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 - Basecamp 4.7.0 (or better MapInstall 4.2.0) is partly broken. Best downgrade (or even better never upgrade to 4.7.0) to Basecamp 4.6.2 - 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, Sierra-Leone, 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, Sierra-Leone, 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. 

297 comments to Windows/Linux – OpenMtbMap Map Download

  • tolveczky

    Hi Felix,
    I have downloaded the US west maps and the corresponding contours as well. Then I have installed the US West maps with the option “integrate contours”. In Base Camp (4.6.2) the contours are visible, but when I send the selected part of map to my device (Etrex 30), I can see no contours. Even if I install the contours as a separate map and then send a selection of the map to the device, there are no contours visible on it (I switched display of all other maps in my device off, only the the US west contours is on) It looks like the contour map is empty.
    Thanks,
    Tomas.

    • extremecarver

      Hi Tomas – so you mean you can see the map itself – but not the contours? You will of course need to zoom in close enough for the contourlines to appear – but same holds true for the map itself too. If the map itself is visible but not the contours – that would rule out a problem with MapInstall (namely MapInstall still being 4.2.0 even though Basecamp is 4.6.2).
      Try to change the profile on your etrex – even though I don’t think you can disable contours in the profile.

      When you send map with contours integrated – make sure to never click to select the map – but only drag to select the tiles in MapInstall – and notice the 2 shades – only the darker shaded you have both contours and maps selected (affects region besides where you dragged – where you dragged over always both layers are selected).

      To me most likely is you have MapInstall 4.2.0 installed and only downgraded Basecamp.

  • squirrel

    Buonasera,

    ho scaricato le mappe non unicode per poterle installare su garmin epix, ma una volta installate sul dispositivo mi dice che non possono essere autenticate e non me le legge. che posso fare?
    Grazie

    • extremecarver

      Hi Squirrel – you will need the “Non Unicode” version of that map for your device!

      • squirrel

        Hi, I did the download of “non unicode” map, but after the installation the device said me “cannot authenticate maps”. Why? I use Basecamp, I tried also with the previous version and it was the same. Thanks for your support

        • extremecarver

          then you have not removed the unicode map from your device. If in Basecamp the name is _NU – you know you have the Non Unicode map installed, if it’s _UC it’s the unicode map. Also for maps like europe you need to redownload both mapfiles and installer – not only installer.

  • robjay

    I’m trying to combine the australia continental map data (mtbaustralia-oceania.exe) with the contour data (australia-oceania_contours.7z) and create a gmapsupp.img file to copy to a couple of GPS units. I’m doing this work in MacOS, using the script you have hosted on github using mkgmap.

    The problem is the files in the contour package are not in the .img format (DEM/LBL/RGN/TRE files) so I can’t just add them. What do I need to do to integrate these contour files in this case?

    • extremecarver

      Hi Robjay, you downloaded the macosx contourlines – you will need the windows contourlines for that script I guess. The script is written by a user here – not me. Also I’m not sure it will work – as it’s well possible you break the 4GB limit – I don’t think the script can handle maps over 4GB (as it would need to split them up).
      It’s easier to just use Basecamp and the normal OSx maps.

  • Mati

    Hi,
    nach der Installation der Europakarte habe ich diese mittels MapInstall auf das Navi übertragen und dabei nur einen Kartenausschnitt ausgewählt. Nun sind auf dem Navi (Montana 650) im Menü “Karte Anzeigen” zwei Karten sichtbar, welche sich nur durch ein angehängtes _1 im Dateinahmen unterscheiden. Ist das normal?

  • freshwood

    Hallo nochmal,

    ich kann aktuell keine Karten downloaden. Meldung lautet:

    “Karte konnte nicht heruntergeladen werden”. Mein letzter Download war denke ich Anfang des Jahres. Haben sich in den letzten Wochen/Monaten irgendwelche grundsätzlichen Dateien, Verfahren geändert,
    die ich evtl. verpasst habe.

    Danke für kurze Antwort im Voraus

    Freshwood

  • freshwood

    Hallo,

    ich kann aktuell trotz mehrerer Versuche de Karte “Central America” nicht herunterladen.
    Mledung “Download nicht möglich”. Gibt es einen Tipp ??

    Danke vorab

    Freshwood

  • randygross

    Hello, when installing the us-west maps it gave me this message in a separate window “please open us_west-contours.7z(jpeg attached). I checked the box to include the contour lines when installing. what should I do now. Also it is asking to name the file to open it. should I just select cancel? please help asap so I finish installing. Thank you!

    • randygross

      I installed them again and this time checked “install contour lines separately”. it asked again to “please open us-west_contours.7z”. I performed a search of my entire computer but it did not find the file. So I am assuming that the contour files are not being downloaded… please help. Also, the installer will not proceed any further with opening the contour files…

      • extremecarver

        well – the contourlines are a separate download on the download page – you find them in the “contourlines” tab. If you do not download them – then you need to uncheck contourlines

        • randygross

          Ok found them. Thank you for the quick reply. Will they be integrated into the map when I download them or will I have to check the contour lines on base camp to see them?

          • extremecarver

            when you rerun the installer – then they will be integrated. You could (additionally) chose to install them as a separate map too however.

            • randygross

              Thank you they are installed and up on BaseCamp! One more question; there are no labels on the trails, however if i click on them or hover over them with the pointer the trail name appears. is that correct? or is there anyway to get the label names to appear on the map?

              • randygross

                Also, I noticed that the text on street and trail labels is larger on some of the screenshots on your website. I have a new eTrex touch 35t, would the “wide” format be best? If I already downloaded in classic, can I just reinstall checking “wide” then finishing the install?

                Thanks for all your efforts to give hikers/MTB’s great maps!

                • extremecarver

                  you can try wide – lines are thicker. you can just run the change_layout… .exe from installation folder/start menu (running installer again is okay too – but takes more time). You need to newly send it to the etrex though.

              • extremecarver

                Well there are now labels on all hiking/cycling/mtb routes if the way itself has no labels (since last update). I’m not sure if it makes sense to put labels for all trails/tracks. I rather think it might be distracting.

  • Visconte Cobram

    Hi there, I’ve downloaded the Croatia map and installed it, however on my device (garmin edge touring) it is very very cluttered and hardly readable on wide zoom. I wanted to try different layouts but cannot find them, can you help me?

    thanks

  • DIEGO SALVI

    non riesco a installare la mappa del west usa
    dovrei scaricare le contourlines, mi appare questo messaggio
    cosa devo fare? non capisco

    Below you find MD5 Checksum and exact File Size to verify your download. If you clicked on MD5 in error – the actual download is by clicking on the country name left of MD5

    Windows users how to read… MD5 you can check with many tools e.g. http://www.angusj.com/delphi/md5check_setup.exe
    Linux/Mac OSx User can use md5sum or shasum command in Terminal.

    MD5 Checksum:
    5CE858E4544C69BE6752D53B14C1B3AB mtbus-west.exe

    Date last modified and Filesize in bytes
    22.07.2018 05:22 845’018’416 mtbus-west.exe

  • Lugge

    Danke, kann BaseCamp wieder starten. Ich habe noch nur noch ein Problem, wie bringe ich die Karten auf mein Navi. Irgendwas funktioniert da nicht. Hab hier die nicht Unicode genommen. Habe ein Garmin Edge 1030, mit externer Speicherkarte. Wenn ich in BaseCamp Karte installieren wähle, wird der Vorgang auch laut System erfolgreich abgeschlossen. Leider Zeigt mir das Navi, diese nicht an. Auch der Speicherplatz am Gerät verändert sich nicht. Werde dieses noch au einem anderem Rechner probieren. Oder kennt jemand das Problem?

    Danke und Gruß
    Lugge

  • petros

    Danke!!!
    Funktioniert problemlos.

  • petros

    Habe ältere Kartenversion installiert und schon läuft BasCamp wieder.
    Scheint ein Problem mit der neuesten Kartenversion zu geben. Bei BasCamp hab ich noch die Version 4.6.2

  • petros

    Habe seit gestern beim Öffnen von BasCamp die gleiche Fehlermeldung.
    Wiederholtes Installieren des neuen Kartenmaterials hilft nichts.
    BasCamp lässt sich nicht mehr öffnen.

  • Lugge

    Hier noch ein Bild der Fehlermeldung

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