Map downloads, GPS information – it’s all right here
While traveling, I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I navigate my routes. While I still use paper maps to get an overview of where I am and where I want to go, lately I’ve been relying on my phone’s GPS to help get me there. Here’s a run down of what I use to find my way and how I use it.
- Finding My Way With a Smartphone – Apps and maps I use for navigation
Finding good maps is sometimes a challenge. I’ve been searching the internet trying to find different options to navigate my way and I’ve come across some really good websites, hosting some great downloadable maps. Not trusting that these maps are going to be publicly available forever, I downloaded some of the better ones I’ve found and made them available here. Maps that were scanned as JPEG files and I converted them to PDF format to make them easier to work with.
These maps are hosted by me in a public Dropbox folder and I will upload or link more map resources as I find them, but for now….
- Mexico Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) Maps – All of the available SCT maps listed by state. As far as I can tell, these are the most detailed maps of Mexico that are publicly available.
Online Map Links:
These links are not hosted by me, but are publicly available.
- World – Operational Navigation Chart Series Maps – From the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. Aeronautical charts of the world at a scale of 1:1,000,000 showing topographic features by shaded relief and 1,000 foot contouring. These maps are in JPEG format.
- Africa – Index of available maps of Africa – From the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection.