  1. Prospecting Resources to Strike it Rich

    Prospecting Resources to Strike it Rich
    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...
  2. The Rising Popularity of Awesome Maps

    The Rising Popularity of Awesome Maps
    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. Awesome Maps...
  3. World Maps Make Great Presents

    World Maps Make Great Presents
    Paper, canvas, framed or unframed there are endless options for worldwide 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...
  4. Should World Maps in Classrooms be Mercator or Peters?

    Should World Maps in Classrooms be Mercator or Peters?
    World maps have featured in classrooms around the world for hundreds of years. Despite all the technology that is now available to teachers, a big map on the wall remains an excellent teaching resource. But the world map you knew in school could change to a very different looking map - one that depicts true land masses.   Traditional Mercator Maps...
  5. The Moon Phases Poster

    The Moon Phases Poster
    We're not afraid of tooting our own horn on occasion. Each year the Chart & Map team designs a pretty sweet Moon Phases poster. The poster shows the current state of the moon in picture every night of the year. If you are someone who likes to plan ahead, the poster also gives you the exact dates and times for the...
  6. Cycling Guides and Maps

    Cycling Guides and Maps
    The popularity of the treadly has been growing steadily in Western Australia. It seems everyone is getting into cycling. It's not just WA, the cycle paths around the country are bustling with riders from dawn to dark. People cycle as a form of transport, sport and recreation.  During the week, city car parks are full of bikes owned by office...
  7. Navigation Using the Night Sky

    Navigation Using the Night Sky
    It is thought that the Vikings were able to navigate their way around the globe discovering Iceland, Greenland and America by using the stars, possibly the oldest use of astronomy. The Vikings then used polarisation and the mineral sunstone to navigate in completely overcast skies. By the end of the 13th century, nautical charts were being drawn and the skies...
  8. Camps 9: New Edition of Australia's "Camping Bible" Just Announced

    Camps 9: New Edition of Australia's "Camping Bible" Just Announced
    If you go camping a bit, chances are you either have, or have heard of, this book. Regarded as Australia's camping bible, Camps Australia Wide guide is pretty much indispensable for the traveller. The new edition, Camps 9, has been 100% researched and updated and now contains over 4,000 campsites, with more 3,000 of those being pet friendly. Camps 9 Book...
  9. The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Under $40

    The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Under $40
    Whether you are looking for something educational for the stocking or a gift for the relative who has everything, you’re in the right place. We’ve compiled a list of Christmas goodies available right now at The Chart & Map Shop.   For the Kids Awesome Maps KidsMap Keep them busy with the first interactive analogue map for kids, combining beautiful illustrated stickers...
  10. The HX-1: Hema's next generation navigator now available for pre-order

    The HX-1: Hema's next generation navigator now available for pre-order
    Hema have just announced the follow up to their hugely successful HN7 Navigator! Meet the brand new, Wi-Fi connected, multi-touch, 7-inch-screened Hema HX-1 Navigator. This sleek new model looks to be better in just about every respect, with updated turn-by-turn navigation, Hema's award-winning off-road maps, over 45,000 POI and 1.2 million kilometres of 4WD and outback roads. The new Wi-Fi...

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