NATMAP Digital Maps 2008
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NATMAP is provided on 2 DVD's as 8 UTM zone maps as well as a single mosaic map

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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:

bulletreal-time navigation with global positioning systems (GPS)
bulletroute and adventure planning
bulletas backdrops in geographic information systems (GIS), where other information is overlaid and analysed
bulletmap-based presentations
bulleta 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 or XP as well as Vista 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

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

Contents of NATMAP Digital Maps 2008 (DVD-ROM)

bulletEight MGA94 maps provided as a single mosaic for each UTM zone (UTM zones 49-56) - suitable for measuring distances and areas.
bulletAll 514 mapsheets joined into a seamless map mosaic at 1:250 000 scale (Geographic/Equirectangular projection) - suitable for location based activities.
bulletSmall scale reference maps at 1:1 million; 1:5 million and 1:20 million scales.
bullet2005 Landsat Satellite image of Australia (25 metre pixel size).
bulletNatmap Digital Maps 2008 Viewer software (version 1.6).

What features have been updated in the 2008 versions?

bulletInclusion of maps revised to July 2006.
bulletImproved installation and software setup.
bulletMicrosoft Vista compatibility.
bulletOne (Premium equivalent) version only, replacing standard and premium versions.
bulletUpdated place names - Gazetteer of Australia 2006 Release.
bulletNew Transition Viewer allows one map to be placed over another with a variable transparency slider tool included.
bulletNew Split View allows two maps or a map and satellite image to be viewed and compared side by side.