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GPS city maps in russia

 
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stuc100
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009
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Location: scotland

PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:59 pm    Post subject: GPS city maps in russia Reply with quote

Hi all,

i am planning an excursion across the trans continental highway this summer, starting in Sochi and will be finishing in Ulan Bataar, i had great feedback about my previous route through Georgia ( a serious lack of judgement Smile ) but am now getting down to the details of my new route. I am finding it hard to get City Maps for my GPS unit, is this a common problem, forgive me if i am being dense again but being a westerner, I am still quite new to the intricacies of serious russian transit.

Thanks

Stu
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danbrew
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Joined: 17 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'll find it pretty difficult to obtain decent GPS maps for anywhere other than Moscow & St Pete. Garmin offers a few products - Roads of Russia, which is just ok. I used it in Moscow a few years ago and it was good enough to get me around. This product is offered by Navicom and they have a website in Russian with more info. Garmin also markets a product called "City Navigator Russia NT". I haven't used this one yet, but would be it is probably the same Navicom dataset. (A quick google search for "garmin maps russia" will show you the links - apparently URLs don't work here... go figure)

If you're planning on getting out in the wilds, maybe doing a walking, biking, private auto trip, I can see the need for the GPS. If you're going to be along the transsib route on the train, you won't need it. I did Moscow - Vladivostok last year and never felt the need for the GPS.

Enjoy!
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