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GPS koordinates trough Western Sahara Route

Hello!
We are driving trough Sahara (Marokko, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and cameroon) in a 4WD HiAce. Departure is set to december this year. We would very much like to have GPS koordinates to towns and places in these countries! Maybe we'll see some of you fellow travellers along the way!
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I have all the morrocco and mauretania pistes in mapsource format.
I also have a topographic mapsource map of Morrocco
let me know if this is what you need?
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Hi,


GPS coordinates of cities and villages for all countries in the world are available in: http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/cntry_files.html

Its an impressive collection of coordinates in lat/long and UTM formats.

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hi Geoffrey
if you can send me that maps please !!
sq5rk@o2.pl
thanks in advance, btw my pix's from last trip to Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania:
http://members.lycos.co.uk/xvz13/Mor...006/index.html
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Me too

Geoffrey - think you'll have a fair few requests for this information. So me too please.

Tracks 4 Africa http://www.tracks4africa.com/ has a demo version - that lists some roads on their demo version - http://www.tracks4africa.com/t4a_maps_dl.asp about 10Mb. Most of their info is southern africa .. but they have a bit on Morocco.


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Hi Geoffry

How can I get the mapsource pistes. We are leaving in December.

Greetings

Hans Dorscheidt

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I have all the morrocco and mauretania pistes in mapsource format.
I also have a topographic mapsource map of Morrocco
let me know if this is what you need?
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Waipoints in Africa

Hi, we are currently in Spain heading for Morrocco one of he following days. We would also very much like the waipoints in mapsource format from you, Geoffrey.

We are planning to do the whole western africa from Morocco to South Africa..

See our route on www.safarica.no

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Mapp Source

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I have all the morrocco and mauretania pistes in mapsource format.
I also have a topographic mapsource map of Morrocco
let me know if this is what you need?
Hi Geoffrey

How can I get these Items We leave from Holland To Guinee on 15 December.

Please let me know.

Greetings

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For those who are after Morocco GPS maps they are available as a free download:

http://www.island-olaf.de/travel/marokko/gps.html

I've been using them in Garmin Mapsource to plan some routes for a trip in the spring, and the detail seems excellent. They also work fine on my Streetpilot 2610.
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I've used the Marok Topo maps on my 2610 for my last two trips. They are extremely accurate regarding roads and include many major pistes. Sometimes, however, the villages are a few kilometers from where they are on the ground so I tend to navigate to road or piste features rather than village names.



The example above shows waypoints from a previous trip (the link between the Dades and Todra Gorges) with the Marok Topo map. As you can see, the black line of the piste matches the waypoints directly. You can also see where I got lost towards the end and headed due east instead of south. There's some pics of this piste at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134454

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Hi Geofrey,

Simular as all the others, we'll like to have a copie of your maps. We're heading south this week and welcome all the information for the piste in Marocco and Mauratianie, Malie etc.

Thanks for the info, you can send it to leonterburg@yahoo.com.

If you wanna have a look at our plans, see www.milestog.nl.
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Mauretania Mapsource Maps

I would be very grateful if you could send me your Mauretania Mapsource Map!

e-mail: Ragi@ragi.eu

Thanks and happy Travels,

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GPS coordinates of cities and villages for all countries in the world are available in: NGA: Country Files
Think that data has limited resolution .. resulting in some places being 200 metres out (and that accuracy will change as teh resolution is set in degress .. not metres .. )

Possibly the Marok Topo maps use the same data .. that is why the villages have location inaccuracys.

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GPS Coordinates west sahara route

hi Geoffrey
if you can send me that maps please !!
mosullivan1@gmail.com Thanks
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GPS Coordinates of Mauretania

GPS Coordinates of Mauretania.
We plan to travel to Atar, Chinguetti, and then south east to Tidjika and along to Nema.

Is there a possibility that someone has the coordinates of the routes so that we could punch them into our gps unit?


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