What Nav aid for Morocco (1 Viewer)

Nik

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We are off to Morocco at the end of Jan.
I have the Michelin(742) paper map, Google maps on my phone and Laptop.
I have a Garmin Zumo 660 camper and have just looked at downloading the maps for it but they want £75 for the privilege.
What nav aid/device do those with experience of Morocco use.
TIA and Happy Chistmas.
Nik
 
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Looking at the road system in Morocco i would think a compass would be more useful,,BUSBY:xgrin::xgrin:
 
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Google maps is a great day nav
You can also download maps from google to use offline
 
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We use maps.me. But you are seriously better off planning with a map first, Morocco is an easy enough place to navigate but not a good place to blindly follow the satnav.
 

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I bought my Morocco maps for USD20. Not sure where as it was a few years ago but I think it was this place:

Worked really well on both the Garmins I had.
The only part of the country that wasnt fully mapped was the disputed region of Western Sahara. But since there is really only one road down there ot doesnt really matter - maps.me was perfectly adequate.
Make sure your Garmin is on the list of supported devices and be sure it accepts GPS coordinates because many of the places you will find on t’interweb that you will want to go to will only be in GPS format.

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Probably better off getting a camel with a good sense of direction.:xgrin::xgrin:
Happy Christmas.
 

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I tried the garmin.openstreet site when we first went to Morocco, found it a bit hit and miss on the Garmin nuvi I was using at the time. Then I changed to TomTom and invested in a Morocco map upload which was spot-on. I've recently bought a new TomTom, GO 6200, which has free worldwide mapping and downloaded the Morocco map. We'll see how it compares next month.

I would defo recommend a good Morocco map, the Michelin is excellent and it is possible to get a copy that is overlaid with various campsites, although I believe it's currently out of date. And yes, a compass is a good idea - on one of our trips we managed to get off the main road out in the sticks and realised we were a bit lost, the map didn't really help whereas a compass might have. In the end we flagged down a passing van and he took us back to the road we needed.

Never used Google maps but have the maps.me app on the smartphone which was quite useful.

When are you going @Nik we're planning to cross 29 January with Portland, happy to make up a small group and maybe get some discount from Carlos?
 

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Had tomtom for 4 years. Snooper don't do a maroc map.

Our windscreen looks bare for 3 months in Morocco with only one sat nav!
 
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Hi @TerryL .
That would be fantastic if we could go in a group. The 29th is good for us. Thank you.
Where are you staying before hand? We want to visit Gibraltar so we're looking at the Camping Sureurope site or an Aire around there at the moment but are happy to meet anywhere.
We go over to France on the 12th Jan and are meandering down through until the crossing date.

Have a great Christmas etc.
Best regards.
Nik

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Hi @TerryL .
That would be fantastic if we could go in a group. The 29th is good for us. Thank you.
Where are you staying before hand? We want to visit Gibraltar so we're looking at the Camping Sureurope site or an Aire around there at the moment but are happy to meet anywhere.
We go over to France on the 12th Jan and are meandering down through until the crossing date.

Have a great Christmas etc.
Best regards.
Nik
The football ground is a good option for visiting gib. The yacht marina is nice but all the jangling can make a long night. Both are easy walking to the border.

Happy xmas
 

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Hi @TerryL .
That would be fantastic if we could go in a group. The 29th is good for us. Thank you.
Where are you staying before hand? We want to visit Gibraltar so we're looking at the Camping Sureurope site or an Aire around there at the moment but are happy to meet anywhere.
We go over to France on the 12th Jan and are meandering down through until the crossing date.

Have a great Christmas etc.
Best regards.
Nik

You're very welcome. At the moment have no idea where we'll be, depends on where we meet Derek/June. Best idea is a PM or another posting on this thread a week or so before. That goes for anybody else who wants to join in, the more the merrier!

We're supposed to be crossing to France 2 January and, like you, intend to just meander south into Spain but we never make plans, just look at the weather! May see you along the way.
 

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For our first five visits to Marroc we used the Paper Michelin map, in fact we are on our third copy because the sellotape repairs got too thick to see through, but all annotations carefully transferred each time. Quite frankly that is all you need, but I did sport out the £70ish for the TomTom map a few years ago and it is fine but a complete luxury. But does make it easier if someone gives you coordinates. Maps.me covers Marroc which is free if you have a suitable tablet. Basically as TheOnlySue says there are not that many roads.
One word of advise for driving over there, the Stop sign which looks like a toboggan, (look it up). Your wheels must STOP even if you can see for miles. In fact I always make a big show of putting the handbrake on and looking left, right and left again before very carefully rolling again. The rules are the same in France, wheels must stop. There are a few threads on here by people who have been caught out. Have a great trip.
Steve
 

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