Knowing Your Way - Navigation on the Road

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 at 20:26


Navigation on the road is a very subjective choice for travellers, and the solution that you choose will depend upon a number of factors, such as experience with technology, devices that you currently own, and whether you are travelling solo or with a partner. The ExplorOz Shop stocks a wide range of products to assist your navigation set-up, and we have put together an easy guide to help you determine which products suits your needs and budget:

GPS, Navigation Software and Digital Maps

Navigation Package for Windows Devices
GPS and Digital Map Starter Pack - EOTopo 200K
Want to turn your Windows Laptop/Netbook into a GPS that will take you anywhere? This pack is specifically designed for you, plus save over $50 off RRP! Includes a GPS Receiver, Mapping Software Program and EOTopo Australia-wide Mapping from ExplorOz. Plus, you can customise your setup by adding additional maps from our Digital Map range. Available for only $254.95 ($242.20 for Members)

Navigation Packages for Windows CE and Android Devices
EONav Bundle
The EONav Bundle is a combination of products that turn your Windows CE or Android Device into an easy to use Navigation system. Including a simple EOZi navigation interface, up to date Australia-Wide EOTopo 200K maps (with over 80 000 POIs) and over 180 navigable EOTreks Route Files for Australia's most popular Off Road Tracks, EONav is customised to suit the Australian Off Road traveller. There are three Bundles available for purchase dependant on your requirements, and prices start at $109 ($99 for Members).

[Image not found]Navigation for iPhone/iPad (iOS)
EOTopo Maps for use in the Mud Map iOS app are available on the EOTopo Download Page. Larger scale maps are available for free download, however 1M & 200K scale maps require purchase of the EOTopo Download Product. Memory Map also offers EOTopo Maps for use in their iOS app, these can be installed via purchase direct from their website or as an in-app purchase. For more details on both of these options, please see the EOTopo FAQ article.

[Image not found]GPS Navigation Product (No Other Device Needed)
Hema Navigator 7
The new Hema Navigator HN7 is the complete navigation unit for tourers and four-wheel drivers, with street and 4WD navigation, an enlarged 7-inch finger touch screen and over 6000 Camps Australia Wide points of interest. The HN7 also delivers explorers over 2300 site photos of low or no-cost tourist parks and campgrounds, simplified 4WD navigation using EziOzi, and an intuitive finger touch screen that doesn’t require a stylus, making it the best Hema Navigator yet. Available for $669 ($664.05 for Members).

Optional Exclusive EOTopo Edition: Exclusive to ExplorOz buyers, you can choose either the standard HN7 or the EOTopo Edition which comes with additional mapping (EOTopo200K) loaded onto a 16GB micro SD card (simply replace the standard 8GB micro SD in the device with this replacement SD). Available for $749 ($711.55 for Members).

Hema Navigator 7 Accessories

Additional Digital Maps (compatible with all of the above options excluding iOS)

Atlases and Maps

Whether you own a digital navigation product, or just prefer to use print atlases and maps, it is always important to ensure that you have a product on physical media that can be used to find where you are/where you are going. They are also great for getting a quick overview of where you are/how far to your next destination. Below are a selection of our most popular products, however you can view the entire ranges at these links: Atlases, Maps on Paper

Australia Road & 4WD Atlas - Spiral Bound
The Australia Road & 4WD Atlas is the ultimate resource for exploring Australia, featuring comprehensive Hema mapping that’s filled with relevant touring information. Pinpointed on the mapping are caravan parks, camping and rest areas, 24-hour fuel, roadhouses, overnight camps and more. Contains Australia-wide atlas mapping, detailed city and suburb maps and a dedicated 4WD map section to equip travellers who want to explore Australia. Distance grids, a national park guide and a complete index are also included to simplify trip planning and navigation. Available for $34.95 ($33.20 for Members).

Essential Atlas of Australia
UBD-Gregory's Essential Atlas of Australia features Australia-wide mapping with over 140 maps including; Capital City & Suburban Maps, Maps of Major Provincial Cities, Detailed Regional Maps, Regional Holiday Maps and an Index with over 16000 entries. Now in it's 31st edition, this is a trusted resource for Australian travellers. Available for $24.95 ($23.70 for Members).

Australia Caravan & Motorhome Atlas
Even the most experienced traveller will learn a lot from the comprehensive Australia Caravan & Motorhome Atlas. This informative book contains a complete Hema Australia Road Atlas as well as information from The Ultimate Travelling Companion, written by travel experts Evon & Peter Anderson.
The book covers all practical aspects of travelling and camping in Australia, whether in a caravan, motorhome, campervan or camper trailer. Topics covered include: choosing a recreational vehicle, equipment, towing, maintenance and safety. It also includes a listing of more than 1000 caravan parks – all of which are shown on the maps. The Atlas features caravan parks and dump points.
This book will be an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to travel in a caravan or motorhome, as well as those already enjoying the travelling lifestyle. Available for $39.95 ($37.95 for Members).

Great Desert Tracks Map Pack
The Great Desert Tracks Map Pack presents Hema's iconic Great Desert Tracks series in a soft and durable map wallet. Ideal for arid explorers looking to traverse Australia's arid centre, each waterproof and tear proof map is field-checked by the Hema Map Patrol to ensure the accuracy and detail necessary for desert travel. With complete coverage of the outback region of Australia's centre, the Great Desert Tracks Map Pack is the perfect navigation guide for every desert track and journey throughout Australia. Available for $79.95 ($75.95 for Members).

Birdsville & Strzelecki Tracks
This magnificent area of outback Australia stretches from Betoota in the north, through Birdsville and south to Marree. The map also covers routes from Birdsville to Innamincka and Cameron Corner to Tibooburra in NSW, a popular entry point to this region north of Broken Hill. It also contains GPS readings for the popular Birdsville Track, once a notorious route but now easily traversable by 4WD. This double sided map features; Lat/Long grid and GPS co-ordinates, Detailed roads and tracks, National parks and reserves, Heritage and tourist information, Specific 4WD, caravan and camping information. Available for $12.95 ($12.30 for Members).[/url]

4WD The Red Centre Detailed map coverage of The Red Centre, Marla to Alice Springs via Uluru and Kings Canyon and the Alice & beyond. Includes descriptions of the 4WD route to follow, specific directions, latitiude and longitude co-ordinates and distances. Editorial on "The Best of" for each route, planning and preparation before you leave and regional highlights. Checklists of visitor information, hospitals and clinics as well as a facilities chart for town information and campsites. Available for $9.95 ($9.45 for Members).

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