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Best recommended GPS unit for Mauretania?

Hello
which is the best recommended GPS unit for a trip to Mauretania?
Accuracy, durability, price? Will be travelling by 4x4.
Are there Mauretanian maps to download, Atar, Chinguetti, Tidjika and on to Mali?
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You can get a whole range of Russian maps covering RIM at 1:500K from
www.madmappers.com
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The russian maps are raster maps - they cannot be downloaded to a gps. (You can use a pda and link that to a gps and then view the raster map .. another complecation) .. oh and the russian maps are .. 20? years old.

Rather than select 'the gps' - select a gps manufacture that has the best map for the areas you are visiting .. and that I think is garmin .. and the garmin map/s are not very good for that area of the world .. expect the roads shown to be out by a mile or two. I've compared them to the russian maps .. You can also get bob's Wanderlust map .. I think that is about the same as the garmin map presently .. but the chances are it will improve much faster than garmins map .. and yes it does go on to a garmin gps.

City maps ... nup .. not in that area of the world ... well not for gpses .. you can send your tracks to bod at wanderlust and he'll incorperate them onto the next version .. helps the next traveller..

GPS accuracy is not something that is that much different from one gps to another .. their performance under trees .. in tunnels .. inside buildings is another matter .. but should not be too much of a concern for you.
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