Mexico Map Advice Please

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America' started by carryonpompei, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    CN North America gives you Mazatlan detail?
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  2. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Yeah, go figure..

    Here's a shot of Guadalajara at 2km

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  3. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Here's one at 1 km. I was pretty amazed to see that the newest version included this kind of detail. Check out the top left of the pic and you'll see that the map chosen is indeed City Nav North America, Version 2010.2

    Hope this helps out

    Hill Climber

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  4. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Hmmmm. City Nav North America 2009 has no such detail. :scratch

    I wonder if the 2010 version is routable?
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  5. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the 2009 did not contain any detail for Mexico, so I was surprised to see that the latest 2010 version had detail. I'm assuming that it is routable, because their last city nav mexico was routable. I did a quick route from Las Vegas to Guadalajara and it routed OK. Here are two screen shots:

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    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Here's a close up.

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  7. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Hot damn.

    Decent reason to upgrade to 2010. :nod
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  8. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    I have not tested the routable version myself, but will be doing so in November en route to the Baja 1000 via Mexicali. I might try a different route via San Luis below Yuma. If anyone has verified the accuracy of this latest software, feel free to chime in.

    Cheers, Hill Climber
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    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Money well spent. As I mentioned before, I recommend you get the dvd version, and ensure that it includes a free upgrade to the latest Version 2010.2.

    :1drink Cheers
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    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Awesome :thumb Looks like I have to upgrade.
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    Vic-klr TEETET Aventuras T el T

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    I have use CN Mexico NT 2010 5.10 and is ok to use in mexico, like hill climber posted, is well ditail of the main road of mexico and city's and small towns (pueblos) I was ameiz to see real small pueblos in my gps went I got lost some wera in the cierras of chihuahua, is well spend money.
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    I upgraded to CN 2010.2 today and don't get the city detail of cities in Mexico like the posted screen shots. Got any idea why I don't get the detail? It seemed to load just fine and the areas in the US look like they are suposed to. I am using a Zumo and when installing the 2010.2 upgrade it asked what portion of the maps I wanted installed since the memory wasn't sufficient to hold the entire map. I chose 49 states; maybe that is the problem. But if there isn't enough memory to load the entire map on the Zumo I would have thought it would have loaded the entire map in MapSource. Wonder whats up with this. Any Ideas?
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  13. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure why you're not getting the detail, but try setting your map detail (in Mapsource) to the highest setting and see what happens when you zoom into any city in Mexico. If you're able to see the detail, then you should be good to go with loading the map to your gps. I have a 60CSx with an SD card. I highlight just the western part of the USA and all of Mexico and transfer it to the card directly with a card reader/writer (faster than transferring it through a usb cable to your gps). You will be limited to the size of your card or internal memory of you gps AND limited to 2000 (plus a bit) maps.
    I'm by no means an expert in this stuff, but hopefully this helps you some.
    Cheers, Hill Climber

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    I tried most everything and I can't see the detail in Mexico. Then I noticed that in the lower right corner of the screen there is a yellow box that says "Detail locked". So, I went back to garmin's web site and looked at the CN NA 2010 description and noticed that it said that Mexico is Not included when purchasing CNNA 2010. I have no idea why you can see the detail in mexico and mine says "locked". As soon as I move to an area in the US the yellow "detail locked" bar goes away and I can see all the detail. In the maps page CN NA 2010.2 says its unlocked. For some reason you got the whole thing but I am betting that I got what garmin wants to sell with 2010.2.

    One other thought. Hill Climber, did you get the DVD version? I downloaded mine. Maybe that is the difference. I wonder if the DVD version gives you Mexico but the download doesn't. If garmin made a mistake and included Mexico on the DVD's they could correct that a lot quicker with the download version but would have to discard a lot of DVD's to correct it with the disks.
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    Ooooh. :lurk
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  16. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Yes, I have the dvd version. I'm thinking that the download does not include Mexico, or, perhaps the dvd version was a mistake on Garmins part to include Mexico... not sure.. I have a friend that will be upgrading his software by download soon. I'll let you know what happens to his when he does. On a side note, I think it's always best to get the dvd version, and keep your unlock code written down somewhere safe. If your computer crashes, then you can always reload the software without the hassles of contacting Garmin. (I'll be sending you a PM shortly)
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    Has anyone ascertained whether or not the CN 2010.2 actually does contain Mexico in the detail above? Sounds like a good deal if it does.!!
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  18. eakins

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    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=1456#coverageTab

    this says major mx cities are included in the maps legend.
    it also says mx detail not included proabably meaning outside a major city no detail. from user experience sounds like buying NA NT dvd is the way to go, as downloaded files don't seem to have the detail. for the same price who wouldn't you want a dvd in your hand?

    https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253&pID=11427#coverageTab
    looking at this it appears that buying the mx nt dvd will not yield any better detail than na nt???
    anyone confirm??? if this is true then buying the NA NT dvd for $100 gives you canada, us & partial, whereas buying the $60 lower49 & $50 mx. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=253
    for $10 more you get all of canada & ak.

    the question is the does the mx nt dvd have greater detail than the na nt dvd???
    if not then buy the na dvd & the e32 (or bici) for the rest of the detail
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