ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Layin' down tracks
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
team ftb OP
Befuddled Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Lost in the jungles of Thailand
Oddometer: 1,623
Thailand maps 'n tracks

I'm gonna be doing some months exploring on an XR 250 in SEA and did a search but could not find anything on Thailand.

Any suggestions for GPS maps? The Garmin world map sucks hind tit (it said I was riding in the ocean with a friends borrowed GPS ) when it comes to covering Thailand.

Looking at exploring on and offroad. If anybody has any suggestions fire away. Also recommendations for hard maps of the areas that people like?

Helpful posters will be rewarded with coordinates/descriptions of all the seedy bars that I can uncover .
team ftb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2006, 09:20 PM   #2
bmerrell
Bruce in Bangkok
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: '05 R 1200 GS
Oddometer: 47
Thai GPS

Garmin Thailand has a pretty good set of maps and POIs for Thailand. Good coverage of rural areas and Cities and the maps and POIs are in English. Here is the web site. Cost varies depending on GPS you have, but worth it since most road signs in the rural areas are in Thai.

http://www.esrith.com/

Let me know if I can help.

Bruce
bmerrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
team ftb OP
Befuddled Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Lost in the jungles of Thailand
Oddometer: 1,623
Thanks for link Bmerrell .

Is this a CD you can buy and download routes from your PC to the GPS? What was the cost? The website was awkward to get specific info. I've email but no response yet from them.

Thanks in advance!!
__________________
Cheers,
Team FTB
------------------
Team "Fingering The Bean"

Looking for the woman that takes the wheel when I'm seeing double.
team ftb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2006, 04:10 PM   #4
bmerrell
Bruce in Bangkok
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: '05 R 1200 GS
Oddometer: 47
Thai GPS

Quote:
Originally Posted by team ftb
Thanks for link Bmerrell .

Is this a CD you can buy and download routes from your PC to the GPS? What was the cost? The website was awkward to get specific info. I've email but no response yet from them.

Thanks in advance!!
No the CD for your PC is an additional item and fairly sxpensive. You can buy only the card or download for you GPS separately.

Bruce
bmerrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2006, 10:54 PM   #5
team ftb OP
Befuddled Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Lost in the jungles of Thailand
Oddometer: 1,623
Bruce,

What hard copy maps are you using? Did you purchase them in Thailand or get them from a vendor overseas?

I ask because I ordered a detailed highway map of Thailand from Omni and there is no lat./long coordinates on it at all. Obviously there are decent maps of the country around the question is where?
__________________
Cheers,
Team FTB
------------------
Team "Fingering The Bean"

Looking for the woman that takes the wheel when I'm seeing double.
team ftb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 05:02 AM   #6
beemer boy
Oh no, he's gone Asian
 
beemer boy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Chiang Mai , Thailand
Oddometer: 867
Hello Team FTB:

Time to put this issue to bed !! I live in Thailand and use a GPS all the time in SEA. I limped along with the World Map for a couple of years and got tired of getting semi lost in Bangkok. So I finally broke down and bought the garmin compatable map of Thailand that is routable from Esri. That is the main distributor for Garmin products here in Thailand. Cost was painful, about 12,000 baht. But it works really well. Such a pleasure to route my way through Bangkok.
Here is a link to some free mapping for Thailand. http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com/catalogue.php
If you can figure out how to get them to work be sure to tell me. So Thailand and Malaysia are no problem. My friends have made their own personal GPS maps for Laos and Cambodia but they do not lot them out of their sight !! The world map along with some paper maps is not a bad way to go, did it for years. Enjoy your time here. If in Chiang Mai stop by and say hello.
__________________
If you can't pick it up by yourself, it is not an adventure bike.
beemer boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 05:03 AM   #7
beemer boy
Oh no, he's gone Asian
 
beemer boy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Chiang Mai , Thailand
Oddometer: 867
Paper maps....All the larger book stores here carry them.
__________________
If you can't pick it up by yourself, it is not an adventure bike.
beemer boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2006, 05:44 AM   #8
team ftb OP
Befuddled Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Lost in the jungles of Thailand
Oddometer: 1,623
Thanks for you reply Robert.

Like you I purchased the ESRI GPS map. A good thing for most places though I'm finding it a little lacking exploring in northern Thailand.

As my father used to say though...beggars can't be choosers.

Thanks again.
__________________
Cheers,
Team FTB
------------------
Team "Fingering The Bean"

Looking for the woman that takes the wheel when I'm seeing double.
team ftb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 04:48 PM   #9
mikethevigo
n00b
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: s.e asia
Oddometer: 6
n
Quote:
Originally Posted by team ftb
I'm gonna be doing some months exploring on an XR 250 in SEA and did a search but could not find anything on Thailand.

Any suggestions for GPS maps? The Garmin world map sucks hind tit (it said I was riding in the ocean with a friends borrowed GPS ) when it comes to covering Thailand.

Looking at exploring on and offroad. If anybody has any suggestions fire away. Also recommendations for hard maps of the areas that people like?

Helpful posters will be rewarded with coordinates/descriptions of all the seedy bars that I can uncover .
,Not sure of the date of your post, are you still at home ? i have map info, mike
mikethevigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2007, 10:22 PM   #10
qtip
n00b
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Oddometer: 1
Also looking...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikethevigo
n,Not sure of the date of your post, are you still at home ? i have map info, mike
Currious to see what you turned up. Im also looking for a Thailand solution.

tia
qtip
qtip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2008, 03:01 AM   #11
navigair
n00b
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Oddometer: 5
GPS in Thailand

bestbuys4us.com have the Thai vers 8 NT available at a very good price.Company is fast and efficient
navigair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #12
Siinthai
ODAAT
 
Siinthai's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Phuket,Thailand
Oddometer: 58
gps

Quote:
Originally Posted by navigair
bestbuys4us.com have the Thai vers 8 NT available at a very good price.Company is fast and efficient
Tried that link...no go..any further info or a typo?
Siinthai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 08:12 AM   #13
ralph1464
n00b
 
ralph1464's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Champaign IL
Oddometer: 8
RottweilerMaps or GPSTravelMaps?

For those inmates riding currently in SE Asia (others don't bother):

Does anybody have on-site experience with any of the above?
Rottweiler is $50 for a donation (all current maps and future updates), TravelMaps is ~$90 (summer discount).

http://www.esrith.com/ for $400 you must be kidding!

Thanks.
ralph1464 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014