Jan 23, 2012, 7:45 PM
Post #8 of 13
I'm looking at these mapas-de-Mexico for the Xth time today to try and help you. I see the the river that runs through Agua Caliente Vieja (as it's named on these maps) up past La Huerta on Highway 80, then splits into three feeders, one of which goes on to Villa Purificacion, and on to its source south of a pueblo called La Cañada, southwest of Ayutla. You have to go to the next map to see that it is indeed called "Rio Purificación" - it's there, printed in blue letters.
I also see the "river" that empties out near Blue Bay Resort on my map. It looks all of 1 or 2 km long from its source out to the Pacific. Unnamed on the map but I'm sure that it's important in case of a big rainfall.
My suggestion: change your browser to Opera, which allows one to greatly (and easily) magnify your view of images on the computer screen with a small slider tool on the bottom right corner of the screen, or figure out how to configure your current browser so it will do this. I couldn't read the original format without blowing it up. I'm not so old (OK, so I do wear bifocals), and haven't been drinking today.
True, whoever cut and pasted these views when they created the maps (or their software) cut off strips of each page for the expanded views (maybe 5 km or so on each side). The area between Barra de Navidad and San Patricio is cut out by this, and they don't label Melaque either. True, there aren't names on each pageview for each particular feature, so the user must look on other pages for identification.
Even if a map names some feature, that doesn't mean that in real life, there are any signs to be found. That's part of why I love MX. :-) If you're trying to give someone else directions, tell them how many Kms from a recognizable landmark, and I'm sure they'll do fine.
(This post was edited by GringoCArlos on Jan 23, 2012, 8:03 PM)