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Old 09-27-2008, 10:45 PM   #16
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I live in Mexico and ride mostly off-road. I have both bicimapas and E32. There is no comparison between the two. My pueblo is a dot on bicimapas and in E32 most all of the streets are displayed.

I'm in the states now but hope to be home in Feb, give me a shout, I'll ride with you if you are in the central highlands area.

You will have a great ride in Mexico! Hay in Jalisco no te rajes!
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:08 PM   #17
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Baja and Western Mexico maps

Anybody know of any free Baja or western Mexico maps?
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:14 PM   #18
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from what i've bookmarked these are the options

E32 (non-autorouting):
http://www.cartografiagps.com/index2.htm
Bicimaps (autorouting):
http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm
LBMaps (autorouting):
http://www.lbmaps.com/GPSMaps/Full_mexico_atlas.htm
Global Maps:
http://www.global-map.net/mx/index.html

from everything i've read having e32 AND bicimaps (to switch back & forth to) will get you detail almost everywhere.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:35 PM   #19
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More info for what it's worth

Thought I'd jump in too. I have used bicimapas and I only use it strictly for off road purposes only. I just bought the E32 map and it does have more detail, but I've read it's only a bit more accurate than bicimapas. When I'm travelling through a larger Mexican city, I use Garmins City Navigator Mexico, which I have found to be very accurate.. again, only in the city. Garmin's latest release for City Navigator North America (Version 2010.2) which now includes all of Mexicos cities (and some more major off roads) and very good detail. It looks like they've incorporated City Nav Mexico with City Nav North America. If I could figure out how to post a screen shot of Mazatlan, you would see the what I mean.
I see that you're riding an airhead, which suggests that you won't be doing any or very little offroad, so you might consider getting the Garmin City Nav North America (you usually get a free upgrade for the latest version) which you can not only use in Mexico, you can use in USA and Canada. If someone wants to PM me with their e-mail address, I can send you a Word Document with a screen shot of Mazatlan or any city you want.
One more suggestion... if you get the City Navigator, get the DVD version. Do not get an SD card with the map on cuz you won't be able to do anything on Mapsource with it i.e routing, waypoints etc. Doing it on your gps is a real pain. Doing it on your cpu then transfering to your gps is a cinch and fast!

I also carry back up paper maps because they give the big picture, and gps sometimes do fail, or fall off your bike.

If you keep a low profile, you'll enjoy what Mexico has to offer. This forum has lots to offer for your benefit. A ton of great guys willing to share.

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:47 PM   #20
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Mapsource pic

Think I've got it figured out. Here's a screenshot of Mazatlan with CN North America
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:07 AM   #21
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CN North America gives you Mazatlan detail?
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:29 AM   #22
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More screen shots

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CN North America gives you Mazatlan detail?
Yeah, go figure..

Here's a shot of Guadalajara at 2km
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:33 AM   #23
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Another screen shot at 1 km

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CN North America gives you Mazatlan detail?
Here's one at 1 km. I was pretty amazed to see that the newest version included this kind of detail. Check out the top left of the pic and you'll see that the map chosen is indeed City Nav North America, Version 2010.2

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:07 AM   #24
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Hmmmm. City Nav North America 2009 has no such detail.

I wonder if the 2010 version is routable?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #25
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Hmmmm. City Nav North America 2009 has no such detail.

I wonder if the 2010 version is routable?
Yeah, the 2009 did not contain any detail for Mexico, so I was surprised to see that the latest 2010 version had detail. I'm assuming that it is routable, because their last city nav mexico was routable. I did a quick route from Las Vegas to Guadalajara and it routed OK. Here are two screen shots:
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #26
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Here's a close up.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #27
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Hot damn.

Decent reason to upgrade to 2010.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #28
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Routable

I have not tested the routable version myself, but will be doing so in November en route to the Baja 1000 via Mexicali. I might try a different route via San Luis below Yuma. If anyone has verified the accuracy of this latest software, feel free to chime in.

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Old 09-03-2009, 11:59 AM   #29
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Hot damn.

Decent reason to upgrade to 2010.
Money well spent. As I mentioned before, I recommend you get the dvd version, and ensure that it includes a free upgrade to the latest Version 2010.2.

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:33 PM   #30
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Awesome Looks like I have to upgrade.
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