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Syria, Asia
Latitude: 34.615, Longitude: 37.965
Browse Syria map 34° 36′ 54″ N, 37° 57′ 54″ E
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Syria is a Country in Asia at latitude 34° 36′ 54″ North, longitude 37° 57′ 54″ East.

Arab Republic of Syria is a country in Southwest Asia with arabic as official language

Administrative regions in Syria

Governorate boundaries for Syria added from [maplibrary.org's] ESRI shape file. Southmost border Syria - Jordan corrected which seemed to be wrong.

Highway/Roads classification in Syria

Motorways in Syria

  • Mashreq international roads (2001)
  • M (highway=motorway) : The M1 and M3 are motorways and the M5 has a motorway section but the M4 is an ordinary road (highway=primary).
  • M1 Halab (Aleppo) - Jordanian border.

Main roads in Syria

  • Single digit road numbers (highway=primary) are used for main national roads.
  • 1 coast road
  • 2, 3 and 4 are east-west routes increasing to the north
  • 5 north-south route increasing to the east. 5 is parallel to the M1 and some sections overlap.
  • 6 and 7 are north-south routes increasing to the east (but 7 is diagonal and crosses 2 and 5 at Dimashq (Damascus).

Railways

Major cities in Syria

Available imagery

  • Bing is offering hi-resolution imagery over much of Syria. They added new imagery coverage recently, and this display now reflects the new coverage (no wrong red patches)
  • In addition, an OrbView-3 satellite, 1 m resolution, panchromatic (black and white) image is available, covering an area south west of Homs. Use source=OrbView-3, GeoEye/USGS, 2005-02-27. This image was rectified using GPS tracks where available, and existing OSM data elsewhere (which was itself apparently traced from Bing).
Use with Potlatch :
For Potlatch 2, in menu "Background / Edit / Add", give a name (for example "Syria - OrbView-3"), and copy the following URL:

http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/syria_ov3/$z/$x/$y

(you can also uncheck "Dim").
For Potlatch 1, open "Options (choose background map)" dialog window, and copy-paste the following URL in "Custom":

http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/syria_ov3/!/!/!

(you can also uncheck "Dim background").
Use with JOSM :
To make the image available in the Imagery menu in JOSM, go to Modify / Preferences / WMS - TMS tab / +, give a name (for example "Syria - OrbView-3"), and copy-paste the following URL in "Web address" (bottom):

tms:http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/syria_ov3/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.jpg

  • In addition, an EO-1 satellite, 10 m resolution, image is available, covering Homs, Rastan, and also northern part of Damascus. Use source=EO-1, NASA/USGS, 2005-02-28. Beware that this image seems to be shifted with respect to existing OSM data (by about 200 m to the East), and that this shift should likely be corrected before tracing.
Use with Potlatch :
For Potlatch 2, in menu "Background / Edit / Add", give a name (for example "Syria - EO-1"), and copy the following URL:

http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/syria/$z/$x/$y

(you can also uncheck "Dim").
For Potlatch 1, open "Options (choose background map)" dialog window, and copy-paste the following URL in "Custom":

http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/syria/!/!/!

(you can also uncheck "Dim background").
Use with JOSM :
To make the image available in the Imagery menu in JOSM, go to Modify / Preferences / WMS - TMS tab / +, give a name (for example "Syria - EO-1"), and copy-paste the following URL in "Web address" (bottom):

tms:http://osm.arkemie.org/cgi-bin/tiles/1.0.0/syria/{zoom}/{x}/{y}.jpg

External Map Links

Ref Name Towns Km OSM status
M10 Northern Iraq-East Mediterranean Hajj Omran (Iraq/Iran) - Irbil - Mosul - Rabieyyah (Iraq/Syria) - Yaaroubia (Syria/Iraq) - Kamishli - Aleppo - Lattakia Relation 3018358 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)|
M15 Aleppo-Ramadi Aleppo - Deir Ez Zor - Albu Kamal (Syria/Iraq) - Al kaem - (Iraq/Syria) - Ramadi Relation 3018537 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)|
M20 Central Syria Kamishli - Hasakah - Deir Ez Zor - Homs - Tartus Relation 3018653 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)|
M30 Western Iraq-Eastern Mediterranean Al Rutbah - Al Walid (Iraq/Syria) - Tanf (Syria/Iraq) - Damascus - Jedeidet Yabus (Syria/Lebanon) - Masna' (Lebanon/Syria) - Beirut Relation 3018805 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)|
M45 Syria-Jordan-Saudi Arabia-Yemen Bab Al Hawa (Syria/Turkey) - Aleppo - Homs - Damascus - Nasib (Syria/Jordan) - Jaber (Jordan/Syria) - Amman - Ma'an - Al Mudawara (Jordan/Saudi Arabia) - Halat Ammar (Saudi Arabia/Jordan) - Tabuk - Qalibah - Medina - Mecca - Abha - Elb (Saudi Arabia/Yemen) - Baqim (Yemen/Saudi Arabia) - Sana'a - Ta'izz Relation 3018402 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)|
M51 Eastern Mediterranean Coast Kassab - Lattakia - Tartous - Dabboussieh (Syria/Lebanon) - Abboudieh (Lebanon/Syria) - Tripoli - Beirut - Naqoura Relation 3018435 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)|