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  1. 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 Accidents at sea have been blamed on outdated software, un-calibrated or non-functioning NAV equipment.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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West

    Popular 4WD Trips in WA's North West
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 2)

    Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 2)
    In part two of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the second half of the list of the store’s most popular overseas travel destinations.   Spain Europe’s sunniest destination is popular not just for its superb weather. Spain offers travellers a rich history of stone castles, ancient ruins and modern cities. Start planning your trip to...
  7. 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...
  8. Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 1)

    Our Top 10 International Destinations (Part 1)
    In part one of our Top 10 international destinations, we take a look at the first 5 of the top 10 most popular overseas travel destinations in our store.   France As the gateway to Europe and the city of love as its capital, it’s no wonder France has taken out the top spot. With many of the locals not...
  9. Your Phrase Book will be your Best Travel Companion

    Your Phrase Book will be your Best Travel Companion
    If you are visiting a non-English speaking country and you don’t speak the lingo, you’re going to need some help along the way. A phrase book contains the most common expressions in a foreign language with their translation. The first known phrase book was published in 1594 so there has been plenty of time to perfect them for today’s traveller...
  10. Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List

    Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List
    With its reputation as the coldest, windiest, driest continent on earth, it’s a wonder there have been any travel brochures printed for Antarctica. But plenty of people have a visit there listed on their bucket list and tourism numbers are growing. In 2013-14 37,000 people visited the cold continent. Of these 10,000 travelled in ships in Antarctic waters but didn’t land...