Mexico's Bicimaps vs. E32 maps?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America' started by Hipster, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. bajafool

    bajafool Adventurer

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    Mtndragon,
    Thank you for the feedback. I definitely am more impressed with the quality of the Cartograficas E32 map when compared to the BiCiMapas Mexico GPS Atlas. I guess it is time to get on with ordering a map. By the way, over on the Garmin Mac thread in the "Layin' down tracks" forum, there is a brief discussion of the demise of Road Trip and info on the latest (last week) update to Base Camp for Mac. See this link at pages 106 to 107: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331421
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  2. WilderRider

    WilderRider Long timer

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    Or has anyone tried this map for just Baja? any thoughts?

    http://gpstrailrides.com/

    At just $40 for the peninsula, sounds like a good alternative for just doing that part.
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  3. pepetrueba

    pepetrueba PePeBaJa

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    I have used all and for best high quality 24k topo, nothing beat's Omar's E32 maps. Its is worth more but detail level of all trails, streams,creeks and topo contour lines does not even compare to others. if you want simplicity and will just ride "main fire roads and hiighway in baja" the larry's lbmaps is the way to go.
    i you want routing for highway in all of Mexico, bicimapas will be the one you need.
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  4. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    I can confirm that Omar's maps have a ton of trails that you won't find on any others. I've been up and down the Baja many times and always refer to E32 if I'm looking for off the beaten path trails.... You just have to understand that "Vereda" means "Trail" and "Brecha" means "Dirt". You'll soon figure it out !!
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  5. r_jacksondiesel

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    I just bought the E 32 and it really looks like a high quality map. I am new to the GPS scene, but will really get to know it in a couple more weeks when I go spend a month in Baja. I rode last year and my partner had a Bicimapas on his GPS. This looks a lot better, especially off the highways. The Bicimapas showed some of the backroads, but he had to zoom in so close it wasn't very funcional. I am also loading birdseye sattelite images of the trails I plan to be riding. I really like that feature!
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  6. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    E32 saved my ass in the Sierra of Sonora/Chih. Also worked well in Baja. :jose
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  7. eakins

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    been using bicimaps for 1/2 yr now it works well enough. some roads are off but it being routable is key for me...then again that doesn't always work for small towns. i think i'd use both if i was in remote areas (E32 taking over at this point)
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  8. eakins

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  9. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    What is the easiest way to install the E-32 onto a PC then to a Garmin 60cs? Some instruction please for the gps semi-illiterate:ear
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  10. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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  11. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    Thanks Hill Climber
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  12. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    got this update:

    Mexico GPS Atlas 2013 is here.

    This new version provides a response to some features being asked by a large
    amount of our customers who use the map for outdoor activities such as 4x4,
    motorcycling, hiking and other outdoor activities, who have asked to
    increase the detail of the contour lines in order to have a better idea of
    the shape of the land, as well as adding more natural points of interest to
    help in off road navigation.

    We have listened and developed the information our customers look for and
    added it to this release. Major changes are:

    • Added 20 meter (60 feet) contours for the full country
    • Added a full new hydrology data set. Now the river outlines have a
    very high precision and we increased the coverage in all the country.
    • About 550,000 new points of interest of which 200,000 are natural ones
    to support better off road navigation.
    • The remainder 350,000 are increased urban POIs throughout the
    country, so we now have over one million three hundred thousand POIs .
    • Added street detail for 1000 cities.

    With these new features and contents, this is the only full topographic and
    routable GPS map available for Mexico.

    Central America Integration


    As a new feature, we have seamlessly integrated our Central America map, so
    now travelers to that region may plan their routes and travels, fully
    integrated with de Mexico map data. In Central America we also added 20
    meter (60 feet) contours, allowing for a better interpretation of the land
    shape for outdoor activities.

    The most complete and versatile map Mexico and Central America is now at
    your fingertips.
    Due to the high amount of new data we are adding, the map size increased to
    just over 1.5 Gb from the approximate 600 Mb that the 2012 version had.
    As a customer of one of our previous versions, you may purchase this upgrade
    for just $ 79.00 USD and you may get it from our webpage
    http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm

    Greetings

    BiciMapas
    Av. Lomas Verdes No. 58 Local 17
    Col. Santa Cruz Acatlan
    Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico
    Mexico, CP 53150
    (55) 53 60 30 65/32-96
    gpsmaps@bicimapas.com.mx
    http://www.bicimapas.com.mx
    http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/Empresa.htm
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  13. Moto Vaquero

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    This is a nice upgrade for sure. Were there any updates to dirt roads (particularly for Baja) on 2013? I havn't made my purchase yet but don't want to waste the $$ if the small dirt roads don't show up. I do like the fact that I can put routes on the Bici maps, a big plus:thumb
    Is there a way to see a sample page in Baja to see what actually shows up??
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  14. Moto Vaquero

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    This "outer darkness" is a dead zone:snore. I would think with all the Adv riders in Mex & Baja there would be more action around here, I digress.
    With all the updates, etc. since the OP started this thread, I have to go back to the original question; which is going to work better on & off road? Which shows more detail (trails, ranchitos, etc) ?
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  15. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Cartografia GPS/Map E32, hands down. :wink: I'm using older maps of both e32 and bicimapas and much prefer e32. Someone else can chime in if there's something better out there......
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  16. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Omar's E32 has worked very well for me.
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  17. booger1

    booger1 Been here awhile

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    I'll be using the e32 maps over the next 2 weeks. I haven't tried the bici maps but I'll say that there is alot of detail with the e32's.
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  18. Moto Vaquero

    Moto Vaquero Trail less traveled

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    This is what I'm talkin about!:clap
    Let us know how it works out Booger.
    Can you lay a track over it via google earth to mapsource to garmin gps (60csx) with E-32 on it then follow it?
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  19. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Has anyone looked at the 2013 Bicimapas Mexico Atlas? It includes their Central America maps as well.

    Cheers,
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  20. CeeBee

    CeeBee The Cake Baker

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    I bought the update to Bici maps but it didn't come with Central America - Must have to buy the new complete version and not the update. :deal Only about $20 diff. though.

    Later, Chuck
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