Update: Aaron has commented on this posting saying that he has updated the map significantly since my posting (he is at v1.7 now) and that it is much better now. I haven't tried it, but I'm sure it is better than other options out there.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Review: Costa Rica Garmin GPS Map
For my recent trip to Costa Rica, I purchased the $19.95 map from a guy named Aaron who sells "the most comprehensive GPS map available at such an affordable price." Maybe I'm just expecting too much from a $20 map, but I really feel like I did not get my monies worth. First off, the map that I downloaded wasn't the 1.2 version which was promised on the website. It was the older 1.1 version. I emailed Aaron and he told me he would send me the updated map after I got back from my trip!? Second, once I was on my trip, the map was full of inaccurate data and a good portion of the places I went to were not even on the map! This included large chunks of the major highways which I would have at least expected to be on there. So, a day after I got back, Aaron kept his word and sent me the latest 1.2 version of the map. I responded with my disappointment and Aaron offered to refund 50% of the purchase price.