We found it: the Institute for Military Geography in Tufinë![/caption] One of the most important ingredients for successful field work is good maps. The maps of Albania currently available on the market contain gross inaccuracies and don't have the right scale to display all the dusty backroads that Google Maps and Wikimapia seem to indicate. The only publicly available maps with some detail are the 1:50,000 Soviet Topographical Maps, downloadable on Bunker Trails. The downside of these maps is that they are based on Italian data from the 1930s and are in Russian. It therefore contains few roads built during communism and you need to be able to read the Cyrillic transliteration of Albanian in order to make sense of them.
28 March, 2014 / 0 Comments