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Old 08-09-2009, 10:50 AM   #1
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How accurate are the garmin NT central and south america maps?

I dont want to go down there and have the database suck. I have a 60csx and the only maps available for south and central america are MapSource® WorldMap.

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Old 08-10-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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eh? nobody has used these maps?
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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there's lots more availible for SA. Check out inmate Moto-Treks site, he does a very nice review of quite a number of mapsets. The best part is that most of them are free.

http://www.moto-treks.com/Planning/g...h-america.html
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:17 PM   #4
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the World Map is fairly useless and only shows major roads and does not even show them with much accuracy but in some cases there's not much of an alternative. It does help a little if you know about where you are going as it can get you going in the right direction, most of the time.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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the World Map is fairly useless and only shows major roads and does not even show them with much accuracy but in some cases there's not much of an alternative. It does help a little if you know about where you are going as it can get you going in the right direction, most of the time.
I used the base map that came with my 60csx and it was fine. It doesn't have city streets but I didn't spend much time in the cities.

Pair your GPS with a decent paper map.

Unless you feel like you need to be super precise, you don't need much for maps. For example, there's only one road from Nasca to Cusco. There's only one road from Cusco to Arequipa. There are small side-roads, but unless you're riding a 250cc full-on dirt bike and you're not afraid to risk your entire trip, you'll stay on the main-ish roads.

Half the fun of travel in south america is stopping and asking locals for directions. You meet the nicest people. They're only going to tell you to take the road that's already on your map, though.

South America is huge, but there sure aren't many roads.
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