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.

-- 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 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.

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,......

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/

If you get the message - "cannot authenticate maps" or 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 of the unicode version. 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 if needed for 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.

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. 

Premium - Local Language Maps
 

Continents map downloads:

Europe map downloads:

France – French DOM-TOM (premium maps):

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

Asia Map Downloads – (contourlines separate):

 

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

482 comments to Windows/Linux – OpenMtbMap Map Download

  • alle72

    Hello, problem with Asia contours.
    Download gives me: asia-contours.7z Fichier PART 8 199 153 ko but asia-contours 7z Archive 0 ko.
    An idea why?
    Thank you for help

    • extremecarver

      It’s lzma2 packed. Unextract with proper software – on windows 7-zip on mac osx keka or “The unarchiver” (if the size is correct – check with the size given in the md5 information file after the download!). If the size is incorrect – your download is incomplete.

  • hansvomberg

    Hallo Felix
    Ich habe jetzt die Tunesien Karte auf den GPS 64 geladen -beim Einschalten heißt es dass die Kartenautehenifizierung nicht möglich ist. Die Karte wird nicht angezeigt. Was mache ich falsch?
    Danke Johannes

  • Hans Kleist

    Hallo Felix,

    habe die Teilstaaaten Asien erfolgreich mit Höhendaten unter Mapsource jetzt nutzen könnne, so das sich meine Anfrage bzgl. Gesamtasien und Kambotscha erledigt hat.
    Gute Zeit

  • Hans Kleist

    Hallo,
    nachdem die Installation von ganz Asien bei mir nicht funktioniert. Versuche ich es jetzt mit den einzelenen Staaten. Wobei Kambodscha bei den dowload Karten fehlt.
    Bis bald
    Hans

    • extremecarver

      Es gibt nicht alle Länder – aber wie gesagt – einfach schauen (MD5 Hash vergleichen wäre am besten) dass du Installer wie Kartendaten der Asien Karte korrekt heruntergeladen hast – zur Not nochmal deinstallieren und neu installieren.

  • Lalbert

    Hola buenos días,
    Instalo la versión nueva de openmtbmap – España y no consigo que se me vea el mapa ni las curvas de nivel en mi GPS (Garmin Edge 1000). Lo he intentado instalar con curvas de nivel integradas y también con ellas separadas y no consigo que se vea el mapa. Utilizo BaseCamp y al instalarlo utilizo Classic. La versión antigua de openmtbmap – España se me ve perfectamente todo incluso las curvas de nivel y lo tengo aun en el GPS, no lo he borrado.
    ¿Que puedo hacer o como puedo instalarlo?
    Muchas Gracias

    • extremecarver

      Hi Lalbert – is is possible that you selected the map using clicking into the map? You have to hold the left mouse button down and drag over the whole area you need. Else maybe change the profile on the edge 1000 – it’s possible to deactivate showing contourlines in the profile.

  • juehoe

    My Oregon does not display no street details anymore. Since a year or so. I updated the gmapsupp.img for Germany twice but no change. I installed mtbgermany.exe in the same folder as before (with integrated contourlines checked). Then executed create_gmapsupp_img.bat with the specification “wide” for the Oregon. But no streets shown just my previous tracks, saved waypoints and some contours of houeses, some trails, water etc but no streets which makes orientation a bit difficult. Any advice? Many thanks

  • mikethemountaingoat

    Hi Felix,

    i have recently started using your premium services. I’ve downloaded map of Europe and all additional files. Everything was working fine until i tried upload map onto my garmin gpsmap 64 device. After doing some reading i found out i need to download non unicode maps and files to be able to use it with my gps device. However during the instalation process i keep getting this error message. Can you help please.

    Thanks
    Mike

  • Franz Feuerstein

    Hallo Felix,
    Versuche seit ein paar Tagen die mtbalps oder mtbeurope zu installieren. Jedesmal bei 100 % “varifying installer” kommt die Fehlermeldung “NSIS error, installer integrity check failed. …”. An was kann das liegen?
    Grüße, Franz

    • extremecarver

      Das passiert normalerweise wenn dein Download nicht korrekt ist. Lad mal ein kleines Land wie Monaco ob es da auch passiert. Wenn ja – dann ist irgendwie lokal bei dir der Wurm drinnen (evtl Antivirus am rumpfuschen?).

    • extremecarver

      bzw du kannst zuerst auch mal die MD5 Checksum überprüfen – oder zumindest ob die Dateigröße exakt übereinstimmt (ist im MD5 File hinter dem Download angegeben).

      • Franz Feuerstein

        Ich habe das zwar nicht mit Monaco, aber mit Lichtenstein ausprobiert und alles hat wie gewohnt gut funktioniert. Die Dateigröße bei der mtbeurope weicht allerdings zum wiederholten Mal beim Installer und auch bei den Kacheln um ca. 5 % ab. Beim Installieren kommt immer wieder der NSIS error. Irgendeine Idee, was sonst noch die Ursache dafür sein könnte?

        • extremecarver

          Irgendwo ist bei dir bei den Downloads der Wurm drinnen. Versuche mal von anderem PC, oder mit anderem Internetzugang die Daten herunterzuladen. Die Größe muss ident sein zu der die im MD5 angegeben ist – weil wenn nicht dann würde der Installer ja etwas kaputtes installieren – daher hängt der sich auf.

  • harryC

    Hallo Felix,
    ich arbeite immer noch überwiegend mit MapSource, weil ich einfach mit dem Handling dort besser zurechtkomme. Dort habe ich aber inkonsistene Anzeigen der Höhenlinien:
    – meist nur bei einer bestimmten Zoomstufe sichtbar
    – dann aber auch nicht überall (in einer Region werden alle Linien angezeigt, direkt daneben git es weisse Flecken ohne Linien)
    – wenn ich dann weiter reinzoome, sind alle Linien weg und nur noch die reine Zahl der Höhenlinienangabe bleibt sichtbar.
    – Die Probleme hab ich dan auch in meiner gmapsupp.img auf dem Garmingerät. Karte mit MapSource generiert, weil ja ewig der Bug in Basecamp bestand

    Sagt Dir das was? Kann ich was dagegen tun?
    Danke Dir

    • extremecarver

      Nein – Mapsource zeigt die Höhenlinien einfach nicht korrekt an – nicht änderbar.
      Aber auf der gmapsupp.img am Gerät muss es funktionieren – auch wenn du per Mapsource sendest. Du musst aufpassen wirklich nie per Klick zu senden – sondern immer per Drag/Ziehen den KOMPLETTEN Bereich den du brauchst auszuwählen – nur dann sendest du auch zuverlässig die Höhenlinien (egal ob MapInstall oder Mapsource).

      • harryC

        Danke, Felix.
        Verstehe aber 2 Aussagen nicht:
        “immer per Drag/Ziehen”: finde keine Möglichkeit dazu. Kann nur Klicken (Fortfahren bzw. Installieren):
        “den KOMPLETTEN Bereich”: du meinst, die Kacheln einer Karte, die ich selektiert habe?
        dankeschön!

        • extremecarver

          Ich meine beim selektieren – wenn du dabei klickst wählst du nur eines der beiden Layer – also Höhenlinien oder Karte aus. Auch sind diese nicht gleich geschnitten – sprich du musst den kompletten Raum abziehen den du brauchst – außen steht dann immer Höhenlinie oder Karte über (außer du selektierst bis zum Rand der Karte an sich)

  • Matt Rolling

    Hey. Früher ging es dovh aus irgend einem grund nicht, nur einzelne Länderkarten von europa zu installieren. Mann musste die komplette Europakarte nehmen. Ist das immer noch so, oder kann ich auch nur Deutschland, Östereich, Schweiz und Frankreich installieren?
    Am Edge 1000

    Grüße und n frohes Neues 😉

  • Johannes

    Gibt es vom Senegal keine Karte ? Fliege morgen nach Dakar ?

  • sloon

    slovakia basemap dont show lake polygons (latest updates)

  • gstecker

    Servus Felix,

    hast Du Karten für den Oman?
    Welche muss ich da downloaden?

    Danke und LG Guido

  • Geges

    Hallo, gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen der Deutschland Karte und den einzelnen Bundesländer
    im Voraus vielen Dank

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