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  • Does anyone know if streets or other mapping software contains maps of Iraq - specifically Basrah, Iraq
    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 1:43 PM

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  • Microsoft MapPoint (review) only covers North America or Europe. Microsoft Streets & Trips (review) covers North America. Microsoft AutoRoute (review) covers Europe.

    You could look into using a Garmin software product. If Garmin doesn't offer its own maps for the area you need, then you may be able to perhaps find Garmin-compatible 3rd-party maps.


    Laptop GPS World

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 1:13 AM
  • Maps of Iraq are going to be hard to find as most of the commercial providers are not able to map it  - if they offer Iraq it will be based on older maps.  The one possible exception is "OpenStreetMaps" which offers open source data - quality and coverage varies greatly, even within a single city. Getting the data is easier enough, but then the problem turns into one of finding suitable software to do what you want, that can also handle it.

     


    Richard Marsden
    MapPoint Add-ins at Mapping-Tools.com
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:04 PM