TOP100

France: IGN Top 100 Road Maps of France (previously Série Verte) Series details Titles in series: 80 Publisher: IGN (France Survey) Format: Folded Map Scale: 1:100,000 View titles TOP100 road maps of France from the Institut Géographique National (IGN); exceptionally detailed, contoured road maps, ideal for exploring the French countryside by car, by bike, or even on foot. Used by millions of locals and tourists alike, this series provides an excellent balance between coverage of a sufficiently wide area and detailed road and topographic information not found on other road maps. For several decades now these maps have been one of Stanfords’ leading bestsellers. The series (previously known as Série Verte) is currently being revised to provide an even clearer presentation of small local roads and to include GPS coordinates. 47 titles were published as new editions in March 2009 - the remaining maps are due to be replaced in March 2010. Cartography in the new titles: map Nos. 101 – 176 Now based on IGN’s digital data used to produce the country’s topographic survey at more detailed scales, presentation has been sharpened to make small local roads stand out better. Contour interval varies according to the terrain, from 10m along the coast to 40m in the mountainous areas, enhanced by relief shading. Additional coluring shows different types of vegetation or land use (woods, vineyards, orchards, etc). The maps have a 5-km UTM grid for GPS users, plus a latitude and longitude grid at 15’ intervals. Cartography in the remaining earlier versions: maps Nos. 3 – 59: Contour interval and colouring is as described above, but with additional graphic relief. The maps show latitude and longitude only in grads based on the Paris meridian. Both versions: The series includes plenty of tourist information. For walkers the maps have an overprint highlighting long-distance footpaths, the GR routes, making them an ideal supplement to topo-guides. A wide range of symbols mark various places of interest, sport and recreational facilities, campsites, mountain refuges, etc. (the new titles also include gîtes d’etape). The maps carry all the usual information found on topographic maps at this scale: peaks, glaciers, passes, names of mountain ranges and other geographical features, railways with stations, funiculars, ski and chair lifts, administrative boundaries, etc. Map legends in both versions include English. For information on the exact area covered by each title please see individual entries.
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