Digital Romania Project: what does R.O.A.D. 2006 contain and how much doest it cost?
Current version: 2.14
Visualizing programs: MapSource v6.5 or higher, licensed from Garmin, included on CD;
Target platforms: PC with Windows 95/98/XP/2000, Symbian v7 & v8, Palm OS, Pocket PC + GPS Garmin. Available soon on Symbian v9.
Data format: Garmin, owner;
The atlas is divided into 206 map files that can be individually charged on the Garmin GPS, according to the zone to be visited. The files vary between a few Kbytes and over 1 Mbyte, in total having 139 Mbytes.
The atlas allows searching for points of interest (POI) whether by name or by distance. In the cities from the detailed zones it is possible to search also for the name of the street. Most of the points have assigned a county or a town name, so that researches in a certain county/town can be made. Along with many other improvements, corrections and updates, RO.A.D 2006 come with more than 3000 new points of interest, an integrated digital elevation model and 154 new cities at the street number level.
Announcement: All users that bought CDs/licenses starting with version 2.00 can upgrade FOR FREE at the version 2.14 and to the next 2.xx releases, until October 2007 when RO.A.D 2007 is expected to be launched.
Announcement: All the users that bought CDs/licenses starting with version 1.14 (RO.A.D 2005 Deluxe) and obtained a unlock code for GPS receivers acquired from the official Garmin dealers in Romania can upgrade FOR FREE to ALL next RO.A.D 200x releases.
Reference scale: 1:100.000
Surfaces: all cities in Romania, lakes and swamps, the seaside of the Black Sea, the Delta of the Danube;
Lines: the administrative limits of the Romanian counties and the State border line, the limits of the communes, the European roads, highways A1 and A2, national and county roads, all big and medium-sized rivers in Romania and approximately 75% from the small rivers in Romania (Tisa, Mures, Timis, Bega, Nera, Jiu, Olt, Arges basins), the level curves with equidistance of 40 m, railways, landing paths of the civilian airports, bathymetry (in a few areas in the Black Sea);
Points of interes: over 70000 toponymies (cities, forests, valleys, peaks, mountains, hills, plateaus, and other forms of relief, caves, mines, fountains, towers, lakes, swamps, marshes, canals, forest stock-yards and hunting chalets, etc.), over 17000 points gathered with the GPS representing hotels, restaurants, churches, monuments, gas stations, city halls, public buildings or companies, trading companies, sanitary and education units, railway stations and halts, bus terminals, airports, aerodromes, marinas, beaches, swim basins, health resorts, camps, camping, boarding-houses, phones, postal units, pharmacies, bars, casinos, vehicles service, vehicles laundries, vehicles dealers, etc.
Reference scale 1: 15.000 or higher
Detailed areas: Brasov, Suceava, Iasi, Oradea, Cluj-Napoca, Turda, Huedin, Timisoara, Arad, Targu Mures, Satu Mare, Sibiu at a street number level, surface between towns, industrial areas, parks, forests, gardens, orchards, waters and interest points PLUS the Danube Delta(swamps, canals, lakes, hillocks, toponymy). New cities at street number level: Constanta, Craiova, Galati, Braila, Baia-Mare, Miercurea Ciuc, Giurgiu, Pitesti, Bacau, Barlad, Buzau, Targu Jiu, Botosani, Piatra Neamt, Ramnicu Valcea, Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Alba Iulia, Sfantu Gheorghe, Bistrita, Tulcea, Focsani, Calarasi, Targoviste, Medias, Slatina, Tecuci, Ramnicu Sarat, Husi, Sighisoara, Medgidia, Deva, Zalau, Vaslui, Dej, Resita, Campina, Comarnic, Roman, Salonta, Slobozia, Busteni, Petrosani, Breaza, Turnu Magurele, Carei, Radauti, Rosiori de Vede, Cernavoda, Sinaia, Odorheiu Secuiesc, Targu Secuiesc, Comanesti, Caracal, Fagaras, Covasna, Onesti, Sighetu Marmatiei, Dorohoi, Mangalia, Sacele, Simleul Silvaniei, Curtea de Arges, Targu Neamt, Gherla, Lugoj, Reghin, Campia Turzii, Vlasca, Mamaia, Aiud, Caransebes, Hunedoara, Gheorgheni, Sebes, Draganesti-Olt, Codlea, Harsova, Falticeni, Alexandria, Fetesti, Babadag, Zarnesti, Calimanesti, Oltenita, Tarnaveni, Slanic, Mioveni, Borsa, Eforie, Targu Frumos, Orastie, Techirghiol, Baia Sprie, Valenii de Munte, Toplita, Blaj, Viseu de Sus, Baile Felix, Eforie Sud, Dragasani, Pascani, Navodari, Boldesti-Scaeni, Panciu, Moinesti, Costinesti, Rasnov, intorsura Buzaului, Marasesti, Buftea, Calafat, Bals, Adjud, Ludus, Negresti-Oas, Plopeni, Victoria, Fetesti Gara, Cristuru Secuiesc, Predeal, Sangeorz-Bai, Rachiti, Odobesti, Jibou, Brad, Negru Voda, Bicaz, Urlati, Nasaud, Horezu, Marghita, Beclean, Sovata, Seini, Azuga, Vlahita, Baile Govora, Snagov, Balan, Slanic Moldova, Borsec, Baraolt, Poiana Campina, Tasnad, Baile Tusnad, Statiunea Baisoara, Baile Olanesti, Iernut, 2 Mai, Olimp, Agnita, Ocnele Mari, Neptun, Venus. For the first time in any navigation map, RO.A.D 2006 includes the cities of Titu, Crasna and Urziceni at street number level. For Bucharest, Campulung Moldovenesc, Voluntari, Popesti Leordeni, Rosu, Chitila, Mogosoaia the level of detail is considerable improved, including details about parks, buildings, functional areas etc.
How much does the Romanian Digital Atlas cost?
Its price is of RON 599 with VAT included (approximately EURO 136 +VAT).
Promotion: All ROAD 2005 users will receive the right of including a POI (Point of Interest) in the 2007 version. To this end, they have to fill this form and to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying the serial number of the ROAD2006 CD!
Upgrades for next versions will cost 85 EUR/license + VAT. For pupils, students, postgraduates and the personnel in the education institutions there will be also a 50% discount. For those who want to resale this product, there is an attractive discount. The product will be promoted especially through official partners of Garmin, specialized companies and Project participants.
The price for each supplementary unlocking code, for Garmin GPS receivers purchased from the official Garmin dealers in Romania, is 50$+VAT. The price for every supplementary unlocking code purchased from vendors other then the official Garmin dealers in Romania is 85 EUR+VAT. Maximum 3 supplementary unlocking codes are accepted for each person/institution and only if that person/institution can certify with papers the ownership of the GPS receiver.