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Morocco GPS map - new alternative to Olaf

Someone sent me this today:

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there exists a better mk map than Olafs. You can get this from viagens4x4.com. This map is also routable and includes an enormous number of pistes and tracks.


Mapa Garmin Marrocos

Havent seen it mentioned here before, but looks good.
I will try and load and use it later.

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@Chris: When try to follow upper link got this reply: Forbidden - Users from your country are not permitted to browse this site.
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Well all I know is it worked for me in the UK.
It looks as below - a Portuguese www but in English
Is Ljubljana in a bad country ;-)

I have not tried it yet, instead am bogged down relearning how to load the latest OSM Moroccos into the Garmin.

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I have been using this map for a while now, although not in Morocco, just planning with it loaded into Mapsource and nRoute and it's well worth having, loads of fuel stations (although I'm not sure all are there) and the pistes match up with the ones I have done so far and Olaf.

One of the nice things about nRoute is you can switch between maps in an instant on a drop down menu, so you can use the best map for the area / piste you are on at the time.

EDIT, just in case anyone missed that other maps are Here

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As far as I know Slovenia should not be on any black list
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As far as I know Slovenia should not be on any black list
PM me your email and I will send it to you, if you wish.
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Good evening from Portugal

Same here, if you need the map please PM me.

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can someone tell me how much Mb we are talking about?Thnx
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import jpg maps - at last

24/7 just sent me the .exe of 3.7mb and someone else said the map itself was 6mb.

I could not open the .exe as Mapsource (req'd) is not Mac'd and BaseCamp (replaces MapS?) is Mac'd but didn't like .exe.

But - fyi - in the intervening hours lost in Garminworld I have learned that with Garmin CustomMaps you can finally import any scanned or digi jpg map into a GPS unit by 'calibrating' it against Google Earth as an opaque layer, and then saving as a kmz to import into a unit's /directory which, with a sat image .kmz could sort of = GE in a GPS... Possibly very nice.

This has always been the holy grail in the central Sahara (maybe not so much Morocco) where detailed digi mapping (free or otherwise) is scarce but the excellent IGN maps (1m, 500k and 200k) needed to be hooked up to a laptop). Directly off a big screened GPS would also be nice. You could look at the screen IGN, relate it to a paper IGN and get the big picture in a flash.

Problem is, my old 76csx hasn't got the poke for CustomMaps but the newer 78 does - as do all the touchy Dakotas, Montanas, etc.

stop me if I'm going on...

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Take care downloading Viagens maps. I just did for comparison , and it wiped out about 30 other maps I had in Mapsource. Got them back after a system restore, but not very reassuring. Of course, this may just be my system...
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But - fyi - in the intervening hours lost in Garminworld I have learned that with Garmin CustomMaps you can finally import any scanned or digi jpg map into a GPS unit by 'calibrating' it against Google Earth as an opaque layer, and then saving as a kmz to import into a unit's /directory which, with a sat image .kmz could sort of = GE in a GPS... Possibly very nice.

This has always been the holy grail in the central Sahara (maybe not so much Morocco) where detailed digi mapping (free or otherwise) is scarce but the excellent IGN maps (1m, 500k and 200k) needed to be hooked up to a laptop). Directly off a big screened GPS would also be nice. You could look at the screen IGN, relate it to a paper IGN and get the big picture in a flash. Ch
I have been giving presentations at the German HU meets on this and it works well - although of limited use to long haul overlanders. Very useful for those wishing for GE 'mapping' images in a smaller area due to the number of images required - as well as gps model limitations (storage/processing/etc)

As 24/7 says, one great advantage is using Nroute so as to have the wide screen effect based on your notebook. It's a shame Garmin discontinued this and replaced it with a product that is not free. Note: I have not been able to get N-Route to work under windows 7 - only on XP.

==> 24/7 what op.sys are you running your N-route under?

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Take care downloading Viagens maps. I just did for comparison , and it wiped out about 30 other maps I had in Mapsource. Got them back after a system restore, but not very reassuring. Of course, this may just be my system...
No Barry you are right and trying to install these causes a lot of grief - these maps are best avoided IMHO.
Best either keep nice treat from Olaf with his maps, or invest in the Garmin maps which are not free - Topo Maroc has been out for over 2 years now but still the best there is.
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I have been giving presentations on how to do this at the HU Germany meetings Chris. You should come one day!




No Barry, you are right and these will cause you grief and are best avoided IMHO.

Stick to Olaf's maps which are a treat as they are free, or for more detail/serious navigation invest in the now 2 year + old Garmin Maroc topo map.

I don't have any problem here, been using the map for 3 months or so now, on various PC's.

What are the dates on your IMG files? Mine are Oct 2009 I'm waiting for another log in, just in case I'm using an older version.
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==> 24/7 what op.sys are you running your N-route under?
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and in the past Win XP
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I did not do anything special, just installed it as normal, it's on my desktop (Win7) as well.

I'm using version 2.7.4 btw.

Mapsource Ver 6.16.2

I have just downloaded another copy of MARROCOS map and it is the same as the version I have.

Like I said, it never caused me any problems, both on my deck top or laptop, both have multiple maps installed, but I have not yet used it in anger in Morocco in nRoute over an extend time.

It will get a full test in April though
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