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Maps.com.au is a domain owned and operated by Cartoscope Pty Limited - ABN 19 001 838 982.
Cartoscope directors first commenced their mapping business in 1969. In 1988 the company diversified into tourism publishing and now have a proud record of service to the public and industry. Cartoscope publish over two million maps and guides each year and the number continues to grow with the coverage expanding along the eastern coast of Australia and to selected inland regions of New South Wales
The major benefit of Cartoscope products lies in the maps. These differ from most other maps in that they carry more information which is of value to the tourist, such as picnic spots, museums, national parks, lookouts, boat ramps, golf courses, petrol & gas stations and caravan parks to mention a few.
Cartoscope receives many letters from travellers saying our maps are better than other retail maps and are excellent for planning their whole holiday. Cartoscope's most outstanding feature is the value provided by producing a quality product that works for the tourist, the advertiser and the regional tourism boards. Clients claim our maps are their best advertising media. "We have tried many types of advertising, most have been failures. Your map has proved a real winner for us", Bill Coombe, Amaroo Lake Cruise, advertiser on the Great Lakes map.
Cartoscope are experts in all aspects of tourism publishing. Cartoscope has won 6 NSW Awards for Excellence in Tourism, 3 in the category of Media and 3 in General Tourism Services. In 1999 Cartoscope won two awards in the 1989-1999 NSW Awards of the Decade in Tourism Excellence in categories General Tourism Services and Media. In the same year Cartoscope won two NSW Award for Excellence in Tourism, the Media category for the Eurobodalla Nature Coast guide and the General Tourism Services category, which covers all of our products. In 1995 Cartoscope's Australia's Highway One publication won the Australian Tourism Award for Media Print.
Cartoscope has a range of other facilities available to the public. These include mapping, brochure & logo design, high resolution flat bed scanning up to 340 x 530mm, CD burning, poster design, colour laser printing from disc, creating of slide presentations and colour photocopying.
Cartoscope will also design and construct holiday destination shop windows for clients and conduct shopping centre promotions. Cartoscope has a comprehensive photo library covering all areas of our tourist maps, as well as a growing library for our expanding map coverage. Photos can be hired for a reasonable fee which includes high resolution professional prepress scanning and burning to a CD.
Cartoscope is unique in having a team of specialists including cartographers, graphic designers, illustrators, photographer, editor, sales and marketing professionals.
The business was established in 1969 by Carrol Cummings. Louise Maggs joined the partnership in 1975, and it was registered as a company. The directors pride themselves on an ethical approach to business.