Windows/Linux – OpenMtbMap Map Download

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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.

 

Programs to Display the Openmtbmap

Besides being shown on (nearly) all Garmin GPS devices - most People will use Garmin Basecamp (v4 or later) or Garmin Mapsource 6.16.3 to show the maps on their Desktop and plan tours/trips.

For anyone on the good side of earth AKA Linux - Openmtbmap.org maps are also correctly shown in Qlandkarte_GT - QLandkarte_GT is compatible with all big OS (Linux, MacOSx and well Windows too). Linux users can alternatively install Mapsource 6.13.6 in WINE. The .exe files can be unpacked with 7zip. After unpacking you find instructions for Qlandkarte / Linux use in a .txt file (informations... .txt).

For Linux/Unix users there is also a script to unpack the maps, and automatically create a gmapsupp: https://github.com/btittelbach/openmtbmap_openvelomap_linux You can unpack the .exe with 7-zip , ( Linux users use p7zip-full --> see here for more details), MacOSx Users can use "Unarchiver" (requires v3.0 or newer) . After unpacking you find instructions for Qlandkarte / Linux use in a .txt file (informations... .txt).

For General Use - Basecamp is much better than Mapsource by now - The only thing were Mapsource is better is selecting parts of maps to send. The only usable Mapsource version is 6.16.3. Mapsource versions 6.14 to 6.15.6 are complete junk. Also note that Mapsource versions prior to 6.16.1 do not show all ways and pathes so they are not really usable. Mac OSx users please use Qlandkarte GT or convert maps and use Basecamp v4 (or newer). Note there are readily converted maps available for most countries at the end of this page.

 

Problems - Help - Tutorials

Beginners Guide can be found here: get started with openmtbmaps

Install Basecamp/Mapsource: tutorials/install-mapsource/

Install the Openmtbmap on your PC: tutorials/install/ explains the options of the installer.

Send Maps to GPS with Mapsource/Basecmap: tutorials/send-maps-to-your-gps/mapsource/ I recommend to allways 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).

Alternative: Use create_gmapsupp.img.bat and place the newly created gmapsupp.img into /garmin folder on your GPS. Address search cannot be included this way. If you use create_gmapsupp.img_with_mkgmap address search will be enabled, but you need depending on the size of the map quite a lot of free RAM.

Send maps to GPS with mkgmap (for Unix users): tutorials/send-maps-to-your-gps/mkgmap/

Mapsource Error / debug Mapsource: There is a problem with the MapSource registry. Please re-install Mapsoures and start again Solve with Mapsource Fix Or with Mapset Toolkit

Please also read the FAQ

 

Change Layout and Contrast of the maps

On installation you can choose the layout of the maps. Traditional layout is for Qlandkarte GT, Mapsource and Basecamp and offers a good layout and design for big screens. On the GPS thin, classic and wide or easy or hiking offer high contrast for best orientation while riding your bike or hiking.

In order to change the layout - simply run openmtbmap_country_change_layout.exe (this is also linked in your Start --> Programs Folder for each map). This also enables you to quickly change the layout before sending maps to your GPS device, and then quickly change it back for better planning on your desktop.

You can adapt the .TYP-files, which are responsible for the layout - and therefore the map colours, to your liking by using http://www.maptk.dnsalias.com/. Do not use http://ati.land.cz/gps/typdecomp/editor.cgi because it is not fully compatible and may corrupt the .TYP-file.

 

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. Solve with WinGDB: 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/lakes are missing/emtpy. 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 run a newer .exe Download.

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. Get Europe Map here (donation needed): https://openmtbmap.org/support/europe-map/

 

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. There are several possibilities.

a) Install both maps without contourlines and contourlines separately (install separate contourlines only map option in installer). You have not trouble.

b) be careful here: Select the map as usual in Basecamp/Mapinstall, then go to the list of the selected tiles ready to be sent to the GPS, scroll down to the bottom, and unselect the contourlines only tiles from the list.

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

 

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 Mapsource 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.. Please also look here https://openmtbmap.org/download/#problems-help-tutorials or in the FAQ

 

 

Map Downloads by GWDG

Premium maps are only downloadable for people who have a openmtbmap membership. For last map update: please look at recent posts for changes - usually maps are updated at least every 7 days with updates on Thursday/Friday.

There are md5 checksums and filesizes now for every download. To access them simply change the download link. Simply put a /md5_hashes in front of the filename - and add .txt to the filename. E.g. you will find the md5 .txt file for:

http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/openmtbmap/odbl/mtbalps.exe here:

http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/openmtbmap/odbl/md5_hashes/mtbalps.exe.txt

or the same for premium downloads. E.g. for

https://openmtbmap.org/?s2member_file_download=odbl/nepal_contours.7z here:

https://openmtbmap.org/?s2member_file_download=odbl/md5_hashes/nepal_contours.7z.txt

 

Additionally - for all Premium Downloads (except MacOSx contourlines) - you can find all update times in this file: https://openmtbmap.org/?s2member_file_download=odbl/timestamps.txt

 

Map Legend

  • openmtbmap - Legend for Mapsource/Qlandkarte_GT Installation
  • For the map legend in OSM format and the style-files, please look at the SVN (see FAQ)

 

Continents map downloads - (contourlines separate download):

 

Europe map downloads:

Europe as one map can be found here: https://openmtbmap.org/support/europe-map/ Contourlines (height lines) are available as seperate downloads - please scroll down to: contourlines

German Bundeslaender map downloads:

France - French DOM-TOM (premium maps):

 

Africa map downloads - (contourlines separate download except Canary Islands, Botswana, Kenya, Sierra-Leone):

 

Asia Map Downloads - (contourlines separate download except Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, South-Korea, Sri-Lanka, Syria):

 

Australia-Oceania Premium map downloads:

 

North America Premium Map Downloads:

 

South America Premium map downloads - (contourlines separate download except Uruguay):

 

Contourlines Premium Downloads (v.2 october 2012)

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). The installer will ask for the contourlines file as soon as you activate the checkbox to integrate the contourlines in the installer. You do not need to extract the contourlines - this will be done by the installer (and is only needed once. On updates you don't need to redo it).

In general it is fine to only update the map, as I try to change the contourlines as seldom as possible.

 

Continents

 

Asia is additionally available in three parts. Interval is 25m and Contourlines are NOT integrated into the maps. You can still download them however:

And as for the Alps, there are also Asia Contourlines with 20m interval of the Himalayas

  • Himalaya.7z (630 MB) - fully based on Viewfinderpanoramas.org data.

 

Asia:

Africa:

Europe:

South America:

North America:

 

 

Openmtbmap (and VeloMap) maps Premium Download in Mac OSx format (gmap)

I have decided to make available all openmtbmaps and velomaps also in gmap format for Mac OSX. Please get them from here: https://openmtbmap.org/download/macosx/

 

For VeloMap downloads please go here: https://openmtbmap.org/download/velomap/

 

(note if you are not a OpenMTBMap member - please directly go to https://www.velomap.org/

 

205 comments to Windows/Linux – OpenMtbMap Map Download

  • Hemiadda2d

    I should clarify that the maps showed up once correctly, but as soon as I clicked to select a portion of it, it disappeared. I downloaded the Velomap of US Northeast, and it operated normally. The only question I have with it, is will it work with non-Velo maps on the same device?

    • extremecarver

      What do you mean with click? In which program – or on the device? Sorry – please describe more detailed what you mean (if on device – make sure only one map is active at all times – never activate several “detailed” maps except of course Basemap which can be active at all times).

  • Hemiadda2d

    Hello, I’m having trouble with the US Northeast map. I have downloaded and used the West, Midwest and south maps with no problem, so I wonder what the issue with the northeast map is? I have successfully used many of the European maps as well, so it should not be an inexperience issue.
    Thanks,
    Jeremiah

  • trigger

    mist, kann karten (z.b. austria) nicht downloaden.
    erhalte immer Meldung auf leerer explorerseite: die seite kann nicht angezeigt werden.
    ftp://ftp5.gwdg.de
    whs simple ursache, doch ich checks nicht.
    danke für hilfe.
    trigger

  • thamke

    Guten Morgen,

    trotz der tollen Arbeit, die hier geleistet wird, habe ich in meinem Wirkungskreis (openmtbmap – nordrhein-westfalen.exe) das Gefühl, dass mit jedem Update auch mal etwas schlechter/anders wird als zuvor.

    Besteht irgendwo die Möglichkeit, zum Download älterer Releases?

    Gruß
    Dirk

  • 1Andrea

    Hallo Felix,
    ich habe noch Schwierigkeiten mit den Höhenlinien der Nordamerikakarte. Weil der download immer abgebrochen wurde, wenn ich direkt angegeben habe mit Höhenlinien, habe ich sie zunächst ohne Höhenlinien runtergeladen und dann anschließend die Höhenlinien runtergeladen. Wie kriege ich die KArten nun zusammen?

    Vielen Dank Andrea

  • beetle

    Hi,

    kannst du die us_west neu erzeugen? Habe da neulich in Cali einiges eingetragen und bin in einer Woche wieder dort und wollte weiter machen. Wäre dazu gut die aktuelle Karte auf dem GPS mitnehmen zu können.

    Danke!

  • Robert

    Hi!

    Gibt es Karten von Georgien und Armenien?
    Ich kann die nicht finden – stecken die vielleicht in anderen Karten drin?

    Danke & Gruß,
    Robert

  • inarav43

    Betr.: Türkei-Höhenlinien
    Guten Tag!
    Vorweg ENTSCHULDIGUNG, bin ABSOLUTER LAIE u. benötige daher “idiotensichere” Schritt für Schritt-Anleitung (ohne EDV- Latein) für Türkei-Karte inkl. Höhenlinien. (windows7 + akt.Basecamp)

    Habe openmtbmap – Turkey geladen (7-zip) u. danach Turkey contours.7z (142MB) beides nach windows C-garmin-openmtbmap-turkey.
    Bekomme aber die Höhenlinien nicht angezeigt! Weder auf Karte, noch bei Routenplanung!

    Danke für die Hilfe u Nachsicht! 😉
    Inarav43

  • Heinz Weilaender

    Guten Tag!
    Zuerst einmal-die Karten sind absolute Spitze. War vor einem Monat auf einem Trekk in Nepal und habe auf der Asia-Karte alle Punkte in hervorragender Qualität gefunden. Nach Aufzeichnung aller Tracks beim Gehen waren fast alle Tracks in Übereinstimmung. Zur Info, ich war in der Khumbu Region unterwegs.
    Nun meine Frage: Die Alps Karte ist normalerweise über 900MB groß aber als ich jetzt die neue Karte downloaden wollte, hatte sie weniger als 200MB. Gibt es da Probleme?
    Freundliche Grüße
    Heinz Weiländer

  • msp

    Möchte die Europa-Karte kompilieren. Habe die Dateien runtergeladen und z.Zt. rechnet mein Laptop (i5, 4GB, ok, nicht die Rakete) seit Stunden. Wird das damit eigentlich überhaupt fertig (befürchte, der ist mehr am swappen als am kompilieren).
    Wäre es nicht eine Idee, wenn Du ein Linux Image bei Amazon zur Verfügung stellen würdest, damit man dort rechnen könnte? Oder ist das auch nicht schneller? Mir graut schon davor, da ich die Daten für einen eTrex Vista einen Oregon 600 und am besten auch irgendwann noch auf einem Mac brauche, OMM und Velomap, da würde es sich schon rentieren, dass zu Amazon auszulagern.

    • extremecarver

      Mir ist nicht ganz klar, was du grad versuchst zu machen…

      Du meinst du berechnest grad ein gmapsupp.img von ganz Europa? Das geht sowieso nicht – da FAT32 nur 4GB zulässt (also erstellen lässt es sich schon, nur kanns halt nicht gelesen werden von den Geräten).
      Dass dir beim berechnen einer voll gmapsupp.img für Europa aber der Rechner beim swappen steckenbleibt – davon gehe ich auch aus – außer du hast ~12GB RAM.

      Mit Qlandkarte GT kannst du so wie unter Windows/Mac auch Kacheln/Regionen auswählen – um daraus eine gmapsupp.img für dein Vista/Oregon zu erstellen..

  • zitroni

    Hallo extremecarver, gibt es vielleicht schon eine Wanderkarte von Nepal? Danke

    • extremecarver

      Da musst du die Kontinentkarte Asien nehmen… Ich hab aber grad gesehen – dass es neu bei Geofabrik ein Nepal Exrakt für die Daten gibt – sprich ich werde ab Mitte nächster Woche auch eine Nepalkarte anbieten – dann braucht man für Himalaya keine Asienkarte mehr (Indien, China inkl Tibet, Pakistan, Nepal gäbs dann alles separat)

  • s.w-z

    Mein Premium Account ist ausgelaufen… Jetzt kann ich gar keine Europa Karten mehr downloaden?

    • extremecarver

      Nein, natürlich erst wieder nach Verlängerung. (falls du meinst da war ein Fehler – und du hast für länger bezahlt – antworte nochmal – ab und zu -wenn auch sehr selten – passiert das).
      (sorry – du meinst die normalen ohne Mitgliedschaft downloadbaren Karten – doch natürlich das geht wie wenn nicht bezahlt).

  • tynusrex

    I don’t succeed in dowlaoding Italy maps. the PC show connection error, but I succeed in dowload brasil maps. why

    • extremecarver

      maybe you have problem downloading from FTP? problems downloading .7z?
      Best check your firewall/ antivirus/browser configuration.

      No downloads are down right now (there was a downtime for the non premium downloads I think 8 days ago for over 20hours – but since then 100% online).

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