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Mongolia Road Atlas

Mongolia Road Atlas. 1:1,000,000. Gazryn Zurag Co. Ltd., 2009. 65-8989



An excellent spiral-bound road atlas. The maps include contour lines and latitude/longitude grid. Also includes larger-scale maps of Ulaanbaatar and Lake Hovsgol. This new edition includes updated mapping, the addition of numerous distance tables plus a fold-out map of Mongolia. 84 pages, 7.5 x 10 inches. In English. See Sample.

OmniMap are out of stock and I can't find anywhere that sells it except e-Mongol but they're charging almost £40 including shipping... seems a bit overpriced to me. Even Stanfords don't have it.

Anyone here got a copy they want to sell me for a reasonable price or know where I can get one at a reasonable price? Thanks in advance.
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Thanks for this Stephen. I just ordered one!

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Thanks for this Stephen. I just ordered one!

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If I can't get one any cheaper, looks like I'll have to order one too.

FYI, the Mongolia Geographic Map, 1:2,000,000 (Gizimap), 65-89902, is also supposed to be quite good and only about £10.



Detailed map of Mongolia. The map shows roads, towns, villages, rivers, etc. The geographic map has shaded relief, hypsometric shading, and spot heights to show elevation. Trilingual English/Russian/Mongolian. See sample

Again, OmniMap have them but they're also widely available from Stanfords and even Amazon.
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Download this map: distance tables and petrol stations indicated and it's reasoably ok (bought in Mongolia). Have thought about Reise-Know-How?

(I guess I tend to answer the same, feels like I have a "déjà-vu" )

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Cheers, I have this one already... can't remember where I got it. Probably courtesy of someone round here? I've also found one from Weller (see attachment). But I'm really after the Road Atlas from Gazryn Zurag mentioned in my first post.
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We were given this mongolian atlas before we entered the country last summer. It is not bad, but what really proved to be good maps, were the old soviet maps. As roads are not so relevant in Mongolia (depending on your route), the terrain is much more important and this is what you find in those russian maps.
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We were given this mongolian atlas before we entered the country last summer. It is not bad, but what really proved to be good maps, were the old soviet maps. As roads are not so relevant in Mongolia (depending on your route), the terrain is much more important and this is what you find in those russian maps.
Be nice to see a sample of that... are they readily available?
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Hi Stephen,

I've now checked our road atlas, it is the 2011 Gazryn Zurag, but in cyrillic letters. But it seems to have the same errors like the one above (see sample map). We crossed the Zagastayn Davaa (this map shows a perfect track over it) this summer, but it would be impossible on a motorbike or a car. It is only rarely used by horses. You see still sometimes the rest of the old road (perhaps 20 years ago you could cross it - just before Tosontsengel an older man recommended this pass). It was one of our best crossings in Mongolia though, beautiful valley to Arshaant (unfortunatly I have not yet made a trip report for fotos). The sample map has a better drawing, but is pretty the same as our atlas.
BTW the map on the pdf misses the second largest city of Mongolia and the tarmac road (+railway) thereto (Erdenet).
For the russian maps, I think you know where to get them (unfortunately the simplest way to get them downloaded freely closed in december), so the Atlas + those maps are perfect.

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That Mongolia road Atlas has too many mistakes. Mongolian drivers don't use it & we use the 1;500000 sheet maps which is unavailable in electronic version at the moment. If you can find decent one made by Russians, that's the best bet, I'd say.
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When I was there 5 years ago, they were selling a road atlas in UlanBataar that was available both in Roman and Cyrilic Alphabet. That was perfect for the 2 or 3 proper roads that had been built, but the rest was half outdated, half pure invention.

What you really need is the GPS coordinates of the next city, then you follow the most recent tracks.. that's where the fun starts! and probably one of the last country in the world where you can do this.

Or so it was a few years ago..
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I got one by mailorder from mapsohop - great map by reise knowhow - it is a 1:1 600 000 on that 'plastic' type paper- combinastion of road and topo.
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Be nice to see a sample of that... are they readily available?
Try www.mapstor.com they will, for a small fee sell you a collection for Mongolia. You can also download one at a time for free. You will need a GPS software like OziExplorer to use them. Being Russian the text is in cyrilic, but they are very accurate except for any new roads that have appeared recently.
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Download this map: distance tables and petrol stations indicated and it's reasoably ok (bought in Mongolia).
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BTW the map on the pdf misses the second largest city of Mongolia and the tarmac road (+railway) thereto (Erdenet).
BTW, the one I posted has also a missing strech on the southeast, just in case (scanning mistake).

As others said, in Mongolia you'll use your road map to navigate following mountains, rivers, etc and your compass a lot.
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