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  1. 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...
  2. Find the Hidden Gems in Campgrounds with a Camps Australia Wide Book

    Find the Hidden Gems in Campgrounds with a Camps Australia Wide Book
    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...
  3. Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World

    Pilot Charts for the Great Oceans of the World
    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...
  4. An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down

    An Up to Date Nautical Chart Won’t Let you Down
    “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 Accidents at sea have been blamed on outdated software, un-calibrated or non-functioning NAV equipment.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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Crumpled City Maps

    Crumpled City Maps
    If you are someone who struggles to follow the lines and fold up a traditional map, then the Crumpled City Map is the answer to all your map frustrations. The crumpled map is lightweight, soft and indestructible, so it can be crushed, crumpled and squashed. It also takes only two seconds to open and close. Best of all crumpled maps weight...
  9. Hema HX-1 and HN7 Navigator Comparison Chart

    Hema HX-1 and HN7 Navigator Comparison Chart
    Loads of people ask what the differences between the Hema HX-1 and HN7 are. In the interests of brevity, here's a chart that outlines all the key differences. Which model is right for you depends a little bit on your needs. To be honest, there are only really two key things that, if you need, would lean you towards the old model...
  10. The Top 10: Sailing Resources

    The Top 10: Sailing Resources
    Whether you are just starting out or you’re an experienced sailor, there are plenty of materials to expand your knowledge about travelling on the high seas. You will find the perfect book, map or guide to learn how to rig, chart, read symbols, race, teach your kids sailing and even speak like a true sailor. There’s not much we don’t...

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