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Offline geert

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« on: December 18, 2007, 17:13 PM »
Hello,

Does anyone know if there are detailled maps of Spain available ( scale 1:25.000 )?  If so where to buy/order them.
In Belgium we have the Geografical Institute with excellent maps going to 1:20.000 on which you can spot indivudual trees, hedgerows, ponds, etc,..

Apologies for the bad written English, I learned English from looking TV!

geert

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 20:01 PM »
Gert,

The best place I've found for Spanish maps is Stanfords travel bookshop in London - not found a shop in Spain itself to touch it!   They have an online service - www.stanfords.co.uk - which I'm sure you'll find useful ,

John

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 22:59 PM »
Winter Solstice Greetings geert,
Welcome to iberianatureforum! Don't worry about your written English - it's better than many of the other iberianatureforumers who were born in the UK :technodevil:
As for your query on detailed maps of Spain, have sent an email to a Spanish friend of mine who is an expert on this subject. She's very formal (En. anyone?), so expect a reply soon.
Regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 12:16 PM »
Greetings geert,
Just got the following:
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Please tell the belgian guy that there are maps 1:25000 of Spain:
- In the National Geographical Institute, with almost national coverage but some of them old. I am not sure, but I think tant they sell also the series of the Army.
- In the Regional Cartography Institutes of - at least- the larger autonomies (Andalucía, Cataluña, Extremadura, Galicia). Sometimes it is possible to buy them in Internet.
In any case, the best national map is 1:50.000 (same quality for all the country - this is not Belgium - and with a level of detail perfect for most of purposes, except for walking in the countryside)

Hope it helps.
Regs.
Technopat

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If you need help with Spanish, come back here and we'll see what we can do ...
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 14:38 PM »
Thank you for the info, John, Technopat, very helpfull!

PS I'll be spending a few days in Extremadura ( 6th Jan - 12th Jan ) looking for wintering birds, we will pass on our findings to Javier Prieta ( Atlas de las Aves Invernantes de Espana )

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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 15:06 PM »
Greetings geert,
Happy jizzing! And dress up warmly - Extremadura in winter is extremadamente dura no pun!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 19:03 PM »
Nice to hear from you again Geert. The Alpina maps are the best

Cheers
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 20:09 PM »
Alpina maps? Got a link?

We can get hold of the 1:50.000 military maps fairly easily from a local shop... The detail is good but some are 10 years old so don't have the new roads... (Most of which have been built in the last 10 years hehehehe)

I find the ministry of defence website hard to workout though there is a contact page if anyone is brave enough to call them for more information
http://www.mde.es/contenido.jsp?id_nodo=4146&&&keyword=&auditoria=F

I hope to get these and other types of map on our bookshop in the new year
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 22:04 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 23:10 PM »
I seem to recognise those maps. (ie. the ones in the link.)
I think that you can buy them from Decathlon, the sports superstore.

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2007, 00:19 AM »
Cheers Nick for the link,

I found that they sell a Grazalema guide and map but it looks to be at least 8 years old
http://www.editorialalpina.com/botiga.asp?cat=5&menusuperior=botiga&pag_final=28 (click the link to Grazalema)

The general overview image has a really important road missing so I would presume that the detailed 1:25.000 is based on that...

It's a bit like when I look in the rough guide and the footprint guide and read information that is wrong. I only know its wrong because I live here but it makes me wonder what other bits of areas I don't know are also out of date or errors.

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