GPS Maps for Iran and Turkey???

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by seanshaf, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. seanshaf

    seanshaf Engineer

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    Hi Guys,

    My Dad and I are travelling from Liverpool, England to Turkey and Iran and were wondering if there were any maps available to download..(I have a garmin zumo 550)

    Your help is much appreciated.
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  2. Malindi

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    Do you have an Iranian visa? Hard to get with a Canadian passport. I have some tracks from Iran but not on this computer.
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  3. Zecatfish

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    Theres a few pages out there that detail, how to compile your own TOPO maps using UN world data lists.
    If I get a chance this week, I'll see if I can find the pages that detail how to do it.
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  4. Malindi

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    PM me an email address and I can send you my Iran .gdb files
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  5. seanshaf

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    Thanks Guys...If you could help me get those maps up and running it would be of great help!

    Zecatfish: If you could find that page, that would be awesome :)

    I"M SO EXCITED!! WOOOO! Shipping the bike out from Toronto to Liverpool this thursday.

    We'll begin our adventure (hopefully) on the 23rd of June. Look out for our ride report!
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  6. Zecatfish

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  7. FLY

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    Which countries you'll be riding throuhg?
    Cheers
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  8. seanshaf

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    Part 1:
    Starting in England and then going to make our way over to France, cut through spain and coast along the Mediterranean (Southern France). Go through Italy to a port city called Bari and catch a ferrry over to Greece, and finally ride through Turkey to Iran.

    Part 2:
    On our way back, we hope to go through Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Czeque Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, and Back to England.

    I know it sounds like a lot but we have a ton of time to kill (60 days to be exact). The largest time spent will probably be spent in Iran as we have family there. Crating the bike tomrrow! I'll upload pics asap. Maybe I'll start the ride report along with it..
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  9. Malindi

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    See my section on Iran: www.nohorizons.net
    LOADS to see there. Esfhan was by far one of the nicest cities I've ever seen.
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  10. seanshaf

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    Thanks Malindi.
    Funny thing my ancestors come from Esfahan!
    Can't wait to go there for the first time.
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  12. the venturer

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    This link will help you a graet deal. http://rapidshare.com/files/221139227/GARMIN200902.ZIP
    Latest Navcity Turkiye (2009-2)
    Just let me konw when you have installed it onto the unit.
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  13. the venturer

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  14. zakou

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    Does anyone have a GPS MAP for IRAN for Garmin GPS?

    http://www.global-map.net/iran/index.htm

    I have seen this !! Its a mapsource version ................. if you can find this as a torrent or other I have the Key gen to break it
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  15. the venturer

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    Hello Zakou. Why not tell us about your trip? Start the report and share the pics with us if you have returned.
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  16. vander

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    Good to know. I was looking for Türkiye and Iran maps. Going there in september.
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  17. zakou

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    Hi there my trip to turkey was excelent !! I just have no time this period of the year for a ride report. I have a lots of photos and stories to tell !! I have to go back again!!
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  18. krb6

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    My wife and I are on a similar trip. We flew our bikes from Victoria BC to Manchester England rode through France, Italy, took the ferry from Italy to Corfu Greece then to Athens and out to some of the Greek Islands. We thought we could catch a ferry to Turkey from Samos (Greek Island short distance to Turkey) but no car ferries for a week so we had to take a long ferry to Northern Greece (Kavala) and drive cross the border to Turkey.

    We have a zumo550 with latest europe maps. We just used a paper map for Turkey. Roads are well marked even in the big cities. Lots of good ring roads and freeways through the cities. Had no problems finding our way around. I think we got lucky with picking the right exit in Istanbul but found our hotel in old town fairly easily. The furthest east we went in Turkey was Goreme. (very cool spot)

    Our insurance green card did not include Turkey but it was only 5 euros per bike for 3 months. (Macedonia 50euros, Kosovo 20euros) Did not have to pay at Montenegro or Croatia. I think we were supposed to but they did not ask.

    We are currently in Croatia heading north. Let me know if I can help with any questions.
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