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  • Getting route maps 4 long drives.

    Hi guys,
    Yesterday I was tryin to find the road map for our Daman ride and found this site.
    You can get the custom map btn any two places. zoom into the map, find the roads etc...

    http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...enter/map.aspx

    In this map, you can find the addresses(5* though) of hotels, find air ports etc...
    http://www.multimap.com/map/home.cgi

    And in this, you have many themes of maps, like, geographical, roads, and you can find the distance using the tool.
    http://mapmachine.nationalgeographic...customize.html

    Hope this will help all the riders
    Ride with Angels

  • #2
    nice find bro.. it will be a benefit to almost everyone goin on trips..
    \"I\'m here to chew bubble gum and kick a**....and I\'m all outta bubble gum....\"

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    • #3
      wow... really a good find... ! will help everybody ...!!
      vrrrooooooommm....BOOMMM...! Heard the sonic boom? Yeah, it was me...!

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      • #4
        really helpful.. good good..

        My little big blog bunnypunia.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          Nice found but its an overview map.
          Freeird-- Experience is what you get when you don\'t get what you want.

          www.flickr.com/maniya

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by lovemax

            Nice found but its an overview map.
            Gotta zoom into the map to see the roads You will see the highways.
            Ride with Angels

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by BOOO

              Hi guys,
              Yesterday I was tryin to find the road map for our Daman ride and found this site.
              You can get the custom map btn any two places. zoom into the map, find the roads etc...

              http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...enter/map.aspx

              Hope this will help all the riders
              Respectfully, it helps only in the planning, area selection phase. In India, the maps do no justice to the thickness or existence of roads

              I use the TTK Road maps that are foldable! They're better for on-the-road purpose IMHO, though something like the official state highways map would be real helpful!

              What do you think?
              Hitanshu
              http://www.bikenomads.com/wiki/index.php/Leh - All you ever need to know about getting Leh'd.
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              • #8
                get microsoft encarta 2004 its much easier to use than hanging on the net

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                • #9
                  @hitanshu -You are spot on . Some of the roads exist in the map, not on the ground, and vice versa. This is especially true of the minor roads, but applicable to ome of the major ones as well. Also they do not tell you whether construction work is on. Best to have a tentative plan, and keep gathering local knowledge as u move on.

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                  • #10
                    http://www.mapquest.com/directions/m...d&2v=CITY&2pl=

                    That's the directions from my house to a friend's office. Mapquest gives you the directions from anywhere to anywhere in the US (and Europe too).

                    @SUNNY: New India-specific website idea for you. Get in touch with Nav-tech and make your own XBHP-Pathfinder or something exclusive for members on the same lines.
                    And Don't forget me when this makes you a millionaire.
                    It has been established that everyone on the internet is a well-hung, millionaire Ninja

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                    • #11
                      quote:Originally posted by hitanshu

                      quote:Originally posted by BOOO

                      Hi guys,
                      Yesterday I was tryin to find the road map for our Daman ride and found this site.
                      You can get the custom map btn any two places. zoom into the map, find the roads etc...

                      http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...enter/map.aspx

                      Hope this will help all the riders
                      Respectfully, it helps only in the planning, area selection phase. In India, the maps do no justice to the thickness or existence of roads

                      I use the TTK Road maps that are foldable! They're better for on-the-road purpose IMHO, though something like the official state highways map would be real helpful!

                      What do you think?
                      Hitanshu
                      I agree with you These maps only help in planning. Shall I suggest you the best way?, Ask any Lorry wallah for the directions and you will get the the best.
                      I took a printout of the route map for the Daman ride, and we had to ask for the route, MANY TIMES...[B)]
                      @Vivek: you can find the same thing for US and europe in the same site, lets see if sunny develops some thing in the near future for the xBhpians
                      Ride with Angels

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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by BOOO

                        quote:Originally posted by hitanshu

                        quote:Originally posted by BOOO

                        Hi guys,
                        Yesterday I was tryin to find the road map for our Daman ride and found this site.
                        You can get the custom map btn any two places. zoom into the map, find the roads etc...

                        http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/featur...enter/map.aspx

                        Hope this will help all the riders
                        Respectfully, it helps only in the planning, area selection phase. In India, the maps do no justice to the thickness or existence of roads

                        I use the TTK Road maps that are foldable! They're better for on-the-road purpose IMHO, though something like the official state highways map would be real helpful!

                        What do you think?
                        Hitanshu
                        I agree with you These maps only help in planning. Shall I suggest you the best way?, Ask any Lorry wallah for the directions and you will get the the best.
                        I took a printout of the route map for the Daman ride, and we had to ask for the route, MANY TIMES...[B)]
                        @Vivek: you can find the same thing for US and europe in the same site, lets see if sunny develops some thing in the near future for the xBhpians
                        Yeah, I should've mentioned. Lorry wallas are a good bet. More so, the interstate fellas, who might speak Hindi better than an average fella. In India, you cant use www.maporama.com or mapquest.com like Vivek. I travelled entire Europe with a backpack and maporama.com printouts. That don't work here :P

                        However, Booo, you have an excellent point. The question here is of REINVENTING the WHEEL. Among us, we have riders who've covered almost ALL parts of India, and the rarest of destinations. Is there any way to build a central repository of routes, directions that can be used to give riders a concrete idea?

                        The first thing that comes to my mind is a xBHP-Wiki. That would solve the entire problem, and would be editable. For security reasons, write access could be restricted to users with more than 50/100/... posts. What do you think people?
                        I'm posting this suggestion on The suggestions board. Please post your comments and advice there!

                        Thanks,
                        Hitanshu
                        http://www.bikenomads.com/wiki/index.php/Leh - All you ever need to know about getting Leh'd.
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                        • #13
                          can u xplain what would be xbhp-wiki???
                          i think it would require a hell lot of resources to do what has been done with maporama.com
                          and one person certainly cant do it....though if sunny is willing to implement the idea...of course with some help from others i have no doubt that he would be a millionaire in no time..

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                          • #14
                            good links buddy, will be very helpful in future..........thanx

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                            • #15
                              http://www.mapmyindia.com

                              Courtesy BikeNomad Vibhu!

                              Amazing Site!!
                              http://www.bikenomads.com/wiki/index.php/Leh - All you ever need to know about getting Leh'd.
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