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From: "Pedro Martori"
Subject: GPS Map for Cuba
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Date: Sat, 5 Oct 2002 13:35:23 -0400
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2002 13:34:41 EDT
Organization: Bell Sympatico
Asunto: Re: GPS Map for Cuba
Fecha: Friday, October 04, 2002 1:34 PM
Sorry to rain on your parade, but you are going to the country of
dictator Fidel Castro.
He doesn't like GPS systems. (See the copied page from the
So be careful.
And no, I never heard of a GPS map for Cuba for any system;
Even the basic road maps are iffy.
For more info on maps of Cuba (and casas to stay in) have a look
at my site:
Have a great trip.
From the national customs web page (linked under travel info at
Travellers shall require express authorization from the Ministry
Communications in order for them to import the following
equipment and means
a.. Radio transmission equipment and transceivers;
b.. Facsimile terminals;
c.. Telephone switchboards and equipment;
d.. Telegraph and telex central boards and equipment;
e.. Professional Radio and TV receivers differing from
f.. Geo-positioning equipment (GPS );
g.. Satellite receiver antennas and stations;
h.. Satellite communications ground stations.
In cases when any of the above listed items should be part of a
personal luggage - whether accompanied or not - and at the time
the said authorization should not be available, the items shall
at the Customs of entry for a period of thirty (30) days, and
express request for another thirty (30) days. Should the said
elapsed without having produced the relevant authorization the
be declared legally abandoned.
"Sean" wrote in message
> I am spending some time driving around Cuba later in the year
> looking for a map I can load onto my Palm Vx to hook up the
> GPS unit.
> I have searched the internet but can't see anywhere where I can
> download a map.
> Is anyone aware if such maps exist?
> Many Thanks,
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