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.

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

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,......

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. Some maps by default are in Unicode. You can identify them by (Unicode) note behind the name - alll countries/maps not listed on the "Non Unicode" tab are anyhow Non Unicode. 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
  • 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 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.

To check the last update time for a map - just click onto the MD5 link.

 

Standard - Local Language Maps
  Map Legend

Continents map downloads – (contourlines separate download):

Europe map downloads:

Europe as one map can be found here: https://openmtbmap.org/support/europe-map/

German Bundeslaender map downloads:

France – French DOM-TOM (premium maps):

Africa map downloads – (contourlines separate download except Botswana,Canary Islands, Cape-Verde, Comores, Kenya, Mauritius, Saint-Helena-Ascension and Tristan-da-Cunha, Seychelles, Sudan, Tunisia):

Asia Map Downloads – (contourlines separate download except Bhutan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, 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):

Premium English Language Maps - ONLY for Countries not using Latin and Central/South America
Continents map downloads – (contourlines separate download):

Europe map downloads:

Europe as one map can be found here: https://openmtbmap.org/support/europe-map/

Africa map downloads – (contourlines separate download except Botswana,Canary Islands, Cape-Verde, Comores, Kenya, Mauritius, Saint-Helena-Ascension and Tristan-da-Cunha, Seychelles, Sudan, Tunisia):

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

Contourlines Premium 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). 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

 

 

Africa:

Asia:

Australia-Oceania:

Europe:

North America:

South 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 www.velomap.org/

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

In general just download the Maps from the first "OpenMTBMap" tab - they are in Unicode if useful. Some maps by default are in Unicode. You can identify them by (Unicode) note behind the name - alll countries/maps not listed on the "Non Unicode" tab are anyhow Non Unicode. 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
  • 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.

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

Note2: The contourlines are identical for openmtbmap/velomap and unicode or non unicode. You only need to download them once. On updates it's enough to re-download and reinstall the map installer.

Note3: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.

Note4 - 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. 

332 comments to Windows/Linux – OpenMtbMap Map Download

  • Leisetreter

    Hallo,
    nach der Installation von mtbus-pacific.exe mit us-pacific_contours.7z in Basecamp fehlen in der Mitte von Big Island (Hawaii) die Höhenlinien. Ich vermute da fehlen Kacheln in der Contours-Datei.
    Wenn man das beheben kann wäre ich sehr dankbar.

    Ansonsten vielen Dank für die hervorragende Arbeit!

    • extremecarver

      Ich schaue dass ich das behebe – wird aber ein paar Tage dauern. Ich hatte nicht genug Speicherplatz am Server um alle Daten aufzubewahren. Solche Fehler sind ein paar passiert – den muss ich übersehen haben (ist leider nie einfach rauszubekommen woran es liegt).

  • morrigu76

    Quick question:

    Are the individual, non-premium maps the same as the continent maps – ie., if I download a map for a continent, does it include the same data as the maps for the individual countries combined, or are the individual maps more detailed?
    Also, there are contour lines for australia and for australia&oceania. Is australia just a subset of a&o?
    It would be nice if this was made a bit clearer on the website (or maybe I was juust too blind to find the piece of information)

    (sorry if this has been asked before)

  • gladiatore814

    Good evening.
    I am attaching other 2 images with the points extracted from today’s track, where my gps crashes constantly and in some cases I have to remove the batteries to restart the device. The problem does not occur if I load other osm maps, or if I remove all the maps from the GPS.
    This problem is very annoying and forces me to not be able to use your maps.
    I also tried to install the map without the level curves, but the problem remains.
    The map used is Europe Non Unicode and I also tried the Map of Italy that you download for free.
    Greetings.
    -Gianluca-

    • extremecarver

      Hi Gianluca – I had a look at that place – I guess the super short highway=steps in the middle of that broken section most likely cause it. Did the other maps you try also route via the highway=steps?
      usually road sections should be minimum ~5m long for garmin devices – however there some sections are like 1-2m long only.
      I will see if i can do something there.

      • gladiatore814

        Hello. In these points we pass very often and only with the openmtbmap we encounter problems. I tried the free Italy version and also the non-unicode Europe version. These are paths that can be traveled on foot or by bike. They are not highways.

        • extremecarver

          I know – but the problem here is a supermicro mapping – it’s not customary in openstreetmap to add a highway=steps steps_count=1 to a footway. Footways often have steps – so those super short ways create problems. Garmin can only have ways over ~5.4m in length – now you cannot throw away those ways because that would break routing too – so the map compiler tries to make them longer – in this case with my style creating a map that crashes the device. I’m in contact with the developes of mkgmap to see if a solution can be found. Otherwise I have to say – I cannot fix it – because I will break routing in other places. I do not want to meddle with the osm data itself here – as it’s not technically fully incorrect – even though a single step should actually not be longer than 30-40cm – however is like 1-2m in the database. Creating such implied but properly incorrect micromapping causes problems for routable maps.

  • snud

    Ja, im Basecamp wird die aktuelle Karte korrekt angezeigt. Ich habe zwischenzeitlich eine alte Kartenversion (ca. Anfang 2016) installiert. Da tritt der Fehler nicht auf (habe noch keine Karten am Gerät deaktiviert). Ich nehme an, damit ist das Thema “leere Kachel” nicht die mögliche Ursache, oder?

    • extremecarver

      Okay – dass ist komisch. Nimm stattdessen einfach die Deutschlandkarte statt auf so eine alte Version zurückzugreifen. Das Überlappen kann natürlich nur passieren wenn du noch anderen Karten am Gerät installiert hast. Ist nur eine Karte aktiviert kann auch nichts überlappen. Dass die alte Karte nicht überlappt wird, die neue schon ist aber prinzipiell möglich – aber halt nur wenn noch andere Karten aktiviert sind.

  • snud

    Hallo,
    habe mit der Baden Württemberg Karte ein Problem. Die Karte wird in einem bestimmten Bereich nicht dargestellt (siehe Bild im Anhang), das ist ausgerechnet der Bereich meiner Hometrails. Ich habe einen Orgeon 450 und die Karte mit Basecamp Versin 4.3.4 installiert. Mehrfachinstallation, sowie auf das Gerät oder die Speicherkarte sowie Reset auf Werkseinstellungen, haben nichts genützt. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit zur Problembeseitigung? Danke und Gruß

    • extremecarver

      Ich nehm an – in Basecamp wird die Karte korrekt angezeigt? Dann deaktiviere mal alle anderen Karten auf deinem Gerät – ich nehm an du hast ein weiteres Bundesland/Land und von dort ragt eine leere Kachel rein die deine BW Karte überlagert.

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