Its been a long time coming but independent efforts by a group of volunteers have finally paid off to present a fully routable GPS map for Karachi available FREE to the general public. Ali Ahmed and his team of GPS enthusiasts at PKMaps has been doing a remarkable job updating and mapping the entire city of Karachi (& Pakistan) in full detail. Their latest release Karachi Map 0.85 has yet again built upon their great effort. Boasting n impressive stats of 9,500 POI, 36,000 roads (10,500 km), 2,500 addresses, 40 POI with contact numbers
The zip files available for download on the site are custom made for Garmin GPS units. To install this map on your Garmin device you can either download the Mapsource version or copy the gmapsupp.img directly on your supplemental map file. If you have a non-Garmin device there are a few help files on the forums to help install the same Karachi map on alternate devices.
Generally all Pakistan wide maps are available for free but a more detailed Pro version can be accessed for free if you join the team of contributors helping them to either map or even correct and fix the existing map. The Pro version generally has quite a detailed index of house numbers and an elaborate POI index [Points of Interest]
Attached are a few screen shots of this amazing routable map navigating through the streets of Karachi
Great work done by Ali Ahmed and his team.
Pardon the Noob but I have no clue what a Garmin GPS is. What is the status of it being on my Javelin??
Pls post the latest PRO version for free this time…
@Disco Maulvi – this map is available to custom made gps devices if you're interested in GPS tracking for blackberry head over to these links – but they arent routable GPS maps which I compiled for the pkmaps forums
I think this is a FANTASTIC effort. It must be applauded. Doc, get these good folks over at your Laid back Show!
FK – I agree – I think we definitely need to get them on our show 😉 thanks for the suggestion
@ Disco Maulvi @ Drawab I am working on a way to get these onto blackberry by piggybacking onto a different softwares that works on our crackberries. Give me some time and this should be possible.
@ HCHISHTIE That would be great!!
This is wonderful. I love it!!! I can finally route Karachi!! YEAAAHHHH! Now when will traffic information arrive!?
is there any app i can use these maps with for the android?
Nice work… Thanks to all worked and helped in this project.
I will use it when(if) I come to Karachi.
I can help and even supply GPS devices on demand.
You can write me at email@example.com.
Greetings & As-Salam from Bursa, Turkiye.
I also would to contribute with you dear. I am also enthusiast of mapping…? How can I contribute with u?