NZOGPS & DOC & SRTM TOPO 10m  MAPS

THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION OF THE NZ OPEN GPS  Auto Routing and DOC Tramping Tracks MAPS


UPDATED MAP RELEASE - 13 May 2010 

Free download of NZ auto routing and topo features map here

Maps updated !



UPDATED MAP RELEASE - 17 JAN 2010

New updates to road maps including lots of new POIs


Scroll to bottom for download link

 

Christmas 2009 - 20091225



FREE GARMIN NZ OPEN GPS AUTO ROUTING, DOC TRACKS AND SRTM 10M TOPO CONTOUR LINES MAP


SCREENSHOT ON A GARMIN 60CSX


COMMENTS

kiwitonita

Many thanks, it was an easy 10 minute download (no download manager etc) so will install it on a few units to try out.
Laymen like myself have no idea of the number of hours the OP mappers already contribute so this extra effort is certainly appreciated.
It's uncanny to be able to use the route tool on a track!

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This combines NZ Open GPS road maps with RCMAPS's DOC Tramping, Hiking, Walking and Biking maps and SRTM 10m topographical contour lines of New Zealand


Thanks to a R Birch from Australia who downloaded the CGIAR V4 SRTM 10m contour lines raw data and sent that to me to compile and incorporate into these maps.


FEATURES

* Street and address searching should work for both road and tracks 

* Street Searchable - you can search for track names

- to SEARCH for ROAD MAPS, SELECT Country = NEW ZEALAND

- to SEARCH for TRACK names, SELECT Country = NZ-Doc

* Only contains DOC managed tracks, regional, city council or private tracks not available

* Please download my other tramping maps if you need a complete set of maps - in future the intention is to "merge" both these maps

* All tracks are named and identified by way of colour coding as either tramping grade (rough and require some route finding skills) or "motorway" grade - eg Great Walks!  ;-)

* Auto Routing - gives you estimated time to your destination (based on 5km/h setting as long as you remember to reset your GPS unit for "walking mode")

* Track Names some with distances and time to complete

* POIs of key tramping features

* Different track types displayed differently on Mapsource and GPS using new features of the map compiler and also visible at three different zoom level setting!

* Valid types are MTB/Cycle Track, Great Walks (both these visible at LEAST detailed zoom level setting), Short Walk, Walking Track, Easy Tramping Track, Route and Historic Track (only viewable at MOST detailed zoom level)


LIMITATIONS

Base data from DOC had many errors which required hundreds of hours of work to clean up into a routeable and properly working - so enjoy and please feedback any further corrections


Requires Garmin Mapsource to view and upload maps to your GPS



Works only mainly on GARMIN GPS units. However, it is also possible to use these on GPS mobile phones such as Nokia, Motorola, HTC etc as well as PDAs using appropriate software. Just do a search here in the box below.


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DISCLAIMER & LICENSING
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  • USE AT OWN RISK
  • THE AUTHOR ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF USING THESE MAPS (Use them at your own risk or purchase commercial ones)
  • MAPS MUST NOT BE SOLD.
  • DISTRIBUTION MUST BE FREE - NO CHARGES MUST BE LEVIED WHEN LOADING MAPS ONTO SD CARDS OR LOADING MAPS INTO GPS UNITS (EXCEPT FOR COST OF MEDIA IF APPROPRIATE)
  • IF YOU OBTAINED MAPS FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE (ESPECIALLY PDA, MOBILE PHONE SOFTWARE SITES) THAT HAS RE-PACKAGED/RE-COMPILED THE MAPS INTO A SINGLE MAP, CHANCES ARE THAT AUTO ROUTING AND SEARCHING WILL NOT WORK - AT WORSE IT MAY EVEN CONTAIN TROJAN HORSE - DELETE THOSE AND GET IT HERE



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