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Old 09-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #1
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Talking Garming map + OpenStreetMap?

Helloo all!

Me and a friend will soon be in South America for 2.5 months on a bike tour through Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. We have ourselves a Garmin Oregon 450, and we are looking to purchase the Garmin City Navigator® South America NT

A couple of questions:

- Would you guys consider open source maps over the commercial Garmin City Navigator map?

- Is the Garmin City Navigator® South America NT known to be a reliable/detailed map? I know that while riding we will be off-route in many areas, should we consider a detailed topo map instead of the Garmin City Navigator?

- Odd, but Garmin does not provide any maps for Bolivia. Would our best bet be a download from OpenStreetMap.nl? Can we rely on OpenStreetMaps for navigating in Bolivia?

- Does OpenStreetMaps provide the most up to date open source maps for South America? Any other mapping websites we should consider?

Thank you for all suggestions!
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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If your willing to swing it, I'd purchase Garmin City Navigator® South America NT for the trip. But there's nothing stopping you from downloading some free OSM maps to start planning your trip using Basecamp. Keep in mind, with OSM maps, you do get what you pay for.

Regarding off-road riding, turn on tracking on the gps. You may not know where your going, but you'll know where you've been.

Have Fun!
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
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We have been in partnership with Garmin Ecuador for a few years, providing them with tracks and updated information about routes and hotels - so for Ecuador we know its the best map out there...
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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Really old thread, but I came across it in a search and wanted to comment. In my experience (mostly navigating roads in Ecuador) OpenStreetMap is by far the best option I've found. Plus, it's free and you can contribute back when it's wrong.

I've made dozens of fixes in Quito in the last few weeks, and it's great knowing that they'll be available for anyone to download almost immediately. I'd encourage anyone to use the OSM Ecuador map that you can download for free here: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

Let me know how it works out!
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Old 04-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #5
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another link

http://www.osmmaps.com/
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