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About the Maps - Please Read

Maps are available Worldwide. They are usually updated every Friday.

- 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.

Thanks to Geofabrik for providing the map data snapshots which I use to create the maps.

Thanks to http://viewfinderpanoramas.org for the best DEM (contourlines) available on the net.

-- For Copyrights please see the Installer or if you unextract the installer see the file copyright.txt.

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.

 

Super short Instructions:

Installation is in principle easy. Unpack with Unarchiver - then install with doubleclick. However here are the detailed Instuctions for Installation and Newbies. It also explains how to change the map layout - which is a must before sending them to your GPS:

https://openmtbmap.org/tutorials/install-maps-mac-osx/

For The Europe continent map, and all maps that have the contourlines as a separate download - please make sure to read the above linked tutorial (you additionally need to extract one folder and move it to the right location).

Programs to Display the Mac OSX Openmtbmap

Please use the latest Garmin Mac OSX Basecamp Version. Maps are not compatible with Basecamp v2 or older (as well with other old Garmin Mac OSx programs (e.g. Roadtrip)).

ATTENTION - MapInstall 4.2.0 is partly broken. It will come as Update with Basecamp 4.7.0 but can also update via other Garmin Tools. Best downgrade - see also here: Do Not Update to Basecamp v4.7.0

 

Problems - Help - Tutorials

Beginners Guide can be found here: get started with openmtbmaps

An installation guide and general MAC OSX specific Tutorial can be found here

Send Maps to GPS with Basecamp/Mapinstall: tutorials/send-maps-to-your-gps/mapsource/ I recommend to always send maps to an external data card and not internal memory. (this way if something goes wrong, or maps would be damaged you run less danger of wrecking your GPS).

Please also read the FAQ

Current Issues

The address search is not working consistently. Most problems are due to inconsistent data structures in OSM address data.

- General: Autorouting over longer distances on GPS works only with Via Points. plan-routes-efficiently

- Autorouting needs attributes like tracktype, bicycle routes, mtb:scale, sac_scale, mtb routes and others to work well. So keep care to enter those details into OSM. (not all are needed, but enough for me to guesstimate wheter a street is cyclefriendly/mtbriendly or not).

- Non Connected ways and overlapping ways without node, this is the main problem and a problem of the underlaying map data - please check here: http://keepright.ipax.at/report_map.php Only check/enable: "almost Junctions" , "intersections without junctions" as well as "overlapping ways". This helps you to quickly spot the erros. You can then follow the link to Potlatch (or also JOSM is integrated for JOSM users) and quickly correct mistakes! Watch out not to connect ways that are not connected in reality (i.e. a way crosses another on a brigde, here no connecting node is the right solution). - If you use Windows 2000 you may need to install the "reg" command : Reg cmd at Microsoft. Batches are incompatible to earlier Windows versions. - Note sometimes sea is missing. This is not an issue, but currently not differently possible. It is usually a problem in OSM data.

Notice on Updating Maps

If you want to be notified by email on map updates please go to the frontpage and enter your email address in the subscribe field of the left sidebar. You only get an e-mail when there are changes besides a simple map data update. Map updates are usually every Thursday night / Friday morning. You can look at the server to see the date of map upload. To update the maps, simply overwrite the old data or use Mapinstall.

Overlapping maps in border regions

While you can join maps of different countries, routing over the boundary is a bit shaky, and you will have one map overlaying the other with white background. As long as mkgmap cannot create randomly shaped overview maps (currently only rectangles), this problem is not solvable. There is however the possibility to download a Europe map, which will be updated every 4-6 weeks.

Velomap and Openmtbmap of the same Country -- Problems

If you install an openmtbmap and a VeloMap of the same country with contourlines as separate download (and Spain as well as Canary Islands), you should only send the contourlines once (meaning with either Openmtmbap or Velomap of the country). Else you GPS might not show the maps, or worse not even start until maps are deleted.

Therefore: Install one map without conoturlines. E.g. install openmtbmap Europe with contourlines, but do not install the contourlines for Velomap Europe.

-- This is not a problem with countries where contourlines are fully integrated like Germany, Alps, Austria,......

Compatibility - Standard (Unicode) vs Non Unicode (cannot authenticate maps)

In general just download the Maps from the first "OpenMTBMap" tab - they are in unicode if useful. If you get the message - "cannot authenticate maps", and you have  you have one of the following devices:

  • All Garmin devices presented 2016 or newer
  • Edge 1000,820,520
  • Epix
  • Etrex 20x / 30x (not "etrex 30")
  • Etrex Touch 25/35
  • GPS Maps 64 series
  • Montana 610, 680 (not 600 / 650)
  • 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 instead. So get the map from the "non unicode openmtbmap" tab instead. Only maps of regions where several different scripts are used - are in unicode. If Latin is the predominant script - then of course no unicode map is offered. If your device can display Unicode maps - then of course get the standard version - meaning Unicode.

Feedback

Please comment if you like theese maps or even better tell other people about them (forums, blog about it, twitter, etc…) In case maps break Basecamp or don't work - please write exactly which downloads don't work and the time of download as well as your OS and Mapsource version.. Before posting problems please read through here https://openmtbmap.org/download/#problems-help-tutorials and here though FAQ

And don't forget if you have problems unpacking the maps - .7z is a container, the actual compression I use is the very modern lzma2, most .7z archives however use the older lzma compression, therefore make your you use the latest Unarchiver or another program that can unpack lzma2!

Openmtbmap maps Premium Download in Mac OSx format (gmap)

Upon several requests, I have decided to make available all openmtbmaps and velomaps available for download in Mac OSx gmap format for Basecamp. This saves you the hassle of converting them. All countries will however only be available for download for openmtbmap members. Austria is available as a download to everyone, so you can try it out.

So to try it out download the Map of Austria: Austria

If you want to know the last update time, MD5 Checksum or exact filesize of a download - just look into the MD5 link that follows each download.

Standard - Local Language Maps
Continents Mac OSX map downloads (contourlines separate download):

Openmtbmap Mac OSx Europe Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Mac OSx Downloads:

Openmtbmap France DOM-TOM:

Africa Mac OSX map downloads – (contourlines separate download except for Canary Islands):

Asia Mac OSX Map Downloads (contourlines separate download):

Australia-Oceania Mac OSX map downloads:

North America Mac OSX Map Downloads: 

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 Premium map downloads (contourlines separate download except Uruguay):

English Language Maps - ONLY for Countries not using Latin
Continents Mac OSX map downloads (contourlines separate download):

Openmtbmap Mac OSx Europe Downloads:

Africa Mac OSX map downloads – (contourlines separate download except for Canary Islands):

Asia Mac OSX Map Downloads (contourlines separate download):

Velomap gmap Mac OSX Downloads

Standard - Local Language Maps
Continents Mac OSX Velomap downloads – (contourlines separate download):

Europe Mac OSx Velomap Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Mac OSx Velomap downloads:

France – DOM-TOM Velomap downloads:

Africa Mac OSX Velomap downloads – (contourlines separate download except for Canary Islands):

Asia Mac OSX Velomap Downloads – (contourlines separate download):

Australia-Oceania Mac OSX Velomap downloads:

North America Mac OSX Velomap 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 Velomap Downloads – (contourlines separate download except for Uruguay)

English Language Maps - ONLY for Countries not using Latin
Continents Mac OSX Velomap downloads – (contourlines separate download):

 

Europe Mac OSx Velomap Downloads:

Africa Mac OSX Velomap downloads – (contourlines separate download except for Canary Islands):

Asia Mac OSX Velomap Downloads – (contourlines separate download):


Contourlines Downloads

Most countries, especially the popular ones, have the contourlines already integrated. However for several countries the contourlines are rather large (rule of thumb if contourlines have more data than the maps) and I integrate them, but you need to download them separately (once).

In general it is fine to only update the map, as I try to change the contourlines as seldom as possible. Installation instructions for contourlines Point 2a here: Install contourlines on Mac OSx

Continents

Australia-Oceania:

Asia:

Africa:

Europe:

South America:

North America:

 

Non Unicode Maps - Only offered for Non Latin Using Countries/Regions

You will need to download the Non Unicode Version if you have one of the following devices:

  • All Garmin devices presented 2016 or newer
  • Edge 1000,820,520
  • Epix
  • Etrex 20x / 30x (not "etrex 30")
  • Etrex Touch 25/35
  • GPS Maps 64 series
  • Montana 610, 680 (not 600 / 650)
  • 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)

This is due to a firmware bug that Garmin introduced as part of their efforts to cut down on people "pirating" their maps. However by doing that they also cut down on Unicode maps produced by mkgmap or even some of their old (legitimate) maps which are not running anymore on these devices. You will know that you need to use the Non Unicode map if on boot your GPS device tells you to "unlock maps". Why is the Europe Map in Unicode? Well for example in Greece and some Eastern Europe countries the script is Cyrillic not latin - and only Unicode maps can contain both scripts in one map. So the non unicode map will not correctly show labels in such countries. Use the country non unicode map instead. They are always in the predominant script of the country.

Note1: if you install the non Unicode version of a map - you will overwrite the Unicode map. You can only have either or installed.

Here only those countries are listed - where the standard download is Unicode. If you don't find a country here - look at the standard downloads.

Contourlines are identical to Unicode maps.

Note - if a country is not listed here - it means the normal map is non unicode anyhow. Only maps with (Unicode) behind the name are unicode. E.g. for Germany there is no need for a Unicode map - as only latin is used in Germany.

Note - local language maps of: Sri-Lanka, Nepal and Cambodia are in latin1  - so the local language maps are not very useful. There is no ANSI Codepage available (besides Unicode) that would support the script/garmin units. Israel-Palestine map is in hebrew (so the Palestine area is not useful). Afghanistan codepage is for Dari - Pashto is not supported outside of Unicode. 

Local Language Maps

OpenMTBMap Non Unicode

Continents map downloads:

Europe map downloads:

Africa map downloads – (contourlines separate except for Canary Islands):

Asia Map Downloads – (contourlines separate):

VeloMap Non Unicode

Continents map downloads:

Europe map downloads:

Africa map downloads – (contourlines separate except for Canary Islands):

Asia Map Downloads – (contourlines separate):

English Language Maps - ONLY for Countries not using Latin

OpenMTBMap Non Unicode

Continents map downloads:

Europe map downloads:

Africa map downloads – (contourlines separate except for Canary Islands):

Asia Map Downloads – (contourlines separate):

VeloMap Non Unicode

Continents map downloads:

Europe map downloads:

Africa map downloads – (contourlines separate except for Canary Islands):

Asia Map Downloads – (contourlines separate):

358 comments to Premium Mac OSX – Map Download

  • Gerstenkorn

    Eine mögliche Erklärung für die Abstürze bei BaseCamp 4.8.3 ?

    Hallo zusammen,
    meine Euphorie ist verflogen, die neue BaseCamp-Version für MacOS funktioniert zwar einwandfrei, allerdings lassen sind BaseCamp-Abstürze – zumindest bei mir als „Maus-Benutzer“ unvermeidbar:
    Aus einer alten Gewohnheit heraus bediene ich mein MacBook Pro fast immer mit einer Magic Mouse 2 (Für alle „Nicht-Mac-User: deren Oberfläche reagiert auf unterschiedliche Streichbewegungen wie ein Trackpad…) von Apple und das Touch Track-Pad nur in Ausnahmefällen. deshalb habe ich auch nicht sofort gemerkt, dass durch unbeabsichtigtes verstärktes Zoomen Base-Camp „verabschiedet“ und mit Fehlermeldung zum Versenden wieder öffnen lässt. Das „Zoom-Verhalten“ resultiert daraus, dass beim unbeabsichtigten Streichen auf der Magic Mouse mit dem Finger die jeweilige gestartete Landkarte gezoomt wird und das „überfordert“ augenscheinlich Base Camp.

    Da ich einen solchen Absturz bei der Maus-Verwendung fast immer provozieren konnte, beim Benutzen des Track-Pad aber einwandfrei arbeiten konnte, habe ich wieder auf 4.6.3 umgestellt. Diese kleine Ausführung deshalb zur Info für „Maus-Anwender“.

    Gruß 🙂 Hans

    PS Das „Zoom-Phänomen“ erlebe ich z.B. auch bei Radroutenplanern, auch dort „frisst“ sich die Anwendung ab und an fest, deshalb benutze ich hier „gezwungenermaßen“ nur das Track-Pad.

  • Gerstenkorn

    Hallo,
    ich benutze ein MacBook Pro mit MacOS Mojave 10.14.3 und habe ebenfalls Basecamp 4.8.3 mit Mapinstall 4.3.1 installiert. Sowohl auf dem MacBook, als auch auf meinen eTrex 20x und eTrex 30x funktioniert alles einwandfrei!

    Kleines Hinweis für das Mac-Tutorial: Mapinstall muss direkt gestartet werden, es funktioniert nicht über das Basecamp-Menue.
    Gruß 🙂 Hans

  • thomas_A

    Hallo!
    Ich habe grad mal auf MacOs 10.14 Basecamp 4.8.3 installiert, es enthält Mapinstall 4.3.1 (Beta).
    Eine probehalber gerade von hier geladene Niederlande-Karte konnte ich problemlos auf das Oregon 700 installieren, sie funktioniert dort auch incl. Adressensuche. Das lässt ja hoffen 🙂

    • extremecarver

      Ich hab jetzt 4 Reports zu 4.8.3/4.3.1 – es scheint alles okay zu sein (wenn du beim senden Abbrüche bekommst – dann bitte um Meldung – das war ja das Problem am Mac. Wobei es nur bei einigen Ländern – oder ab und zu auftrat).

  • tommuc

    wieso sehen die neuen mtbmaps so grell bunt aus? und wieso ist die mtb_germany im vergleich zur mtb_alps so gestaucht/verzerrt?

    • extremecarver

      Ich habe einfach das Standard Layout von Desktop (trad) zu Wide geändert – da die meisten Leute das vor dem senden nicht geändert haben – und wide das meistbenutzte Layout auf GPS Geräten ist – das Desktop Layout ist am Gerät zu kontrastschwach. Evtl ändere ich das wieder wenn die gmapsupp.img Downloads verstärkt genutzt werden.
      Die Stauchung liegt an Basecamp – es wird immer zum Mittelpunkt der Karte zentriert – der ist bei den Alpen halt südlicher als bei der Deutschlandkarte. Bei der EU Kontinentkarte hast du dann krasse Stauchung. Das ganze ist über Umwege frei setzbar pro Karte.

      • tommuc

        hallo felix – vielen dank fuer deine superschnelle antwort! verstehe. aber ich muss sagen (bin aber im gegensatz zu dir totaler laie) dass ich die alte voreinstellung zumindest auch auf meinen navis (edge 810 und fenix 5x plus) besser fand. momentan bleibe ich dann erst einmal bei der openfietsmap die finde ich auf rechner und navi am uebersichtlichsten. besonders da die spezialisten von garmin jetzt mit dem update (2017.30->2018.20) der auf der fenix vorinstallierten activeeu jetzt alles versaut haben und in vielen zoomstufen fast gar nichts mehr angezeigt wird egal ob man details auf hoch/standard/niedrig stellt?!?

        • extremecarver

          Mit der Fenix kenne ich mich nicht aus. Das alte Layout kannst du leicht haben – siehe Mac OSx Tutorial – oder noch einfacher bei den gmapsupp.img Downloads brauchst du nur im Terminal bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh aufrufen dann kannst du das Layout auswählen.

  • tommuc

    kann man denn die neue karte parallel zur alten in basecamp installieren dann koennte man zwischen beiden hin und her schalten und eventuell sehen wo was neu ist?

    • extremecarver

      du kannst etwa die Kontinentkarte parallel zur alten Länderkarte installieren – oder Alpen zu Österreich. Selbes Land geht nicht. Oder Velomap und Openmtbmap (aber die Velomap hat halt weniger Details – aber schon fast alle Straßen/Wege außer halt sehr schwierige).

  • tommuc

    danke uer deine ganze arbeit! hab mir vorhin (nach 4 jahren) die neuesten versionen der velo_alps und mtb_alps uer mac heruntergeladen. wo und wie kann ich am besten sehen wo hier in meinem gebiet verbesserungen in den karten erfolgt sind?

  • davebea

    Hello,

    I am trying to install non-Unicode Europe maps (I have a Garmin Fenix 5X) on a Mac OS High Sierra v10.13.6 with Basecamp v4.6.3 and MapInstall v.4.1.1. I have followed the instructions and can get as far as installing the maps to Basecamp via MapInstall from the unzipped mtbeurope_macosz.7z and mtbeuropefile.7z files. However I cannot unzip the Europe_contours.7z file using Unarchiver (v.4.0) (I also tried and failed using Keka to unzip the file) to add contours.

    Note, I previously installed non-Unicode Thailand maps with contour lines with no problems, following the Mac OSX instructions.

    Not sure what the problem is, please help.

    • extremecarver

      Make sure the europe_contours.7z has been successfully downloaded – I assume it’s only partly downloaded (check size, and if size really matches check the MD5 hash – It really cannot be matching else you would not face those problems).

  • salomon

    Die englische Griechenland-Map (omtb_greece_29.01.2019_UC_ENG) ist bei mir leider trotzdem in griechisch. Muss noch irgendetwas umgestellt werden? Danke.

  • gpricedxb

    Hi there,

    I use the GCC map (the one I see on my Mac is mtbgcc-states_macosx.7z), downloaded on 8/2/17

    I thought of updating it, but note that the file I have just downloaded has the same name – so may I assume there are no changes – don’t want to mess around with my maps if not needed?

    Also, I see I have Basecamp 4.7.0…….I guess that’s a problem?

    Regards,

    Graham

  • velowill

    Sorry, hat sich erledigt. Ich habe es gefunden.

  • velowill

    wie kann ich wieder dorngraden zu 4.6.2

  • Peng22

    Hallo

    suche Mac OS_X Karte für Dubai.
    Unter was versteckt sie sich ?

    Ich hatte sie schon mal, aber ging leider verloren

    Vielen Dank für die Hilfe

    Viele Grüsse
    Christoph

  • 2wheeleddiplomat

    Hello! This may be an obvious answer, but how do I upload the contour data? I can install the mob map but the contour data is a n=bunch of folders and it is not clear what my next step is. Thanks for the assistance. Garmin 62s handheld unit being used.
    Chris

  • uwedd

    I have a Garmin GPSMAP 66s an get the following error message: “Karten sind nicht authentisiert für Unterstützung an Verkäufer wenden” (“Cannot authenticate maps. Contact the map content seller for help.”)

    I can not use the maps because of this error message. Is there a solution for this issue out there?

    What file system format is supported for the new Garmin GPSMAP 66 series? Is it still Just FAT16/32?

  • moser1

    Hi, bin schon lange fan und Unterstützer. Leider finde ich nach dem entpacken kein gmap file mehr.
    Was mache ich falsch?

    MIchael

  • verzascat

    Wo finde ich den download der Kartendaten für Europa Gesamtkarte? Kann es sein, dass der link unter dem Satz”
    Für Europe müssen die Kartendaten separat gedownloaded werden. Openmtbmap – Europe Mapfiles (MD5) (Unicode) .” falsch gesetzt ist?
    Mit diesem link wird ebenfalls die Installerdatei “mtbeurope_macosx.7z.” geladen, nicht die “mtbeuropefiles.7z”

  • Bikeaway1

    Hi,

    I have a Garmin Etrex 30x, so I understand I have to download the ‘Non Unicode’ maps.
    But what about the Australia and Usa maps ?
    They seem not to be available as ‘Non Unicode’.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  • solitone

    Hi, after switching from metric to US and from US to metric back again, elevation is shown in meters. Thanks!

  • solitone

    Hi and thanks for your reply. There must be something different. I had already checked that option, and it is set to “metric”. Still, altitudes are in feet.

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