Maps of Ladakh

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Maps of Ladakh

Postby Patrick Clissold » Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:19 pm

Im trying to get hold of some detailed maps of the Ladakh region of India. Anybody got any suggestions?
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Postby Mark R » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:05 am

Using this index...

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/india/250k_index.jpg

The links from it seem to be bust at the mo, so use this link and play around with the numbers on the end...

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu:8085/india/250k/ni43_12.jpg


Warning...the maps are 50-60 years old. For topographic accuracy, go for TPCs and suchlike.
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Postby Patrick Clissold » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:09 am

Thanks a lot, do you know where I could buy these maps?
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Postby Mark R » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:12 am

http://www.omnimap.com/

These people are excellent, look at the TPCs ('Tactical Pilotage Charts' for USAF bombers) and JOGs ('Joint Operations Graphics' for US special forces).

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Postby cucc2stu » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:15 am

We used these

and these

Whilst we were out there. They aren't bad to give a general idea of how things work. The Swiss ones have much more detail, but neither are as acturate as you might like. On the swiss maps the rivers can head up hill over several 100m contours at times, and on the Leomann ones some of the rivers don't even join up with the right other rivers. But if you combine the two with a bit of local knowlegdge you can work most things out.

We did also breifly few Indian miltary maps with varying degrees of top secret marked on them* - but I don't think you'll get those before you go! Word has it that adventure tour operators out there are pushing to get some of the maps released of tourist areas - the maps all exist, but the military won't allow them to be published. So at the moment the best maps you'll get hold of will be foriegn...

(* these were by far the most acutate and detailed maps we saw of the area)
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Postby Poke » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:31 pm

Patrick C wrote:Thanks a lot, do you know where I could buy these maps?


We printed out 3 of the maps with the Zanskar on them in A3 and laminated them for the river. Only took one on the river in the end, and it was good to use to track progress!
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