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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.
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.
Posted: Mon, Mar 6, 2017, 22:37
Thanks, now to try and locate them in Australia!
Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017, 2:04
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.
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.
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
Posted: Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 15:37
what do you think about this kind of map? is it too old?
Posted: Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 18:22
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.
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.
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.
Posted: Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 10:15
could you please show me which map did you have?
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
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