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Old 12 Oct 2011
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Maps IGN 1:200 000 of Algeria

Hi guys,

For a future plan trip in algerian sahara i need some maps.
Does someone have the 1:200 000 maps of IGN ?
I know CDs of those maps exists, but someone know where I can download them ?

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Originally Posted by ktm990 View Post
Hi guys,

For a future plan trip in algerian sahara i need some maps.
Does someone have the 1:200 000 maps of IGN ?
I know CDs of those maps exists, but someone know where I can download them ?
Here ya go mate MEGAUPLOAD - Algeria.zip
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Here ya go mate MEGAUPLOAD - Algeria.zip

These are Russian 500k, not Ign 200k
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I don't know anything about where to download the files. I'm pretty sure this is not shareware.

I've used some IGN-maps (paper) for Algeria, 1:500.000 and 1:1.000.000 but not 1:200.000. Personally I found the 1:1.000.000 better then the 1:500.000 both when it comes to readability (colors etc) and it was also more accurate.
If I compare maps in the different scales there a lot of differences, you can find pistes on the 1:1.000.000 which you can't find on the 1:500.000, and the other way around.
It might be worth to check the different scales before you decide what to get.

This maps are old (mine are 40+ years) and things have changed since then and I guess they where not 100% correct in the first place. When it comes to important factors as water and petrol you have to calculate large margins.
It would be interesting to compare the IGN-maps with the Russian ones. The Algerian army also had some maps which I tried to buy without success.
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