Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Equipment, Travel > Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS

Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS How to find your way - traditional map, compass and road signs, or GPS and more
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

World-wide topographic maps for your Android Smartphone

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 23 Nov 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: brighton
Posts: 11
Maps of russia

hi,

Plan to ride to magadan in 2012. Where's the best place to get maps for russia?

Ive tried stampford maps in london and the detail was a little lacking!

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 23 Nov 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 1,003
How much detail are you looking for? Unless you intend to do some real trail-blazing, in many of these areas there is essentially only one road in the direction you're going, so there's not much point in having detailed maps. Russian road atlases will be readily available once you're in Russia, various scales are typically available. If possible, you'd probably find it helpful to learn the Cyrillic alphabet before setting out, its not that hard.

In addition, Walter Colebatch has uploaded an extensive set of waypoints for Siberia and the Far East, including the road to Magadan, which is stickied in the Northern Asia subforum.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 23 Nov 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,121
Certainly the best road atlas I have found, covering almost all of Russia, is in the link below.

It only excludes far, remote areas of north east Russia, from a line north of Mirny, Yakutsk, Khandigar and Susuman although those are included.
The scale varies 1:800,000 1:1,500,000 and 1:3,000,000 depending on density of region. It shows built up areas, towns, villages, roads, tracks, railways, and rivers (but not the depth!). Some topographical detail such as marshlands, forest, etc.
It also includes detailed street plans of 9 major European Russia cities plus 4 more in adjoining countries, and 1:200,000 maps of Moscow Region Distance charts (Km) and a full index of place names.
All names are in Cyrillic but each page has a ‘thumbnail index’ map showing town names in Roman/English alphabet. Useful practice learning to recognize and read the Cyrillic alphabet!

336 pages, slightly larger than A4. Includes a ‘free’ magnifier. Current edition is No.6. 2010-2011.

I am visiting UK in 3 weeks time and will happily bring copies if anyone PMs me with their name address and a promise to send me the cost plus UK postage (about £10 - £12) when received. I will include b/w photocopy of a poorer map of the north east road above he cut-off line, if requested

The sample pages in the links do not show the real quality of the print and relate to much older editions!
[url=http://www.allmaps.ru/avto_km_stolb/russia]

Sorry - can't get HyperLink to work - you will have to cut'n paste!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 23 Nov 2010
T.REX63's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA / USA
Posts: 297
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony P View Post
...
I am visiting UK in 3 weeks time and will happily bring copies if anyone PMs me with their name address and a promise to send me the cost plus UK postage (about £10 - £12) when received.
PM sent
__________________
Thomas

"Hey, ...I'm just ridin' shotgun"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 23 Nov 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,121
Quote:
Originally Posted by T.REX63 View Post
PM sent
And answered!
No problem.


Anyone else?
Let me know ASAP, but before 3 December please.

To clarify, £10-12 is estimated total of the cost of both the atlas and postage from/to UK.
I am happy to mail elsewhere from UK or locally en-route as I cross northern Europe (LT, LV, PL, D, NL, B, F.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24 Nov 2010
colebatch's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: London / Moscow
Posts: 1,733
TP, see if you can find these ... I have both but prefer this one to the one you linked to. Take a look and see what you think.

Russia Road Atlas (Paperback ed.)
__________________
__________________________________________________ ________________
"Do NOT go wherever the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail"



Sibirsky Extreme - Adventure Motorcycling Guide to Siberia and Mongolia - on Facebook

Click here for Sibirsky Extreme Trail DVD Trailer
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24 Nov 2010
chris's Avatar
Probably out riding
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: God's Own County
Posts: 2,278
Hi Tony

Have sent you a PM.

Thanks for your help.

cheers
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 24 Nov 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: brighton
Posts: 11
Cheers for the adice! I am a little more relieved that it doesn't seem to be that hard to get info!

I don't plan to be to off the beaten track. My bikes a 650gs so not exsactly a hardcore off road bike!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 24 Nov 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Moscow, Russia
Posts: 1,003
Especially on the main Trans-Siberian road, there is not that much to worry about, there only one road and no shortage of fuel, food, lodging. I have not been up to the Yakutsk/Magadan area yet, but there you need to pay more attention to where'll you'll find the basics. I think, however, that Colebatch's waypoints and the info in his ride reports on ADVRider should provide about all the info you need (along with a basic roadmap).
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 16 Dec 2010
T.REX63's Avatar
Gold Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA / USA
Posts: 297
Tony rocks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony P View Post
And answered!
No problem.


Anyone else?
Let me know ASAP, but before 3 December please.

To clarify, £10-12 is estimated total of the cost of both the atlas and postage from/to UK.
I am happy to mail elsewhere from UK or locally en-route as I cross northern Europe (LT, LV, PL, D, NL, B, F.
Hey Tony, got my atlas in the mail yesterday . Thank you very much. I'll owe you...
__________________
Thomas

"Hey, ...I'm just ridin' shotgun"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 16 Dec 2010
chris's Avatar
Probably out riding
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: God's Own County
Posts: 2,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by T.REX63 View Post
Hey Tony, got my atlas in the mail yesterday . Thank you very much. I'll owe you...
Received nothing so far, but with the weather, the Chrimbo rush and the postal service being as "efficient" as it is, it may take a while. Will let you know as soon as it appears. (This assumes you've had time to send it).
cheers
Chris
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 16 Dec 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,121
T.Rex got his as I mailed it to him in Germany last friday as I was driving across Germany between my homes.

The others for UK folks are now safely here with me in London.
I will be mailing them out in the next day or two - as soon as I have dealt with the 4 months mail piled up behind the front door!

Sorry for the delay. Hopefully you can all be looking at routes during the holiday break!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 19 Dec 2010
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,121
Andysr6, Oothef, Chris, Harryboi, Servdave, Holdragon and DaveEde.

Your Atlases were mailed yesterday morning, Saturday 18th.

There is one left if anyone wants (final cost was GBP10 including P&P), otherwise I can get more and bring to UK at beginning of March.

The one Colebatch prefers (which I believe I got for him!) was not available in 3 map/book shops in Moscow. From memory it only shows roads and did not have much, if any, topographical information other than rivers and rail.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 19 Dec 2010
Contributing Member
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 168
Tony,

If its still available I'd like to buy your last copy of the atlas. I plan to spend 3 months next year going from Vladivostok to Europe and at the moment don't have any decent maps. I can send you a British address (my father) to keep the posting for you simple and I'll get him to forward it onto me here in Australia (he's bound to be sending other stuff post christmas).

Let me know how to get the money to you and I'll send it right away.

All the best
__________________
Martin

back on the road again


http://awayonmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 19 Dec 2010
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: brighton
Posts: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tony P View Post
Andysr6, Oothef, Chris, Harryboi, Servdave, Holdragon and DaveEde.

Your Atlases were mailed yesterday morning, Saturday 18th.

There is one left if anyone wants (final cost was GBP10 including P&P), otherwise I can get more and bring to UK at beginning of March.

The one Colebatch prefers (which I believe I got for him!) was not available in 3 map/book shops in Moscow. From memory it only shows roads and did not have much, if any, topographical information other than rivers and rail.
Thanks so much for that! I shall pop the cheque in the post once the map arrives!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garmin maps for ukraine and russia Expert Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 7 21 Oct 2009 09:17
GPS and Maps for Russia Denis Navigation - Maps, Compass, GPS 17 22 Feb 2009 02:19
Maps of Russia / Europe - the best? Ants BK Route Planning 7 25 Apr 2006 09:23
Maps for North-West Russia? praatika Northern Asia 8 20 Apr 2006 10:28
Road maps for Russia oldbiker Europe 3 25 Feb 2003 00:09

 
 


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.


Renedian Adventures


Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!


New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.


Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:10.