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Hello! :rolleyes:
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More than 7700 maps of middle altitude (beginning with M, N, O) are georeferenced now! All georeferenced files for OziExplorer can be downloaded at http://mapstor.com/ for free. These georeferenced files can be used with maps bought earlier on DVD: Eurasia maps, Eurasia detailed maps, World maps update.

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Question for you:

What programs / software can view these maps??

I noticed when I d/l map009.zip, and extracted it, the extension was simply .map

So how can I view these d/l maps, without buying the euro dvd's, just to see a sampler?

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I took a peek at it myself, and I opened up one of those .map files in a text editor - these are ozi explorer coordinate files, I think it is just the coordinates for the grid...

Use this map to browse for a place where you want a map:
http://maps.poehali....&y=59.3&z=5&m=0

...then check to the right for maps to download, on the top. "Georeferenced files for maps at..." is just the grid coordinates for georeferencing that image, for use in Ozi Explorer.

Kind of cool, I found a map (quite small-scale, 1:500k) over the area of Sweden where I grew up.
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Interesting.

I opened up a map, stokholm, and it was all written in Russian.

But the mapo itself is defenately has a style to it.

Although, it is a bit too much in some areas, but then, I assume it is to fulfil its purposes.

Oh yeah, I was able to open the map in a design program.
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Yep, those are Soviet military maps, ready for the invasion. A Russian colleague of mine point out that the spelling of places was more phonetic in some instances, rather than correct. For the young Red Army soldiers, I guess they won't read the street signs, but it could be handy to shout some commands to the locals (those that were spared as the tanks rolled in) or local communist traitors, that have prepared for the invasion...

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Yep, those are Soviet military maps, ready for the invasion. A Russian colleague of mine point out that the spelling of places was more phonetic in some instances, rather than correct. For the young Red Army soldiers, I guess they won't read the street signs, but it could be handy to shout some commands to the locals (those that were spared as the tanks rolled in) or local communist traitors, that have prepared for the invasion...

:)


I once got a hold of a color photocopy of an original of The Netherlands and showed it to a friend who was studying Russian at that time. He translated some parts of it for me. There was a blue line on there which, according to the legend, was "the area that will flood if we blow up all dikes and dams"...

Kinda makes you wonder...
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Are these the ones that Ordnance Survey was claiming violated their copyright (although that claim is apparently controversial)?

http://www.sovietmaps.com/history.htm

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I would like to inform you, that http://mapstor.com was redesigned. All topographic maps can be downloaded free one at a time, or bought (cahrgeable download) in the form of sets, classified by countries, regions and tourist areas. All maps have .map files, so it’s possible to use them with OziExplorer.

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Soviet military(!)(?) maps


Well... I know, what even maps of geologists are confidential. :)

These are maps with which the security classification is officially removed?
Or it not official information leakage.
Or it is simple for the sake of success is named "military maps"? ;)

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Soviet military(!)(?) maps


Well... I know, what even maps of geologists are confidential. :)

These are maps with which the security classification is officially removed?
Or it not official information leakage.
Or it is simple for the sake of success is named "military maps"? ;)


They're generally older maps. 1980s and early 1990s, so the need for secrecy is less (especially now that Google has come along).
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