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Old June 5th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #1
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Old June 5th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #2
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map of the BENELUX

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg.



I live in Zwolle, which is located in the Eastern province of Overijssel, with some 115.000 inhabitants.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Road Maps thread

What do you think about road maps ? Which one do you prefer ? Personaly I prefer Marco Polo ones, how accurate they are, you can post photos of them as well
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Old June 16th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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My favorite is Michelin... The best maps!
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Old June 16th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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For holidays I often use the ANWB road maps. Free for members, easy and clear. Unfortunately it only shows the main roads, but for the long distances it is very good.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #6
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I prefer Michelin maps but I would like to expand the Europe Atlas coverage to Eastern Europe as all other publishers do.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #7
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Mapart, they make all sorts of Canadian maps, and have made a few good US maps. Their mapping style is very colourful and extremely clear and concise.

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Old June 16th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #8
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I like the Michelin maps, and i have various road atlases. Ik can make a pic of it later. I also have some United States Rand McNally Road Atlases.
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Old June 16th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #9
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I have some RandMcNally road atlases too. They're my parents'. I believe these atlases are some 30 years old now, but we still use them when going to the US
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Old June 17th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #10
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The RandMcnally Road atlases are good for state navigation, however, they use the same layout on street atlases (I have a New York street atlas), and that doesn't look that good on that scale.

A major problem with RandMcNally atlases is that they don't color the CDP's (Census Designated Places) as urban, while they can contain tens of thousand of people, but they are not incorporated as a town or city. This especially is a problem around Houston and Washington, I noticed. It makes the area look rural on the map, while in fact, it's all build-up area.
This typically occurs at agglomeration and city maps.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #11
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My bunch of U.S. Road Atlases. The one at the upper right is a 1987 Rand McNally US Road atlas which lacks a cover.

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Old June 17th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #12
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I prefer Google Maps instead. Accurate, up to date, and free.

Now in only they can stop indicating the Trans Canada Highway as a freeway its entire length...
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Old June 18th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #13
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The 2009 Rand McNally Road Atlas is out and it is inaccurate, especially in Texas and Alabama.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 02:16 AM   #14
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I wish I could find a detailed Chinese road atlas.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #15
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I think it depends on where people are from. It seems that Europeans prefer to use Michelin, but I think for North America, Google Maps is probably currently the most popular.

I used to use Google Maps to plan all of my trips (although I've never gone on very long trips by myself yet), but right now I have my Garmin GPS and I love it. It exceeded my expectations of it. I find that thing often simply remarkable

Microsoft's Live Maps is also comparable to Google Maps, although not as popular I think. One thing that Microsoft recently introduced that gives it an edge is the bird's eye photos, which were there for a long time, but only recently appeared for Toronto. No regular satellite pictures can match the quality and detail. However, this doesn't really have much to do with maps, and I still prefer Google for my mapping needs.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #16
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The 2009 Rand McNally Road Atlas is out and it is inaccurate, especially in Texas and Alabama.
Wow, I thought those came in like September. I really need to order one

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I wish I could find a detailed Chinese road atlas.
Me too. Though the roads are developing at such a pace there, that after the atlas comes onto the market, it's immediatly aged.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #17
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We use AAA maps, since my dad is a member, we get three replacement sets every year or so

But those are for back up now, we have a GPS
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Old June 19th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #18
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At the bottom right of my pic is an "large print" AAA Atlas, but I think it's no good. Not detailed enough. Also far thinner than the Rand McNally Large Print Atlas.
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US DOT's give away free state maps. I have a bunch of them.
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Old June 19th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #20
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I've always liked Hallwag, but it has gone bankrupt, I think. Their paper was good, durable. Previously (in the 1990's) I'd buy many Freytag&Berndt maps; nice colors, but too thin paper that could easily tear up. For cities I use Kunth FlexiMap. I also must say that EuroMap is one big crap. But since all these online maps, I don't buy many maps any more. Of maps you can find on the Internet, I like Map24 (but these guys are constantly screwing around with us! ), ViaMichelin and Google maps (also in Google Earth; quite accurate). For roads of the whole world (places that usually aren't covered, like Asia, Africa etc.), the best I know is Falk.

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I wish I could find a detailed Chinese road atlas.
Me too. Though the roads are developing at such a pace there, that after the atlas comes onto the market, it's immediatly aged.
I have maps of every damn Chinese province.
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