New developments

After some months of inactivity, decided to update some of the maps on this web-site. Here are the main changes:

1. Compatibility with more current versions of Mapsource

I finally decided to upgrade my own version of Mapsource so I had to figure out how to make the maps work on versions later than 6.13.7. In the end, it was actually not that difficult - just some minor changes with the registry. I'm viewing all the maps that I updated on version 6.16.1 and it seems to be fine - even the Indonesian map which is made out of 400+ tiles totalling 2Gb.

2. Adding coverage for areas affected by humanitarian disasters

Haiti is the first example. Hopefully it will help. These sorts of places will be my next focus.

3. Tidying up some of the maps

Especially the oddly-named 'Thailand' map which actually contains most of continental SEA above Malaysia (Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand) - which now includes what I call the Vietnam 'bulge' which was originally not included.

The Indonesia map also was finally formally published. I had uploaded most of the tiles which constitute it some months ago but never made the final compilation touches because I thought that it would be too big for people to want to download, and too big to work properly on Mapsource.

Now, apart from the Philippines and parts of Myanmar north and west of Mandalay, the whole of SEA is covered to 10m detail.

4. Addition of shorelines (and lakes & islands within lakes) and rivers

Based on an updated version of GSHHS (version 2) and HydroSHEDS. Be aware that the resolution of this data is far less than the topographic lines - hence it will not look so nice when zoomed in. Also be aware that HydroSHEDS is actually a theoretical model of where rives should exist, based on the topography. Notably it gets confused in areas where a lake exists.

This site now has detailed topographic maps for:

Complete coverage: Malaysia, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, UK and Ireland

Note: For countries which border Malaysia, you may have to get some tiles from the Malaysia map as well to make things complete.

Near complete coverage: Vietnam, Laos

Significant coverage: Myanmar

It's unlikely that I will work on the Philippines or on completing Myanmar. If anybody wishes to do this, I'll be happy to provide technical assistance and to post a link.