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igurevich38 Posted - 30 janv. 2004 : 04:52:09

I finally completed the GPS Map Database.

Here it is: World Map Database (no direct linking please, link to this thread instead)

It has every country listed and links to maps that are suitable for GPS Navigation and calibration. It's split into 2 sections. The first section has a list of commercial products that can either do GPS navigation or at least route planning. The second section are free maps all over the web that can be downloaded and calibrated. I have not included any maps that are too vague (like CIA fact book maps etc...) so all maps are suitable for navigation.

I wasn't able to find maps for every single country out there, so some are still blank. But so far there are over 2000 maps, covering the majority of the world.

Feel free to post new links that I have not found and will add them to the database.

I am still planning to put together a write up with some tips on calibration, general databases that are available out there with lat/long locations and some other useful stuff.

May be you can add this to the website with an interface, so that it can be interactive?
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radek Posted - 10 avr. 2010 : 13:16:52

please do you know about a map of South Sudan? I would need to get it.

Thank you very much.

e-one Posted - 23 juin 2009 : 07:40:56
For Indonesia

Please kindly refer to for Indonesian Garmin map
The one on the excel file is now a broken link

todor.2009 Posted - 17 févr. 2009 : 22:32:56
Do you have new maps for Serbia and Montenegro 1.9?
mauoliveira Posted - 26 nov. 2008 : 02:02:47

All complete maps / poi's from Brazil and Latin America.
riuster Posted - 07 juil. 2008 : 06:08:00
concerning the Ukrainian Maps from Carte Blanche

is this for the Garmin units or PDA with Garmin program in the PDA?

Can this work with the Garmin 760 Nuvi?
lechozo Posted - 17 mai 2008 : 00:12:46
Some Updates:

Colombia, for Garmin GPS:
-Pay Road Map:
-Free Road Map:

Pay road map for Garmin GPS:

Free road map for Garmin GPS:
rtptucks Posted - 31 mars 2008 : 10:52:16
rtptucks Posted - 29 mars 2008 : 20:03:12
where do i download the maps from? i cant see any map packs with this link?

assuming i down have any internet on the move i want to be able to download all the maps before i go - load them onto a pda device and use the pda as a GPS navigation unit.

i will be travelling through remote places such as mongolia and kazakstan where there a few good maps on google! so i will have to download specialist maps, however i am unsure where to start !

advice would be greatly apperciated.
surveyor Posted - 29 mars 2008 : 11:19:26
If it's any help then this link is very useful for your needs.

You have to download the maps you will need for your journey before you go, (unless you have mobile internet!), and there is no routing - just simple position mapping. The Google database looks the best.
Satellite map downloads look like they are limited to about 100 per day if you need them. The next day you can start again.

You can run the appication as many times as you like so with for example GPSGate from you can show mapping at different zoom levels in different windows. Could be useful.

rtptucks Posted - 29 mars 2008 : 11:02:20
I am trying to plan a road trip from London to Mongolia! alot of these links are dead.

Does anyone know if there is a more upto date list with active links or a full map pack with the maps already included?

lucia1 Posted - 25 mars 2008 : 12:06:52
check basarsoft too. they made a turkish map with the best available coverage.. major data provider of turkey (provided the data for navturk previously and now partnered with igo and garmin)..
gonen Posted - 04 mars 2008 : 14:34:18
Looks like there is a new Software / english Map for Japan
the software is Garmin Mobile XT:
and the map is from this provider:
For more information:
zelda14 Posted - 05 févr. 2008 : 14:34:25
Another website for free garmin maps for singapour, malaysia and borneo

zelda14 Posted - 05 févr. 2008 : 14:31:41
I forgot the link for point 3 :

zelda14 Posted - 05 févr. 2008 : 14:30:37

I was looking for gps map for bolivia :
1 - Error, in the excel file line 219
dead link :
however all the links on that website are accessible through
Specifically for bolivia

2 - Error in the excel file seems to be dead (line 210, 221, 686)

3 - garmin maps for bolivia, partial peru, argentina, brazil and chili

4 - garmin google map search, this website is very useful

fmichael Posted - 11 janv. 2008 : 13:10:42
Hello everyone
there is map for Serbia and for Montenegro

SCG Route 1.5
Routable Map of Serbia and Montenegro

Topo 20 layer for SCG Route
Folder password: NHFPA4
jorpal87 Posted - 19 nov. 2007 : 18:25:36
i live in guatemala and i want to download a software for my jensen nvx225 but i dont know how can u help me ??
Niko Posted - 13 oct. 2007 : 19:37:26 has a Garmin compatible topo map free for Australia called shonkymap. We are also building a free topo map for Magellan. Could you add it to your database please.
scoo Posted - 19 août 2007 : 11:15:25
The following seems to be a dead (at least sleeping) link:
lapimate Posted - 19 août 2007 : 08:08:28
A reference to
New Zealand Open GPS Project - Community Developed Autorouting Maps of New Zealand

About The New Zealand Open GPS Maps Project – “Synopsis: Free street and road maps of New Zealand for Garmin mapping GPS. The street maps cover the whole of New Zealand with just about every road and street named in the country (except the Chatham Islands)”:

Project History (and some background... Long!):

MapSet Information - and where to download from:
Zhonghan Posted - 18 juin 2007 : 15:54:35
Error reporting: L 1057: dead link
alimamo Posted - 13 juin 2007 : 02:48:58
Just a quick message to let you know.

Several of your links for maps in Korea are broken, specifically the ones that use "". Seems they have rearranged their site (which they do with rather frustrating frequency here).

I took a quick look for original maps but couldn't find them.

If you want other links, there is a useful "slippy" map at
All in Korean, but the interface is easy enough to figure out.
(quick note: the tiles for the slippy map are actually kept in the browser cache, so you can capture them and stitch them together to create an actual full map image).

Two other sites that use a proprietary download to the browser are
(maps in English)

Thanks for keeping the list.
zmanuel Posted - 29 avr. 2007 : 23:50:07
For Romania there is also "Digital Romania Project - R.O.A.D.". It's a Garmin routable map that includes topological data.
smilon Posted - 24 avr. 2007 : 00:33:57
Sorry new to this but stumbled across this forum and comments seemed professional and genuine. So, my question...

I have been waiting for a map of Greece 9inc Islands) that will work on my hp pda with Tom Tom Nav 5.

Anybody out there have any idea if there is one?

(PS: when I visit Greece, all the taxi drivers in Athens seem to have a good quality map on their PDAs.)
Thank You
igurevich38 Posted - 29 mars 2007 : 22:43:03
gpschine Posted - 29 mars 2007 : 04:31:01
Do you have new links for China ?
DavorF Posted - 20 mars 2007 : 13:25:45
Here is some 3D topo maps of Croatia and Bosnia for Magellan Meridian and eXplorist units:
John Dough Posted - 16 mars 2007 : 13:10:41
OK thanks for the link but I was hoping for a cross reference to the devices that work with these maps as there are so many different gps devices out there it is a bit of a minefield.
igurevich38 Posted - 16 mars 2007 : 01:10:10
The link to the database is on the very first page of this Ttopic on the first post at the top.
igurevich38 Posted - 16 mars 2007 : 01:09:15
Microsoft Excel
admin_0 Posted - 15 mars 2007 : 20:37:48
I'm kinda new at this and i wanna ask a question that i know is stupid...
what program do i use to open this world databasa?
John Dough Posted - 15 mars 2007 : 15:14:54
Sorry can't seem to find the maps database a link would be welcome??

snotrab Posted - 09 mars 2007 : 16:15:49
Hi Ktibr

Thanks for the information.

Will these maps work on the TomTom?
admin_0 Posted - 02 mars 2007 : 13:39:05
Free maps of Cyprus calibrated for OziExplorer can be downloaded here:
snotrab Posted - 25 févr. 2007 : 12:00:50

I am new to gps, so any help would be gratefully appreciated.

I have searched the net for a map of Cyprus which I can use on my TomTom Go 910, I have found one that is a .vtm file and have found out that TomTom use a .mms file.

If anyone has a tool for converting this or any explaination as to how I can use this map, then I would be very grateful.

Or if anyone knows where I can get a map of Cyprus, again Iwould be very grateful.
admin_0 Posted - 18 févr. 2007 : 07:51:14
thanks, i was searcing for gcc maps
admin_0 Posted - 16 janv. 2007 : 15:13:09
Hi igurevich38!
Also I am living in Denmark but I came from Syria and I am interested to test calibrate the maps when I will visit home next time since there is no commercial one available.
By the way there is no links to Navman maps

Great work
studdocs Posted - 06 janv. 2007 : 03:33:38
Hi guys just wanted to post you with an update: Newer updates version maps of India are now out ... i purchased these maps from yesterday and they seem pretty good ... the 3d Navigation coupled with voice prompting seems to work well even on slower devices now and the accuracy is much better now!
igurevich38 Posted - 25 déc. 2006 : 22:18:35
I tend to keep dead links in the database because some of them either reappear back eventuallyor appear in other places so at least people know that such map existed and can google it.
I am not sure if it would be better to just remove them right away.
swakk Posted - 25 déc. 2006 : 16:20:23
carte en francais et anglais datant de la guerre du vietnam
elles comprennent le vietnam la thailand le laos et le cambodge
Vsevolod Shorin Posted - 24 déc. 2006 : 20:25:12
These links in the file are broken:

gpspassion Posted - 23 déc. 2006 : 04:33:13
Thanks for the updated maps, these 250k topo maps look interesting, will check them out to see if the calibration is included.
igurevich38 Posted - 22 déc. 2006 : 02:19:22
Added US Army Topo 250K maps for: France, Burma, Siberia, China, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, most of Africa, Japan, both Koreas, and Philippines
igurevich38 Posted - 22 déc. 2006 : 01:30:13
The database has been updated.
New maps are Belize, Guatemala, India and some commercial software for Europe.
admin_0 Posted - 17 oct. 2006 : 15:49:34
Wow, you guys put big effort and money into this.....great job.......well i'm a bigginer into the gps things but i think with your help in this forum i'll be a pro really fast....
great job thks
gpspassion Posted - 07 oct. 2006 : 15:48:22
Yes that won't work.
It's possible the Navigon Clevermap maps are compatible, but check on their site for sure.
admin_0 Posted - 07 oct. 2006 : 14:42:33
I'm going to the southwest of US to drive around for 11 days, and I'm quite confused about how to get a US map for my Medion (Navigon) version 5.1 navigational system.

I'm renting a car from AVIS, and they hire out navigational systems for $9.95/day, but since I already have my Medion, I would of course prefer to use that, but the problem is, that I only have maps of European countries.

Does anybody know how to get free maps of the southwestern US that will fit on to my Medion?

I have downloaded a few maps found via the maps database mentioned in the first post of this forum, but I can't make it work, since Medion requires the file extension of the mapfile to be ".map".

Can I use map data with other fileextensions, and then transform it into *.map format?
studdocs Posted - 26 sept. 2006 : 19:28:09
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studdocs Posted - 02 sept. 2006 : 17:44:13
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Xradeon Posted - 29 août 2006 : 18:08:40
OK i'll start a new topic.. Yes I got the map from the memory stick of my Typhoon (MyGuide) 3500GO..

gpspassion Posted - 29 août 2006 : 11:40:29
Map conversion if off-topic here, start a new one, what's the source of this map of Mexico, did it ship with your Typhoon GPS, didn't know they had these maps.
Xradeon Posted - 23 août 2006 : 20:34:14
Any idea on how to open the map or convert it to another format??? Thanks!
Xradeon Posted - 21 août 2006 : 07:53:07

I've uploaded all the content of my SD Card that contain the maps of Mexico City..

Please when you know how to open the map or convert it tell me how..

The map is complete, it came with MyGuide Typhoon 3500GO GPS.

igurevich38 Posted - 19 août 2006 : 19:15:41
Sure, upload the Mexico city map. No idea about the .cdt file.
Xradeon Posted - 19 août 2006 : 09:00:08
Hey I've a Mexico city complete map.. I can upload it if you want... Only one question.. I bought a Typhoon 3500GO MY GUIDE gps.. I think it has smart2go map... Or at least smart2go format... But I don't know how to see the map on my PC.. or how to convert it 'cause I don't know what format it is... The map only has a .cdt extension... Can somebody help me???
MarkH Posted - 31 juil. 2006 : 15:26:25
The first link comes up with a blank page.

Do you mean the Svalbard map? Try this link
igurevich38 Posted - 26 juil. 2006 : 22:25:44
The first link comes up with a blank page.
MarkH Posted - 26 juil. 2006 : 14:32:10
Map for Svalbard, covering the Longyearbyen area only:

Another map for Svalbard, although the download is unavailable at the moment:

gpspassion Posted - 18 juil. 2006 : 14:15:32
He gave the good one in another thread

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igurevich38 Posted - 15 juil. 2006 : 20:57:45
This link seems to be dead
pierredh Posted - 15 juil. 2006 : 12:56:55
I scanned some vietnamese maps and calibrated them for oziexplorer
You can download these maps at


stevepowers Posted - 10 juil. 2006 : 18:39:46
Thanks all. Having been an avid C320 user for a year or so I've recently got up to speed on making customised maps for the Garmin units and just about have it figured out. It seemed to me this could be interesting to perhaps add a link to any such free digital maps on igurevich's excellent database ... here is one of Croatia

Plus - thanks for the link to the commercial map - that I'd also be interested in.
igurevich38 Posted - 10 juil. 2006 : 13:26:52
There is a commercial map of Croatia for Garmin sold here (listed in the database):
gpspassion Posted - 10 juil. 2006 : 12:36:14
@stevepowers - not easy to add non Garmin maps to a Garmin unit, you have to make your own with tools like

@GSC - you'll need a moving map application, a good place to start ->

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admin_0 Posted - 09 juil. 2006 : 17:52:35
Hi everyone,
this map database looks really great.
But I'm new to gps and i don't know how to use them. Could anyone tell me what I need to do to use them on my pocket pc.
Thanks in advance
stevepowers Posted - 08 juil. 2006 : 13:28:22
Here's a dumb question I'm sure. I'm looking for maps (ideally free) of Croatia that can be loaded to a Garmin C320. Where abouts in the forum should I look?
mouissi Posted - 24 juin 2006 : 14:46:32
bonjour je cherche la carte du maroc pour mon tomom go 700
igurevich38 Posted - 30 mai 2006 : 12:52:04
Awesome project. Will add.
igurevich38 Posted - 30 mai 2006 : 12:51:06
The database link is on the 1st post on this thread.
ehuds Posted - 30 mai 2006 : 08:39:36
Can you add for Israel?

This is a community project for creating a free Israeli map.
It currently covers about 30% of the country.


davidkowy Posted - 12 mai 2006 : 23:12:56
Hi everyone,
I am new in gps and also new in this forums, could anyone please tell me where is the database that hold those maps ?

I am in Canada, and plan to U.S. in short future, would like to find some U.S. map . Thank in advance.

igurevich38 Posted - 07 mai 2006 : 11:39:36
The database has been updated.
New links for: Europe, Israel, Equatorial Guinea, Portugal, Sao Tome, Various Indian and Pacific Oceans Islands
admin_0 Posted - 30 avr. 2006 : 21:25:00
This link looks like it is dead:

I was wondering if anyone has this file or know a different location where it is being hosted.
igurevich38 Posted - 28 avr. 2006 : 12:23:53
Thanks for the NavnGo update. I saw the original release and the problem that I noticed was that when you select in what language you want it displayed it automatically loaded both the interface and the map in the same language, which is very annoying if you're in Israel. In the new iGo is it the same way? It would be better to be able to load the interface in English and still chose the Hebrew map for those who can read but don't speak the language very well. Like Di does it. Otherwise the street names transliterated into English don't make any sense half the time.
gonen Posted - 28 avr. 2006 : 07:12:21
Originally posted by igurevich38

Thanks for the new Di reseller. I was wondering who that was.
Don't know about Japanese maps in English.
Is Israeli NavnGo going to be sold together with all the other iGo products? So far the seem to be totally separate under the NavNGo name.

There is going to be one Product I-Go it should be released in Israel in the next few dayes with Israel , East and west Europe maps on 1 minisd or SD 1GB card . (USA maps will be released in the near future as well) I saw the pre release version it has an amazing video performance and the option to navigate all around the globe from country to country is going to change the way we used to navigate in the past.
igurevich38 Posted - 22 avr. 2006 : 23:24:41
Thanks for the new Di reseller. I was wondering who that was.
Don't know about Japanese maps in English.
Is Israeli NavnGo going to be sold together with all the other iGo products? So far the seem to be totally separate under the NavNGo name.
gonen Posted - 21 avr. 2006 : 09:01:51
Great database very useful i have an update to Israel
- Destinator changed reseller they are sold by Benchmark
- There is a new software Company I-Go they have an amazing software product
Which include Israel , West Europe , East Europe and soon Usa Maps
Web Sites:

I have a question about Japan Maps is there any English Software out there ?
Ari Posted - 04 avr. 2006 : 10:53:37
AND releases new maps for Turkey

Rotterdam, 3 April 2006 - AND Automotive Navigation Data, leading provider of worldwide digital mapping data for 'in-car' and personal navigation, has added Turkey to its Central and Eastern European map database. The new digital map are the first results of the expansion of AND's Indian production facility.

The map includes all necessary navigation features and are in line with the high quality specifications as defined by AND in cooperation with its customers. The Turkish road network covers more than 343,000 kilometres including thousands Point of Interest such as parking lots, parks, golf courses and train stations.

Does anyone know who uses this data?
gpspassion Posted - 24 mars 2006 : 17:44:39
er...ok, can't see any maps there ?

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redcloud Posted - 24 mars 2006 : 03:53:22
davidrebelo Posted - 23 mars 2006 : 03:59:33
Here are some links with maps of the Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal:
igurevich38 Posted - 12 mars 2006 : 20:11:28
I guess I missed it. Will add it in.
GandJim Posted - 12 mars 2006 : 18:42:52
ViaMichelin is not mentionned in the "Commercial Products", and only once in the "Free Maps" (for Andorra).

MapSonic is not mentionned anywhere, neither in the "Commercial Products", nor in the "Free Maps".
gpspassion Posted - 11 mars 2006 : 00:14:06
Did we really miss ViaMichelin in the database, it must surely be under its original name then, MapSonic ! Does it really have maps for the UAE now, oh that's infomap, ok.

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GandJim Posted - 10 mars 2006 : 22:56:25
Great compilation, very helpful! Thanks a lot.

Just to contribute something, there are a couple of commercial GPS navigation and map software not yet mentionned in this database:

It has maps for most Western Europe, and a couple of Eastern Europe countries.

It has maps for the United Arab Emirates.

Concerning other GPS navigation softwares like TomTom and Digi-Map, there are quite a few new maps released, in particular for Eastern Europe.


gpspassion Posted - 05 févr. 2006 : 23:27:09

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igurevich38 Posted - 05 févr. 2006 : 21:35:01
Just remembered. The World Map Database is now 2 years old!!! It's getting out of diapers.
igurevich38 Posted - 02 févr. 2006 : 11:54:24
All links are in the database spreadsheet. See first post to this thread.

Same here. There are a bunch of links for Cyprus.

Don't know about NavTurk. You should contact them

In the database there is a section called WORLD (see in the list under W). There are there are at least a couple of links to what you're looking for.

By the way, the database has been upated again a few days ago.
1) New software for Romania
2) New maps for Kazakhstan, Russia, and some link corrections
admin_0 Posted - 01 févr. 2006 : 10:13:06
Hi! I'm looking for a longitude/latitude vector data for the world-wide coastlines.
Any link? Tks.
Sallykil Posted - 15 janv. 2006 : 19:57:03
Great compilation of useful information for us travellers. Are you an avid traveller, igurevich38? I did contact NavTurk, and their latest version can be read in English, as well as Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, and of course Turkish. It does look like an all in one unit, tho. D'ya think I can use it with my laptop, and if so do I need some compatible software?

admin_0 Posted - 06 janv. 2006 : 02:27:14
Where can I find maps for Cyprus for street level. I need especially maps for Nicosia city. I am looking for bmp, jpg or gif files
Thank you in advance ;-)
admin_0 Posted - 28 déc. 2005 : 13:56:10
I am looking for Indian maps. From where can I download these, as from ur post below I can c that u have uploaded them somewhere.Pls let me know.

Thanks in advance

Originally posted by igurevich38

Another major update uploaded with more maps for India, many African countries and the Middle East.

igurevich38 Posted - 19 déc. 2005 : 16:25:26
Posted major update: free Garmin maps for many countries
igurevich38 Posted - 16 nov. 2005 : 14:36:40
Posted major update today:

New Software - Estonia, Poland, UK,
New Free Maps - Tunisia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Niger, Sudan, Southern Africa Countries, North Hawaiian Islands

admin_0 Posted - 14 nov. 2005 : 20:56:18
Thanks for getting us the info.
admin_0 Posted - 16 oct. 2005 : 16:51:54
For Argentina and South America:

Street level maps and Nautical charts of Argentina & South America for GARMIN receivers, now with autorouting and bluechart support:

gpspassion Posted - 23 août 2005 : 12:17:23
Welcome and thanks for the link, they have quite a write-up here ;-) Seems they are using the Navigon engine with their own maps ?

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Ari Posted - 23 août 2005 : 10:06:03
Navturk ( seems to be a player with coverage of Turkey. Does anybody know their coverage and how accurate their maps are?
gpspassion Posted - 14 août 2005 : 12:30:22
Is that the TeleAtlas version or the AND version they've been working on but I haven't seen released yet.

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Adams Posted - 12 août 2005 : 23:36:46
Poland - 18% of the area is now covered in TomTom Navigator 5. The largest cities have street addresses, most of cities with only stret names. All international, national and regional roads (plus some local) included.
Warsaw (the capital) has been made pretty well. Many POIs.
Waiting for further improvements...

4700,5550,3970;BT-338,10Deluxe,Brodit Active;TomTom5,AutoMapa,GPMapa,Visicom,PocketKIM
surveyor Posted - 11 août 2005 : 17:47:04
Other comercial products:-


(The maps are difficult to purchase outside of Russia. If you visit, (Hamilton Global Management), then you can view some of the Ingit maps in English - although they are considerably more expensive and have the GPS interface software disabled).


Europe (Maybe listed already!)


admin_0 Posted - 24 juil. 2005 : 23:08:03
Originally posted by igurevich38

New update posted.
1) Added Ukraine for Garmin
2) Added Luxembourg TOPOs with a link to a place that actually sells them
3) New Satellite Images and/or TOPOs for Sudan, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Iran, Ethiopia, Morocco, & Angola

hi.. please update polish GPS database

based on IMAGIS#174; digital map. use in navisystem Blaupunkt, VDO Dayton, Becker, and in cars: Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes, BMW. (this is info from home page of MAPAMAP product)

igurevich38 Posted - 29 mai 2005 : 07:02:27
New update posted.
1) Added Ukraine for Garmin
2) Added Luxembourg TOPOs with a link to a place that actually sells them
3) New Satellite Images and/or TOPOs for Sudan, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Iran, Ethiopia, Morocco, & Angola
admin_0 Posted - 24 mai 2005 : 20:11:46
Map of Ukraine for Garmin GPS:

Available for purchase online at

igurevich38 Posted - 20 mai 2005 : 03:02:19
The names on English maps are written in Pin Yin which is the official way of writing Chinese using English characters. So many of them can read it (it's taught in school), as long as they are educated. If you will stay in cities then it will be useful, but in the country probably not. In Shanghai most streets were labeled in Pin Yin also, but I don't know what the story with Taiwan is.
gpspassion Posted - 20 mai 2005 : 02:15:19
That's a thought although I'll probably just get a paper map and then compare with what I see on MapKing. It doesn't seem locals use the English names anyway ;-)

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igurevich38 Posted - 20 mai 2005 : 01:56:51
Here are the English Mapking maps, but you're right I don't see Taiwan on there. I guess they didn't make one yet.
The same map works for the PC and PPC version.

If you want to get fancy, when in Taiwan you can easily buy a paper map that has both English and Chinese on it (I got one in Shanghai) for $2 and then if you bring with you a little scanner you can calibrate it in Ozi. I have a Canon LIDE 35 scanner that's the size of a standard piece of paper and fits easily into a back pack.
gpspassion Posted - 20 mai 2005 : 01:43:40
No, so I've been painstakingly matching the mapking maps with online maps !
Where did you find these maps in English ? Anyway, having maps in English in Taiwan probably wouldn't do too much good anyway as all the street signs are in Chinese I'm told.

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igurevich38 Posted - 20 mai 2005 : 01:32:34
MapKing has English maps too. That's what I wanted to use in Shanghai. Can you read Chinese and where will you be going?
gpspassion Posted - 20 mai 2005 : 01:09:11
Since I will soon be travelling to Taiwan I have been lookin at maps and foudnd the following:
1. You have MapKingv2 and MapKing2003, not sure what the difference is, but both have an interface in English and maps in Chinese. Installing CE-Star (free if you just use it to decode fonts it seems) then the rendering will be improved so you might be able to show the map to cab driver ;-)

2. Not much in the way of topo maps, Berkeley have some apparently but access is reserved to UC students. There are some topo maps for Garmin units as seen here but I'm not sure how/if they can be bought outside Taiwan.

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gpspassion Posted - 16 mai 2005 : 19:20:12
Great thanks for the update, looks like the site is back up to speed too ;-)

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igurevich38 Posted - 16 mai 2005 : 18:11:26
Major update uploaded today.
1) Most of Africa is now covered with maps.
2) Free Topos for South Africa 50K and 250K.
3) Handmap is now available for a few more European countries and Middle East (first for PPC and Palm)
4) Corrected mistakes in number sequence
5) Fixed a few broken links
gpspassion Posted - 12 avr. 2005 : 14:37:12
Found a few maps of Africa here -

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gpspassion Posted - 29 mars 2005 : 10:34:53
Thanks for the news, I would post this in a new "Navteq Coverage" thread in the news or mapping section though as it will probably take some time to trickle down to the end-user so that we can add it to the database ;-) Actually maybe not that long because NAVIGON is adding this area to the nez MN|5 version.

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Marvin Hlavac Posted - 29 mars 2005 : 04:24:58
CHICAGO, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NAVTEQ , a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has added new roads and updated attributes and geometry on existing roads in its maps of the following middle eastern countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The updated maps of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates were released in Q4 2004, and the updated map of Saudi Arabia was released in Q1 2005 to NAVTEQ’s direct customers.

A variety of different updates were made to the road network of each of the aforementioned countries; however, some notable updates include:

-- Adding names and addresses to roadways in: Busaytin and Muharraq City
in the Muharraq area, Maqsha in the Jidhafs area, Barbar and Sar in
the Northern area, Bilad Al Qadeam in the Manama City area, Isa Town
in the Isa Town area, A’Ali in the Central area, Alluzy and Rowdha in
the Hamad Town area and Malkiya, Dumistan, and Karzakan in the Western

-- Extending the Skaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Hwy south from Wali Al Ahd Hwy

-- Adding new geometry in Zahra, within the city of Hawali

-- Adding new geometry in the neighborhoods of Al Salam, Hateen, Um Al
Haiman and the roadway west of 40 Road in the city of Ahmadi

-- Detailed coverage of the following 16 cities in Oman: Ibri, Khasab
(Musandam Penninsula), As Suwaiq, Saham, Nizwa, Barka, Bahla, Shinas,
Al Mudaybi, Al Khaburah, Al Musanaah, Al Rushtaq, Barka, Samail, Ibra
and Qurriyat

-- Detailed coverage of the northern side of the "Al Hahjar" mountain
range to the coast - from Qurayyat to UAE border where a bulk of the
population resides

-- Updating road geometry, street names and addresses on all levels of

-- Adding new stadiums for the 2006 Asian games

United Arab Emirates
-- Adding street names and addresses where present in Mussaffah, Khalifa
City B and Khalifa City A, Ajman and Ras al Khaimah

-- Adding new roadways around Fujairah and new geometry in the Abu Dhabi
area and Dubai

Saudi Arabia
-- Adding new coverage in Taif

-- Updating road geometry in Jeddah and Riyadh
gpspassion Posted - 21 févr. 2005 : 10:53:51
There seem to be some Ozi calibrated satellite maps for Morocco here - trial versions possibly.

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igurevich38 Posted - 27 janv. 2005 : 22:06:04
Thanks for the new links.
I emailed Handmap about They were just a map provider for Handmap, so may be they got a new one. Will find out.
Turistel CD is on their site under Productos Turis Com in the middle of the page.
texasdiver Posted - 27 janv. 2005 : 20:05:38
Some updates for your section on Chile.

The link appears to be dead.

I could not find any information on the chile inter@ctivo CD Rom listed on the Turistel site. Turistel is a company that publishes annual paper volumes of guides to Chile in Spanish. Sort of the Chilean version of the Michelin guide. That's their main business and they don't seem to do much in the way of electronic maps. I sort of expect that their CD Rom is more of a tourist guide with lots of text rather than electronic maps. Their books are more like Loney Planet books in that they are 95% text with occasional regional maps and maps of certain urban areas.

However, I did discover a company in Chile that is producing routable Garmin maps of Chile that will work in all the common Garmin mapping GPS units. The company is called GPS Chile and their website is here:

I emailed them for more information on purchasing and/or downloading their products but haven't yet received a reply. However I have found them available for purchase online through Falabella, a large department store chain in Chile:

The price in dollars comes to about $230 at today's exchange rate. I will probably buy them on my next trip to Chile and see how good they are.
Marvin Hlavac Posted - 15 janv. 2005 : 22:02:05
iGurevich38, you could edit your 1st post on page 1 to replace the "over 1000 maps" with "over 2000 maps" to reflect the current status, and the result of your hard work (labor of love) ;-)

Marvin Hlavac - Toronto, Canada
Marvin Hlavac Posted - 12 janv. 2005 : 02:18:32
Igurevich38, you may try to auto-translate either just a specific text or a whole page from Italian or other languages to English:

It is not a perfect translation, but if you need the information it usually helps quite a bit.

Marvin Hlavac - Toronto, Canada
habot Posted - 11 janv. 2005 : 23:01:03
when i find, yes ;-)
igurevich38 Posted - 11 janv. 2005 : 22:57:46
My Italian is rusty, so I don't understand a bunch of it. Can you post a direct URL to the tiles, and will work with that?
habot Posted - 11 janv. 2005 : 22:20:21
Not found, but the help file say : Yes ;-) (check "URL" Icon).
igurevich38 Posted - 11 janv. 2005 : 21:24:54
Is there a way to download these? It seems that even small tiles cannot be downloaded.
habot Posted - 11 janv. 2005 : 21:05:21
For Italia : Topomaps in ECW Format (online map, activex needed)
1/10 000, 1/25 000, 1/50 000, 1/100 000,...

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igurevich38 Posted - 16 déc. 2004 : 17:18:52
New update.
Commercial software for Far East in English. Some new free maps for Oceania and Europe.
igurevich38 Posted - 28 nov. 2004 : 04:59:20
Updated again.
Commercial software for Europe, and free maps for Israel.
igurevich38 Posted - 31 oct. 2004 : 03:36:51
Posted a major update.
Lots of new maps for ex Soviet Republics, Japan, and South America.

We have reached over 2000 maps.
igurevich38 Posted - 22 oct. 2004 : 05:28:50
Posted a major update today.
Lots of new maps for Russia, Africa and the Carribean
gpspassion Posted - 12 oct. 2004 : 23:14:58
Great! We'll need another news item when we hit 2,000 ;-)

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igurevich38 Posted - 12 oct. 2004 : 23:12:14
Posted another update today.
1) New maps for Vietnam, Iceland, New Zeland, Turkey, Spain, Tonga and a few other Pacific Islands.

I still have a pile of links that need to be added for the Carribean, Russia, Africa, and a few other places. Stay tuned. We are almost up to 2000 maps.
igurevich38 Posted - 11 oct. 2004 : 23:38:22
Wow. Very cool. I'll link these up.
Can you post where you got the original data to create these maps?
admin_0 Posted - 11 oct. 2004 : 23:27:26
igurevich38 Posted - 10 sept. 2004 : 23:40:16
Well kind of. Maporama has it on finally (from Navteq). These are small quadrants. But someone can stitch them together, I guess.
gpspassion Posted - 10 sept. 2004 : 22:52:54
Here you go! Thanks ;-)
So you did find Gibraltar after all!

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igurevich38 Posted - 10 sept. 2004 : 18:37:30
A history file is too complicated, because I have been updating it over the past few days and can't remember anymore every single change. :-(

The updates are:
1) Removed some dead links
2) New commercial software for Russia and countries supported by PaPaGo
3) New free maps for Gibraltar, Moldova, Russia, some Pacific Islands, Egypt, and Lybia
gpspassion Posted - 10 sept. 2004 : 17:48:15
Great, thanks! Do you have a quick rundown of what's "new and improved"? ;-)
Would it make sense to number the releases with a small history.txt file?

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igurevich38 Posted - 10 sept. 2004 : 17:42:04
I uploaded another big update to the database today.
lbobeda Posted - 26 août 2004 : 22:05:14
I bought a CD with the aerial photograph in the scale I need and of the aerea of my ranch. The photo is adjusted to the coordinates UTM so I can open it in AUTOCAD. The CD costs around USD 50 or less.
The file is about 120 MB.
The mayor is waiting for your email and I told him about having a map of Paraguay on file with coordinates for you. He will wait your email with your requirements. Luis
igurevich38 Posted - 26 août 2004 : 19:59:25
Did you buy digital scans? How much did they charge?
lbobeda Posted - 26 août 2004 : 19:39:59
I ask if the IGM (Instituto Geografico Militar) had a web page but they informed me they don't. The email for the IGM is and the contact is Mayor Servicio Geografico Antonio Gavilan Estigarribia. They have all the maps and aerial photograph of PARAGUAY. Hope this helps.
lbobeda Posted - 26 août 2004 : 19:31:08
I ask if the IGM (Instituto Geografico Militar) had a web page but they informed me they don't. The email for the IGM is and the contact is Mayor Servicio Geografico Antonio Gavilan Estigarribia. They have all the maps and aerial photograph of PARAGUAY. Hope this helps.
lbobeda Posted - 26 août 2004 : 16:35:54
From the INSTITUTO GEOGRAFICO MILITAR of Paraguay. They have topographical maps of all the country (Paraguay), also they have aerial photograph that can be ajusted with UTM coordinates. I will check with them if they have a web page and inform you.
igurevich38 Posted - 24 août 2004 : 21:48:56
You need to get OziExplorer ( and calibrate the maps on the PC. You don't need your GPS to calibrate if you already have the UTM coordinates of known points on the maps. Then you will convert the images using Ozi to OZF2 format and use those files on PPC using OziCE.

Where did you get maps of Paraguay?
lbobeda Posted - 24 août 2004 : 21:42:05
Somebody help. I can obtain topographic maps including aerialphotograph including the UTM coordinates which I have in my PC with AUTOCAD. With GPS I can locate points in the topographic maps, but how do I put this map with coordinates in my Pocket pc IPAQ 2215 and make the GPSmart w/Bluetooth appear or draw on the PPC. Where can I get a software that can do this? Help me.
lbobeda Posted - 13 août 2004 : 21:28:44
In your database you don´t have maps of Paraguay. I can get some maps but what kind of maps do you need? I´m looking for maps that I can input UTM or geographic coordinates in order to locate my plantation lots via my GPSmart BT to my PPC IPAQ h2215. Can they be in JPG format. How do I input gps coordinate to the map in question?
Can you help?
admin_0 Posted - 29 juil. 2004 : 10:17:37

For Europe and other countries, try this :
The extension is IMG for Europe. I try to convert them to file that can be open with OZI
habot Posted - 22 juil. 2004 : 14:47:23
Sidney & Cyprus :
(and some tools for OziExplorer ;-)

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igurevich38 Posted - 04 juin 2004 : 04:48:27
Another major update uploaded with more maps for India, many African countries and the Middle East.
gpspassion Posted - 12 mai 2004 : 21:45:30
Great, thanks! Took advantage of the server being back up again, eh ;-)

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