Compatibility with new Garmin devices and Unicode Maps

Last week I changed all maps of countries which do not use Latin as main script to Unicode. Before this was not the case for the Europe, Asia and Africa continent map. On the other hand all unicode maps – are now also available the respective main script of the country. This even seems to work quite well for countries like China which has no alphabet at all. All modern devices – should be quite fine displaying them. Mapsource sometimes shows garbled text however – as will very very old GPS devices – which unluckily also don’t support unicode. So I’m sorry – but Garmin devices that are pre ~2006 will only work with maps from countries with Latin script now (e.g. Vista C, or GPS Maps 60C, I’m not certain about Vista Cx or GPS Maps 60Cx – I think they support unicode maps). I don’t think there are many people using them still anyhow.

I will still put more effort in reworking the naming depending on language in the next couple of weeks. All non Unicode maps are available to download via the Non Unicode tab on the respective download pages. Only a couple of countries […]

Meet you at Lago di Garda

(note – german translation on the website as always)

Well – this time the news are not much. Over the last weeks I've been mainly bugged down by various administration tasks and only updated little things on the maps.

E.g. today I went through all of the plugins of this website and tried to replace all those that were not updated anymore – sometimes quite tedious to find proper replacements…

So actually I'm happy that summer is over – and for me now the quiter period of the year (till February) is starting…

 

Therefore I will be cycling 5 days at Lago di Garda starting Friday Morning till Wednesday.. Would be happy to meet up with some people – also maybe some Italians living in Trento? I know you've been mapping mtb trails around your area from my last trip. I'm open for anything from S1 to S5 (only condition singletrails downhill – but does not need to be very difficult).

If I'm riding alone I'll be outfitted with my etrex 30 on the right hand side of the handlebar, and my Oregon 600 on the left hand side – to try out map visibility, little tweaks, future […]