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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 07:50 AM


Over on my Facebook pages, many who ordered from Amazon have received notices of a shipping delay. Others who have ordered from Amazon got theirs on Monday...
Baja Bound, Discover Baja, and the publisher (Benchmark Maps) are perhaps better sources to get the Atlas?
They will also appear in bookstores or places that sell the Benchmark Road Atlas.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 08:01 AM


I ordered my Benchmark Baja California map book from Amazon on April 7th.

As of May 6 my order is annotated, "Order Received. We will email you when we have an estimated delivery date."

The seller is listed as "Amazon.com Services, LLC."
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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 08:21 AM


Options for those who cancel their Amazon orders:

https://www.bajabound.com/baja-atlas.php

https://www.benchmarkmaps.com/product/baja-california-road-r...

https://www.discoverbaja.com/2021/04/05/the-new-baja-califor...




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:25 AM


Ordered mine directly from Benchmark May 03 and it was delivered priority mail May 05, yesterday. Cost and shipping was a little more expensive than the other deals, but it got here quick.

At first glance, the new Benchmark map has excellent detail on dirt roads and tracks, a little more accurate in some places than even the venerable Baja California Almanac. However, the smallest tracks are shown with a very fine red line that is hard to see with my colorblind eyes. Also, no mileage between road junctions, a feature that I find very useful and is found on the BCA and the old AAA maps.

I noticed the benchmark map omits some historic places that today are unoccupied e.g. San Judas, an abandoned onyx quarry off Hwy. 5 about 30 miles south of Puertecitos. Of course, these can all be seen on line now, on the historic INEGI maps.

Overall pretty good effort, an excellent addition to the pool of information about navigating in Baja.


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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 09:52 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaric  
Ordered mine directly from Benchmark May 03 and it was delivered priority mail May 05, yesterday. Cost and shipping was a little more expensive than the other deals, but it got here quick.

At first glance, the new Benchmark map has excellent detail on dirt roads and tracks, a little more accurate in some places than even the venerable Baja California Almanac. However, the smallest tracks are shown with a very fine red line that is hard to see with my colorblind eyes. Also, no mileage between road junctions, a feature that I find very useful and is found on the BCA and the old AAA maps.

I noticed the benchmark map omits some historic places that today are unoccupied e.g. San Judas, an abandoned onyx quarry off Hwy. 5 about 30 miles south of Puertecitos. Of course, these can all be seen on line now, on the historic INEGI maps.

Overall pretty good effort, an excellent addition to the pool of information about navigating in Baja.


[Edited on 5-6-2021 by bajaric]


Thanks for your comments, Ric!
Instead of mileage, many major roads and highways have every kilometer marker post point shown. I was happy to also see that my final edit was included (the new Coco's Corner location). I too am red-green "color challenged" and do not like their symbolism for trails and minor dirt roads as much as the Almanac's. As they say, you can't please all the people. I am just happy a new road map (that is accurate) was produced. Sad that 2010 was the final AAA Baja map. They had excluded so many dirt roads, to appease complaining members, in the later additions.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 10:35 AM


The digital map is ready: https://www.avenzamaps.com/maps/1250162/baja-california-atla...




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 11:31 AM


I downloaded the digital map onto my phone and it looks great there. I had a couple of questions regarding if your moving position displays on the map and if the digital version can show on a desktop computer:

Yep, when in Baja the dot will follow your travels. You can also record tracks with the app to keep a record of your adventures. Avenza has a good online help page that goes into detail on functionality. They do not, however, have a desktop viewer. Works great on android tablets or iPads for a larger view.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 11:57 AM


David, could you please take photos of the pages 32-33 of that Atlas
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[*] posted on 5-6-2021 at 01:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by AlanDavid90  
David, could you please take photos of the pages 32-33 of that Atlas


Here is a low definition overall look at those two pages... This is a new product so I am not going to give away the milk without buying the cow, so-to-speak!



If you have the 2009 Baja Almanac and are hoping for the same kind of map in scale and roads shown, this is the new kid on the block.

Here is the near-same area on the 2009 Almanac:



As you can see, the Benchmark 2021 maps have deeper colors and include the ocean bottom contours.




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[*] posted on 5-13-2021 at 05:42 AM


Just an FYI on the Avenza app-
It is super useful and they have a ton of no cost maps you can use in the States. The forest service maps are enabled on them. Free downloads of the maps. I use it all the time in Idaho on my dirt bike.
I will download the baja ones for sure, in addition to the two hard copies awaiting our return Norte.




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[*] posted on 5-13-2021 at 06:43 AM


Here are the AvenzaMaps for Baja
As mentioned only viewable with their APP on such as a phone or tablet.



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[*] posted on 5-16-2021 at 11:57 AM


Received my new Baja Atlas -- David, congrats on the mention. I see they also give credit to a guy named Walter Prince -- is that the same Walter Prince as the racer? The candy cane guy?





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[*] posted on 5-16-2021 at 01:19 PM


Yes, the very same!
Walter has been documenting the gps of every kilometer marker to help chase crews find roads to the race course.




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[*] posted on 5-23-2021 at 10:40 AM


The excitement over the new book/Atlas has been nothing short of amazing. Benchmark has a winner with the Baja California Road & Recreation Atlas.

Amazon has not been able to keep up with orders so many who ordered from Amazon are still waiting. However, some have cancelled their Amazon order and reordered from Baja Bound, Benchmark, or Discover Baja, and have their Atlas now.

The Benchmark cartographers and I recently recorded a Slow Baja podcast to be aired in the near future. Benchmark says, they will likely do another printing as the order quantity has been huge.

Those in Baja can find the Atlas at Allende Books in La Paz and Baja Books and Maps in San José del Cabo (Baja Nomad member). They will be a master distributor for other retailers in Baja. I know that La Nave de Lulio bookstores in Ensenada and Guerrero Negro are interested in selling the Atlas, too.

Oh, one of my requests of Benchmark was for a wall map... and yes, it is in the works!

Some links where to order the Atlas:

The publisher:
https://www.benchmarkmaps.com/product/baja-california-road-r...

Baja Bound Insurance:
https://www.bajabound.com/baja-atlas

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[*] posted on 5-23-2021 at 11:39 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AlanDavid90  
David, could you please take photos of the pages 32-33 of that Atlas


Here are some sharper scans of those pages in Benchmark and Baja Almanac. Click to open.




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[*] posted on 5-23-2021 at 12:34 PM


Hi Geoffff, I presume you are getting the Benchmark map image (without the page break) from the Avenza digital map, somehow?



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[*] posted on 5-23-2021 at 10:38 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Hi Geoffff, I presume you are getting the Benchmark map image (without the page break) from the Avenza digital map, somehow?


Yes, from the Avenza map.

I also just bought a bunch of other of other (western US) states in Avenza's Benchmark map atlas scan series.

Baja Almanac, I scanned and stitched myself.

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[*] posted on 5-24-2021 at 07:16 PM


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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 12:11 PM


After getting screwed by Amazon who was happy to take my Benchmark Baja California Atlas prepublication order and then put it on perpetual backorder, and then cancelling and ordering from Baja Bound only to find out that they too were backordered and not anticipating the next shipment until July 1, I received an email from Baja Bound today that my Atlas was shipped is shipping on 5/27.

It should be here after the holiday weekend. My faith in humanity is restored!

Amazon couldn't answer this question:

"Can you explain to me why Amazon, the world's largest bookseller, can't get the Baja California Atlas or even a status update when other third party outlets are already shipping it and it is available directly from Benchmark?"
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[*] posted on 5-27-2021 at 01:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mr. Bills  
After getting screwed by Amazon who was happy to take my Benchmark Baja California Atlas prepublication order and then put it on perpetual backorder, and then canceling and ordering from Baja Bound only to find out that they too were back ordered and not anticipating the next shipment until July 1, I received an email from Baja Bound today that my Atlas was shipped is shipping on 5/27.

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Good deal. I did the same as you, canceled my Amazon order, and ordered w/ Baja Bound. Didn't realize it was on backorder until I got my order confirmation. Haven't heard anything about sooner shipping, hoping that they ship sooner for us as we are going to be in Baja from June to possibly August.
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