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    topo NATMAP 2008 (updated 2011) Australia TOPO | OZIEXPLORER | 513 maps

    Edit by mod : At this stage the release is useless, please do not download until the uploader was able to fix the files and provides a new download.

    See post #9

    NATMAP 2008 Australia 250K TOPO | OZIEXPLORER

    These maps have been downloaded in GEOPDF
    format from Geoscience Australia directly,
    each map has then been converted and
    automatically calibrated to ozf2 format
    producing a high quality raster version
    of the original.

    All 513 maps are included in this release.


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    NEW 2008 (updated 2011)


    NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 is the next generation of Geoscience Australia's popular NATMAP Raster 1:250 000 scale topographic digital maps.

    NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 are exact digital copies of Geoscience Australia's NATMAP topographic maps. They cover the whole of Australia at 1:250 000 scale, and are current to 2006.

    NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 comprises an improved Map Viewer and latest release 1:250 000 scale topographic digital maps which are ideal for a range of professional and recreational uses. The digital maps are provided in ECW image format, a type of 'Raster' format - the term Raster is used frequently throughout this guide and refers to tools and map data used in NATMAP Digital Maps 2008.
    NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 have a wide variety of professional and recreational uses, including:

    -real-time navigation with global positioning systems (GPS)
    -route and adventure planning
    -as backdrops in geographic information systems (GIS), where other information is overlaid and analysed
    -map-based presentations
    -a convenient and compact method of storing maps.
    -NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 contains all the software needed to use the maps on the Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating systems and Internet Explorer 5.5 or later (refer minimum system requirements). This product has not been developed or tested on Macintosh operating systems.

    Major features
    -Includes all published 1:250 000 scale NATMAPs up to July 2006.
    -Landsat 7 satellite image of Australia.
    -Load maps by selecting from more than 322,000 place names, coordinates, NATMAP name or by using the index map.
    -Transition viewer allows one map to be placed over another with a variable transparency slider tool included (new in 2008).
    -Split View allows two maps or a map and satellite image to be viewed and compared side by side (new in 2008).
    -Measure distances on-screen.
    -Display coordinates as latitude/longitude or grid coordinates on either the GDA or AGD datum.
    -Image resolution 200dpi.
    -Overview windows provide convenient indication of the location of the map on display in relation to the surrounding region and Australia.
    -Includes software to select, view and manage the digital maps.
    -Compatible with select GPS software such as OziExplorer or TrackRanger.
    -Compatible with many GIS and graphics packages, either by direct viewing or by exporting to GeoTIFF, TIFF, JPEG, Bitmap, or PNG formats.
    -Print maps for area of interest.
    -Dynamic scale bar changes as you zoom.
    -Ideal for laptop or desktop computers.

    Contents of NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 (DVD-ROM)
    -Eight MGA94 maps provided as a single mosaic for each UTM zone (UTM zones 49-56) - suitable for measuring distances and areas.
    -All 514 mapsheets joined into a seamless map mosaic at 1:250 000 scale (Geographic/Equirectangular projection) - suitable for location based activities.
    -Small scale reference maps at 1:1 million; 1:5 million and 1:20 million scales.
    -2005 Landsat Satellite image of Australia (25 metre pixel size).
    -Natmap Digital Maps 2008 Viewer software (version 1.6).

    What features have been updated in the 2008 versions?
    Update - Now compatible with Windows 7. -Inclusion of maps revised to July 2006.
    -Improved installation and software setup.
    -One (Premium equivalent) version only, replacing standard and premium versions.
    -Updated place names - Gazetteer of Australia 2006 Release.
    -New Transition Viewer allows one map to be placed over another with a variable transparency slider tool included.
    -New Split View allows two maps or a map and satellite image to be viewed and compared side by side.


    Edit by mod: removed link to non working content


    See post #9

    Last edited by Schermann; 8th June 2013 at 07:35. Reason: Maps not usable, please fix
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    Australian States Vic & NSW Topo maps from festy.org available here:
    Edit by mod: removed links to non working content

    Topo maps from festy.org available here:
    VIC 50K: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    NSW 25K: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    NSW: 100K: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    See post #9 for error correction method for these maps...

    Last edited by Schermann; 16th June 2013 at 16:51.
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    Please continue seeding!! i am at 99% and 0 seeders

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    This Natmap upload might hve been useful if the .map files were correct.
    But not only points every file to C:\Users\Jack\Mapping\NATMAP 250K\GEOTIFF\
    Also the file extensions inside the .map are useless.

    Check [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for the definitions of the AU Datums and Projections.
    If you want to create proper maps you should start with the basics - that means testing the finnished product and making sure the correct Datums and Projections are used.
    At this stage the above upload is useless and the files not working.

    By the way: maps I checked from the Natmap collection in post#1 show they were published 2001.
    Would help to actually know which maps might be up to date or at least from 2008.
    Not sure about other users but a map that is over 10 years old is pretty much useless.
    Last edited by Downunder35m; 31st May 2013 at 18:33.
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    So what happened? Did the conversion to OZI format go wrong?

    Don't kill me, I'm only the messenger...

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    Last edited by Schermann; 31st May 2013 at 19:03.
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    Well, if you check the files you'll notice:
    a) the filenames contain spaces - not good for CE based programs
    b) the .map files are useless as the filenames inside are incorrect
    c) the calibration is off as almost all maps I tested are not really square, they are all more or less twisted

    Maybe it would be better to simply upload the PDF's?
    Or is it not your release?
    Not sure what you used for converting, but it went terribly wrong


    First 4 lines of a corrected .map file:
    OziExplorer Map Data File Version 2.2
    SE54-11_Croydon
    SE54-11_Croydon.ozf2
    1 ,Map Code,

    Compare with your file and you know what I mean.
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    The festy maps are incorrect too, unusable due to wrong filenames inside the .map files.
    Too bad, so many GB uploaded and all is useless
    Would it be possible to get uploads of the original ECW files instead the "converted" files?
    Same for the Festy map?
    The maps are all misaligned a bit, I assume the wrong coordinate system was used for calibration.
    Especially on the Tassi maps you can see the whole map has a trapez shape.

    I did some checks and in the right order:
    1. the original files were converted using worng setting, resulting and twisted images
    2. these twisted images were used to create the calibration files for OZI

    This means the image appears to be almost correct in Ozi (if one bother to manually correct the .map file) but I highly doubt the calibration data will be accurate considering the faults before the Ozi files were created.
    I highly recommend to remove the torrents before endless numbers of people download several GB of utterly useless content.
    Last edited by Downunder35m; 1st June 2013 at 06:37.
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    Since the original uploader does not bother to provide working maps I removed the useless links from the first postings.
    In case you do need the 250K Natmap collection I can offer an alternative.
    It is the 2006 collection, but after checking the 2008 edition I decided it is not worth the update, only a hand ful of maps have a release date after 2006.
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Unlike the version from the first posting, this works just fine!
    No badly converted PDF maps, but seemless tiles allowing for proper navigation.
    Due to the 2GB limit on CE systems I was not able to provide a single map.
    All maps are in the unprotected OZFX3 format with proper .map files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Downunder35m View Post
    Since the original uploader does not bother to provide working maps I removed the useless links from the first postings.
    Well that is a shame.
    I have downloaded the original files posted by Schermann.
    Yes the .MAP files are faulty but a 5 minute bulk edit with EmEditor easily corrects those issues.
    Accuracy??? - I have no idea but they look pretty good to me.
    Test - enable a 10km Grid in OziExplorer - perfect alignment here.

    Disclaimer - I have simply modified the .MAP files and merely tested a few of the 500+ maps. There are probably still errors???

    Attached is my modified mapset file.

    Edit: Link to original mapset - all credit to mapPirate and Schermann.

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    Last edited by scubadoo; 3rd June 2013 at 06:52. Reason: Added link to original torrent.

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    Still the problem remains that PDF maps with a legend were used to generate the files, so no seemless map navigation possible.
    If single tiles are good enough...
    In case you drive out of the actual map you have to manually switch to the next map to avoid driving on the borders or the text of the legend.
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