Maps & apps for GPS
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Is this the one Viking? madmappers.com/AfricaTopo/
Viking wrote: As far as maps go - I have the Africatopo maps that I got from madmappers.com. It shows contours and rivers of which many are named. I have tried other maps but now I just use this one along with points and tracks that I have pre-loaded.
Quite a difference in price compared to this: www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/garmin-topo-southern-africa-2013-pro.html
I must just add that I am not sure what the garmin topo entails but I couldn't think of any feature worth that money.
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I tried that but couldn't get the .7z file opened properly.
In the meantime I found this: www.openstreetmap.org/export#map=13/-29.2006/29.4464&layers=C
Apart from 1 issue which sorted itself out, it seems to be working fine.
About vector maps on GPS I have
- the OSM southern africa (curbs a little evasive)
- city navigator_southern africa (no suitable, without curves)
- Drakensberg Hiking Trails Ver 3 (from tracks4africa.co.za/maps/specialmaps )
Are there other vector maps which can be used for a GT ?
I agree that the contours on the OSM map are a bit feeble.
I have not seen the traks for africa maps. I have a copy of Topo 2013 Pro. The contours are great - they are even routable so if you plot a planned route on this map it can show you an elevation profile for your hike in advance. It has next to no paths on it though
Found out downloads links here