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FREE GPS Maps for South America - LINKS

I've just been updating my GPS maps for South America.

Here's a list of the links ...

Colombia: Colrut | Mapa ruteable y topográfico, gratuitos para su GPS.
Venezuela: gpsyv.net Hogar del VENRUT, el Mapa GPS Ruteable de Venezuela para Equipos Garmin Nuvi, GPSMap, Nokia y HTC
Peru: PERUT=Peru Ruteable
Bolivia/Argentina/Chile: ViajerosMapas - Mapas gratis para GPS
Argentina: GPS de Argentina y del ConoSur
Argentina/Uruguay/Chile/Paraguay: Proyecto Mapear
Brazil: Tracksource - Mapas Gratuitos para GPS
Suriname: https://rs554cg.rapidshare.com/#!download|554l36|334768532|MapofSuriname.zip|2531 |R~5694049433EE47E63C93B86A52F56D88
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Thanks for sharing the toils of your research. I've made this a sticky and cross referenced it to the GPS section.
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I would be very interested in the Suriname map, tell me how you updated that into your gps? The link doesn't work for me.

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I would be very interested in the Suriname map, tell me how you updated that into your gps? The link doesn't work for me.

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Ahh...now...the Suriname map is the only one that's....shall we say "A bit naughty!"
It's a torrent and so you'll need a torrent manager such as µTorrent - a (very) tiny BitTorrent client When you click on the link it will open in your torrent manager and once its downloaded will appear in your 'Downloads' folder as a .zip file. If you're using Mapsource, click on the .exe file and it will open the usual Windows Install window. Follow the instructions.

I'm afraid I can't comment on the GMAPSUPP.img file because I don't use them.

Hope that helps.

Good work on the Sticky Chris. Perhaps others would like to add anything I've missed...Ecuador springs to mind!

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Too bad, I would need a file to install on BaseCamp for mac.
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Perhaps others would like to add anything I've missed...Ecuador springs to mind!
In post #16 at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...n-maps-49645-2 there's a link to an Ecuador map. Don't know if it's free though. Haven't checked the link.

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Too bad, I would need a file to install on BaseCamp for mac.
This is going a bit off topic but its only this week that I've come across the new(?) range of Garmin GPS's (Montana etc) and noticed that unlike Mapsource, BaseCamp is also available for Mac's.

My trusty Sony Vaio has been rattling around on the back of my bike for 5 years now and will be up for replacement early next year.
I'm currently sat on the fence regarding the "To Mac...or not to Mac" question.

How are you getting on with BaseCamp? Is finding compatible free maps a problem?

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Hi Adam,

Most of the maps listed here I have installed on BaseCamp on my Mac. So I see no problem. Anyway you could alway run the Mac in native windows format if needed.

And if there are no maps of a region, you can download the awesome free OSM maps in Mac format.

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Garmin maps for Mexico

Hello,
I have micro SD cards with City maps of Mexico and Brazil for sale (£10 each) should anyone want to buy maps. I can easily post it to anywhere in the UK. Don't have the packaging but used the cards with my Garmin on a recent trip and they work fine.
Message me if you are interested.
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Adam about has it covered except for one very useful resource. Open Street Map: Free worldwide routable Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

You can generate a garmin map for any part of the world. You basically highlight the areas you want, then put in your email address and within a couple days you will be emailed a link to download the map you requested. It gives you various formats like .img, mapsource, and roadtrip files to choose from when you get the link.

I used these extensively in Central and South America. The maps are really quite good and they were the best maps out there for French Guiana, Suriname, and Guyana.
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+1 on OSM maps.

They aren't too good for address searches There's plenty of POIs shown. You can use Goggle Earth to locate a hostel's coordinates then drop a waypoint in Basecamp and depending on the detail, let the OSM maps route you there.

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I thought I already mentioned OSM in post #8, why repeat it?

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I thought I already mentioned OSM in post #8, why repeat it?

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Doh! I missed that one! That's OK, OSM is so good its worth mentioning twice.
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lol.. well. let's keep up the good work then!
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I thought I already mentioned OSM in post #8, why repeat it?

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Maybe others want to concur.

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