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GPS/Iphone/Google Maps from USA - Mexico - Central America - South America

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America' started by TATARИN, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. TATARИN

    TATARИN n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2018
    Oddometer:
    5
    Location:
    USA - Mexico border
    I'm finishing up the TAT in LA in a few days and am looking for free GPS/Iphone or google maps of trails or suggestions through Baja, Mexico, central and South America.

    I am not interested in the e32 maps or paying for maps in general, and ease of use is key. Current plan is to use google maps and maps.me unless I can find better/more scenic alternatives (Seems a bit hard to do).

    Anyhow, if there are any suggestions that meet these requirements, fill me in below!
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  2. MikeS

    MikeS Fur shur! Vamos! Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Oddometer:
    1,498
    Location:
    South of the Border on the Minnesota Riviera
    OSM maps and others. Resources:
    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/navigation-maps-compass-gps/useful-free-garmin-maps-49645-2

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/south-america/free-gps-maps-south-america-58899

    http://www.liferemotely.com/gear/ch...t-free-gps-maps-for-central-and-south-america

    OSM download instructions: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/route-planning/free-maps-garmin-gps-devices-86471

    I found Perut better in Peru than OSM, but used both. OSM is good in Mexico, but it's routing function has glitches. That's true for OSM in much of Latin America. I often set up tracks to follow, instead of routes, which overcomes the OSM issues with routes.

    I couldn't get the Colrut mapset to download. To download Perut, I ended up using the Spanish language site. OSM doesn't have lots of back road detail for Ecuador, and I was unable to find an alternative.

    maps.me works, but not on a gps as far as I can figure out. I use maps.me on an android tablet, but the gps is more rugged for electronic navigation mounted on the handlebar.

    Then there's always, "Donde va este camino?"
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