GPS Maps and tools

We are carrying a Garmin eTrex Vista HCx, but Garmin maps are quite expensive (usually $100USD per country). Fortunately, there are a number of free maps available from various clever and dedicated people.

  • Canada Topographic maps with roads from Ibycus Topo are based on the same data as on the 1:50000 Topo maps published by the Canadian Government.  Only used a bit, since we have the commercial Garmin topo maps, but appear to be quite good.
  • Greece Road maps including all islands from Robert Elsinga.  Very useful during the short time we were in Greece.
  • Italy Topographic maps with roads from italymaps.tk
  • Turkey routable road maps from cgpsmapper.com which crash Garmin Mapsource

For other countries, Google, cgpsmapper.com and www.gpsfiledepot.com seem to be good sources.

Maps we haven’t tried yet: