Historical Images of the Week: Mexico City by Hot Air Balloon

This is the title page of a book, published in 1869, called “Mexico y Sus Alrededores,” or “Mexico and its Surroundings.” The book includes illustrations by C. Castro, G. Rodriguez and J. Campillo. The book contains a number of fantastic images. For instance, check out this 1875 map of Mexico City: Or Castro’s aerial lithograph of Mexico City: Or there’s this lush image of the Palacio de Iturbide, a building I have peered into many times (in the Centro Historico […]

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Mark's Pick: Mexico Road Atlas

by Mark Walker Mexico Road Atlas “Por las Carreteras de Mexico 2012” (Guia Roji) If you are traveling to Mexico you are going to get a map of some kind. Por las Carreteras de Mexico is probably in more cars traveling south than any other map or atlas. Now in its 18th edition, the atlas has all of the features you will need, including an extensive index of towns and cities, a distance chart, and a page showing the symbology […]

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GPS

Maps For Mexico by Mark Walker Each year GPS maps are updated and the same is true for the GPS maps available for Mexico. The Mexico GPS Atlas and the City Navigator Mexico NT are the two products that are in the widest use. For basic road travel and ease of use, the City Navigator Mexico NT is recommended. It comes preloaded on a data card which is inserted in your GPS receiver. No further programming is needed. It is […]

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Carl's Map Picks

by Carl Franz [Carl’s note: This article updates and expands the Maps & Sources section of the 13th Edition of The People’s Guide To Mexico. A special thanks to Mark Walker of MexicoMaps.com for his excellent suggestions.] Road Maps and Driving Atlases Opening a fresh road map and spreading it out on the kitchen table are among the many pleasures of planning a trip to Mexico. So many highways, trails and tempting side roads… yet so little time. Maps are […]

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Maps Dealers & Sources

Map Dealers & Sources: Buy at least one good Mexican road map or atlas before you leave home. You’ll pay more than you would in Mexico, of course, but you might not find them until late in your trip, if then, so the convenience is well worth the extra cost…. Road Maps & Driving Atlases •Road Maps & Driving Atlases: Opening a fresh road map and spreading it out on the kitchen table are among the many pleasures of planning […]

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Green Map San Miguel

By Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers As Lorena dredges through her bottomless inbox she often sends me tidbits. This one struck my fancy: Green Map San Miguel or Mapa Verde San Miguel allows visitors to search a directory of sustainable goods and services in the San Miguel Area. A calendar provides info on upcoming events, including bird walks, eco-tours, workshops, documentary showings, organic farmers’ markets, volunteer opportunities, and activities for kids. The site features an interactive map of the town that […]

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Copper Canyon Topo Maps

I see you have a topo map of the Canyons in the Copper Canyon area but do they show trails? Is there such a map? Thanks much, Isabella Carl replies: Isabella, I think you’ve mistaken our website for an online map store. We don’t sell maps ourselves but I’ll be glad to point you to someone who does: Mexico Maps is one of this site’s original sponsors and my personal “go to” place to answer questions such as yours. As […]

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