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Old 01-04-2011, 05:08 AM   #1
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Proven GPS maps of Costa Rica

Looking for GPS mapping for Costa Rica. I've read all other ADV related posts (may very dated) and haven't found much that is recent. Any ideas?

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Old 01-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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CenRut version 2.3 has been released:
http://www.cenrut.org/adw/over.htm

This free project includes Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Belize.

Your help in publicizing this project would be greatly appreciated.
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David A. Krause
Washington, DC

Screenshot of San Jose, Costa Rica in Cenrut:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1294325344
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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I am a GPS newbie. How can I import this map to my Nuvi?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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I am a GPS newbie. How can I import this map to my Nuvi?
you need mapsource or basecamp on your computer
then install these maps
then transfer the map segments you want on to your gps
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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those maps are compressed (.rar)
same idea as a .zip file.
you need to un-rar them (uncompress) w/ this windows program
http://www.stuffit.com/
http://www.win-rar.com/download.html
xp is 32 bit
most win 7 are 64bit
vista could be either

with either of those programs loaded, right click on the downloaded and select extract/uncompress here.
you'll then have all the files. run the .exe and then open mapsource or basecamp. i just did and the maps are there listed as Cen Rut v 2.3. the maps are routeable!

i think mac has built in software to un-rar (if not use stuffit) , but this map installer might be windows only.
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great work david
many thanks!!!!
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:37 AM   #7
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Wow, thanks!! This will make it worthwhile to take my GPS to Costa Rica!
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:15 AM   #8
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The cenrut.org project has some nice maps but their installer is Windows only. They need to rethink that.

UPDATE: I found a link to a Mac Install version on the CenRut.org forum - if you need it.

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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Costa Rica GPS Maps

I just downloaded the CenRut into MapSource and as I was comparing the Osa Penninsula area on CenRut to Google Maps, I noticed many discrepancies.

It looks like there is alot of information missing especially in this area.

I too would like to take my Garmin 2610 to Costa Rica, but I am not sure how well this will work. I will try it and let you know in the next couple months.
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Or, get a real map for your Garmin. . .GPSTravelMaps.com for Costa Rica.

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Old 12-28-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
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I just did exactly the same thing! I loaded it into my Nuvi 1200, and I will be heading to the Oso next week! Where will you be coming from, what will you be riding, and what are your plans?
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I just did exactly the same thing! I loaded it into my Nuvi 1200, and I will be heading to the Oso next week! Where will you be coming from, what will you be riding, and what are your plans?
I will not be riding on this particular trip. This trip we will be in a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Our intentions are to scope out the area. We are looking to buy a couple of Tenere's. A small dirt bike like a Honda 230 might be suitable too.

Anyway, let me know when you get back what you discover. I would appreciate that very much. PM me if you wish.

-Iris

ps. IMHO.....for the post above, I have not heard very many good reviews on the GPSTravelMaps to date. Perhaps they are better now, but I have no experience with them myself.
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:43 PM   #13
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ps. IMHO.....for the post above, I have not heard very many good reviews on the GPSTravelMaps to date. Perhaps they are better now, but I have no experience with them myself.
I would be interested in the "reviews" - I've only seen one person's feedback on this site and that was regarding the first release of the Costa Rica maps last year. I do know that the folks at GPSTravelMaps frequent this site and appreciate inmate feedback. They seem to be working hard to produce high quality products. You might want to drop them an email and ask for a comparison of the area you want to travel with say, Google maps - since that seems to be one "coverage" reference points in this discussion.

Hope you have a safe and successful journey.

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Old 12-29-2011, 07:36 PM   #14
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I went to a forum called gpsreview.net and found interesting dialog on CR gps maps. I posted a link below, but I'm not sure if I posted the link correctly.......

http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=11534
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Thanks for the link.

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