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"All maps of Russia 2006", on CD

Has anyone field experience using the maps on CD called

"All maps of Russia 2006", GWRU-04/06E

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Has anyone field experience using the maps on CD called

"All maps of Russia 2006", GWRU-04/06E

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Hey Chris,

I don't have any field experience - but it sounds like something I'd like to see

Where did you find it?

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Greg,

Have a look here:

Maps of Russia, Map of Russia, CIS

I have seen a copy and it looks good to me.

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Have a look here:

Maps of Russia, Map of Russia, CIS

I have seen a copy and it looks good to me.

Chrus
Thanks Chris - I think I'll order a set on the basis of the screen grabs - it looks pretty good for some of the areas I am interested in. Very pricy though! US$ 165....but not as expensive as getting horribly lost I guess.

I got your PMs as well but apparently I need a couple more posts before I am allowed to PM so was unable to reply. I'll be in touch when I get my posts up!

Also checked out your website - great stuff and it looks like you've got a great bunch of travelling companions.

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Talking Russia maps on CD

Greg,

The web site for the maps shows the writing in cyrillic, the maps on CD can be set by the user to show either English or Russian.

Will you be heading into Central Asia or staying in Russia?

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Smile Russia Planning

We are organising a gathering of our planning group on the ANZAC long weekend, if you are located near Newcastle, NSW you are welcome to come along and meet some people that have actually riden and driven Russia recently.

Let me know when your posts are up to the right number for PM.

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Will you be heading into Central Asia or staying in Russia?

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That depends on identification of entry and exit shipment points for my bike. I want to fly it into one city and travel for six weeks to another from where I can ship it home. If the route and distance between those two cities (currently considering Moskow and Vladivostok) allow it then I will detour into central asia and/or mongolia.
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We are organising a gathering of our planning group on the ANZAC long weekend, if you are located near Newcastle, NSW you are welcome to come along and meet some people that have actually riden and driven Russia recently.

Let me know when your posts are up to the right number for PM.

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I'd be keen to come up on the Long Weekend - I live in Sydney. I'll keep working on the posts!
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Has anyone field experience using the maps on CD called

"All maps of Russia 2006", GWRU-04/06E

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I found paper versions of these same maps in Sydney yesterday - they seem pretty good and defiiniely sufficient for route planning
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mapworld---Perth,Sydney,Melboune,Brisbane,Tasmania

280 Pitt Street

They are "aviators maps" - it took a while for the guy to remember that he had them so be specific
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Hello Chris,

Have you compared this CD with these maps? Digital topographic maps download - mapstor.com

I think that the CD sounds like it will be more user friendly, but these maps have all been recently converted to Ozi explorer format, which means being able to use them with a GPS device. You can buy these maps in bulk, or you can down load them individually, including the ozi format files. This is great, as you can have a bit of a look. I down loaded the Moscow file and it looks like it will be helpful. And they have other areas too.

Let us know what you think the pluses and minuses of these two difference systems.
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I prefer the mapstor site recommended by cornish deity.
The topographical information seems to be far superior.
Also, having an english "translation" of place names isn't that useful as all the signs in the real world will be in cyrillic anyway. Better to learn how to read/pronounce the cyrillic alphabet - note not necessary to **understand**. The first set of digital maps don't seem to have alot of topographical information. Note 1:200,000 maps are the best. Anything smaller means compromisng your ability to work out exactly where you are. Some of the larger areas will onlt have 1:200,000 available for some areas. All my paper maps are 1:200,000 except for some of siberia where this scale is not readily available.
For people in London, Stanfords in Covent garden, London. It is expensive BUT you should look at what is available in order to better select scanned or digital maps from the internet.
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