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Karakoram - download topographic map set

Karakoram - download topographic map set Total in map set110 maps of0,9Gb
Updated inJanuary 2015 (added 10 maps)
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Soviet military 1:100 000 (~1980) 53 0,5Gb Russian 7 €
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Soviet military 1:200 000 (~1980) 26 0,2Gb Russian 5 €
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Soviet military 1:500 000 (~1980) 5 32Mb Russian 1 €
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Soviet military 1:1 000 000 (~1976) 4 24Mb Russian 1 €
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US Joint operational 1:250 000 (~1976) 5 39Mb English 1 €
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US Joint operational 1:250 000 (~1995) 2 18Mb English 1 €
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US military 1:250 000 (~1956) 8 31Mb English 2 €
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US military 1:1 000 000 (~1957) 4 18Mb English 1 €
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US military 1:1 000 000 (~1980) 1 15Mb English 1 €
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US military 1:500 000 (~1984) 1 12Mb English 1 €
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US military 1:500 000 (~1995) 1 14Mb English 1 €
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View topographic map i43-072 in the area of Agham, Ranbinpura View topographic map i43-019 in the area of Katsala, Rondu View topographic map i43-008 in the area of Niyer View topographic map i43-035 View topographic map i43-009 View topographic map j43-139 View topographic map i43-033 in the area of Gwali, Kghaplu, Krabathung View topographic map j43-131 View topographic map j43-104 View topographic map i43-022 View topographic map j43-130 View topographic map i44-074 View topographic map j43-128 in the area of Chindrikir View topographic map j43-140 View topographic map i43-012 View topographic map i43-045 in the area of Marol, Mul, Papaldo View topographic map i43-023 View topographic map j43-129 in the area of Chinderikin View topographic map j43-120 View topographic map i44-004 View topographic map i43-047 in the area of Kharu, Sasoma, Yagulung View topographic map i43-010 View topographic map i44-015 View topographic map i43-024 View topographic map i43-034 in the area of Goma, Khorkondus, Tansham View topographic map j43-141 View topographic map i43-060 in the area of Arganglas, Khardung, Satti View topographic map i43-020 in the area of Namika, Tanpa View topographic map i44-062 View topographic map j43-132 View topographic map j43-106 View topographic map i43-048 in the area of Murgi View topographic map i44-061 in the area of Tangtse View topographic map j43-105 View topographic map j43-144 View topographic map j43-117 in the area of Qizil View topographic map i44-037 View topographic map j43-118 View topographic map i43-007 in the area of Hurimal, Teshapali View topographic map i43-059 View topographic map i43-036 in the area of Chapo, Saser View topographic map i43-021 in the area of Hiusming, Khand View topographic map j43-119 View topographic map i44-049 View topographic map j43-142 View topographic map i43-046 in the area of Chalunka, Chuar View topographic map j43-116 View topographic map j43-143 View topographic map i43-011 View topographic map i44-003 View topographic map i44-016 View topographic map i43-058 in the area of Goma Hanu, Skirbuchan View topographic map i43-032 in the area of Dechinpa, Kelis, Parkutta

Soviet military 1:100 000 (~1980): 53 maps

7 €
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View topographic map i44-15 View topographic map j43-29 in the area of Qizil View topographic map j43-35 in the area of Chinderikin View topographic map i43-04 in the area of Hurimal, Katsala, Namika View topographic map i43-05 in the area of Hiusming, Khand View topographic map i44-14 View topographic map i44-19 in the area of Chushul, Digra, Tirido View topographic map i44-03 View topographic map i43-10 in the area of Sardar Chauki, Dechinpa, Kelis View topographic map i44-01 View topographic map i44-13 in the area of Tangtse View topographic map i43-17 in the area of Itchu, Lalu, Ampultun View topographic map i43-11 in the area of Lunkha, Marol, Mul View topographic map i44-02 View topographic map j43-34 in the area of Chindrikir View topographic map i44-20 in the area of Shang-tang View topographic map j44-31 in the area of Menggubao, Po-erh-ta-shih View topographic map i43-12 in the area of Chapo, Kharu, Murgi View topographic map i43-06 View topographic map j43-36 View topographic map i43-18 in the area of Satti, Sumur, Agham View topographic map j43-28 in the area of Hung-she-li-man, Pidakkesh View topographic map j43-30 in the area of Pu-sha View topographic map i44-08 View topographic map i44-09 View topographic map i44-07

Soviet military 1:200 000 (~1980): 26 maps

5 €
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View topographic map i43-2 in the area of Kelis, Saspul Gompa, Chalunka View topographic map j44-3 in the area of Zawa, Pu-ya, Menggubao View topographic map i44-1 in the area of Tangtse View topographic map j43-4 in the area of Ya-wa-shih, A-ssu-kan-sha-erh, Pidakkesh View topographic map i44-3 in the area of Yueh-ko-tan, Hurling, Narbu Sumdo

Soviet military 1:500 000 (~1980): 5 maps

1 €
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View topographic map i44 in the area of Digra, Mahe, Yueh-ko-tan View topographic map j43 in the area of Ya-man-ya-erh, I-cha-ko, Pidakkesh View topographic map i43 in the area of Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Tarmahr, Kel, Dragriyung View topographic map j44 in the area of Liu-sha, Uzunsay, Po-erh-ta-shih

Soviet military 1:1 000 000 (~1976): 4 maps

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View topographic map ni43-03 in the area of Kghaplu, Khand, Krabathung View topographic map ni43-04 in the area of Chapo, Goma, Khorkondus View topographic map ni43-08 in the area of Satti, Khardung, Skirbuchan View topographic map ni44-05 in the area of Tangtse View topographic map ni43-07 in the area of Umba, Gulmatungo, Minimarg

US Joint operational 1:250 000 (~1976): 5 maps

1 €
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View topographic map ni43-08 in the area of Satti, Khardung, Skirbuchan View topographic map ni44-09 in the area of Shang-tang, Tirido, Yohank Yogma

US Joint operational 1:250 000 (~1995): 2 maps

1 €
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View topographic map ni43-04 in the area of Chapo, Goma, Khorkondus View topographic map nj43-15 in the area of Chinderikin, Chindrikir, Pidakkesh View topographic map ni44-05 in the area of Tangtse View topographic map ni43-08 in the area of Satti, Khardung, Skirbuchan View topographic map ni44-01 View topographic map ni44-09 in the area of Shang-tang, Tirido, Yohank Yogma View topographic map ni43-07 in the area of Umba, Gulmatungo, Minimarg View topographic map ni43-03 in the area of Kghaplu, Khand, Krabathung

US military 1:250 000 (~1956): 8 maps

2 €
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View topographic map ni44 in the area of Digra, Mahe, Yueh-ko-tan View topographic map nj44 in the area of Liu-sha, Uzunsay, Po-erh-ta-shih View topographic map ni43 in the area of Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Tarmahr, Kel, Dragriyung View topographic map nj43 in the area of Ya-man-ya-erh, I-cha-ko, Pidakkesh

US military 1:1 000 000 (~1957): 4 maps

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View topographic map g07 in the area of Karakoram, Pa-shih-ma-erh-kung, Elixku, Somat

US military 1:1 000 000 (~1980): 1 maps

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View topographic map g07-a in the area of Xakur, Po-ssu-tan-tola-ko, Yilanqi

US military 1:500 000 (~1984): 1 maps

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View topographic map g07-d in the area of Honia, Ramnagar, Changa

US military 1:500 000 (~1995): 1 maps

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The Karakoram Range (from the Turkic word meaning black stone mountains) is a mountain system in Central Asia located between the Kunlun in the north and the Gandisyshan Range in the south. The Karakoram mountain massif is about 500 km long and, if taken together with its eastern extension (the Changchenmo Range and Pangong Range which blend into the Tibetan highlands), the Karakoram is over 800 km long. It is also from 150 to 250 km wide. This mountain massif consists of several parallel ridges with the Saltoro ridge, the Sasir ridge etc. as spurs. The central part of the Karakoram is a monolithic crest. The Karakoram is one of the highest mountain systems in the world. The average height of the Karakoram is about 6 km and the highest summit of the Karakoram is Mount Chogori, or K2 (8,611 m). Other three prominent peaks rise to a height of over 8 km - Hidden-peak (Gasherbrum I, or K5), Broad-peak (peak K3) and Gasherbrum II (K4); eight more peaks are over 7500 m high.

Relief. The Relief of the Karakoram Mountains is alpine, typical for mountainous areas, with rocky ridges and steep slopes. The southern slopes are long, while the northern ones are short. There are a lot of slide rocks and stony foreslopes in the intramontane depressions in the valleys of the rivers Shayok and Karakash. Cross valleys are narrow, deep and steeply sloping canyons.

Rivers. The Karakoram forms the watershed between the basins of the Indus River and the Tarim River. The main source of feeding the rivers is melted water coming from seasonal snow and ice. Groundwater accumulates in the slide rocks and helps a more even drainage throughout the year.

Glaciers. The glaciation of the area is 17.8 thousand sq km. The largest middle-latitude glaciers are found in this region - Siachen (75 km), Baltoro (62 km), Rome (45 km) and Taldybulak (30 km). The southern, damper slope is more heavily glaciated.

Flora and Fauna. Stark contrasts in the humidification of the northern and southern slopes and height variations in the Karakoram Range lead to a great diversity of landscapes. On the northern slopes, up to 2,400-2,800 m high, desert landscapes with a thinned cover of vegetation such as kalidium, reaumuria and ephedra are very common. At higher altitudes, up to a height of 3,100 m, desert steppe landscapes are most common, with sparse thickets of eurotia and cereals (fescue grass and feather grass). At an altitude of less than 3,500 m, there are mostly high-altitude mountain steppes, while the most humid areas best protected from the wind are dominated by grassland steppes covered mostly by kobresia.

The Karakoram animal life includes the wild yak, the orongo antelope, the Przewalski's gazelle and a large number of rodents (the dwarf hamster etc.). Wild donkeys and such predator animals as snow leopards are common in the southern foothills. Birdlife includes the Pallas sand grouse, the Tibetan snowcock, the partridge, the ibis bill, the snow pigeon and the rose finch.

Climate. Most of the Karakoram region has a strongly continental climate. On the southern slopes, the humidifying influence of monsoons from the Indian Ocean is quite strong, while the northern slopes are very dry. At the foot of the slope, there is little rainfall - about 100 mm, while areas at an altitude of over 5,000 m receive more than 500 mm annually. Precipitation in the mountainous areas is always in the form of snow. Most of the Karakoram region has below-zero average annual temperatures. The distinct features of the Karakoram climate are intensive solar radiation, high amplitudes of air temperature fluctuations during the day and strong evaporation.