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Latin/South America maps.....

I'm planning a trip from texas to chile, and wondering if anyone could reccomend a means of navigation. Would you reccomend a gps?.....Where can i get good maps of the areas?.....are there maps that would include any off-road routes?.....any hel;p would be appreciated, i'm new at this, but i learn quickly.....
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My Wife and I are going through Mexico at the moment and are travelling down to the bottom on South America, The Guia Roji is the best map for Mexico, It shows most roads including off road. I would suggest a GPS, but it is not a necessity, we do not have one although in saying that we would get one now if it was easy to do so.

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I've had good luck ordering from www.gonetomorrow.com.They carry an amazing collection of maps,most available in English.Having a map set in spanish helps when you need directions.
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I've just got back from doing a N-S-N of the Americas and my experience was that the The Nelles Vertig, I think that is the right spelling or at least good enough for goverment work, series I found overall the best on the market. If you intend to sniff around the back roads the Garmin world Map on a SP III will give you a compass heading and a distance travelled but not much else. A map,a compass and a pointing finger coupled with "donde?" and a lost look usually seems to work but when all else fails burst into tears. Ride Safe, Mike
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ITM has good large scale maps.
Most large bookstores carry them.
www.itmb.com
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I used Berndtson & Berndtson maps of Central and South American countries. Easy to read, reasonably accurate, and best of all -- laminated. They took a beating. An ordinary paper map would have been shredded.

If you enter Brazil you can find in larger cities a 100+ page map book called Rodoviario, by Guia Quatro Rodas, best detail available for the enormous nation.
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