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  1. #1
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    Default GPS in Nepal

    I know it really isn't necessary to use a GPS when trekking popular routes in Nepal but for those who like playing with such toys (me, I'm afraid! ) I have a simple street map of Nepal which I will be happy to pass on. I think it was originally made with Openstreetmap or similar and my friend later converted it to a gmapsupp.img so it will upload to a Garmin GPS. The zip file is 233kb and this forum has a zip file limit of 97kb so I can't attach it here but will be happy to forward it to anyone interested. I must stress that I can't give any guarantees about its accuracy - ie. It is for amusement only! Contact me using Trekinfo's private messages and I'll send it as an email attachment as soon as I can. I must also say that my technical knowledge of such things is zilch, I'm simply a user!

    Once the map is installed Trekkers can then visit this site, where GPS enthusiasts have uploaded their Nepal GPS tracks for free distribution.
    http://gpsnepal.com/index.php
    The popular Nepal treks are all there and their waypoints can be uploaded to your GPS using freeware such as 'GPS Utility' (http://www.gpsu.co.uk/) or similar.

    Happy trekking... and playing!
    Huw
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    Default Re: GPS in Nepal

    Huw

    Thanks for the post & some good links. GARtrip looks very impressive and would be worth buying. Your street map of nepal - do you mean kathmandu?

    I've sent you a PM.

    Mark

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    Default Re: GPS in Nepal

    Hi Mark
    Yes, it has all the major roads in Kathmandu, plus the road from Kath. to Pokhara, also the Mahendra Highway. I have sent it to you as an .img file as your email will not accept .zip files - hope you have received it ok.
    I found the link http://gpsnepal.com/index.php that I mentioned above, very slow loading, but sound when it eventually loads. Might be just my location of course....
    Cheers
    Huw

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    Default Re: GPS in Nepal

    Huw,

    I am doing the circuit in October an like you will be taking my gadget (Garmin CSx60)

    I have purchased the Annapurna Garmin Map from http://www.trekmapgps.mtnstream.org/ which seems to work pretty well in Mapsource. I have downloaded various routes and combined them to try and structure the basis for my trip. It is great for planning from an elevation and distance POV. One of the better routes I found was here: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=80843

    May be useful to you...

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    Default Re: GPS in Nepal

    Quote Originally Posted by netorius77
    Huw,

    Sx60)

    I have purchased the Annapurna Garmin Map from http://www.trekmapgps.mtnstream.org/ which seems to work pretty well in Mapsource. I have downloaded various routes and combined them to try and structure the basis for my trip. It is great for planning from an elevation and distance POV. One of the better routes I found was here: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=80843

    May be useful to you...
    Thanks, I hadn't seen either of those sites. $39 seems quite reasonable for a Topo map.
    Huw

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    Default Re: GPS in Nepal

    GPS tracks from everytrail.com are available in Google Earth as a Network Layer (look in the Galley section of the Primary Database Layer). Similar data from the Wikiloc layer.

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