GR20 1:25000 topographic maps

MrFaulty

Posted: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 21:42

I know this information is on the forum somewhere but I cannot find it again! I am looking for the 1:25000 topographic maps (to purchase). I believe there are a few online sites but if someone has the ISBN code or an exact title of the ones I need I can search them myslef.

Thanks
Ben



roesti32

Posted: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 22:25

I have the following ones (from IGN):
4149 OT (ISBN 978-2-7585-2811-1), 4250 OT, 4251 OT, 4252 OT, 4253 ET.

Say if you need the other ISBNs, I'm too lazy to type them all.

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Regards, Simon



MrFaulty

Posted: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 22:37

Thanks, now to try and locate them in Australia!



MrFaulty

Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017, 2:04

Struggling



Gaffr

Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017, 7:20

My daughter bought (6) of them from Stanford's Maps in London on line to cover the length of the GR20.
I carried them to Corse on my first trip but they took up too much room in the pack so I haven't taken them on subsequent trips. Mind you the lineal maps in the PD guide have improved greatly since then....the earlier ones were just reasonable line drawings.
I have also 9 extracts for the GR20 N and 6 for the GR20 S. These are more than just pure lineal maps in that they cover some of the ground slightly beyond the trail. I have them tucked away in a file with the rest of my GR stuff but cannot recall https location.
I am sure that I got the info through Michele who is a moderator for the Forum maybe he could assist you.

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Gaffr



Michele
moderator

Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017, 7:31

Hi again Ben,
It's certainly none of my business but I'm kind of puzzled as to why you want to buy big maps when you can have them for free (from the link in my blog). You print them (or have someone print them for you). They are just the right size, weigh nothing, each of them cover the ground for every day, and you may dispose of them later or pass over to someone else.

--Michele



MrFaulty

Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017, 9:31

Thanks. You are correct, I should print the free ones but I have a love of proper topo maps and will enjoy looking at the maps while admiring the view while figuring out what I'm looking at. If I print the maps I think I'll miss something



zzanem

Posted: Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 15:37

what do you think about this kind of map? is it too old?
https://www.bookdepository.com/Corsic-National-Geographic-Maps/978156695...



zzanem

Posted: Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 15:37

what do you think about this kind of map? is it too old?
https://www.bookdepository.com/Corsic-National-Geographic-Maps/978156695...



Gaffr

Posted: Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 18:22

Hello,
The map scale of 1:150,000 wouldn't be my choice for Corse. The 1:100,000 maps/1cm to each Kl. of Corse of which two cover the whole island and do have information on them useful to folks travelling over the GR trails.
GR20 is marked over the entire trail and the positions of the Refuges etc.

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Gaffr



MrFaulty

Posted: Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 22:21

Thanks, yeas, I a after more detail, hence the 1:25000 maps. I actually have a overall map of the whole island from Book Depository.

Cheers
ben



GRRR 20

Posted: Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 10:28

The 1:25000 map is the best and I take mine every time I go to Corsica. When I checked the online maps, I noticed that they still show the GR20 going through the Cirque de la Solitude, instead of over Monte Cinto.



zzanem

Posted: Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 10:15

Ben,
could you please show me which map did you have?

Best
Zane



MrFaulty

Posted: Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 23:12

Sorry, I only hava tourist map - don't have it on me at the moment and it is only the 1:100000 scale. I also have Paddy Dillon and another guide book with sketch maps



Backstroke

Posted: Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 6:18

I enjoyed using the single compact map Didier-Ricard 1:50000.
If I wanted more detail I consulted the IGN at any scale from the the iphone app iPhiGeNie. Just pre-download the sections you want, in the detail you want, at home before you go. It includes the ability to look at/compare with aerial photos, and it incorporates GPS.



MrFaulty

Posted: Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 6:15

Thanks, that is very much appreciated

Cheers
Ben



tmoll000@gmail.com

Posted: Sun, May 7, 2017, 8:31

I walked the gr20 from calenzana to conca in mid june last year and chose the view ranger app on my iphone6, instead of papermaps. View ranger provided me with the french ign maps, scale 1:25000.
Once downloaded, before starting the trip of course, it never failed once.
The gps in my iphone worked fine all the way.
To avoid power issues, i took along a 10000 mAh powerbank and a flexible 6W solar panel (bought on amazon for 40€)
Once the phone was in flight mode, it used less than 50% a day - despite regular use of the view ranger app.
While walking, my solarpanel (30x20cm) wax fixed on top of my backpack recharging the powerbank. Added an hour or two in direct sunligt after arriving at the refuge and the powerbank was fully charged and ready to charge the phone overnight.
It was a very good alternative to expensive traditional maps :-)

Best regards
Thorsten

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Thorsten



MrFaulty

Posted: Mon, May 8, 2017, 6:23

Cheers, so if I use that app I can download the relevant sections in Australia and simply use them over there? I will have my phone but it wont be able to access any data as I am not setting it on roaming as the company I am with is horrendously expensive.

Cheers
Ben



tmoll000@gmail.com

Posted: Tue, May 9, 2017, 9:05

Hi Ben.

Yes, you can download maps for all of corsica - or just those relevant for the GR20 - at home.
I did that too last year.
If i remember right, you buy offline-access for all of france, but you can read more about it on their website.

Best regards

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Thorsten



rwdlan

Posted: Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 15:37

Hi Michele - sorry if im being useless but can you please provide a link to the printable maps? I can only see gpx files - they are not printable...are they? (how?)



Michele
moderator

Posted: Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 15:56

Here is the link to zippyshare: http://www91.zippyshare.com/v/ajjkR74v/file.html
Please let me know if you have any more problems.
PS
I know zippyshare will try to open some ad pages. Just ignore and close them. And keep pushing the DOWNLOAD button until you get the maps.



rwdlan

Posted: Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 16:03

Lovely, thanks



Lokki

Posted: Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 18:21

In case somebody didn't find this French guidebook with awesome 1:25 000 topo maps yet, here is a link to its former edition (pdf): https://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/02/28/a-travers-la-montagne-corse-gr20/...



rwdlan

Posted: Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 21:40

Fabulous, thanks Lokki!

Michele, ive got your files downloaded as well but currently cannot print for some reason. Hopefully a minor issue on my side...



Michele
moderator

Posted: Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 21:50

rwdlan,
hmmm, I don't see why you can't print them. They were meant exactly for that.



rwdlan

Posted: Mon, Aug 14, 2017, 22:40

Yes, frustrating, they open up in the Windows viewer but the Print bit is greyed out, and no option to open up as any other file type.. ive tried printing a screenshot but my screen isn't big enough to have them zoomed in to make it readable!
Anyway, prob something my end - I'm going to try on a different computer..
Thanks again