WHAT'S NEW / UPDATES
21 Feb 2011
Thanks to a New Zealander who made a donation to this project today. Much appreciated.
16 Feb 11
New updated Garmin Tour Guide file of updated 2011 Garmin Tour Guide File (POIs) of DOC Camping sites can be downloaded free now. Includes 2011 cost increases, 8 new camping grounds and updated facility details
13 May 10
28 Apr 10
New updated can be downloaded free now...
19 Apr 10
9 Apr 10
9 Apr 2010 - After recently migrating the website here, received another large donation from another New Zealander - a very generous USD three figure sum! The very first donation at this website - THANKS for your support!
25 Mar 10
25 Mar 10
Added many pages to this site. Also more significantly, added a free download of Garmin Tour Guide POI file of camping sites managed by NZ Department of Conservation.
4 Mar 10RCMAPS's Googlepages was shutdown today in line with earlier announcement by Google in 2009 to shutdown all googlepages for migration to Googlesites.
The major difference in Googlesites is that some key features are disabled which will make the previous RCMAPS Googlepages display incorrectly.
Please bear with me as I attempt to create a new site. Any assistance in migrating my pages gratefully accepted. Thanks.
27 Feb 10
Thank you very much to the kind New Zealander who donated a large three figure sum to support this mapping project!
17 Jan 10
1 Jan 10
Free NZ auto routing road maps combined with auto routing tramping, hiking, biking tracks map combined with 10m topographical contour lines map can now be downloaded for free.
24 Dec 09
Maps now available for download ...
21 DEC 09
Any interest in topo line / contour line map of New Zealand - 10m intervals from SRTM dataset?
2 NOV 09
A further Nov 09 update for NZ DOC Maps including a free download of gmapsupp.img combining both NZOGPS road maps and DOC tracks map in a single package to allow street searching for both sets of maps.
24 Oct 09
Important announcement if you are using NZ DOC Tramping tracks maps! Please read more...
29 Sept 09
Slight update on notes on NZ Tramping Tracks map page
24 Sept 09
Working on Samoa maps thanks to lots of tracklogs received recently from users and thanks heaps to the person who donated generously towards Samoa mapping effort! :-)
19 Sept 09
Get ready for the NZ tramping season - get your free Department of Conservation managed tramping, walking and mountain bike tracks free here.
12 Sept 09
Updated FREE Rarotonga (Cook Islands) auto routing maps with hundreds of new POIs thanks to Zenbu
11 Sept 09
Donation of $50 received today! :-)
9 Sept 09
Thanks to a user who had this to say about the latest Vietnam maps :-
6 Sept 09
Thanks to a donor from Phillipines who sent in a generous donation today!
3 Sept 09
Free Indonesian Garmin GPS maps updated by Navigasi - another free community mapping team in Indonesia.
22 AUG 09
Minor re-design of frontpage to allow easier navigation to all RCMAPS mapsets.
21 AUG 09
Latest free Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos map can be downloaded for free here
18 AUG 09
Free auto routing Garmin GPS map of VIETNAM, LAOS AND CAMBODIA with detailed streets and street names in Ho Chi Minh city and most major cities in Vietnam now available for download at asiagps site.
9 AUG 09
Free auto routing Garmin GPS map of RAROTONGA (Cook Islands) complete with POIs and street names - thanks to the team at NZOGPS - download here
17 Jun 09
Gone fishin' for a few weeks - till end of July! :-)
14 JUN 09
FREE GPS maps of Disneyland and California Adventure - fully searchable and auto routing available for free download here
13 JUN 09
FREE maps of Disneyland and California Adventure available soon :-)
3 JUN 09
Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia auto routing Garmin maps R5 will be out soon! Awesome updates especially around Vietnam - major improvements - includes huge coverage of Ho Chi Minh City with street names and one way streets correctly identified. Keep an eye out. Please support this site by visiting Google sponsors- thanks or a small donation will be greatly appreciated too.
24 MAY 09
NZ Tramping, walking, cycling, mountain biking maps now available for free download
2 MAY 09
Latest updated free Thai auto routing maps now available.
30 Apr 09
Updated FREE NZ Tramping / Hiking / Walking GPS maps available soon. Significant update!
29 Apr 09
Updated R3 FREE Thailand Garmin compatible routeable maps available soon. Keep checking back.
27 Apr 09
Anyone interested in FREE Laos and Vietnam 20m contour/topo maps ?
25 Apr 09
Free HO CHI MINH CITY MAP and detailed SOUTHERN VIETNAM HIGHWAY MAP
19 Apr 09
Free Topo or Contour line map of Thailand is AVAILABLE NOW
18 Apr 09
IMPORTANT NEWS FREE map downloads and this website will be closing down or moved soon - please help if you can.... more on this here Free Topo or Contour map of Thailand will be available soon - huge download size
17 Apr 09
Some interest in free Garmin maps of China - see discussions here and links to download some parts of Chinese maps here
15 Apr 09
Free auto routing Garmin compatible GPS map of Thailand now available
14 Apr 09
Free Garmin map of Laos, Vietnam and FULL Cambodia R4 out now
6 Apr 09
Keep a lookout for latest release of free Garmin map of Laos, Vietnam and FULL Cambodia R4 out soon.
31 Mar 09
New article on how to create External Nodes for auto routing maps to allow routing across separate map tiles.
22 Mar 09
Free download of Garmin compatible auto routing Thailand map
20 Mar 09
Free download of Thai map (includes some detailed streets for Bangkok, Udon Thani, Nong Khai - still require lots more tracklogs and work) for Garmin will be posted in a day or so.
18 Mar 09
Great news ! Our mapping team at asiaGPS have been busy - watch out for a free Thailand Garmin GPS map for download soon !
4 JAN 09
Happy New Year everyone - have been away on holiday - will update these pages again soon!
5 DEC 08
Updated NZ Tramping Tracks auto routing maps - FIXED Auto Routing bug - map now works (auto routes) correctly!
12 Nov 08
Latest Kiwi auto routing maps available for download
11 Nov 08
Updated Free Laos_Vietnam maps V2008 R3a (Nov 2008)
3 Nov 2008
1 Nov 2008
2008 R3 of Laos Vietnam auto routing maps available now. Have a look here for changes
30 Oct 2008
It's coming - 2008 R3 of free Laos & Vietnam maps - much improved and more detailed street maps in Vietnam
23 Oct 2008
22 Oct 2008
Finished work on creating a Hanoi auto routing map and fully integrated within the Laos_Vietnam mapset.
19 Oct 2008
New version of free Middle Earth / Aoteroa / New Zealand map released
14 Oct 2008
Added some more free Garmin compatible GPS maps around the world OTHER FREE GARMIN GPS MAPS
13 Oct 2008
DONATIONS TODATE - USD 5.20
9 Oct 2008
How to create a gmapsupp.img file
6 Oct 2008
Latest free auto routing NZ maps
4 Oct 2008
Easy way to set up Mapsource (scroll to bottom of the first article) Forum has moved, please register again to download Oct 2008 files including new improved Topo/Contour maps
1 Oct 2008
30 Sep 2008
Laos contour lines/topo updated maps nearly ready for download
20 Sep 2008
19 Sep 2008
18 Sep 2008
17 Sep 2008
New series of articles on creating auto routing maps - eg. connecting polylines and fixing blue nodes.
16 Sep 2008
12 Sep 2008
New updated free Laos & Vietnam TOPO maps for Garmin GPS units
11 Sep 2008
New maps released (Ver 2008 R2), have a look here for details of changes
8 Sep 2008
Updated map(s) will no longer be available for download on this site.
30 Aug 2008
Added an ARTICLES page - will be adding lots of hints and tips in future - keep checking!
26 AUG 2008
Updated Western Samoa Maps V2008 R3 (new roads and lots of POIs added)
17 August 2008
WHOLE of INDONESIA AUTO ROUTING MAPS (YES entire country better than official Garmin City Navigator maps)
16 August 2008
Free Laos and Vietnam auto routing and topo maps Ver 2008 R1 in gmapsupp.img format available by clicking this.
5 August 2008
* Updated Free Samoa Auto Routing and Topo Garmin GPS map
27 July 2008
* Added Google Maps Search gadget to search for locations based on GPS Coords or cities etc
26 July 2008
* Added new photos
24 July 2008
* Added new link to other free world maps
22 July 2008
* Reorganised the single web page into separate pages making it easier to navigate.
20 July 2008
* Added site counter
18 July 2008
* Site first published! Also my very first attempt at creating a website - well it was a web page.
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