Raster DVD Premium 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
-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.
-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.