The Americas Highway basemap includes the United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and Central and South America, and covers an area from W180 to W30 Longitude, S60 to N75 Latitude. Also included is a high-level worldwide map with political boundaries and major cities.

This basemap comes factory installed in these units sold only within the coverage area shown above: GPSMAP 295, GPSMAP 76, GPSMAP 76S, 176/176C, GPS III Plus, GPS 12MAP, StreetPilot ColorMap, eMap, Nav Talk, Nav Talk Pilot, eTrex Legend, eTrex Vista, and Garmin Rino models. GPS Central is able to supply these models with the Americas Highway Basemap only.

Please note: GARMIN mapping units come with built-in, permanent basemaps that cannot be altered. These basemaps come in a variety of global designations (e.g. Americas basemap, Atlantic basemap, Pacific basemap). Units with the Americas basemap are supplied by GARMIN only to dealers in the Americas; Atlantic basemap models can only be purchased from dealers within the detailed coverage of that basemap,and likewise for Pacific basemap models. Factory-installed basemaps cannot be altered.

The standard map coverage includes:

  1. Oceans, rivers, and lakes (greater than 30 sq. miles)
  2. Principal cities and many smaller cities and towns
  3. Major interstates and principal highways
  4. Political boundaries (state and international borders)

A. United States -In addition to the standard map coverage, it also includes:

  1. Small lakes, major streams, and rivers
  2. Railroads
  3. National- and State-level roads
  4. Many local roads in or near urban areas
  5. More detailed coastline
  6. Airports
  7. A database of exits for the Federal Interstate highway system. This includes many businesses within about ? mile of the exit, including: restaurants, diesel/gas, hotels/lodging, overnight RV parking, dumps, campgrounds, truckstops, medical facilities, shopping and outlet malls, ATMs, and many more attractions.
  8. Tide Stations (certain units only)

B. Alaska – In addition to the standard map coverage, it also includes:

1. National- and State-level roads, plus some local roads in or near urban areas
2. Lakes greater than 5 square miles
3. Small cities and towns Railroads

C. Canada – In addition to the standard map coverage, it also includes:

1. Lakes greater than 5 square miles (Southern Canada)
2. Lakes greater than 10 square miles (Central Canada)
3. Railroads

D. Mexico, Central and South America

1. Standard Map Coverage