wipper wipper posted April 4th, 2015 at 4:13 am to Help!. Viewed 269 times. Answered 8 times.

Is there anywhere in Hanoi where I can get a decent map for doing some motorcycle touring ? or is it best to try and bring one with me ?

Thanks

Paul

Last answered by Wald0 about 52 months ago.

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CharlesH wrote on April 4th, 2015 at 9:24 am
CharlesH

Nothing beats Google Maps!

Wald0 wrote on April 4th, 2015 at 1:06 pm
Wald0

Well, true that Google maps are good.. but you spend data on that one. you could get HERE maps completely free and you can use it in Ofline.. plus it has turn by turn what google maps doesn't got in Vietnam. https://www.here.com



wipper wrote on April 4th, 2015 at 11:01 pm
wipper

Thanks both, I was hoping to stay away from the tech side of things and actually have a hard copy, but I'll have a look at both suggestions.

Thank you.

hanoibert wrote on April 5th, 2015 at 8:58 am
hanoibert

If you are gonna tour then you might want to get a copy of giao thong duong bo vietnam . it's a road atlas of the whole country.

I have a nice scan of the northern part of the country that I can email you.

if you want more details and ordnance survey type maps then there are places to get them, but they are specialist, do not cover large areas and a little pricey.

Wald0 wrote on April 5th, 2015 at 5:09 pm
Wald0

You can look this..

http://www.gt-rider.com/thailand-motorcycle-forum/showthread.php/40737-Vietnam-Road-Atlas

there is a map to bookstore, but that bookstore (well, at least very big.) is one cross road up and little bit towards right.. you should find it easy. I have one too, but I think only one time did carry it with me, my mate did use it over a week when I lend him a "scooter".

wipper wrote on April 6th, 2015 at 12:28 am
wipper

Thank you Waldo, that looks perfect.

CharlesH wrote on April 6th, 2015 at 1:40 pm
CharlesH

It is nice to electronic maps like HERE that you can carry with you. However, they don't compare with Google maps for being up-to-date.

Looking at my immediate area, HERE is missing roads that opened 2-3 years ago, while Google includes roads that opened 2-3 weeks ago.

Wald0 wrote on April 6th, 2015 at 5:53 pm
Wald0

Google.. ou man.. yes, it might show road that opens few weeks ago... but! it also shows roads that are just been build!! :)

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