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Thread: Ordnance Survey maps - equivalent?

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    Default Ordnance Survey maps - equivalent?

    Hi All

    Are there maps similar to the UK's Ordnance Survey in NZ?

    If not which are the best ones available and is it possible to buy them on-line?


    Karen and I love walking and I love my maps

    It would be nice to start a new collection.

    Cheers
    Jim

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    Started my collection already - one of our very first purchases, a local walking book and map. You can get 'Land Information' maps, 1:50,000 which are pretty detailed and similar to OS maps in the info they show.
    I adore maps and spend ages poring over them, planning walks etc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim&Karen View Post
    Hi All

    Are there maps similar to the UK's Ordnance Survey in NZ?

    If not which are the best ones available and is it possible to buy them on-line?


    Karen and I love walking and I love my maps

    It would be nice to start a new collection.

    Cheers
    Jim
    This may be what you're looking for, including a lot of free resources.

    http://www.linz.govt.nz/core/topography/index.html

    The range of 1:50,000 maps which thezorbster mentions are here:

    http://www.linz.govt.nz/core/topogra...dex/index.html

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    Thanks for the info.....

    Zorbster - Sounds familiar - I love maps and can sit for hours following contours etc - darn site better than telly anyway


    Anyway - This led me to start a bit of a Google session.


    I use Memory Map (Northern England) for a lot mof our walking in the Dales and have found that Memory Map also cover NZ.

    I have also found a mapping system called TUMONZ. Has anyone on the forum used either of these?

    Any Recommendations?

    Cheers
    Jim

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    http://www.mapworld.co.nz/index.html

    Talked to these guys in Christchurch and found them very helpful.

    Once the funds allow will be going back to them and purchasing digital mapping and GPS unit

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim&Karen View Post
    Zorbster - Sounds familiar - I love maps and can sit for hours following contours etc - darn site better than telly anyway
    Me too....but I can't navigate

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    I thought it was only me. I was very sad when Kim gave all my UK OS maps to her friend. Haven't got any NZ maps yet except for the AA road maps.

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    I was very sad when Kim gave all my UK OS maps to her friend.
    I have a huge crate of them en-route to NZ, silly but I just couldn't bear to part with them, too many memories of beautiful walks in beautiful parts of UK. I was incredibly ruthless with lots of stuff, but not my maps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thezorbster View Post
    I have a huge crate of them en-route to NZ, silly but I just couldn't bear to part with them, too many memories of beautiful walks in beautiful parts of UK. I was incredibly ruthless with lots of stuff, but not my maps!
    Funny, I don't have any emotional attachment whatsoever to the maps I have. To me they're just a tool to get a job done. Must be a military thing I guess.

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