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Old 01-29-2014, 07:56 PM   #1
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what map for Mexico and beyond?

In another thread I read about a spiral bound set of maps that were highly recommended, but can not remember the name or find the thread again.

Also any suggestions on good maps for Central America?

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Old 01-29-2014, 08:06 PM   #2
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You probably mean the Guia Roji. I have the 2009 edition. It is OK for navigation on the main roads, but really doesn't have much detail. The Guia Roji also makes individual state maps of Mexico, with more detail.

I use the International Travel Map series most of the time. I got started with these because my local Barnes & Noble has them.

Rough Guide also has a map series, I have the Guatemala one. It is plasticized paper, so it tolerates getting wet better than the ITMs.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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Guia Roji, that was it. Sounds like you aren't impressed.

Anything with small...less paved routes?
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:54 AM   #4
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Whats "less paved" mean?
Guia Rojo atlas is the better of the ones I've seen. Rough Guide is in fact, less accurate & not up to date for Mexico. I doubt any paper map will ever have most of the dirt roads in Mexico. Maybe the main ones that have a community on them but too many & it would clog up a hwy map making it impossible to read.
Rough Guide is OK for CR & some other CA countries. National Geo has some maps that are helpful. I was reading reviews the other day on maps for CA and one person said they had three maps of the same country & all had their pluses & minuses.
Mexico-I use rough guide to plan my directions but reference the atlas for more details. I highlight the rough guide to keep up with previous routes I've taken.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:37 AM   #5
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Mexico is building roads like crazy ! You'll never find a completely accurate map.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:48 AM   #6
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:23 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I am really planning to go with a rough route plan and go where the wind blows a bit.

However I naturally need some reference to get myself out of a bind and stay a bit on course.

I have some maps by "International Travel Maps" that seem pretty decent. I guess I was just hoping to run some good dirt tracks with out getting too technical.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:30 AM   #8
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I've been to all my book stores in this town. No mexico maps at all. I've found a few on Amazon but nothing that stood out as one that would work. i'll get one in texas or mexico if I can ever make the trip.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Guia Roji and a garmin Mexico chip for your GPS will do just about everything. If you want more you will have to buy topos.
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #10
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I've been to all my book stores in this town. No mexico maps at all. I've found a few on Amazon but nothing that stood out as one that would work. i'll get one in texas or mexico if I can ever make the trip.
Guia Rojis is the one: www.omnimap.com is one place, ebay has them-maybe "half ebay" for used map try www.fetchbook.com for used-it's a search engine for all the regular used book stores

TX & Mexico is not where I'd look if i shopped price & on my vacation
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:37 AM   #11
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Guia Roji, that was it. Sounds like you aren't impressed.

Anything with small...less paved routes?
i have travel alot of Mexico and it's not the best detailed map.

use http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/Mapas_GPS_EN.htm
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:39 AM   #12
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Mexico is building roads like crazy ! You'll never find a completely accurate map.
that is the truest statement i've read all night.
i update my bicimaps regularly.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:50 PM   #13
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for paper: omnimap.com

for central america gps: cenrut.org for pretty good free maps and gpstravelmaps.com for paid maps (both pretty good)
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:34 PM   #14
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For the GPS I use Open Street Maps. http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

The coverage is sometimes not complete, but if you find a new road and record a track you can add it or find someone to do it for you. It's routable and FREE.

I also have the e32 maps which have a lot of detail for unpaved roads, some of which seem to involve a bit is wishful thinking.

Not routable and not free but still useful.

http://www.cartografiagps.com/mape32/
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:25 AM   #15
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Here are some details of the maps I used. Mostly GPS stuff but a bit on paper maps I bought from amazon.com
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