- French maps
Yep, what Stoner said. Or, alternatively, a trip to Stanfords on Long Acre would be well worth your while for map-fetishistic activities.
French maps are, in common with almost every other nation's maps, nowhere near as brilliant as the OS. We are truly blessed to have such great mapping here!Posted 8 years ago
I assumed the OP was riding on the roads, hence yellow michelins – my mistake.
IGN needed for off road obviously.
IGN are OK, but Im with CFH. They arent a patch on OS. Dont forget they arent even digitised and there is no such thing as an IGN datum for GPS, they have had to bodge the generic datum grid onto their maps as a make-do.
However, I do own about 30 IGN and another 30 yellow michelin.Posted 8 years agoChristowkidMember
IGN Maps:Posted 8 years ago
Used them this summer. I stayed at a point where 3 maps overlapped, so got all three. It was where there were a lot of GR Routes interlacing the area, so I planned to go explore.
My first outing, was looking for a road off the road I was on and all I could see was a 'bridleway' type track. After much double checking, I realised i was right. The map showed a road, it was a rough rack!
Further down I stopped, intent on taking a right hand fork. Couldn't find it despite much looking. Carried on and fianlly home to campsite. Over the post ride tea both maps showed my 'track' as a road. The map I was using showed the right hand fork I couldn't find, the other, it was missing!
Brilliant ride, brilliant weather and brilliant country, but the maps I found were a little variable!
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