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Guide to Free Overland GPS Maps

Discussion in 'Navigation - GPS & Mapping products' started by OverlandSphere, May 29, 2013.

  1. OverlandSphere

    OverlandSphere Administrator Staff Member

    Guide to Free Overland GPS Maps
    The majority of GPS units come pre-installed with local routable maps for the region where the unit is purchased, however once you leave your region you will be required to purchase and install new maps.

    Garmin North America and Mexico Coverage
    Most maps these days are expensive, reaching up to £130 per region. Once you are outside Europe or North America, the coverage, accuracy and quality of the purchased maps drop, and in some spots no coverage is provided at all.

    Garmin South America Coverage

    Luckily today in the open source world there are many products filling the gaps, on most occasions these maps are free and easy to install!

    OpenStreetMap ( OSM) is one of the best known projects, which is continually being updated and provides truly global coverage. This website allows you to download routable open street map data in a format compilable for use with either PC software or dedicated satellite navigation devices.

    Throughout Central and South East Asia we found the OpenStreetMaps indispensable, and would recommend them in preference to paid for maps.


    To find out how to install the maps on your GPS please see the OpenStreetMap Wiki .

    Other country specific free maps:
    Central America Cenrut BiciMapas
    South America Proyetcto MapearConoSur
    Argentina Proyectomapear
    Brazil Tracksource
    Boliva Geo Group
    Colombia Colrut
    Peru Perut
    Venezuela VenRut
    New Zealand NZ Open GPS
    Malaysia Malfreemaps MalsingMaps
    Indonesia Navigasi
    Albania Bunkertrails
    Morocco Marokko

    Paid for Maps
    Africa Tracks4Africa
    SE AsiaRotweiler Maps

    Mapping Software

    Garmin - Base camp / Map Source

    Maps and Apps for Phones
    Here maps - are NAVTEQ and provide free offline maps not just for windows phones but also Android & Iphone

    Maps Me - Offline maps for Android & Iphone

    Please help to keep this thread up-to-date with the latest maps!
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2015
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