Morocco ~ Routes

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Corrections & Updates

m3regions
M3-cover

Edition 3’s 65 routes are spread across five regions of southern Morocco. The Atlantic Route is no longer covered as it’s now a well-used main road. In addition to the book there are now several new routes described online on the Morocco Update Page.

The book’s .gpx files are only selected, key waypoints, not a tracklog (continuous line). If you want a tracklog, download a GPS map. Most are free and just about all the routes in Morocco 3 (below) as well as plenty more, are on these maps.

M3routeindex
gpxroutikon

In Morocco 3 some routes have been completely realigned, and some [R]oad routes don’t need .gpx files. On this WP website it’s tricky to upload .gpx files to download, so email me and I’ll send the 5 folders.
If your files may come in as ‘route.gpx.txt‘ or ‘route.gpx.xml‘, delete the .txt or .xml suffix and it’ll become a regular .gpx which your GPS software should recognise. On my computer these files open automatically with Garmin BaseCamp. If you feel the waypoint data is inadequate, it’s easy to add extra ones by opening the .gpx file with a plain text editor and paste stuff in. The files use three Garmin icons (above left), but not all units or software may display them like that.

rt-exam
m3regions

Each .gpx waypoint is identified as follows:
…/
MH18
KM132.
The 
first 2 letters correspond to the five M- regions (right).
F Figures correspond to the route number in that region.
Remaining figures relate to a kilometre reading on that route, corresponding to a description in the book. The example above being Kilometre 132 of MH18 which corresponds with the book description on the left. 
Nearly all routes start and end at a fuel station which usually means a town with accommodation and other services.