Premium Gmapsupp.img – directly for Garmin GPS units

Sorry the downloads on this page are only for OpenMTBMap members - get a Membership here https://openmtbmap.org/support/membership/

To Try Out you can download the map of Austria (and contourlines) for free! All other maps are only for members.

You can also download the Desktop version of most countries for free here: https://openmtbmap.org/download/odbl/:

 

InstructionsNon Unicode DownloadsUnicode DownloadsContourlines

Why should you download the gmapsupp.img format maps?

As Garmin does not seem to fix MapInstall anytime soon - I've now also made all countries except Europe continent and Asia continent (they are too big) available as gmapsupp.img download - which after unpacking - you can directly move onto your GPS device.

Maps are available Worldwide except for Asia continent map and Europe continent map - as they are too big. They are usually updated every Friday.

Note - this way you loose the possibility to only upload a part of a map to your device as you could do using MapInstall (or Mapsource for Windows users). The advantage is that you can very quickly change the layout (on both Windows, as well as Mac OS x or Linux), and that it's the quickest and easiest way.

If you want to use the maps for planning on your desktop - then you will need the Desktop map too or instead. Note: If you plan a route in Basecamp on your desktop - you should use exactly the same map on your device (so same date, same country - but Unicode/Non Unicode does not matter - so you could use Non Unicode map on your GPS device if needed, and Unicode map on your Desktop/Notebook)

 

- 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.

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.

 

Installation:

Unpack with 7-zip (lzma2) or your preferred unarchiver .

 

The default layout is "wide" - the layout optimised for most modern garmin GPS units with comparably high DPI. 

Move the gmapsupp.img file to the /garmin folder on your mSD of your Garmin GPS unit. Note the contourlines (altitude height lines) are always a separate second download - so updates are smaller as the contourlines rarely change. The second reason why contourlines are a separate download is that this way you can change contourlines layout independently from the map layout.

 

If you want to move several countries to your device - you will need to rename the gmapsupp.img file. E.g. just call it mtbmap_Austria.img. Make sure not to use Umlauts or custom symbols ("_"  is okay, better not use " "space. Latin alphabet only)

 

Make sure that the mSD of your Garmin GPS unit is FAT32 formatted. Else it cannot be read by your device. Second - do not forget that most new Garmin GPS devices cannot read Unicode maps - so in that case for maps that have (Unicode) after the name, resort to the non Unicode maps instead.

 

For very old devices (e.g. Vista HCx) - you can only have a single gmapsupp.img file. Soon I will link here a script for both Linux/OSx and Windows to combine several gmapsupp.img files into a single gmapsupp.img (or include it into the downloads)

 

If you have not used OpenMTBMaps before - please read through the topic about Autorouting: https://openmtbmap.org/about-2/autorouting/

Map Legend - look at it too so you can understand the map layout better: https://openmtbmap.org/about-2/map-legend/

 

Country-ov.img

This is a basemap of the Country. You can use it if you deleted the original Garmin basemap from your device. In general it's not needed.

 

Compatibility - Unicode vs Non Unicode (cannot authenticate maps)

Newer Garmin devices cannot use free unicode maps (except if you hack the firmware) - usually a "cannot authenticate maps" message which show on boot. The following Garmin outdoor devices are affected:

  • 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. Only maps of regions where several different scripts are used - are in unicode. I've listed the non unicode maps however also unter the unicode header for convenience (actually only maps with (unicode ) following their name are actually in unicode.

Also english version of maps is only available for countries/regions not using latin only.

 

Adapting The Map Layout 

It's very easy to chose a Map layout:

 

Windows Users - Options:

a) After unpacking just doubleclick the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd it will ask you which layout to chose – and within 2-3 seconds it will be changed.

For the contourlines gmapsupp.img downloads run the change_layout_contourlines.cmd after unpacking. This way you can choose how dominant/thick/thin the contourlines are displayed. By default your device does this automatically – but you can change it to your liking this way.

b) You can also drag or drop any OpenMTBMap gmapsupp.img file directly onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd – that’s very useful if for example you want to change the layout of an openmtbmap gmapsupp.img file that is already on the mSD of your device. No need to move it back to your desktop. Just drop it onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd and the layout can be changed within seconds. 

Note 1: never drop a contourlines gmapsupp.img file onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd – else you will end up with a very strange looking map if the script/program runs at all.

Note 2: Never drop a gmapsupp.img file created with MapInstall or Mapsource onto the change_layout_mtbmap.cmd if it contains several different maps. In that case you will lose the layout for all but one map inside the gmapsupp.img container.

c) Advanced users only – run from cmd.exe terminal:

change_layout_mtbmap.cmd gmapsupp_Austria.img wide.TYP

The first argument is the name/location of the gmapsupp.img file, the second the .TYP-file . It’s easiest to just drag all three files after each other into the terminal. Note – if you want to pass a custom .TYP-file, you have to give the first argument about gmapsupp.img location too. You can also only pass

change_layout_mtbmap.cmd gmapsupp_Austria.img

 
Mac OSx and Linux users:

Note – if you don’t open the terminal in the directory of the .sh file – then first go per “cd”

into the correct folder/directory – then

a) open terminal and run:

bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh

a1) instead of running the script via terminal – make it executable.

either via file properties or in terminal with:

chmod u+x change_layout_mtbmap.sh

Now you can start the script by doubleclick. You can also just drop a gmapsupp.img file in your file explorer/finder onto the script in order to change that gmapsupp.img layout.

The contourlines layout can be changed just the same way using the change_layout_contourlines_gmapsupp.sh script.

 

b) for advanced users – in terminal run:

bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh gmapsupp.img

or 

bash change_layout_mtbmap.sh gmapsupp.img wide.TYP

The first argument has to be the gmapsupp.img file – the optional second argument is the .TYP file (if you want to add a custom .TYP file)

Note 1: never drop a contourlines gmapsupp.img file onto the change_layout_mtbmap.sh – else you will end up with a very strange looking map if the script/program runs at all.

The contourlines layout can be changed just the same way using the change_layout_contourlines_gmapsupp.sh script.

Note 2: Never give a gmapsupp.img file created with MapInstall to change_layout_mtbmap.sh if it contains several different maps. In that case you will lose the layout for all but one map inside the gmapsupp.img container.

 

Map Visibility in Basecamp

By default I've disabled that maps are loaded for display/to show in Basecamp. However if you like to see the map when connecting the GPS device or mSD card to your computer with Basecamp open - you can run the change map layout script (see Adapting the Map Layout above) - at the end of the script you will be asked to enable or disable the Basecamp Map Visibility.

 

Joining gmapsupp.img files for very old devices 

 

Very old devices - Join gmapsupp.img files

Very old devices like etrex vista HCx or GPSMaps 60 CSx – can only use one map file – called gmapsupp.img (max size 4GB). Now if you would like several countries or map plus contourlines to show – you need to join the .img files first.

To do that – add the additional .img files (e.g. contours_austria.img) to the extracted folder of the map. Then run the script:

Combine_all_img_files_into_a_single_gmapsupp_img

 

On Windows you simply doubleclick the Combine_all_img_files_into_a_single_gmapsupp_img.cmd script.

 

on OSx or Linux you open the the .sh script from terminal by

bash Combine_all_img_files_into_a_single_gmapsupp_img.sh

(or chmod u+x to make it executable first, then run it by doubleclick).

Note – if you don’t open the terminal in the directory of the .sh file – then first go per “cd”

into the correct folder/directory – then

 

 

Standard - Local Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Continents  map downloads:

Openmtbmap Europe Downloads:

 

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

Openmtbmap France DOM-TOM:

Africa map downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Australia-Oceania map downloads:

North America  Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads:

VeloMap

Continents  map downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

 

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

VeloMap France DOM-TOM:

Africa map downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Australia-Oceania map downloads:

North America  Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads:

English Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Europe map downloads:

Africa Map Downloads 

Asia Map Downloads 

VeloMap

Europe map downloads:

Africa Map Downloads 

Asia Map Downloads 

Standard - Local Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Continents Map Downloads:

Openmtbmap Europe Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

Openmtbmap France DOM-TOM:

Africa  Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Australia-Oceania Map Downloads:

North America Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads:

VeloMap

Continents Map Downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

German Bundeslaender Downloads:

VeloMap France DOM-TOM:

Africa  Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Australia-Oceania Map Downloads:

North America Map Downloads: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

South America Premium map downloads:

English Language Maps
OpenMTBMap

Continents Map Downloads:

Openmtbmap Europe Downloads:

Africa Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

VeloMap

Continents Map Downloads:

VeloMap Europe Downloads:

Africa Map Downloads:

Asia Map Downloads:

Continents Contourlines:

Europe Contourlines:

German Bundeslaender:

France DOM-TOM:

Africa Contourlines:

Asia Contourlines:

Australia-Oceania Höhenlinien:

North America Contourlines: 

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: https://openmtbmap.org/support/north-america/

  • us-midwest (MD5) (from North Dakota in the Northwest to Detroit / Akron in the Norteast, to Missouri in the Southeast and Kansas in the Southwest)
  • us-northeast (MD5) (northeast of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
  • us-pacific (MD5) (Alaska, Hawai and other Pacific Islands)
  • us-south (MD5) (south of Baltimore, Louisville, Tulsa / Oklahoma City)
  • us-west (MD5) (west of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuerque -- complete N/S or Canada to Mexiko)

South America Contourlines:

138 comments to Premium Gmapsupp.img – directly for Garmin GPS units

  • gladiatore814

    Good evening.
    I am writing to communicate that the problems of blocking and shutting down my Garmin Oregon 700 GPS with Openmtbmap map continue to manifest. I’m trying other Gps at the same time (at the moment I’m trying a Garmin Etrex 30x) and the problem is still the same.
    I am in the city of Rome and continue to have problems using your map, both that of Europe in all versions (English and Local language) and that of Italy in the Gmapsupp.img version.
    I am very sorry because I find myself forced to use another map of Italy that I don’t like graphically, but at least it doesn’t give me problems in registering and consulting the itineraries.

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