Sorry for No Map Updates the Last 3 Weeks – and Happy Birthday -10 years OpenMTBMap.org

Map Updates overdue for 3 Weeks

First of all a big big sorry – the last map updates are overdue for 3 weeks. This is the first time ever that there have been no map updates for such a long long time! I’m right now trying quite hard to learn Chinese – and so in May I spent 4 weeks in China. It was a nice trip – however 2 days after arriving the map compilation server (it’s completely independent of the website server) got hacked and encrypted. The attackers must have used one of the several Windows RDP bugs (a brute force attack on the password seems highly unlikely). This is the first time one of my servers actually got hacked in 10 years. Now had I been in anywhere else in the world (but China, Cuba or North Korea) fixing this and setting up the server from scratch would have been pretty easy. Being in China and needing to pass the notoriously slow Chinese great firewall – I could not fix it.

There has been no breach of any user data (the data is on another server). Also there were no compromitted maps or anything harmful […]

New – Premium Gmapsupp.img – directly for Garmin GPS units

As Garmin does not seem to fix MapInstall on Windows anytime soon – I’ve now also made all countries except Europe continent and Asia continent (they are too big) available as gmapsupp.img download – which after unpacking – you can directly move onto your GPS device.

Actually for Mac OS x – there is a new version of Basecamp 4.8.3 – which includes MapInstall 4.3.1 beta – and according to first info I have received – that seems to be fine and send maps without problems. If I don’t here of problems soon – I will also update the articles on the website and remove the warnings for Mac OS x users.

 

Directly using gmapsupp.img downloads . you lose the possibility to only upload a part of a map to your device as you could do using MapInstall (or Mapsource for Windows users). The advantage is that you can very quickly change the layout (on both Windows, as well as Mac OS x or Linux), and that it’s the quickest and easiest way.

If you want to use the maps for planning on your desktop – then you will need the Desktop map too or instead. Note: If […]