Best maps for Zumo 550 in Baja?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Ken Fritz, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Ken Fritz

    Ken Fritz Long timer

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    I can do it with paper maps and will have them along, but what is the best mapset for a Zumo 550? Not much off road will be done this trip, but it may be too tempting so I need the best I can find. Thanks for the advice.

    Yeah, I know the 550 isn't the best for off road, but it's what I have right now and it works great in Europe where there's not much off road riding anyway.
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  2. Ken Fritz

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  3. mcnut

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    I own this Baja map:

    http://www.lbmaps.com/

    The price is low and it shows all the commonly traveled routes while not being overly cluttered however.....
    The LB Map doesn't auto route (not a big loss IMO).
    Doesn't have street level detail of the urban areas (some are better then others)
    Hasn't been updated in some time.

    It will work fine for 50% of the folks. If you need more then look at:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=532667

    and go to the end for latest info.

    Also be sure you have a paper backup.

    Bruce
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  4. smithpa68

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    I used a zumo 550 and the lbmap for the 2010 Baja 1000. Yeah....it didn't auto route but it worked ok. Can't beat the price of the lbmap. Throw a Baja Almanac in yor bag. Wouldn't go remote in Baja without one. They are a bit big, but super detailed. And you can always pull one out and point if your Spanish is as good as mine. Haha
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  5. oldxr

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    Kind of basic but the aaa map is good unless your are in a city.Unless you go thru San Felipe the only road is hwy 1.The aaa map has dirt roads that the locals use + some places like Coco's.If you are an old school kind of guy and know where the sun comes up it kind of hard to get lost there.Most of the motorcycle guys use an off road gps like a Garmin 60/76/78
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