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Old 11-29-2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Central and South America GPS Maps

Hi All,
After riding from Argentina to California I wrote an entry on my blog discussing the GPS maps I used and what I thought of them. You can see the entry here:

http://www.northbymotorbike.com/?p=675

I hope that this is helpful for anyone riding around in South and Central America. If anyone has comments or suggestions on what I wrote, please let me know.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Jason, you missed CenRut(Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Belize):
http://www.cenrut.org/adw/over.htm

And Venezuela:
http://www.gpsyv.net/

And Bolivia:
http://www.bolirut.com/

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Old 12-14-2010, 11:03 PM   #3
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Want to down load Central and South American countries on a new Garmin 220 what do you suggest?
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:38 PM   #4
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Just make sure you load them from Mapsource in one go:

CENTRAL AMERICA-Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama
http://www.cenrut.org/adw/over.htm

COLOMBIA
http://www.colrut.com/

VENEZUELA
http://gpsyv.net/

ECUADOR
http://server4.foros.net/index2.php?...oyectoecuador/

PERU
http://www.perut.org/english.htm

BOLIVIA:
http://www.bolirut.com/

BRAZIL
http://www.tracksource.org.br/

ARGENTINA-CHILE-URUGUAY
http://www.proyectomapear.com.ar/

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Old 04-13-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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Followed the directions, got the mapsource, downloaded the package, but I cant seem to get mapsource to recognize it, no luck. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #6
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Sorry, magically fixed itself.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:42 PM   #7
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OK!
FYI- a new version of Cenrut is due out this week.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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Central America GPS map update - Costa Rica Panama Belize

Jason Richter,
Let me first say that your trip looked amazing!

Take a look at my trip >

COSTA RICA TRIP PHOTOS

My name is Michale Burr, founderof gpsEtravelguides.com. I wanted to let you know gpsEtravelguides.com -

- Offers a sizable discount to any Advrider who is traveling all of Central America or multiple countries. All you have to do is email support@gpsetravelguides.com
- Offer 4 months of free updates to any GPS map purchased.
- Any errors or missing points that are found in the data can be corrected or added. A new update can be sent to you in days - not weeks or quarterly like other GPS companies.
- We are CONSTANTLY updating all the Central America maps with data (one ways, restaurants, hotels, roads etc...) from our mapping travels, customer feedback and a team of geographical information system engineers
- Owners answer all feedback emails


We just finished driving 1,700 kilometer data collection trip in February in Costa Rica - here are some of the highlights.

Costa Rica GPS map update in March 2011
• Realigned multiple roads to match gps alignment.
• Added over 4,000 new POI's.
• Added river names.
...• Added oneways into San Jose, Liberia, Santa Elena, San Isidro.
• Added roads to San Jose, Monteverde, Santa Elena, Malpais, Tamarindo, Dominical, Manuel Antonio, San Isidro, Jaco, Uvita.
• Verified navigation traveling more than 1,700 kilometers in February 2011.




Please email me at support@gpsetravelguides.com and I will send you all the new GPS map updates ASAP.

Warm Regards,
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:01 AM   #9
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I am a bit surprised that no one took advantage of the free available maps for South America and started to do micro sd and sale them to people with poor PC knowledge or just too busy or lazy to do it themself ( that will be me) , many of us are travelling to SA and the only maps available to buy seems to be brasil and Colombia.

Am I missing something

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:14 PM   #10
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I am a bit surprised that no one took advantage of the free available maps for South America and started to do micro sd and sale them to people with poor PC knowledge or just too busy or lazy to do it themself ( that will be me) , many of us are travelling to SA and the only maps available to buy seems to be brasil and Colombia.

Am I missing something

Hendi

You would rather buy the maps? If you want I will be happy to put all these on a card and mail them to you for 500 bucks.



Free routeable map of the entire world: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

Free Argentina, Uruguay,Chile: http://www.proyectomapear.com.ar/

Another Free Argentina,Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia: http://mapas.gps.com.ar/

Free Venezuela: http://www.gpsyv.net/

Free Colombia: http://www.colrut.com/

Free Peru: http://www.perut.org/

Free Brasil: http://www.tracksource.org.br/
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:30 PM   #11
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GPS Travel Maps of Central America

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Originally Posted by y8oung View Post
Jason Richter,
Let me first say that your trip looked amazing!

My name is Michale Burr, co-owner of GPSTravelMaps.com. I wanted to let you know GPSTravelMaps.com-

- Offers a sizable discount to any Advrider who is traveling all of Central America or multiple countries. All you have to do is email support@gpstravelmaps.com
- Offer 4 months of free updates to any GPS map purchased.
- Any errors or missing points that are found in the data can be corrected or added. A new update can be sent to you in days - not weeks or quarterly like other GPS companies.
- We are CONSTANTLY updating all the Central America maps with data (one ways, restaurants, hotels, roads etc...) from our mapping travels, customer feedback and a team of geographical information system engineers
- Owners answer all feedback emails

I see that your review is from September 1st 2010. Since then all the Central America maps have been updated at least once a month. To find out when we release mapping updates, please see - http://www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=2009193790358#!/pages/GPSTravelMapscom/59184244777
This is how we communicate with our amazing customers and volunteer groups about our GPS map updates.

For example we just finished driving 1,700 kilometer data collection trip in February in Costa Rica - here are some of the highlights.

Costa Rica GPS map update in March 2011
• Realigned multiple roads to match gps alignment.
• Added over 4,000 new POI's.
• Added river names.
...• Added oneways into San Jose, Liberia, Santa Elena, San Isidro.
• Added roads to San Jose, Monteverde, Santa Elena, Malpais, Tamarindo, Dominical, Manuel Antonio, San Isidro, Jaco, Uvita.
• Verified navigation traveling more than 1,700 kilometers in February 2011.


Here is a blog of BA Belton (Advrider member and avid rider) who is currently using our updated GPS maps from Mexico to Panama -
http://the-alexander-project.blogspo.../gps-maps.html

While he was out on his journey, we already have new updates to send him.

To see a list of GPS maps that we offer please see our vendor post on Advrider -
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=677587


Please email me at support@gpstravelmaps.com and I will send you all the new GPS map updates ASAP.

Warm Regards,
Michael
Michael, did you change the way you do business?

I purchased 3 of your maps for 60 dollars each over a year ago.I had emailed you if I could get a discount if I purchased all the maps. I never got a reply. I purchased Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua.

Coverage in the cities was useable at times, but oftentimes off by many meters. Coverage outside of the cities was spotty at best, with non-existent roads that were displayed or just no road at all where there was in reality decent and heavily traveled paved highway.

All this could be acceptable, but not for 60 bucks for a map of such a small area.

In addition, updates had to be purchased, for full price. Not to mention the fact that I sent you an email offering to send you thousands of miles of tracks that I rode in Central America if I could possibly get a little discount on the maps. I never got a reply. Then I read on your site that you might give me a free update if I sent you my tracks and you actually used them in a future update, whenever that may occur. Not much of a deal there.

Hopefully things have changed with your business, but after purchasing your maps over a year ago, I felt like I had been taken by paying way too much for a very marginal product at best. My fault completely. Caveat emptor.

Your maps are useful, but I thought they were way too expensive for the quality, and the area covered.

Hopefully things have changed.

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Old 08-07-2011, 05:34 PM   #12
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CenRut Mapping Problem

The CenRut maps look excellent. Downloaded to mapquest with help from WinZip. I was only able to get auto routing for short distances. Now auto routing does not work at all. Checked the "route style" in Preferences but the correct box is checked. Any suggestions?? Thanks
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:11 AM   #13
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CenRut map is good, has a lot of detail and accurate. It comes with detail of large and small towns for all Central America from Guatemala to Panama, and the best of all is free!!!!


As everything it has a downside:
  • It´s a large map and requires a lot of space on a SD card, but I understood that new updates will be each individual country
  • The other thing is that on my Zumo I´m not being able to read the complete street names just the first letter of each word, hope this will be fixed.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #14
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ECUADOR
http://server4.foros.net/index2.php?...oyectoecuador/


Hi,

Does anyone know of a more recent map for Equador, the link above seems to be from 2006

Thank you

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