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Has anyone used the Tom Tom map in Morocco?

Has anyone used the Tom Tom map in Morocco?
I'm sure it's not a patch on Olaf on the piste but I was just wondering.
Their global coverage is much greater than I imagined. I suppose we'll get there one day but it seems too good to be true.

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Hi Chris,

Sorry but I always used the Garmin with Olaf. I don't know anyone in that circunstance.
I will ask around, anyway.

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Rui
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I´s not a patch on Olaf´s surely. I had news that TeleAtlas, map provider for Tomtom, was working in Morocco.

A friend has just installed Morocco map on Igo 8. Both must be very similar as TeleAtlas provides Igo too. I´ll ask him.

Garmin and Compegps have an routeable morocco map too.
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I have used Garmin Morocco Topo and it is very good, having nearly all of the tracks Olaf and many more beside.

Being routeable is also very handy in busy city's to find your way through, even more so when you are driving by yourself.

It's far from perfect and also I noted that a lot of the tracks were copies of Olaf even when the piste may of changed, so much so I would be amazed if Garmin had not used some of the data.
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Yes, been using it for some weeks now.....together with a couple of those available in Morocco shops/supamarkets.......we rent them out!

Best way to discribe is that they are exactly the same in detail and layout as the Euro TomTom, in fact you just download the data......No good for off road of course......but to find your way around Fes, Marra, Rabat etc etc....a godsend.

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I talk about this, an NT Garmin map https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=73686
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I´ve installed Igo 8 on my PC with the Morocco map and it don´t looks very well.

Cities like Agadir, Meknes, Tetouan, Kenitra, Nador, Mohammedia are only points in the map... Motorways informations looks to be updated.

I don´t expect a great thing from Tomtom map. As I said the source of the maps is the same.
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Like I said, TomTom is not much use “off Road”, but if you use one in the UK/Euro the cheap download for Morocco is brilliant for city locations [60+ towns/cities at street level I think].

On our last tour a client needed the main Fiat dealer in Meknes......from the vehicle handbook we entered the address into the TomTom and it took us to the gates.......can’t ask better than that.
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I have used Garmin Morocco Topo and it is very good, having nearly all of the tracks Olaf and many more beside.

Being routeable is also very handy in busy city's to find your way through, even more so when you are driving by yourself.
I was not very impressed with the Garmin Morocco map and if I did it over again, would not get it.
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I'm going to be using the TomTom map to get me out of the cities and then the Olaf map on a Garmin to help me out with the pistes.
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Angry TomTom in Morocco

Just done a trip down to Zagora and back to Nador
Took my old TomTom Rider loaded with the Morocco map
It was very inaccurate, being way off track on many roads
and poor at routing if you could find the place name spelling
it also cuts out if it gets to hot
Will be looking for a Garmin or Memory Map next trip
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Thanks for digging this one up, I forgot I even asked! I also just used a satnav in Mk. Bought a used 70 quid Garmin Nuvi and stuck Olaf in it and it was brilliant. Seen them though never used a satnav before, but I tell you, these things could catch on.

With Nuvi I also realised that there are two levels of Olaf: 'fat' and 'thin'; the thin ones were barely legible on my handheld Garmin 76 which I use for route logging, tho maybe its my set up. Thins are much clearer on the Nuvi and allow you to do more stuff, even cross country links. For the piste I put the Nuvi on the tank over foam; the OE Garmin holder/cradle would have snapped for sure.

I didn't seek or need routing; the best feature was being able to work your way around cities like Marra or Fes confidently. On the way back I tried to route it to Bilbao off the A62 to get a distance, but it went all over the place, so just carried on. No wonder Spain is cutting €27b; they've spent it all on fantastic highways...

And for a bike I'd suggest there's no need to splash out on the Garmin Zumo, which as far as I can tell is a weather-proofed Nuvi with buttons. I was told later they are hard to find used cheap, anyway.

The Nuvi worked fine with gloves, and as long as it was tucked behind the screen, survived huge downpours on the way back.

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Just done a trip down to Zagora and back to Nador
Took my old TomTom Rider loaded with the Morocco map
It was very inaccurate, being way off track on many roads
and poor at routing if you could find the place name spelling
it also cuts out if it gets to hot
Will be looking for a Garmin or Memory Map next trip
We had a very similar experience. Very hard to work out place name spelling, but to be fair even the road signs used different spellings. (Assilh, asilah)

Only main roads were included; no pistes. even some recent main roads were not on (Motorway edge of Fez) .

Journey times were a bit of joke, I think it did 5mph if it were not a main route.

Would we have been without it? No. On the main roads through the mountains, it gave a clear view of the twists and turns ahead of us.

Of course we got speed and co-ordinates without the map.
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May 1 to 11 this year we used TomTom with fresh map, Garmin with fresh map.
TomTom was almost OK, thou I would never look at GPS in twisties can't trust computers
Garmin was awful everywhere. Maps are...OK, thou never up to date. But routing algorithm...Oh my God!
To be clear - even on Spanish side it did show... prices instead of directions
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