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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 03:32 AM
My (30) 2018 Series BAJA CALIFORNIA MAPS


Without expensive software or professional IT assistance but great help from a couple of Baja Nomads with their knowledge and skills (John M & Taco Felix)... I produced these maps to help the reader of the Baja Bound Book orient himself/herself to the surrounding area as they are using the kilometer by kilometer or mile by mile road logs... or just to be inspired to see more of this magnificent peninsula.

The maps are all handmade using computer-aided drawing, as I have described in the other threads I posted to while making these. There is some consistency in style and use of symbols but as each map was made individually, there are some differences. My idea was to make it a casual but accurate map. One that shows only the places logged or visited in 2017 and just a few additional roads if they were mentioned in the road log. Not too much stuff that wouldn't help with using the log, which has great details in it.

The base map is a terrain relief map based on actual satellite imagery. The base map only shows coastlines and mountains plus some of the federal highways at the scale size I am using. Other paved roads and highways on the map (drawn in black) I added. All dirt roads and many paved roads were drawn by me, tracing over satellite images so I am placing the roads I traveled accurately ... other than some jiggles from hand drawing them.

Icons for the map (highway signs, airplanes, gas pumps, mission churches, mine symbols, etc. were all created by John. Taco Felix helped with an improved compass rose and the scale bar. Squares and circles are from me using the software in Word.

The base map is from a company that has this program for exactly this kind of map making, ArcGIS. These maps are for education and enlightenment and discussion and enjoyment. They are here, free for your enjoyment. I have not been paid to make them... I made them on faith.

I will post them here from north to south, and where the peninsula is wider, from west to east. Not all areas of Baja have maps showing them. I concentrated on areas that would benefit readers the most from these maps. One map is a larger scale than the rest (Gonzaga Bay Area) and the others have been sized to fit the page/screen. So, while the rest may have all been drawn at the same scale, sizing them may have 1" being different amounts of kilometers. The scale bar is in kilometers, showing 5, 10, 15, and most cases also 20. Rounded to the nearest mile, that is 3, 6, 9, and 12 miles (3.1, 6.2, 9.3, 12.4 to be more exact).

Maybe in the future, They can be made universal and can fit together... make a wall map with them?

I have asked for your help to spot typos or corrections when I was making these, and you have, thanks. I imagine some of you will find more, and I welcome the message. Maybe u2u or email me your findings?

In the (near) future, I would like to amend these maps with mileages placed along the side roads that lack kilometer posts. This may make them even more fun to use or check out against your odometer?
With no AAA map since 2010 and no Almanac editions since 2009, a map with our favorite roads and sites in Baja seems like a great idea! If anyone wants to contact me to produce more Baja maps, I am available!

I am just in need of a break now that I reached this point!

Would you like to have me plan a trip or advise on the roads I traveled the past couple of years, maybe have me lead a tour or just buy a copy of my book on the history of the Spanish colonization of the Peninsula of California? See the link at the bottom of my posts for books.

BAJA CALIFORNIA (NORTE) Maps 1-15:

Map 1


Map 2


Map 3


Map 4


Map 5


Map 6


Map 7


Map 8


Map 9


Map 10


Map 11


Map 12


Map 13


Map 14


Map 15


Baja California Sur, Maps 16-30

Map 16


Map 17


Map 18


Map 19


Map 20


Map 21


Map 22


Map 23


Map 24


Map 25


Map 26


Map 27


Map 28


Map 29


Map 30









[Edited on 4-21-2018 by David K]




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My 2018 Maps: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=88771
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 04:11 AM


Very nice, I think many will find these very useful!
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 08:46 AM


Fantastic! Thanks David.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 09:00 AM


Thorough job!!



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 09:33 AM


You left out Santa Rosa, Ca. How do expect me to get home from Mulege?:)



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 09:57 AM


Keen! Nicely done!



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:05 AM


Thanks for all the maps! Now I wont need to buy the book! :biggrin:





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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:11 AM


San Jose de Garcia = San Jose de Gracia



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San Juaquin = San Joaquin



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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:45 AM


Really nice job David. Two thumbs up!

Thank you.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 10:55 AM


These are great. Thanks for putting them together.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 12:01 PM


Awesome job. Must have taken a lot of work. Thanks for sharing.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 12:05 PM


My pleasure!
Harald, thank you for spotting those two typos!
I will remake them now.
Keep up the hawk eye job!
EDIT: Harald, I replaced both those maps with the corrected spelling.

[Edited on 1-9-2018 by David K]




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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 01:40 PM


Nice maps David, thank you!

Of course now that you have published them and are taking a break:

Consider extending the road from Palo Verde at K156 to the rancho San Borja, which is check-in place to the well-known cave. The local guide here is running tourists in there with a long F350 van, so how bad can it be?

Report this season is the last half is lots of arroyo rock driving.
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Quote: Originally posted by MulegeAL  
Nice maps David, thank you!

Of course now that you have published them and are taking a break:

Consider extending the road from Palo Verde at K156 to the rancho San Borja, which is check-in place to the well-known cave. The local guide here is running tourists in there with a long F350 van, so how bad can it be?

Report this season is the last half is lots of arroyo rock driving.


Thanks for seeing that...

I thought about showing more of the road up there, but I did not personally go up there (beyond the riverbed, which was very rocky in 2012, and the flash floods have only been worse since). I don't even mention San Borjitas (San Borja) in the guide text but showed the road to the riverbed in the map.

As always, there will be a lot more Baja not in books and maps, than is in books and maps... it is that great a place that it never stops giving!

Perhaps on a future trip and edit if Baja Bound wants more side roads included?




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My 2018 Maps: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=88771
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Mission historian, cartographer, photographer, offroad adventurer...
DavidK: Renansance man.
Maybe we can mount a gopro on my plane and ad photos.




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Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
Mission historian, cartographer, photographer, offroad adventurer...
DavidK: Renansance man.
Maybe we can mount a gopro on my plane and ad photos.


That would be fun... and look for lost missions and Melchior Diaz's grave, too?




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My 2018 Maps: http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=88771
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 02:24 PM


A lot of work..very nice job. I am sure also some fun was involved in doing the research.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 02:45 PM


A job well done David, thanks.
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[*] posted on 1-9-2018 at 02:54 PM


Nice work David.
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