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Old 10-23-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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Baja GPS software - looking to buy

Folks

have a garmin nuvi 1490

want to add in The Baja

any first hand reccomendations?

i have the Baja Almanac but would like the gps also

thanx in advance

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:23 AM   #2
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Re: Baja GPS software - looking to buy

pretty quite here

i thought BH would at least post a pic
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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Re: Baja GPS software - looking to buy

You may need to change the Datum on your unit, The GPS in my SMB shows me as being ~400 meters offshore anytime I get close to the Sea of Cortez, and I cant figure out how to change it.
I never had a problem changing Datums on my handheld units

The Mexicans typically do not use WGS 84, they use NAD 83, NAD 27, or MEX 93.
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Re: Baja GPS software - looking to buy

My Baja GPS info is from the Motorcycle side, so finding and navigating all the intricate back road networks. It used to be that BiciMapas (link below) was the best for Baja GPS, the Topo version had everything (except autoroute). Now it can do some autorouting, but still kind-a crap. It's also quite out of date these days.
My last few visits, I've simply used the Mexico maps from Garmin, and they have just about everything you need. But if you are looking for more than maps and landmarks (like POI's / food / gas etc etc) there is no off the shelf software that has up to date info, that info comes from trolling all the GPS forums and picking out pieces from other peoples data.

http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/English.htm - Good, but now I personally think the garmin version is a lot better. It's also way over priced, and now locked to the GPS like Garmin maps.
Some versions of US City Navigator include Mexico, and there is also a Mexico City Navigator.
So personally, I'd stick to Garmin's version these days.
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