Premium Gmapsupp.img – directly for Garmin GPS units

Sorry the downloads on this page are only for OpenMTBMap members - get a Membership here https://openmtbmap.org/support/membership/

To Try Out you can download the map of Austria (and contourlines) for free! All other maps are only for members.

You can also download the Desktop version of most countries for free here: https://openmtbmap.org/download/odbl/:

InstructionsNon Unicode DownloadsUnicode DownloadsContourlines 20mContourlines 10mVelo Buildings

Why should you download the gmapsupp.img format maps?

As Garmin does not seem to fix MapInstall anytime soon - I've now also made all countries available as gmapsupp.img download - which after unpacking - you can directly move onto your GPS device. Europe and Asia are too big to offer as gmapsupp.img maps - the contourlines are available as gmapsupp.img download however.

Note - this way you loose 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 you plan a route in Basecamp on your desktop - you should use exactly the same map on your device (so same date, same country - but Unicode/Non Unicode does not matter - so you could use Non Unicode map on your GPS device if needed, and Unicode map on your Desktop/Notebook)

 

Video Tutorial - if you prefer watching this as a video instead of reading through the text:

 

- Map Data

All maptiles are compiled with mkgmap using map data from openstreetmap.org & Contributors. You can use and edit the map data by visiting openstreetmap.org.

Contourlines/DEM data:

The altitude data for the contourlines is from varying sources in the following priority (if available):

  1. LIDAR data from open government data and other openly available sources - collected and converted to hgt format by - Sonny - https://data.opendataportal.at/dataset/dtm-austria This data is very very high quality and resolution - there is no better open data available according to my knowledge.
  2. ALOS World 3D30 - überall zwischen N60° und S60°
  3. SRTM 1" v3.0 - very rarely for some tiles missing in ALOS data - also only between N60° and S60°.
  4. Viewfinderpanormas 1" - then 3" - above N60° / below S60° as there is no SRTM data nor ALOS or LIDAR Data avialble.
  5. SRTM v3.0 by NASA 3" v3.0 (very very rarely, 8 tiles only)

more exact info which data is used where - inside the copyright.txt files.

 

Installation:

Unpack with 7-zip (lzma2) .  Recommended tools to unpack:

The default layout is "wide" - the layout optimised for most modern garmin GPS units with comparably high DPI. 

Move the gmapsupp.img file to the /garmin folder on your mSD of your Garmin GPS unit. Note the contourlines (altitude height lines) are always a separate second download - so updates are smaller as the contourlines rarely change. The second reason why contourlines are a separate download is that this way you can change contourlines layout independently from the map layout.

 

If you want to move several countries to your device - you will need to rename the gmapsupp.img file. E.g. just call it mtbmap_Austria.img. Make sure not to use Umlauts or custom symbols ("_"  is okay, better not use " "space. Latin alphabet only)

 

Make sure that the mSD of your Garmin GPS unit is FAT32 formatted. Else it cannot be read by your device. Second - do not forget that most new Garmin GPS devices cannot read Unicode maps - so in that case for maps that have (Unicode) after the name, resort to the non Unicode maps instead.

 

 

If you have not used OpenMTBMaps before - please read through the topic about Autorouting: https://openmtbmap.org/about-2/autorouting/

Map Legend - look at it too so you can understand the map layout better: https://openmtbmap.org/about-2/map-legend/

 

Country-ov.img

This is a basemap of the Country. You can use it if you deleted the original Garmin basemap from your device. In general it's not needed.

 

Compatibility - Unicode vs Non Unicode (cannot authenticate maps)

Unicode is needed to display several alphabets in one map. Non Unicode maps can only display a single alphabet - e.g. kyrillic and latin - but not both. However Garmin blocked using Unicode maps in part of a broken copyright protection on newer GPS device series.

Newer Garmin devices cannot use free unicode maps (except if you hack the firmware) - usually a "cannot authenticate maps" message which show on boot. The following Garmin outdoor devices are affected:

  • All Garmin devices presented 2016 or newer
  • Edge 1000
  • Epix
  • Etrex 20x / 30x (not "etrex 30")
  • Etrex Touch 25/35
  • GPS Maps 64 series
  • Montana 610, 680
  • Oregon 700,750
  • Some recent Nuvi devices - as well as some super old devices that do not support Unicode. (E.g. Garmin Vista C, GPS Maps 60 C)

you will need to download the "Non Unicode" version of the map. Only maps of regions where several different scripts are used - are in unicode. I've listed the non unicode maps however also unter the unicode header for convenience (actually only maps with (unicode ) following their name are actually in unicode.

Also english version of maps is only available for countries/regions not using latin only.

 

Garmin Edge x30 or newer

Garmin introduced a completly broken high contrast mode - that washes out the colors of the maps. Either disable the high contrast mode on the map visibility section. Or delete the \Garmin\MapThemes\Mountain.kmtf (sometimes also called \Garmin\MapThemes\Mountains.kmtf ) file (back it up if you think you ever want to use that mode.

 

Language and Codepage

Default - Local Language Unicode. All labels / street names are exactly like in the name tag of OSM. Note for any country that uses latin - the default will be latin1 and the options below are not available. An exception is the South America continent map that is additionally available in English Non Unicode. For USA/Canada this is also the only option. For European countries using latin if you want the English version - you can use the European continent map that is available in English versions.

English Unicode: If available in OSM - English or other European language translation is used. If no translation is available in OSM, the local name tag is used.

Local Language Non Unicode: Same as default but instead of Unicode the local codepage is used. So some characters may need to be transcribed automatically in creation. Codepage is always the local default codepage.

English Language Non Unicode (always latin1): If available English or other European language translation from OSM is used. If not names are transcribed to Latin. 

 

Adapting The Map Layout 

It's very easy to chose a Map layout:

 

Windows Users - Options:

a) After unpacking just doubleclick the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd it will ask you which layout to chose – and within 2-3 seconds it will be changed.

For the contourlines gmapsupp.img downloads run the change_layout_contourlines.cmd after unpacking. This way you can choose how dominant/thick/thin the contourlines are displayed. By default your device does this automatically – but you can change it to your liking this way.

b) You can also drag or drop any OpenMTBMap gmapsupp.img file directly onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd – that’s very useful if for example you want to change the layout of an openmtbmap gmapsupp.img file that is already on the mSD of your device. No need to move it back to your desktop. Just drop it onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd and the layout can be changed within seconds. 

Note 1: never drop a contourlines gmapsupp.img file onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd – else you will end up with a very strange looking map if the script/program runs at all.

Note 2: Never drop a gmapsupp.img file created with MapInstall or Mapsource onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd if it contains several different maps. In that case you will lose the layout for all but one map inside the gmapsupp.img container.

c) Advanced users only – run from cmd.exe terminal:

change_layout_mtbmap.cmd gmapsupp_Austria.img wide.TYP

The first argument is the name/location of the gmapsupp.img file, the second the .TYP-file . It’s easiest to just drag all three files after each other into the terminal. Note – if you want to pass a custom .TYP-file, you have to give the first argument about gmapsupp.img location too. You can also only pass

change_layout_mtbmap.cmd gmapsupp_Austria.img

 
Mac OSx and Linux users:

Note – not possible anymore with macOS v10.15 or newer. gmt_osx is 32bit only and the author does not plan to release a 64bit version.

Note – if you don’t open the terminal in the directory of the .sh file – then first go per “cd”

into the correct folder/directory – then

a) open terminal and run:

bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh

a1) instead of running the script via terminal – make it executable.

either via file properties or in terminal with:

chmod u+x change_layout_mtbmap.sh

Now you can start the script by doubleclick. You can also just drop a gmapsupp.img file in your file explorer/finder onto the script in order to change that gmapsupp.img layout.

The contourlines layout can be changed just the same way using the change_layout_contourlines_gmapsupp.sh script.

 

b) for advanced users – in terminal run:

bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh gmapsupp.img

or 

bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh gmapsupp.img wide.TYP

The first argument has to be the gmapsupp.img file – the optional second argument is the .TYP file (if you want to add a custom .TYP file)

Note 1: never drop a contourlines gmapsupp.img file onto the change_layout_mtbmap.sh – else you will end up with a very strange looking map if the script/program runs at all.

The contourlines layout can be changed just the same way using the change_layout_contourlines_gmapsupp.sh script.

Note 2: Never give a gmapsupp.img file created with MapInstall to change_layout_mtbmap.sh if it contains several different maps. In that case you will lose the layout for all but one map inside the gmapsupp.img container.

 

Map Visibility in Basecamp

By default I've disabled that maps are loaded for display/to show in Basecamp. However if you like to see the map when connecting the GPS device or mSD card to your computer with Basecamp open - you can run the change map layout script (see Adapting the Map Layout above) - at the end of the script you will be asked to enable or disable the Basecamp Map Visibility.

 

Joining gmapsupp.img files for very old devices 

 

Very old devices - Join gmapsupp.img files

Very old devices like etrex vista HCx or GPSMaps 60 CSx – can only use one map file – called gmapsupp.img (max size 4GB). Now if you would like several countries or map plus contourlines to show – you need to join the .img files first.

To do that – add the additional .img files (e.g. contours_austria.img) to the extracted folder of the map. Then run the script:

Combine_all_img_files_into_a_single_gmapsupp_img

 

On Windows you simply doubleclick the Combine_all_img_files_into_a_single_gmapsupp_img.cmd script.

 

on OSx or Linux you open the the .sh script from terminal by

bash Combine_all_img_files_into_a_single_gmapsupp_img.sh

(or chmod u+x to make it executable first, then run it by doubleclick).

Note – if you don’t open the terminal in the directory of the .sh file – then first go per “cd”

into the correct folder/directory.

Note -this is not possible anymore with macOS v10.15 or newer. gmt_osx is 32bit only and the author does not plan to release a 64bit version.

 

 

Standard - Local Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Continents map downloads:

Openmtbmap Europe Downloads:

 

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

Openmtbmap France DOM-TOM:

Africa  map downloads:

Asia  Map Downloads :

Australia-Oceania map downloads:

North America Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads

VeloMap

Continents map downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

 

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

VeloMap France DOM-TOM:

Africa  map downloads:

Asia  Map Downloads :

Australia-Oceania map downloads:

North America Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads

English Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Europe map downloads:

Africa Map Downloads 

Asia Map Downloads

 

North America

 

VeloMap

Europe map downloads:

Africa Map Downloads 

Asia Map Downloads

 

North America

 

Standard - Local Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Continents Map Downloads:

Openmtbmap Europe Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

Openmtbmap France DOM-TOM:

Africa  Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Australia-Oceania Map Downloads:

North America Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads:

VeloMap

Continents Map Downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

VeloMap France DOM-TOM:

Africa  Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Australia-Oceania Map Downloads:

North America Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads:

English Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Continents Map Downloads:

Openmtbmap Europe Downloads:

Africa Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

 

North America

 

VeloMap

Continents Map Downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

Africa Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

North America

The following contourlines are with the standard recommended equidistance of 20m. In mountaineous regions I recommend to use 20m equidistance. However as of popular demand you can alternatively download 10m equidistance for all countries and continents (except Asia continent map - because it is too large). Note that the underlying data outside of Europe in mountaineous regions is actually not good enough to really profit from 10m equidistance lines at all. For flat regions however worldwide 10m contourlines can make sense. So that's why I offer them for download worldwide.

In general I recommend not to install more than 6-8GB of maps on your device at any time. As the contourlines do not have an address index or any POI they don't count towards that limit - as they will not slow down your device like normal maps do.

Do note however that all Garmin devices have a max tile limit of 2048 or 4096 - so do not forget about that. The South America contourlines 10m for example already have about 3000 tiles.  So better just export those ones that you need by using the windows or osX gmapi download instead and send with MapInstall. (that is alsow why there are not Asia gmapsupp 10m contourlines - they would break the 4096 tile limit.)

If you break the 2048 or 4096 tile limit - some tiles simply will not be shown - which ones I cannot tell you - that's random.  Be very careful about this limit if you go for the 10m contourlines for a continent - or if you insist to install the 20m Asia continent gmapsupp contourlines (also over 3000 tiles).

I cannot tell you for gmapsupp.img downloads consisting of several gmapsupp.img maps which map covers which part. That is a bit random too. You can look at the gmapsupp.img map coverage by loading them in QmapShack.

Continents Contourlines 20m:

Europe Contourlines 20m:

German Bundeslaender 20m:

France DOM-TOM 20m:

Africa Contourlines 20m:

Asia Contourlines 20m:

Australia-Oceania Contourlines 20m

North America Contourlines 20m: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

  • us-midwest (MD5) (from North Dakota in the Northwest to Detroit / Akron in the Norteast, to Missouri in the Southeast and Kansas in the Southwest)
  • us-northeast (MD5) (northeast of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
  • us-pacific (MD5) (Alaska, Hawai and other Pacific Islands)
  • us-south (MD5) (south of Baltimore, Louisville, Tulsa / Oklahoma City)
  • us-west (MD5) (west of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuerque -- complete N/S or Canada to Mexiko)

South America Contourlines 20m:

The following contourlines are with equidistance of 10m. In mountaineous regions I recommend to use 20m equidistance instead. However as of popular demand you can alternatively download 10m equidistance for all countries and continents (except Asia continent map - because it is too large). Note that the underlying data outside of Europe in mountaineous regions is actually not good enough to really profit from 10m equidistance lines at all. For flat regions however worldwide 10m contourlines can make sense. So that's why I offer them for download worldwide.

Also in Europe only where there is LIDAR coverage 10m contourlines make sense in mountain regions. Inside the copyright file you can find out the data sources.

In general I recommend not to install more than 6-8GB of maps on your device at any time. As the contourlines do not have an address index or any POI they don't count towards that limit - as they will not slow down your device like normal maps do.

Do note however that all Garmin devices have a max tile limit of 2048 or 4096 - so do not forget about that. The South America contourlines 10m for example already have about 3000 tiles.  So better just export those ones that you need by using the windows or osX gmapi download instead and send with MapInstall. (that is alsow why there are not Asia gmapsupp 10m contourlines - they would break the 4096 tile limit.)

If you break the 2048 or 4096 tile limit - some tiles simply will not be shown - which ones I cannot tell you - that's random.  Be very careful about this limit if you go for the 10m contourlines for a continent - or if you insist to install the 20m Asia continent gmapsupp contourlines (also over 3000 tiles).

I cannot tell you for gmapsupp.img downloads consisting of several gmapsupp.img maps which map covers which part. That is a bit random too. You can look at the gmapsupp.img map coverage by loading them in QmapShack.

Continents Contourlines 10m:

Europe Contourlines 10m:

German Bundeslaender 10m:

France DOM-TOM 10m:

Africa Contourlines 10m:

Asia Contourlines 10m:

Australia-Oceania Contourlines 10m

North America Contourlines 10m: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

  • us-midwest (MD5) (from North Dakota in the Northwest to Detroit / Akron in the Norteast, to Missouri in the Southeast and Kansas in the Southwest)
  • us-northeast (MD5) (northeast of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
  • us-pacific (MD5) (Alaska, Hawai and other Pacific Islands)
  • us-south (MD5) (south of Baltimore, Louisville, Tulsa / Oklahoma City)
  • us-west (MD5) (west of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuerque -- complete N/S or Canada to Mexiko)

South America Contourlines 10m:

Many people prefer to not see buildings using the VeloMap in cities. Sadly I cannot filter buildings based on if they are on the countryside or in a city. If you are not interested in the buildings - removing them makes the map faster to pan around - and will save a little bit of battery (the speed difference will be big on older Garmin GPS devices - but nearly not noticeable on newer Garmin GPS devices. Besides of course if you are not interested in the buildings - not seeing them helps with contrast and you can focus on the streets/ways. Other people prefer to see the buildings. For Right now I only move the buildings to a separate layer for the VeloMap - for off road use/ Mountainbiking in general I think that buildings should be shown. I may create that additional layer in future for openmtbmap too if there is demand.

Just as above for the contourlines - copy the gmapsupp.img file into the Garmin folder on your GPS devices mSD card (or internal memory if your device has no mSD card).

 

In general I recommend not to install more than 6-8GB of maps on your device at any time. As the buildings do not have an address index or any POI they don't count towards that limit - as they will not slow down your device like normal maps do.

Do note however that all Garmin devices have a max tile limit of 2048 or 4096, or around 15000 tiles - so do not forget about that.  If you break the 2048 or 4096 tile limit - some tiles simply will not be shown - which ones I cannot tell you - that's random.  Be very careful about this limit if you go for continent gmapsupp.img downloads of Europe or Asia. Asia is only possible with contourlines and buildings on devices with 15.000 tiles limit. Europe likely soon break the 4096 tile limit.

 

Non Unicode Buildings
Local Language
Continents buildings downloads:

Europe downloads:

German Bundeslaender Mac OSx downloads:

France – DOM-TOM:

Africa downloads:

Asia Downloads :

Australia-Oceania Mac OSX downloads:

North America Mac OSX downloads

  • us-midwest (MD5) (from North Dakota in the Northwest to Detroit / Akron in the Norteast, to Missouri in the Southeast and Kansas in the Southwest)
  • us-northeast (MD5) (northeast of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
  • us-pacific (MD5) (Alaska, Hawai and other Pacific Islands)
  • us-south (MD5) (south of Baltimore, Louisville, Tulsa / Oklahoma City)
  • us-west (MD5) (west of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuerque — complete N/S or Canada to Mexiko)

South America Mac OSX downloads

Unicode - Buildings
Local Language

Continents Mac OSX downloads:

Europe Mac OSx Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Mac OSx downloads:

France – DOM-TOM:

Africa Mac OSX downloads:

Asia Mac OSX Downloads

Australia-Oceania Mac OSX downloads:

North America Mac OSX downloads

  • us-midwest (MD5) (from North Dakota in the Northwest to Detroit / Akron in the Norteast, to Missouri in the Southeast and Kansas in the Southwest)
  • us-northeast (MD5) (northeast of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
  • us-pacific (MD5) (Alaska, Hawai and other Pacific Islands)
  • us-south (MD5) (south of Baltimore, Louisville, Tulsa / Oklahoma City)
  • us-west (MD5) (west of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuerque — complete N/S or Canada to Mexiko)

South America Mac OSX downloads

English Language Maps - ONLY for Countries not using Latin

Continents Mac OSX downloads:

Europe Mac OSx Downloads:

Africa Mac OSX downloads:

Asia Mac OSX Downloads

North America

256 comments to Premium Gmapsupp.img – directly for Garmin GPS units

  • hesher

    Hi!
    Do I understand correctly that I can’t change the map layout on a Mac anymore? (Because of 64bit)

    I would like to use the Fenix layout on my Fenix watch but seems like I have to use windows/parallels?

  • heffer86

    Hello, I have an eTrex 30x. I downloaded one of the regions (non-Unicode), extracted the the file and placed the gmapsupp.img to my SD card. I booted up my device and the map doesn’t load. I cleared out all my other maps in the SD card also and it still doesn’t show. Any ideas?

  • cvigo

    Hi Felix

    Not quite sure, but I think the maps IMGs (and also de MacOS installers) included DEM info in the past, but that’s not the case anymore?

    Do we have to download and install the contour lines maps separately and put all together to have elevation data?

    • extremecarver

      The gmapsupp.img never included them. The maps for windows / mac osx usually include them – however if I feel the size is very big I put them separately (continent maps – and huge countries) Contourlines always include DEM (but under windows/linux you could actually remove it if you want to with gmaptool). Only for Spain and Norway I removed them because with the 10m contourlines (always separate) and new data sources it just got too big.

      • cvigo

        Spain is my case and the behavior is:

        – Basecamp for MacOS. If I install just the Spain gmapi, the map is flat, no DEM. 3D view is flat and routes calculated in Basecamp do not get altitude profile charts. If I mix together the map and the contour lines, 3D is 3D and I get elevations.

        – Garmin 830. If I actívate only the Spain IMG (all default Garmin stuff OFF), there are not contour lines, as expected, but I have DEM. Touching at any point in the map shows its altitude and routes calculated directly in the Garmin have elevation profile. If I also activate the contour lines IMG, I have contour lines.

        So there is some sort of misalignment ??

        • extremecarver

          The DEM on the 830 is preinstalled. if you use the gmapsupp.img maps you always have to send contourlines gmapsupp.img seperately. All normal (you could remove the DEM from device – it’s low quality and the one from me is much higher quality)

          • cvigo

            I have the default preinstalled DEM deactivated…

            The point I do not get is (forget the contour lines for a moment):
            – I guess that the MacOS gmapi has no DEM data, because the map is flat and because the routes calculated by Basecamp have flat profiles.
            – I guess that the direct download IMG has DEM data, because the map shows the correct altitude at any point and because the routes calculated by the device have correct altitude profiles

            I think that in the past, both had DEM data (but no contour lines, indeed).

            Thanks
            cv

            • extremecarver

              deit depends on the country – most not very big countries have the contourlines integrated. The gmapsupp.img downloads never -it is always a separate download for them. You can easily add the contourlines on mac osx (copy in, exchange the info.xml). Deactivating a map is never fully deactivating it – that can only be achieved by removing / changing the file extension.

  • spallared

    Hello, i’ve download and installed on my Garmin Edge 1030 both velomap and mtbmap… with the profile using Velomap everything works fine but with the profile using mtbmap the screen is blank with only a track that i don’t understand what refers to as shown in the attached image. What i did wrong?

    Regards
    Luca

    • extremecarver

      You need to say exactly which maps you installed – otherwise I have no idea how to help you.

      • spallared

        Hello, the map i installed and activated is mtb_it_26.08.2021, italy, not unicode

        • extremecarver

          That’s very strange – so if you activate the velo_it_26.08.2021 it is shown. But if instead you activate mtb_it_26.08.2021 it is not shown? All other maps work fine? Which other maps besides the ones shown have you installed on your device?

        • extremecarver

          Oh yeah – and I guess for all you used the gmapsupp.img downloads?

          • spallared

            Yes, i’ve uploaded gmapsupp.img after having renamed to gmapsuppMTB.img (just in order to make the file coexist with the velomap). Velomap shows fine (in the attached image i’ve deactivated mtb maps and activated velo map in the same activity profile, no other settings was changed).
            Actually the other maps installed (all deactivated are):
            INTL standard basemap NR
            Garmin Cycle Map EU
            and the ones shown in the image i’ve uploaded before

            Thank you
            Luca

            • extremecarver

              so this screenshot shows the VeloMap right? The green thing I would guess is not from the map – but a track or a route. Same for the big red square and maybe the yellow continuation on your picture. Can you try hiding the Garmin maps by changing them to *.img.bak (instead of *.img) and reboot and see if the mtb italy then appears?
              Also and that may be the case – check what you have on the internal memory. Maybe you have another version of the mtbitaly there? Twice the same map (or twice extracts from one map) is the likeliest source of creating a mess.

  • Hombrucher

    Hallo, ich habe über Basecamp Teile von Frankreich übertragen wollen. Danach war nicht nur die Frankreichbereiche sondern auch meine Deutschlandkarte weg. Nun habe ich die Gmapsupp.img von Frankreich und Deutschland runtergeladen. Zuerst habe ich die D Karte übertragen, sie wird mir nicht angezeigt. Ich habe sie dann gelöscht, danach die Frankreichkarte plus die Höhenlinien, alles wird angezeigt. Nochmals die D-Karte runtergeladen entpackt etc. Nach dem Übertragen wird mir weder die Karte noch die Höhenlinien angezeigt. Beim Namen der Karte fehlt hinten auch die Endung .ing. Ich habe sie mal ohne mal mit der Endung übertragen. Kein Erfolg. Mein Gerät ist ein Edge 1030. Eine schnelle Hilfe wäre schön, da ich ab Samstag zum Biken im Grenzgebiet Frankreich/Deutschland bin.

    Gruß der Hombrucher

    • extremecarver

      Ich nehme an MapInstall löscht dir vorhandene Karten beim übertragen von neuen. Du kannst vor dem senden .img ändern, und nachher wieder herstellen. Aber du darfst jede Karte nur einmal senden – also nicht zweimal Aussschnitte aus der Deutschlandkarte.
      Die Endung .img fehlt aber sicherlich nicht – sie wird dir nur nicht angezeigt. Also ändere die Optionen dass alle Dateiendungen immer angezeigt werden – das ausblenden bekannter Dateiendungen unter Windows ist ein riesiges Sicherheitsproblem, und totaler Unsinn.

  • mwaschbu

    Ich hab jetzt mal alle Karten gelöscht und das Gerät einmal ohne Karten gestartet. Danach eine nach der anderen draufkopiert. Dieselben Dateien, die vorher nicht gingen. Nun funktionierts.

    Das muss man jetzt ja nicht verstehen… 😉

    Vielen Dank!

  • mwaschbu

    Hallo Extremecarver,

    Das fertige gmapsupp.img von Deutschland funktioniert auf meinem Edge 830 (Firmware 8.20) leider nicht. Das Gerät bleibt beim starten hängen. Nach 10 Minuten habe ich aufgegeben.

    Wenn ich die Linux-Dateien der Basecamp-Karte nehme und sie mit dem folgenden Befehl unter Linux selbst konvertiert, funktioniert es einwandfrei:
    java -Xmx2g -jar ../../../mkgmap-r4802/mkgmap.jar –latin1 –family-id=6371 –index –description=de –series-name=de –family-name=de –product-id=1 –gmapsupp 6*.img widede.TYP

    Die resultierende Datei ist etwas gröSer (2889351168 statt 2809593856 bytes).

    Alle Datensätze sind vom 28. Juli.

    Wo könnte der Unterschied bei der Generierung liegen?

    Vielen Dank,
    Michael

    • extremecarver

      Du hast so keinen Addressindex, oder? Aber prinzipiell darf das nicht sein – entferne mal alle anderen Karten und probiere es dann neu (deaktivieren nicht ausreichend – aber in .img.bak umbennennen reicht aus – Basemap, Timezonemap usw natürlich aktiv lassen, aber keine Detailkarten!).
      Du kannst unter linux auch das bash file zur gmapsupp Generierung probieren – das hat mit oder ohne Adressindex – evtl liegt es daran? Dazu –split-index ja/nein kannst du mal probieren (zusammen mit –index)

  • Bodo17

    Hi Extremecarver,

    kann es sein, das der Download der Höhenlinien 20m für Frankreich fehlerhaft ist (nur 400k und kein .img drin). Oder was mache ich falsch?

    Viele Grüße
    Bodo

  • Thomas2009

    Hallo Felix,

    ich habe 2 Fragen bzgl. einer Garmin Fenix 6X:

    Macht es Sinn die “Basemap_Land” Karten mit auf die Uhr zu installieren?
    Sprich: wofür wird diese Karte eigentlich benötigt?
    Wenn sinnvoll, gibt es dann auf Deiner Seite oder ggf. in einem anderen Projekt eine Basemap_Europa-Karte?

    und bitte eine 2. Frage im “Premium DEM” Bereich – passt dort besser 🙂

    Danke
    Thomas

  • malebolge

    Sorry for my dummy answer. For my garmin edge 530 I need download a unicode or a non unicode map?

    Thx Francesco

  • datiro

    hallo extremcarver,
    warum kann man die 20m höhenlinienkarte für österreich nicht herunterladen?
    die alps karte endet leider schon knapp nach eisenstadt…
    oder kann man die 20m alps und die 10m österreich gleichzeitig verwenden,
    aber wann wird dann was automatisch verwendet?
    danke und lg

  • Hartmut G

    Hallo zusammen,
    ich besitze das Oregon 700 und wüßte gerne, wie man die Karten, die man heruntergeladen hat, auch zu sehen bekommt. Sie sind auf einer SDHC Karte 32GB und mit FAT32 formatiert. Ich habe sie auch mit Garmin verknüpft, aber es nutzt alles nichts. Die Einzigen Karten die ich sehe, sind eine Demokarte aus den USA und eine Karte für Quads. Alles Karten, die ein Tourenradfahrer nicht wirklich brauchen kann. Die Karten, die ich heruntergeladen habe, haben alle die Endung .img, sollte von daher klappen, tut es aber nicht. Eine große USA-Karte war kaputt (warum auch immer), also habe ich sie entfernt.
    Es wäre toll, wenn mir einer helfen könnte.

    • extremecarver

      Bitte probiere mal zwei Sachen aus.
      Zuerst installiere eine Karte am PC – und sende sie mit MapInstall. (etwa Oesterreich).
      Wenn die dann auch nicht angezeigt wird – nehme die mSD Karte aus dem Geraet heraus, und sende sie direkt an das 700er.

      Ich weiss auch nicht was du mit verknuepft meinst. Es gibt kein verknuepfen bezueglich Garmin.

  • Capt.Simon

    I have OSX 10.15.7 Catalina. so, now it is impossible to change map layout and contourlines to a thiner one?
    Display of my GPSmap 64s is not very defined and the standard layout and contours made maps unreadable…

    • extremecarver

      you can still change the layout if you use the Basecamp Mac OS X version – and change the layout before sending the map. There is nothing I can do for the gmapsupp.img downloads for Mac anymore. You could install Linux or windows or an older os x in a virtual machine – or maybe boot ubuntu from a USB stick or so alternatively. Mac not supporting 32 bit is a really dumb decision for users…

  • Teddy777

    Hi Mike!
    I own an Garmin Oregon 750t, I tried the actual *.img in the Unicode-Version and they work fine. I thought I tell you this because of your remarks about this versions wouldn’t work with this device because of Garmin’s “philosophy- possibly they change mind or did I sth wrong ? (SW-Version is 5.90).

    Thank you for your work from a longtime fan of your work!

    • extremecarver

      No they do not work at all. Mind many *.img listed in the Unicode section are just listed there for convenience. Only maps with _UC in their name are actually Unicode – and they are definitely not running on 750t series. Last compatible model was 600/650.

  • Mikebike

    Hi,
    I’ve purchased a Garmin 66SSr, downloaded and installed throught Basecamp the mtbItaly gmapsupp ( contourlines already integrated) and It works great, I Can even choose from different layout before uploading the map to the device.
    For my adventure, bike, hike….I use Oruxmap as well. I downloaded the gmapsupp map,the zip directly to install to garmin device, and installed it into the Oruxmap mapfolder. It works, but unfortunately, due to the fact that contourlines are not integrated into the file, map is without contourlines. Is there a way to add contourlines. Any suggestions?
    thanks

    • extremecarver

      If you are using windows – you can use the combine script that is part of the contourlines gmapsupp.img download. Otherwise you need to send the map with integrated contourlines to the phone (you will first need to send it to the /garmin folder on the phone – then move it to the Oruxmaps folder. You can also send it first to any external drive).

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