New maps

In MyTrails 1.3.16 we added three maps: IGN Littoral, IGN Satellite and Here are a few screenshots…

IGN Littoral

This is a map of French coastlines, with very detailed soundings (depth), reefs and other hazards.

<a href=""><img alt="Littoral1" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-881" height="912" src="" width="625" /></a> <a href=""><img alt="Littoral2" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-882" height="912" src="" width="625" /></a>This is a must-have for coastal navigation anywhere in France, and it&#39;s part of the IGN <a href="">online subscription</a> <span style="font-size: 13px;">(&euro;</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">15/year or &euro;4/month)&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">which also includes the Top25 hiking maps.</span>

If you&#39;d like to store the maps on your phone so that no matter where you sail you are guaranteed to have the maps, you can subscribe to an <a href="">offline plan</a> for just these maps.

IGN Satellite

This is a very up-to-date and beautiful overhead photography (referred to as &quot;satellite&quot; despite the fact that detailed coverage requires low-altitude airplane photography) covering all of France in crisp detail. It&#39;s also part of the<span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;IGN&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="font-size: 13px;">online subscription</a>, but there is no offline subscription.

Here are a few comparison shots alongside Google Earth which show IGN being just as detailed and a lot more natural-looking; it&#39;s also more up-to-date.
IGN Satellite Google Earth
2013-04-22 19.37.19 2013-04-22 19.37.08
2013-04-22 19.44.49 2013-04-22 19.37.58

This is a very good-looking OpenStreetMap-based map, with detailed but subtle styling for tracks, nice fonts for place names and a traditional-looking&nbsp;road network.

The team behind this <strong>free</strong> map is asking for donations so they can pay for hosting. You&#39;ll notice that some areas are not covered and zoom is limited to level 15. If you like this map, please <a href="">help them out with a donation</a> (I did).

<a href=""><img alt="map1eu1" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-892" height="912" src="" width="625" /></a> <a href=""><img alt="map1eu2" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-893" height="912" src="" width="625" /></a>

Liked this post? Follow this blog to get more.