I have discovered a novel way of planning a route.I have been trying to get some decent maps of Northern Mozambique and have been struggling, until I found "Google Earth" and awsome package for free! If you have a GPS even better. I have been able to plan a route from Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania to South Africa using this package. It is a sattelite image of the earth which you can zoom down close enough in most cases to see the roads! I was able to use the package to identify GPS waypoints and then input them on my GPS.You can also download from the GPS to the software and then print out a map or image. It is pretty accurate as well. I road my bike out of Dubai along a route and then downloaded it onto the software and it was bang on the road I was riding. ( the map on the GPS shows me slight off the road!!! som much for Garmin's base map!!) It worthwhile taking a look at if you are in deperate need of Maps or Route planning. I believe the images are about 3- 4 yrs old which in most cases more modern than most maps. And you can literaly see if the road exists!! Quite usefull. Has anyone else tried it?