Getting around in Guatemala can be tough. Finding a good road map of the capital or this nation that is roughly the size of Tennessee is difficult as well. That’s where Global Positioning Systems (GPS) come in handy.
We have a Garmin Nuvi 1350 that has great maps of the U.S. but a very rough and, frankly, inaccurate base map that shows some highways in Guatemala but when I drive the highways the basemap proves to be , the highway . So, I went in search of GPS maps that I can download and I found a few options:
I found a number of negative comments on GPS Travel Maps so I had to go with another option…GPS World Net and I’m very glad I did. They have maps for all of Central America, (though I have only tested the Guatemalan one). I have found GPS World Net’s GPS maps to be accurate and very useful in the field. Not only that, I once had a Garmin Nuvi that I had loaded the GPS World Net maps on but it disappeared. I had downloaded my points to Garmin’s Road Trip so I was able to save those!
I had already paid the $80 for the map specifically for my first Nuvi. I thought I’d have to re-purchase the map, but when I contacted GPS World Net they graciously provided me with the download of the map for my new Nuvi and it’s working great! Two thumbs up to GPSWorldNet.
Here are key reasons I like my Guatemalan GPS map:
- Accurate maps of Guatemala City, Villages, and local roads.
- Lots of local points already loaded (though more pool halls than I could ever want!)
- Easy functionality with Garmin devices. (Just follow the simple instructions to load the map on the device!)
- Maps function for Windows Symbian and Android as well as Garmin devices.
If you’re looking for a good map I recommend GPSWorldNet for all of Central America.