Maps ?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by IRIDE56, May 29, 2013.

  1. IRIDE56

    IRIDE56 Mike

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    I am looking for detailed maps of Mexico , Guatemala, and maybe further south, From what I have read so far it looks like Guatemala is the place to spend a lot of time in, cheap and very friendly people... where do I find good maps, I will have my GPS and a labtop so that will help but I like to look at maps... I got a little time to hook up with some as my Depart date is not until 11-01-13 .......
    Thanks Mike
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  2. IRIDE56

    IRIDE56 Mike

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    You guys are not much help, I am going to the Harley site for maps,
    Then to the BMW site and then ask the KTM people about maps a KLR rider can use,,,, I am just going to piss them all off with my Kawasaki.
    Now where can I find the dam maps,,,,:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
    Mike
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  3. booger1

    booger1 Long timer

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    I liked the e32 maps for Mexico, that's for the GPS, there not routeable but worked very well.
    If looking for paper maps I go to amazon and order the Nat Geo maps, they seem to be pretty accurate.
    Good luck
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  4. IRIDE56

    IRIDE56 Mike

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    Thanks booger I will look there, Glad I did not have to piss off the Harley, Ktm and BMW guys. I heard they have fast motorcycles, :lol3

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  5. damasovi

    damasovi Long timer

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    well you could buy the guia roji and that is paper maps for Mexico, they are good unless you want to go off road or off the beaten path.

    then there is the http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/English.htm site where you can download very good maps for Mexico

    D.
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  6. nailit2em

    nailit2em Been here awhile

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    Send MikeMike a PM he use to have some Mexico maps on PDF. I'm sure he will help you out. If not send me a PM sometime and I'll try to locate them.
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  7. RexBuck

    RexBuck Long timer

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    Bici Maps do the best job of covering Mexico. They also include decent coverage of Central America. Used them all the way through Panama. The other free site for "everywhere" is Openstreet - free and pretty good in some countries.
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  8. IRIDE56

    IRIDE56 Mike

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    Thanks guys,
    I came across some maps from National Geographic Adventure maps. water proof paper maps,
    Thanking about taking a GPS with me also, My new Garmin 1490 is very easy to use, I have an old Garmin 2620 lot harder to use but its old and if it craped out oh well...
    Got on amazon and I could spend major bucks on all the books and maps on the site,
    Mike
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  9. Sjoerd Bakker

    Sjoerd Bakker Long timer

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    For paper maps of Mexico I recommend the Guia Roji atlas and if they are still
    printing them a copy of Quimera road atlas of Mexico.
    Both offer sufficient detail for all highways and most main backcountry connectors
    to give you a frame of reference . They leave the
    really , really small back roads for you to investigate.
    ITMB also puts out quality maps for Central America as a unit and
    More detail for individual countries.
    Remember though that no map, paper or digital, will be absolutely accurate
    or have every small road or track . Do not ask to be spoonfed every meter of the way, it is about adventure travel afterall.But as long as you know where you are and
    how you got there you will be fine if you keep fuel in your tank.
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  10. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i use Bicimaps Mexico and CA gps files as they autoroute.
    works great for me.
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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i use Bicimaps Mexico and CA gps files as they autoroute.
    works great for me.
    quality printed maps are some what lacking south of the border.
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