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Hi,
If it's any good...
I used rough guide maps for Chile and Argentina which were great road maps. showed all the roads and most tracks and plenty of points of interest...cheap too...
I saw that they also did the same quality maps for Peru,Bolivia and Uruguay..I guess they do more.
Have a great trip....z
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Cheers Zade,

I have just ordered the Nelles maps for Bolivia and Peru...just to be on the safe side. Most places they are very good. When you say Roughguide maps, do you mean the ones in the guide book or do they sell seperate maps?

With regards to the good trip, I promise I will try!
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Regarding the question above, Rough Guide do publish folded map only editions.

Argentina: (ISBN:184353231X) published late 2003.

Chile (ISBN:184353486X) published late 2005.

Does anyone have any additional suggestions aside from the ones already listed in this thread?

Thanks!
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in case you need maps which are good and helpful for planing, have a look on www.touratech.de. They sell old russian military maps from 1945. Ok, they might not be up to date, but I can tell you they helped me a lot. You will get them on cd-Rom and you since you have all the height-lines you more or less know exactely where you are at the moment and where you are heading. You can also use it with your gps (and I do recommend GPS as soon as you leave the major roads or as soon as you enter Bolivia. Mainly in Bolivia there are a lot of roads in very poor condition and you will be happy to have such maps with you to find out where you are at the moment.

Well, I hope you will have a fantastic trip, it is marvelous there.

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Ahh, didn't realise it was me who reopened this!

Trip was excellent and I will go back in December.

The only other update I have is that you can get a map similar to the COPEC map from YPF. Only difference being the YPF map also covers Argentina, and the very South of Peru and Brazil. It doesen't show the petrol station in Chile, though, as the COPEC map does...
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For Mexico you can try this: http://tienda.guiaroji.com.mx/produc...id=CDCARRM2006

also for printed maps, Guia Roji is the best maps we have for Mexico.

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For Mexico you can try this: http://tienda.guiaroji.com.mx/produc...id=CDCARRM2006

also for printed maps, Guia Roji is the best maps we have for Mexico.

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Also, www.baja-almanac.com is the best available for the Baja states.
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Get all the maps in advanced, it will be hard to get them on the road!
In Brasil it is easy to find good maps, every big gas station or bookshop is selling the Quattro Rodas (Exists one for all Brasil costs beetween 30,- and 33,- Reais, and than other ones for the different states of Brasil)! You see exactely which road is aved and not paved, or if it is in bad condition. It is nearly allways right, that´s what i can say after cruising 7 month through all Brasil! But what you will not see on those maps is the altidude!

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Berndtson & Berndtson has excellent maps of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Argentina. They are clearly marked (e.g. paved / unpaved) and virtually every road & town listed was accurate in my experience.

Best of all, they're laminated -- will take a beating or a soaking and be just about as good as new.
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Merca-Sur (?) There is a map book we bought in a book store in Buenos Aires. It is about 60 pages of maps, and gives better detail of Argentina (some 36 pages) as it is made in AR, but the detail in other countries is still very good -- highly recommend. I have seen it with more than one cover, but do not recall the name(s). We found in a good book store, and paid 20 pesos (when the rate was 1 to 1). It is probably a few more pesos now, but not US$20. It may not be in every store, but we found it more than once in BA.

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You probably mean the Firestone map. Excellent map and good details where I havent found any mistakes. Still 20 pesos last year (aprx 7 US) and can be bought at the magazine stands as well.
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Question Another Map Question?

I may have missed this in this thread (or others) but do any of you have opinions on the ITMB International Travel Maps. I was given two for South America but the scale was WAY to big (or small depending on how you look at it) :=) I purchased some for each individual country with a much smaller scale and they seem to show the roads well along with "tracks" and "trails" where appropriate and other "landmarks" as well as gas availability. Any use these maps and have an opinion?
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