Fish Finder Maps
Far cheaper than aerial photography, this
amazing product contains two satellite images of Australia and ER Viewer
software, displaying ground features in photograph-like perspective.
Fishermen, hunters, prospectors, water
borers, bushwalkers and others will find practical uses for this disk.
The two 25-metres-equals-one-pixel images of
Australia are in natural colour and water-highlighting colours, making small
billabongs and creeks easy to see. Vehicle tracks through the bush can be seen,
as well as shallow reefs, sandbars and weedbeds.
While the image is not 3D, mountain ranges,
watersheds, hills and rocky outcrops can easily be recognised. The software
allows users to quickly zoom in and out.
This DVD is supplied in non-Lat-Long
(undistorted) format, which means you can accurately measure distances between
features. Users can save and print parts of the satellite images.
Until recently, the cost of acquiring single
satellite images of small parts of the Australian continent was hundreds of
dollars. Now it is available for everyone on this DVD.
The software requires a computer with Windows
98 or later, at least 32meg of RAM and a DVD drive. The software is loaded on
your computer, but the images stay on the DVD, unless you have the 4.4 gigabytes
of space required to load the two images on your hard disk.