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  #1  
Old May 30th, 2008, 09:45 AM posted to rec.travel.asia
Srki
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Default India maps

I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by
page, any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place
briefings but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?

Thanx
S.
  #2  
Old May 30th, 2008, 12:43 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
William Black
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Default India maps


"Srki" wrote in message
...
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by page,
any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place briefings
but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?


I have yet to find a decent map of India, or even a GPS map that'll run on
anything decent.

The Indian government seems strangely reluctant to allow its maps to be sold
in an electronic form for reasons nobody can understand. Probably just the
usual ghastly government inertia caused by some babu not wanting to make a
decision...

--
William Black


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.



  #3  
Old May 30th, 2008, 02:07 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
A Mate[_2_]
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Default India maps

Every other aspect of 'Public Service' in India is hopelessly mired in
procedures over a century old.

The country will never really progress as long as it's clutched in the dead
hand of excessive bureaucracy!





"William Black" wrote in message
...

"Srki" wrote in message
...
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by page,
any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place briefings
but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?


I have yet to find a decent map of India, or even a GPS map that'll run
on anything decent.

The Indian government seems strangely reluctant to allow its maps to be
sold in an electronic form for reasons nobody can understand. Probably
just the usual ghastly government inertia caused by some babu not wanting
to make a decision...

--
William Black


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.





  #4  
Old May 30th, 2008, 03:18 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Markku Grönroos
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Default India maps


"William Black" kirjoitti
.. .

"Srki" wrote in message
...
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by page,
any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place briefings
but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?


I have yet to find a decent map of India, or even a GPS map that'll run
on anything decent.

The Indian government seems strangely reluctant to allow its maps to be
sold in an electronic form for reasons nobody can understand. Probably
just the usual ghastly government inertia caused by some babu not wanting
to make a decision...

Ehm! There are a few mapping tools of free use. For instance Google Earth
and Google maps. Both of them covers much of India to a scale to cover
streets in detail (not all over India). More over, both tools support
databases which locate everything a tourist wants to see and experience. And
a lot which is not of common interest. Those maps are scarce which generate
approriate routes between any given points and provide guidance at every
turning point. However, GPS navigation is still a great help in India.

  #5  
Old May 30th, 2008, 04:03 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
William Black
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Default India maps


"Markku Grönroos" wrote in message
i...

"William Black" kirjoitti
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"Srki" wrote in message
...
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by page,
any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place briefings
but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?


I have yet to find a decent map of India, or even a GPS map that'll run
on anything decent.

The Indian government seems strangely reluctant to allow its maps to be
sold in an electronic form for reasons nobody can understand. Probably
just the usual ghastly government inertia caused by some babu not wanting
to make a decision...

Ehm! There are a few mapping tools of free use. For instance Google Earth
and Google maps. Both of them covers much of India to a scale to cover
streets in detail (not all over India).


Except the street names are wrong.

And yes, I can give examples...


More over, both tools support
databases which locate everything a tourist wants to see and experience.
And a lot which is not of common interest. Those maps are scarce which
generate approriate routes between any given points and provide guidance
at every turning point. However, GPS navigation is still a great help in
India.


And how do you utilise Google Maps when travelling in India?

The place isn't exactly brimming with free WiFi and although Tata does have
CDMA mobile computing you can't get it unless you're a resident.

Plus the driver looking at your laptop when he's driving is a really great
way to die if you're in India

Once more you show an incredible bad grasp of how to apply technology to
travel in places where you don't have European levels of infrastructure.

--
William Black


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.



  #6  
Old May 30th, 2008, 04:04 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
William Black
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Posts: 3,125
Default India maps


" A Mate" wrote in message
u...
Every other aspect of 'Public Service' in India is hopelessly mired in
procedures over a century old.

The country will never really progress as long as it's clutched in the
dead hand of excessive bureaucracy!


Very helpful, thank you so much, I don't know what I'd have done without
your support and guidance.

--
William Black


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.



  #7  
Old May 30th, 2008, 04:24 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
William Black
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Default India maps


"Srki" wrote in message
...
Srki wrote:
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by page,
any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place briefings
but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?

Thanx
S.


It's lika an afternoon gossip when i just wanted a sugestion. How do i use
google earth in india anyway, looking for a cyber bar every time i need
it. Some camera, objectives and a laptop i enough, i just wanted some
paper format map for a rough guide.


The easy answer is that there isn't a decent one.

You can get a map showing the roads between the cities, but the city maps
are invariably useless.

My solution is to hire a car with a driver when we get somewhere. The
driver you hire will usually know their way around the place.

--
William Black


I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Barbeques on fire by the chalets past the castle headland
I watched the gift shops glitter in the darkness off the Newborough gate
All these moments will be lost in time, like icecream on the beach
Time for tea.



  #8  
Old May 30th, 2008, 04:45 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Markku Grönroos
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Posts: 2,095
Default India maps


"William Black" kirjoitti
.. .


More over, both tools support
databases which locate everything a tourist wants to see and experience.
And a lot which is not of common interest. Those maps are scarce which
generate approriate routes between any given points and provide guidance
at every turning point. However, GPS navigation is still a great help in
India.


And how do you utilise Google Maps when travelling in India?

The place isn't exactly brimming with free WiFi and although Tata does
have CDMA mobile computing you can't get it unless you're a resident.

Well, I guess there are "internet cafes" here and there in India. One can
also do some homework prior to a visit to India.

Plus the driver looking at your laptop when he's driving is a really
great way to die if you're in India

Car navigation can be a problem. However, few tourists drive a car in India
(no comprehensive set of insurance policies are available for foreign
leisure motorists in India). Still, for an ordinary tourists GPS navigation
can be a great help when utilized properly.

Once more you show an incredible bad grasp of how to apply technology to
travel in places where you don't have European levels of infrastructure.

Well, I have visited less developed countries a few times. In 2005 I drove
around 10.000 kilometres around Thailand. Back then not Navteq nor TeleAtlas
provided maps on the kingdom (place to place my nowadays ancient Garmin
etrex was very helpful, not so much on the road though). A bloke insisted at
that time in this group that most 7-11 grocery stores stock detailed maps on
Thailand..... Unfortunately it wasn't so. The next draw was that the
Michelin Road Atlas in scale one to one million is a large scale map.......
Anyways Navteq DO provide a detailed GPS map on the entire country today
(perhaps TeleAtlas as well). Google tools are there too.

In Egypt I cruised in summer 2007. It was exotic. It is true that on the
road the gps-plotter wasn't so helpful. On the city grids on the other hand
it was most handful. Location of the hotel and the car was naturally stored
as POIs like many denkmäler.

  #9  
Old May 30th, 2008, 04:48 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Markku Grönroos
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Posts: 2,095
Default India maps


"Srki" kirjoitti ...
Srki wrote:
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by page,
any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place briefings
but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?

Thanx
S.


It's lika an afternoon gossip when i just wanted a sugestion. How do i use
google earth in india anyway, looking for a cyber bar every time i need
it. Some camera, objectives and a laptop i enough, i just wanted some
paper format map for a rough guide.

What about printing google maps after proper scaling and panning?.......

  #10  
Old May 30th, 2008, 05:05 PM posted to rec.travel.asia
Markku Grönroos
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Posts: 2,095
Default India maps


"William Black" kirjoitti
.. .

"Srki" wrote in message
...
Srki wrote:
I am looking for sam booklet map of india so it can be used page by
page, any recomendations? It's also good if it has samo tourist place
briefings but not necessery.
any amazon recomendations?

Thanx
S.


It's lika an afternoon gossip when i just wanted a sugestion. How do i
use google earth in india anyway, looking for a cyber bar every time i
need it. Some camera, objectives and a laptop i enough, i just wanted
some paper format map for a rough guide.


The easy answer is that there isn't a decent one.

Perhaps one could make one him/herself. What's the target? New Delhi?
Jaipur? Bombay?

 




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