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    PROJECT HISTORY

    I was planning a trip to Laos and Vietnam but found little or no free maps available at all, hence I proceeded to undertake a project to create my own maps from publicly available data sources.  I have most likely spent hundreds of hours firstly extracting the data and then fine tuning and cleaning up the road data to get it to a stage where it could compile correctly.

    The roads on these maps are not very detailed and only available at highway level only.  However, they are auto routing and will aid in estimating distances between main centres for trip planning.  No detailed roads available at city/town level.
    (updated as at July 08 to incorporate major cities and towns also most major highway routes in Laos are now highly accurate due to actual tracklogs sent in by users of first generation maps)

    Also includes major connecting highways into NORTH EAST THAILAND (Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Udon Ratchathani) AND SOUTH EAST CAMBODIA  (Phnom Penh, Kampot etc)

    I returned from the trip in February 2008 with thousands of kms of 1 sec tracklogs for these areas on my Garmin 60 CSX.  Since then I have spent another few hundred hours slowly updating and improving these maps and will endeavour to continue to do so if users send in tracklogs and new POIs and road corrections and fixes.  


    At the moment, please email your feed back and tracklogs (please zip your gpx or gdb files, if it's still too large, you may have to split it using winrar into manageable chunks) :-

    or even better join us at AsiaGPS to get advanced notice and access to latest map


    Watch out for another release in 2008 as I add more updated tracks around Northern to Central Vietnam coastal highway and possibly detailed Ho Chi Minh city maps.


    (DETAILED VIETNAM CITY MAPS INCLUDING DANANG, HUE, HOI AN, VUNG TAU, VINH AND MAYBE HCMC AND HANOI DUE OUT AROUND OCT 2008)


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    MAPS UPDATED

    11 NOV 2008

     

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

    Link removed maps updated

     

    2 NOV 2008

    CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

     

    11 SEPT 2008

    CLICK FOR DETAILS

    or Click below to download older version

    Download an older 2008R1 version (7Mb zip)

     or

    To get latest version, download from this site

    or      

    ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD SITE (Ver2008 R1) (7Mb zip)


    Now that you have the map, please join us at

    ASIAGPS

    to contribute your tracklogs, POIs, new ideas for improving this map.

    This is a community based site and registration is free.


    DONATION

    If these maps have been useful to you, please kindly consider clicking on the Donate button below which will take you to a secure Paypal Site where you could donate using most major credit cards.  I leave it up to your generosity to decide on the amount of donation. Alternatively, please click a few Google ads links or shop at Amazon on this site - won't cost you a dime.

    This will help towards covering my internet costs and also contribute towards purchasing of registered mapping software (eg. GPS Mapedit etc)

    Thank you.

    TARGET DONATION - USD 65.00

    DONATIONS TODATE - USD 59.03

    Thanks a lot to a kind soul from Czech Republic for making the very first donation 12 Oct 08 to this project!

    Received another donation 12 Nov 08 from an appreciative Singaporean!   

    Received a donation in the New Year from a kind Malaysian!

    And another on 5 Jan 09 from a very generous person from Israel! 

    Received a donation on 23 Mar 09 from an appreciative Canadian who was very happy to download a free GPS map of Western Samoa for his upcoming trip


    Thanks :-)

     





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