Perhaps it’s just nostalgia; perhaps just the length of time that goes into getting everything right, but even in the days of instant gratification mashups, there’s something special about a good-old paper topographic map.
This one has been a long time coming. Starting in the days when From a start back in 2004 (before our first trip to Amdo, when Goole Earth was just Keyhole…), and incorporating data gathered before and during our 2005 trip, the map is just finished now. I shouldn’t complain, but work kept getting in the way!
A pdf version of the map can be downloaded here (6MB pdf). It has been designed to A0 size. This is the kind of sized pdf that will give a print-shop a heart attack! There are lots of lines in this, so ripping the pdf to a print-file will take some time – possibly it’s an overnight job. Alternatively many bog-standard inkjet drivers will allow an A0 file such as this to be tiled onto multiple A4 pages directly from Acrobat.
Note: the file is provided only for personal use/interest only.