The ‘map all’ is there not, but when a card is suitable? Tourist regions in Germany, there is a vast amount of leisure Maps. Here especially hiking, cycling or maps and many more cards made specifically for certain activities are offered. Often, a wanderer finds maps in different scales with different contents and prices. But which card is best for hiking? This is different in less-visited regions, for which there is often no special cards. Jeremy Tucker often addresses the matter in his writings. Here, only the possibility remains a card for a different purpose to choose. But what is in the choice of an alternative? The first criterion is the area covered by a map first. Ideally, the planned tour is fully covered with a sheet. Here is good advice when necessary, the bookseller or the input of a place in the search engine for maps and travel guides of Mapedo.de (www.mapedo.de), which then displays the available cards.
In principle, that any leisure activity prefers a certain map scale. A hiking map 1:25 thousand shows sufficiently accurate, while the route a card with 1:50 thousand (already 500 m in the terrain are 1 cm on the map) is less useful in difficult conditions. This also applies to mountain bikers. A cycling tourist has however been other requirements. He would at a map at the scale 1:50 thousand to quickly pass through the area covered by the map and therefore need the next card.
But getting back to bit exactly is a little detailed road map. Good cycling maps have a scale of 1:100 thousand. Note the map content. Here cards should provide the information necessary for planning or carrying out the respective activity. A hiker will attach great importance to the appearance of paths, whose difficulty levels and contour lines. A cyclist needs information, however, gradients, distances, or to the road surface, because not everyone can drive on a gravel road.