Ladakh-Zanskar Trekking Maps
abram
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Ladakh-Zanskar Trekking Maps

Hi

A little message to let you know that the Ladakh-Zanskar Trekking Map Series (North, Center and South) has been updated into the second version and is now available. More info on www.olizane.ch or directly on my website http://www.abram.ch/mapping/lzmap/





The major changes are:
- review of the topography for some areas
- many new features added especially in religious places, inhabited places, trekking routes, etc.
- each map (north, center and south) shows now a subset of the next map just for people not to have to buy all three to finish the trek from Padum to Lamayuru for example
- all the typography has been reworked
. grid coordinates from A to Y and from 1 to 27 are now visible on the side to refer to an index of names to be available on my website soon, just to find the places in an easier way
- the UTM 44 zone grid have been added on the eastern part of the maps to be suitable to GPS switching automatically from one zone to the next one
- a little glossary has been integrated to the legend
- the whole toponymy has been remastered in order to be more tibetan oriented. this might be confusing at first, reason why I will publish the placename index with varia and synonyms
- new cover and back design

The minor changes are:
all the 21745 updates, addition brought in three or four years to the maps, sorry not to list them.

and now... I'm working on the next release!
abram

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#2
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Great news , I´ll order it tomorrow as I pick up my new passport. I was going to ask about how to input additional info - but now I see you have a section dedicated to that as well. My thinking was to take one shot of the chorten , new bridge etc and one shot from my (cheapo) gps , does that sound as a working idea ? Apart from respecting the sensibilities of the military , any other practical aspects of wielding a gps ?

Glossary - great !
#3
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Hi

Originally posted by: vistet View Post

but now I see you have a section dedicated to that as well.

In fact this section is available for a while but rarely used. The people prefer to send me xls or emails with the update details and descriptions.

Originally posted by: vistet View Post

My thinking was to take one shot of the chorten , new bridge etc and one shot from my (cheapo) gps , does that sound as a working idea ?


yep it is the type of informations is always needed. I'm currently working on the next release and want to include a typology of the bridges, the main maniwalls and chortens, etc.

Originally posted by: vistet View Post

Apart from respecting the sensibilities of the military , any other practical aspects of wielding a gps ?

nothing is coming to my mind

regards

abram
#4
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Hi

The index of place names for the whole area covered by the Ladakh & Zanskar Maps is available online
http://abram.ch/mapping/lzmap/LZM_Index.pdf

regards

abram
#5
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After five years the new 1:150'000 trekking version is enhanced and fully revisited. It just get printed and should reach the libraries during the next months. Feel free to contact me in case of questions regarding the new edition. And for your expert eyes, just a teaser.

On the side I'm working on the 1:50'000 edition for selected regions, but still not available for a broad distribution, anyway feel free to ask for particular needs.

#6
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Originally posted by: abram View Post


The index of place names for the whole area covered by the Ladakh & Zanskar Maps is available online
http://abram.ch/mapping/lzmap/LZM_Index.pdf


Congratulations on the new edition, Abram. The teaser looks great.

But I couldn't find the list of place names from the link.

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Oops, yes, I found the pdf by clicking around on your website. I look forward to the new maps!

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