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

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 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.

Maps are available Worldwide except for Asia continent map and Europe continent map - as they are too big. They are usually updated every Friday.

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)

 

- 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 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 7zip (lzma) or your preferred unarchiver (on Mac OSx I recommend "keka" or "The Unarchiver"). 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.

 

For very old devices (e.g. Vista HCx) - you can only have a single gmapsupp.img file. Soon I will link here a script for both Linux/OSx and Windows to combine several gmapsupp.img files into a single gmapsupp.img (or include it into the downloads)

 

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/

 

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:

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.

 

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

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:

VeloMap

Continents Map Downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

Africa Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Continents Contourlines:

Europe Contourlines:

German Bundeslaender:

France DOM-TOM:

Africa Contourlines:

Asia Contourlines:

Australia-Oceania Contourlines

North America Contourlines: 

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:

 

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