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  1. World Globes: Travel Inspiration is Only an Arm’s Length Away

    World Globes: Travel Inspiration is Only an Arm’s Length Away
    It’s a scorching hot day outside; you’re sitting at your desk watching the clock tick the seconds away at an unfairly slow rate. You’re meant to be tying up the ends to that report for your boss but you keep getting distracted by the world globe that sits in the corner of your desk. You can see the outline of...
  2. Large Scale vs. Small Scale Maps - What?

    Large Scale vs. Small Scale Maps - What?
    Everybody gets this wrong and it’s not hard to see why. You look at a map, the scale says 1:1,000,000 and you think large number, large area covered - that must be large scale, right? Nope. Our brains like to associate big things with other big things, but brains like doing lots of things they probably shouldn't. Large Scale vs...
  3. Hema Navigator HN7 Review

    Hema Navigator HN7 Review
    If you take a look at the HEMA website, then you'll find that HEMA say that the HN7 is Australia’s most powerful touring machine. I thought it’d be a good idea to find out what all the fuss is about. Luckily for me the Chart & Map Shop were kind enough to provide a brand new HN7 for me to play...
  4. Transferring data from your old GPS to your Hema Navigator

    Transferring data from your old GPS to your Hema Navigator
    A customer recently came in asking how to get the waypoints he got from a friend’s Garmin into his new Hema HN7. I actually didn’t know how, or even if, it could be done, so I took upon myself to find out. Turns out it’s pretty easy! And not just for Garmin to Hema, this will work for pretty much...
  5. Latest Cape York: Travel & Adventure Guide just arrived

    Latest Cape York: Travel & Adventure Guide just arrived
    Ron & Viv Moon have just released the new 13th edition of their inimitable guide to Cape York. Formerly known as the Adventurer’s Guide, it’s now called the Travel & Adventure Guide, which I suppose doesn't mean a great deal really… Anyway, these guys know Cape York better than anyone and this guide has become somewhat of a “bible” for...
  6. HEMA Navigator HN7 now available for pre-order

    HEMA Navigator HN7 now available for pre-order
    Hema have just unveiled the newest addition to the Navigator family. Following on from the huge success of the HN6, the HN7 will be available in mid-March. The new unit will be sporting a bigger, more finger friendly, 7 inch screen along with updated mapping and over 6000 Camps 7 campsites & caravan parks. If you pre-order now, you'll also...
  7. 4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review
     The Chart and Map Shop asked me if I would take a look at a couple of 4wd books and write up a review for them. “Sure!” I said. I love this kind of thing. I’m always looking for the next adventure, the next track. Anything 4wd is a good thing if you ask me! The two books they sent...
  8. 4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review

    4WD Days\Weekends out of Perth Review
     The Chart and Map Shop asked me if I would take a look at a couple of 4wd books and write up a review for them. “Sure!” I said. I love this kind of thing. I’m always looking for the next adventure, the next track. Anything 4wd is a good thing if you ask me! The two books they sent...
  9. Landlords of the Iron Shore gets a write-up in the Australian

    Landlords of the Iron Shore gets a write-up in the Australian
    Hesperian Press' new title got a great write-up in the Australian last weekend. Read on after the break for the full article or check out the book here: Landlords of the Iron Shore ITS rock underfoot has the ring of metal, its deep red ranges run straight for hundreds of kilometres, its spinifex is lemon yellow, its skies have the...
  10. So long HN5i, it’s been real

    So long HN5i, it’s been real
    After a long and largely confusing time together in this world, the choice between the Hema Navigator HN5i and Hema Navigator HN6 has just been made significantly easier with the retirement of the older model. That's correct, it has officially been discontinued and so we wave goodbye to our fine five inch friend – the HN5i. To be honest, this...

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