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World Mapping Project now available in digital format

Seems Reise Know How/World Mapping Project maps are now also available as digital calibrated maps for OziExplorer, Fugawi, TTQV and PathAway format. These are the same general country maps that are sold as Rough Guide waterproof paper maps by Rough Guide, but choice is much wider.

I personally like bitmap/paper maps much more than Garmin-like vector basemaps. I'm dreaming of high quality 1M + 250K hybrid road-topo map in bitmap format that covers entire planet.
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Im not much of a techi . how this work in Africa
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You can use PDA with built-in GPS module (Like Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox N-series) instead of ordinary hand-held GPS. Then you can load software like PathAway or OziExplorer that allows you to use digital maps. PDA is much more flexible than usual GPS but it is not very robust, requires some more knowledge and effort.
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Im not much of a techi . how this work in Africa
Thes maps are like photos of paper maps - they contain additional information (geo referenceing) that says the lat and lon, proijection stuff like that. You can use these without a GPS .. just like the paper maps .. Being digital means you can store them on a memory card - lots of maps on one small card .. I've even washed a card and it still worked afterwards .. cannot say teh same for a paper map..
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Thanks a lot guys, I'll check it out and let you know how I get on
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