Screenshots on GPS

Please help me get some nice screenshots with X-image from your GPS showing the openmtbmap!!!!!

Any good looking images from Garmin GPS, PDA or phone showing the openmtbmap. Best with Autorouting or tracks and contourlines intregrated.

(if you upload less than 3 screenshots, I would like to ask you to refrain from copyright - so I don't have to credit loads of people).

Simply drop me a mail with the screenshots.


(classic layout first 2 screenshots, wide layout other Oregon screenshots).





Nüvi 200:


Gpsmap 62

(note low resolution on GPS makes screenshots look very small on screen), using "thin" layout (as recommended):




Vista HCx

using the "thin" layout. Note if you want to use it for mountainbiking, I recommend the "classic" layout, which has wider streets. For cycling inside a city, the "thin" layout is also okay however.


First zooming in from 5km overview to 50m detail. Note that the map is only so "crowded" because Vienna is a big city. On the countryside the map looks a bit cleaner while zooming in.

The blue flags are Points of interest saved locally to the GPS and not part of the map.






Example of riding alon a calculated route.







19 comments to Screenshots on GPS

  • imp

    I am actually not mtbiking, but rather trekking/touring.
    Which layout would you suggest on Edge 1000 explore? Wide? And what characterizes the easy layout exactly?

    Thanks for ya help,


  • DavidSch

    Welches Layout bietet sich für das GPSMAP 64 s an. Einmal zum MTB fahren auf Trails in den Alpen und einmal zum Wandern in den Alpen.

    Im Thin Layout wurden Wege teilweise auf dem GPS nicht angezeigt. Auf Basecamp jedoch doch.

    • extremecarver

      Die Wege sollten identisch zu Basecamp angezeigt werden – da ist ein anderer Bug – mach mal einen Screenshot – bzw deaktiviere alle andereren Karten bis auf Basemap. Zum wandern macht das Hike Layout Sinn, zum biken probier mal das clas/classic Layout – Wide ist wahrscheinlich zu dicke Wege/Straßen.

  • CycloPeter

    What layout would be best suitable for my Fenix 5X? I use it for cycling/MTB and hiking. I noticed small yellow streets are not very clear on the screen in the classic layout.

  • maxcz74

    I use a Mac and convert maps with gmapi builder.

    I am not able to display contour lines on my Edge 810 if I use the mapsetc format, even if on Basecamp they are visible.

    I am only able to see them on my device if I convert both mapsetx and mapsetz maps

    Any suggestion if I want to have only one map?


    • extremecarver

      why do you use gmapi builder to convert the maps? Just use the already converted maps. Because of the many options of mapset and .typfiles – it’s easy to mix it up there. As in the information_for…. .txt file:
      mapsetc — Theese are the mapset files which integrate the contourlines into the map
      mapsetx — Theese are the mapset files which do not integrate the contourlines into the map
      mapsetz — Theese mapset files are for you if you want to have a separate contourlines only map. For compatibility with mapsetx maps when used on the same device – they use a different FID.

      Converting mapsetx really is impossible to show contourlines. Just use the converted maps for OSx from here and you save that possible step of going wrong.

      • maxcz74

        Hi Felix, thank for your reply. I’v been using gmapi tool since there was no mac version yet, and I always worked: combining both mapsetx layout and contour line maps. But I would like to use the mapsetc option in order to load only one map on the device.
        I downloaded the mac version as you suggested and, again, contour lines are visible on basecamp, missing on my edge 810.
        It seems the only way to show contour lines on the device is to overlay the srtm map, so I need to have two maps loaded on the device.
        Thanks again.

        • extremecarver

          Well I think I know your mistake – you select the maps wrong for sending. You need to hold down the mouse button and drag over the area – with single click you will miss the contourlines but only select the map layer (other way round happens too – clicking for selecting maps is not possible)

          • maxcz74

            You are right. I single click every section of the map. That’s because I need to fit them in the Edge 810 internal memory.
            I had to replace my device three times because of the “memory full” issue, when I stored the whole country map in the SD card. Leaving a small map in the internal memory, at the moment, did not cause any problem.
            I tried the “hold and drag” method but I can’t fit the Edge 810 internal memory, so I will keep on loading map and srtm file separately.
            Thank you for your precious support

  • ragetty


    i can’t find the recommended layout type for mtb with a garmin edge 800 – i assume it is ‘thin’ because of the low resolution … or do most other people use a different layout type for this activity and gps?


    • extremecarver

      no rather classic – it’s not that low (like the old 60CSx series for example). Depends a bit on how you want to see the map – the faster you ride the wider you would go (maybe even wide) – if you stop to take a look then thin however…

      • ragetty


        i actually went through all the various types this afternoon (i discovered it’s now a lot easier than yesteryear, with ‘andorra’ a quick and easy task!).

        classic was actually the first one i trashed. i have settled for thin, although my personal choice would be thin-easy, i.e. paved roads, fire roads, paths etc. á la easy, and with a little bit less urban ‘noise’ than thin (but more than easy). if i remember correctly, i could actually gather the necessary tools and waste … errr … spend the time getting exactly that organised … but that is not going to happen.

        whatever, my 800 is getting a bit long in the tooth now anyway, so i’ll probably trade up very soon (and go through the same process again 🙂

  • Coleman

    Hi, habe mir gestern das Basecamp inklusive der OpenMTBMap installiert. Morgen kommt meine Oregon 600 und aktuell frage ich mich welches Layout dafür am Besten wäre. Hast du da eine Empfehlung?


    Hallo. Ich habe eine Frage zur Track-Darstellung.
    Bei mir passiert immer folgendes: Ich bearbeite einen Track in Basecamp und wähle als Farbe für die Darstellung auf der Karte z.B. schwarz. Also wechselt auf dem Desktop die Trackfarbe auf schwarz.
    Jetzt exportiere ich den Track (nennen wir ihn mal “Arbeitsweg”)auf meinen Oregon 550t. Am PC kontrolliere ich noch einmal die Farbe und bin zufrieden, dass sie schwarz geblieben ist.
    Dann Trenne ich das GPS vom PC. Ich gehe auf ´Track-Manager / “Arbeitsweg” / Farbe wählen´ und stelle fest, dass die Farbe weiterhin schwarz ist. Dann gehe ich auf ´Karte anzeigen´ und stelle fest, das der Track in schwarz dargestellt ist. Jetzt klicke ich auf “LOS”! Daraufhin wechselt die Trackfarbe auf LILA. Das passiert bei jedem Track. Lila ist natürlich schlechter zu sehen als schwarz. Ich habe die neueste Basecamp-Software und die neueste Firmware auf dem Oregon. Wo liegt der Fehler? Auch auf den Screenshots oben sehe ich, dass der Track immer lila angezeigt ist. Geht das evtl. gar nicht anders? Warum gibt es dann die Farbauswahl-Funktion überhaupt? Vielen Dank für die Antwort im Voraus von Patrick

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