GPS map software for South America?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America' started by JohnTM, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. rtw02

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  4. gpothoven

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    Thanks Javier! Saw the link, and I have both the smellybiker maps and the mapear loaded on my 2GB card for the NavII/2610. The Mapear will get me around Argentina, and the smellybiker should do for the rest of South America.

    :freaky Hecho. Hasta ahora la moto llega el viernes que viene a Santiago, y yo el sabado.
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    I downloaded the map of BS AS but is in .MAP format, how do I convert it to garmin map format (.MPS). Thanks
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    I just spent a few days looking at GPS maps for South America. For those of you that are heading south, I wrote up what I found at GPS Maps of South America
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  8. crashmaster

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    Nice! You just saved me quite a bit of work.:thumb I'm taking off on my 2 year south america adventure in September and I'm sure these GPS maps will be a nice supplement to paper.
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    Another one to add to the list. thanks. :thumb
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    Crash, you need to do more then build a list. Ya need to load them on your GPS :rofl
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  12. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    :D Yup, done. I've got so many freakin GPS mapsets now that I'm sure to get lost.:thumb Thanks again for your research, if i see ya on the road, you have a couple of beers coming from me.
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    Just finished an update on GPS maps for South America on Colombia and Peru

    Now I need to look into Central America maps!
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    Very cool. How do you find these maps? I've been searching for CA maps and I cant find any except smellybiker.
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    Normal a bit of Googling does it, but for CA, I've not found much and what I've found is commercial. Most likely I'll get the bicimapas maps ($100) for Mexico and use smellybikers/paper maps for the others.

    You can try http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com they have some stuff for the CA countries. I'll be trying some of the maps there soon to see if they are any better then smelly.
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    there is a very good topo map for mexico called MAP E32 it has more detail than the bicimapas but it does not have auto-routing function (I dont have a problem since I dont use it anyway!) this map is designed for off-road here is the link: http://www.cartografiagps.com/index2.htm

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    DON'T USE INTERNET EXPLORER TO MESS WITH THIS ABOVE LINK! Firefox or something else is best.


    This is some of the best stuff I've ever seen for free. If you are in the next 30hrs or so of this post you can download all of South America in one fail swoop, this stuff is badass for free:clap:clap:clap

    Here's the linky that will only work for a few more hours then you got to get into the q to get your own:
    http://planetosm.oxilion.nl/~lambertus/garmin/routable/12-02-2011/22b2956f9d43737dc9760a4f88b2bdef

    Enjoy if your lucky!
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    Awesome, big thanks! I managed to get all the files from the second link, will I still need to grab maps from the first?
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    In my request I got all the tiles for SA selected IIRC. You only need to go back to the first link, the open map source one if you want the maps other than South America that I requested. The map tiles that I requested in the link I posted took about 6 days for the server to process my request and give me that 48hr live link to the maps I wanted.

    I will be down in SA for a while and won't need CA for a time but I will request them when heading back North and compare them to my GPStravelmaps and Bici maps for CA and Mexico that I thought where pretty good for what they cost.

    That site is perhaps the greatest compliment to Garmin GPS in this world:deal

    I'm very impressed and its free:clap:clap:clap

    I will send in tracks if that is the help they need to make it even better.
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