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Bushmaps

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Nov, 2023 3:27 pm

Does anybody know where I can purchase the bushmap (Stuart Brookes) for The King, Hoqua and Jamieson rivers watershed?
I had a copy, but seem to have lost it since my last hike in the Upper Howqua area.
The author has passed on, and it seems to be out of stock at ABC maps and other places, so maybe discontinued?
Any ideas?
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby icefest » Thu 16 Nov, 2023 4:42 pm

Request a copy from the NLA!

About 50$ but has worked for me in the past with these kind of things!

https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/catalog/4401914
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby stry » Thu 16 Nov, 2023 5:17 pm

I might have a spare. Will take me a wee while to check.

Don't hold your breath. :)
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Nov, 2023 6:07 pm

icefest wrote:Request a copy from the NLA!

About 50$ but has worked for me in the past with these kind of things!

https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/catalog/4401914

Genius! I've ordered it, $19 for map, no mention of shipping, hopefully not a huge amount, but price is comparable to ABCMaps.
I'm hoping 'Original Size, Standard Paper' is the same as the one I got from ABCMaps.
Of course, I'll now find the lost map behind the couch, or under the dog, or something.
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 16 Nov, 2023 6:08 pm

stry wrote:I might have a spare. Will take me a wee while to check.

Don't hold your breath. :)

Thanks but have ordered one!
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby icefest » Thu 16 Nov, 2023 7:04 pm

Tell me how the map quality is, I've used it for PDFs of books!
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Baeng72 » Fri 17 Nov, 2023 9:39 am

So, just got notified, no paper copies available, and need to select TIFF or JPEG.
I ordered the TIFF (hoping it's GeoTIFF so I can import into QGIS, but fine if not).
$52, bit more than paper... I can print it out and lose it multiple times now. :)
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Biggles » Fri 17 Nov, 2023 3:44 pm

Inaccuracies and oddities in various Bushmaps were quickly picked up by walkers, cyclists and 4WDs over the years, chiefly because there was no continuum of updates. I just home-in on specific sections of VicMap, and have many of these in various measures that have proved their worth either on a tablet for viewing or printed ex-pdf to A3 (around $2.00 to $5.00 each on purchase download). You probably already know this. Melbourne Maps Central might have legacy copies of Bushmaps.

https://melbmap.com.au
https://vicmaptopo.land.vic.gov.au/#/help
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby stry » Fri 17 Nov, 2023 4:37 pm

Baeng72 wrote:
stry wrote:I might have a spare. Will take me a wee while to check.

Don't hold your breath. :)

Thanks but have ordered one!


Good :) I know that I have at least one extra - somewhere :( Digging through close to 60 years worth of accumulated paper maps is just too hard.
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 04 Jul, 2024 9:39 am

So, I found the map, it was in a bag that had stuff in it when the car was cleaned a while back.
Waste of $50 for a digital map, but happy I've got paper map.
I was looking for VicMap paper (or paper laminated) topo maps to buy.
It seems they're about $24 each, what's the best size for backup naviation? 1:25k, or 1:50k?
And is $24 a reasonable price?
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Fri 05 Jul, 2024 10:11 am

The Rooftops map of the area is good. The third edition of the SV map of the area is also of some use.
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Baeng72 » Fri 05 Jul, 2024 10:42 am

paidal_chalne_vala wrote:The Rooftops map of the area is good. The third edition of the SV map of the area is also of some use.

I have SV Maps of BHP and Buller areas. I also have some bushmaps, but I've read they're not so accurate somewhere.
I have rooftops of walhalla, buller, but not down to Tamboritha, and I think feathertop.
(Also, got SV Maps of Gramps, and lots of Tas maps from the Overland which are not getting a lot of use these days).
I was thinking of what's a good brand/scale for navigating, and specifically for Baw-Baw and north of Licola.
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Re: Bushmaps

Postby Avatar » Sat 06 Jul, 2024 7:29 pm

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