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mbasko
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04 May 2017 01:53 pm

This month's NAPFA Newsletter had a heads up on Doug Stone's maps now becoming available on Avenza http://www.avenza.com/avenza-maps
They are the same price as the paper version $14.99 each. There are 4 available already for NSW (Hill End, Hargraves, Stuart Town & Sofala-Wattle Flat) & some for Victoria. I have downloaded the android version + some NSW maps & they are pretty good - handy to have on your phone if you are looking at these maps. All works offline via GPS - no phone/data service required.
The Parks Vic Prospecting Maps are also available on Avenza for FREE as well as numerous topographic maps (topo maps are pretty chunky - high MB if using phone) for $1.49 each.
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HoudiniHarry
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04 May 2017 02:22 pm

can you check the link. I cannot find anything on site relating to Doug Stone??

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mbasko
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04 May 2017 02:40 pm

The link is to the Avenza app.
Once downloaded you can search the store for the Doug Stone Gold Maps or Outdoor Press or area of interest name etc.

Heres the Doug Stone link (prices USD):
https://www.avenzamaps.com/vendor/1087/ … gold-maps/

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04 May 2017 03:53 pm

Cheers


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04 May 2017 09:21 pm

Thanks, haven't checked it out yet BUT may be a good alternative as he has published a new Victorian edition of his book of maps .... may save having to buy the new book if you can just download the new ones you're interested in.
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mardymoose
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04 May 2017 10:42 pm

Are they georeferenced for avenza?

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mbasko
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05 May 2017 02:52 pm

All maps in the Avenza map store are georeferenced


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mbasko
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27 June 2017 07:41 pm

Quite a few new Doug Stone maps available to buy now, + a couple of free ones & you can also upload up to 3 x free NSW State Forest maps to use on Avenza from here: https://web.archive.org/web/20160308111 … cking#maps


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NeilM
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27 June 2017 08:29 pm

Thanks mbasko will check both out


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lostnfound
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09 July 2018 04:06 pm

Has anyone bought the Avenza version of Doug Stones' Gold Atlas? Converting US$ to A$ they seem about the same price as paper. I bought a single map, was interesting to use but locations were offset by about 50m. Anyone else find this?

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mbasko
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10 July 2018 04:03 pm

I checked the Hill End NSW one & it seemed fairly accurate to where I was. Probably within 10m or so but not 50m out? Might be your GPS device?
I wouldn't be using these types of maps for 100% accurate location/direction anyway. IMO they are only useful as a general guide for the localities - showing where some old workings are etc. They are only really any good for unfamiliar areas to get you started.


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10 July 2018 07:23 pm

Thanks for that. They are useful

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26 October 2018 11:37 am

The wife just bought me a Lenovo Tab 8 for my birthday for the sole purpose of using it for prospecting, Avenza looks like the way to go and I'll use her pre-paid wireless router thingy for Internet while bush to access geovic and GE when there's signal.
Look forward to learning new ways.


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26 October 2018 12:25 pm

new techniques can be and are very rewarding , i recommend the purchase of Oziexplorer and some hema maps, lpi topos , as long as the tablet has gps


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26 October 2018 03:08 pm

ctxkid wrote:

new techniques can be and are very rewarding , i recommend the purchase of Oziexplorer and some hema maps, lpi topos , as long as the tablet has gps

Thanks for the recommendations, I used to have a Hema 6 unit which I never spent the time to utilize properly so only used it as an on road nav which still worked well on the dirt until it packed up a few months back, I'm ready to put my brain into learning mode and utilize technology better than I have been but happy to have my hard copy maps as backup and cross reference material.
The Lenovo Tab 8 has GPS and one of the reviews I read this morning on it said the user was using it mainly for maps etc so hopefully it will work ok for me.
Appreciate the help thumbsup


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ctxkid
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26 October 2018 07:58 pm

ProspectorPete wrote:

The Lenovo Tab 8 has GPS and one of the reviews I read this morning on it said the user was using it mainly for maps etc so hopefully it will work ok for me. Appreciate the help thumbsup

no worries , ozi is cool and will work for you well , the 8inch screen will be better to use than the hn6 cool

grab a mount for it to go in the car , awesome perfect

an hey i might have some maps wink


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