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 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/

 

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:

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.

 

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

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:

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

  • snoopyhaynes

    Success – disabled other maps and everything now works. Fantastic, thanks for your help.

  • snoopyhaynes

    Not using Mapinstall as .img files copy direct to SD card, Will disable other maps and try again as UK OS maps have very high detail. Spain file is 776.8mb as downloaded from here. Big country!

    • extremecarver

      okay – and you zoomed in far enough? Maybe the details appear later than you are used too? But very strange – it should be pretty similar to the Austria map (Austria is slightly better mapped than Spain – but that should only become visible once you zoom in pretty low – like 500 or 700m).

    • extremecarver

      You could post a screenshot of say Madrid at 120m scale – I really don’t know yet where the problem is.

  • snoopyhaynes

    SD is fat31 16gig. All other .img files work (eg UK OS 1:50K maps are ok). the Spain map is enabled but i only see roads, no other detail – no tracks, no trees, no topo detail at all.

  • snoopyhaynes

    Downloaded main file, 700mb +

    What do you mean by activate?

    • extremecarver

      On the device in the map setup menu list – make sure it’s activated. I guess you sent them both to mSD card (if you sent austria to internal memory – then I guess your mSD card ist not FAT32 formatted (or over 32GB)).

  • snoopyhaynes

    Hi, just downloaded the Spain map to my Edge 1000 and it does not display. The test of Austria worked OK. Please help.

    Andy

  • hardride

    Hi,
    I’ve downloaded gmapsupp.img of the ALPS package and copied it to the Oregon 700. It seems that the map only includes an area ~Klagenfurt to Zagreb.

  • Dalaimoc

    Hallo,
    ich finde das eine sehr gute Idee von dir. Das erleichtert das ganze Karten-Handling enorm.
    Danke für den Aufwand, den du da reinsteckst!

    Eine Frage habe ich allerdings noch.
    Unterscheiden die img-Karten sich von den selbsterstellten Karten (also Runterladen, installieren, per mkqmap Karte erstellen), ausser den extra Höhenlinien, in irgendeiner Form? Details oder sonst was?
    Also wenn ich eine img-Karte noch das Kartenlayout auf “Hike” ändere, dann habe ich das gleiche Ergebnis wie eine selbsterstellte Karte?

    Viele Grüsse, Thomas

    • extremecarver

      ja – dasselbe. Und du kannst auch bei den Skripts mit mkgmap die Höhenlinien als seperate Karte erstellen lassen – sie wird halt trotzdem ins gmapsupp.img eingebunden.

      • Dalaimoc

        Ich hab ja bisher die Höhenlinien per create-Skript immer integriert…

        Aber, Danke für die Klarstellung.
        Dann brauch ich jetzt wohl die Karten nicht mehr selber bauen 🙂

        Viele Grüsse, Thomas

  • janmaartendewit@yahoo.com

    Dear Openmtbmap,

    Thank you for all the great maps!

    Only the ‘contourlines’ of Norway dont work on my Garmin 64st, Sweden and Finland are loading and showing fine.
    Is there something up with the file?

    Thanks!

    • extremecarver

      No – they should be fine – I just updated them lately (27.03 – but that was Norway, Finland, Sweden an some more countries) – I will have to try out on my devices.

      Could it be that you use an older Norway contourlines download and work on a Mac OSx? I’m sorry I should have put a warning somewhere that you need to update them (on Windows the installer should detect the outdated contourlines). Or are you using a contourlines gmapsupp.img download?

  • brianvillmoare

    Hi – quick question again. Do the topo line maps have unicode text?

    Thanks!

  • brianvillmoare

    Hi – do you have any ‘lumped’ maps of Europe, so that we can get Europe in fewer files? I am using an eTrex 30x, so non-Unicode only for my machine, unfortunately.

    Thanks!

  • milena.bargardi

    ho fatto donazione in data odierna di 20 euro e vorrei accedere nuovamente a mio accaut premium

  • Günther Bosch

    I dont see any reference to a typ file in gmaptool (latest version). Not in the original contour img and not in the changed one. I suppose pressing the “Details” fills the “Log” and I should see it?

    ====================================================================
    Input file: C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.
    Reading file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.
    Header length not even, file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.

    File: C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img, length 4483072
    Header: 11.03.2019 23:02:34, DSKIMG, XOR 00, V 1.00, Ms 0
    Mapset: mtb_cy_11.03.2019
    fat: 400h – 600h – 3E00h, block 1024
    maps: 4, sub-files 11

    Sub-file fat length
    MAKEGMAP MPS 600h 248
    00007379 MDR 800h 579
    date 11.03.2019 23:02:34, CP 1252
    73790000 RGN A00h 1153243
    73790000 TRE 1400h 12845
    map 465f230 (73790000)
    date 12.06.2018 18:13:54
    priority 24, parameters 1 3 17 3, transparent
    levels [17,18,19,20,21,22,23], zoom [86,5,4,3,2,1,0]
    N: 35.420008, S: 34.541016, W: 32.255774, E: 32.958984
    These maps constitue a produced work. Maps (c) by Outdoormaps.com e.U.
    The maps may be used freely for personal use. Redistribution, sale or reuse is not allowed
    You may publish screenshots according to CCBYSA 3.0 as long as you attribute OpenMTBMap.org respectively VeloMap.org
    Non commercial distribution not asking for any service charge or other charges (also not cost of shipping or cost of hardware) while attributing OpenMTBMAP.org or Velomap.org
    and explicitely providing the date of map creation is permitted to your friends or family members as long as the redistribution is off-line/not as a download.
    Map data contained in (6*.img and *mdr.img files and mapset.img // Mac OSX all 6*.* files and mapset* files)
    Contourlines Copyrights (contained in 7*.img // Mac OSX all 7*.* files). The Contourlines data is provided by Jonathan de Ferranti – http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org or Sonny – http://data.opendataporta
    .at/dataset/dtm-austria
    All Copyrights to the contourline data remains with Jonathan de Ferranti or Sonny.
    Map data (c) OpenStreetMap and its contributors
    http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
    This map data is made available under the Open Database License:
    http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
    Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the
    Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/
    Thanks to Geofabrik for providing the map data snapshots which I use to create the maps. All maps compiled with mkgmap
    Map created with mkgmap-r4193M
    Program released under the GPL
    73790000 LBL 1600h 898
    CP 1252, Western European sort
    73790000 DEM 1800h 738209
    DEM layers: 1, N: 35.420085, W: 32.255347
    73790001 RGN 2000h 1303283
    73790001 TRE 2C00h 13319
    map 465f231 (73790001)
    date 12.06.2018 18:13:55
    priority 24, parameters 1 3 17 3, transparent
    levels [17,18,19,20,21,22,23], zoom [86,5,4,3,2,1,0]
    N: 35.727625, S: 34.541016, W: 32.958899, E: 34.628906
    These maps constitue a produced work. Maps (c) by Outdoormaps.com e.U.
    The maps may be used freely for personal use. Redistribution, sale or reuse is not allowed
    You may publish screenshots according to CCBYSA 3.0 as long as you attribute OpenMTBMap.org respectively VeloMap.org
    Non commercial distribution not asking for any service charge or other charges (also not cost of shipping or cost of hardware) while attributing OpenMTBMAP.org or Velomap.org
    and explicitely providing the date of map creation is permitted to your friends or family members as long as the redistribution is off-line/not as a download.
    Map data contained in (6*.img and *mdr.img files and mapset.img // Mac OSX all 6*.* files and mapset* files)
    Contourlines Copyrights (contained in 7*.img // Mac OSX all 7*.* files). The Contourlines data is provided by Jonathan de Ferranti – http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org or Sonny – http://data.opendataporta
    .at/dataset/dtm-austria
    All Copyrights to the contourline data remains with Jonathan de Ferranti or Sonny.
    Map data (c) OpenStreetMap and its contributors
    http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
    This map data is made available under the Open Database License:
    http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
    Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the
    Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/
    Thanks to Geofabrik for providing the map data snapshots which I use to create the maps. All maps compiled with mkgmap
    Map created with mkgmap-r4193M
    Program released under the GPL
    73790001 LBL 2E00h 790
    CP 1252, Western European sort
    73790001 DEM 3000h 1237665
    DEM layers: 1, N: 35.727768, W: 32.958622
    00007379 SRT 3C00h 912

    Map length s-f CP prio PID FID name
    MAKEGMAP MPS 248 1
    00007379 IDX 1491 2 1252
    73790000 MPC 1905195 4 1252 24 T 1 7379 openmtbmap-srtm-CY-12-Jun-2018 >Area 73790000 >openmtbmap_cyprus_11.03.2019_UC_ENG
    73790001 MPC 2555057 4 1252 24 T 1 7379 openmtbmap-srtm-CY-12-Jun-2018 >Area 73790001 >openmtbmap_cyprus_11.03.2019_UC_ENG

    Data MPS
    L: PID 1, FID 7379, map 465F230, (73790000 0), openmtbmap-srtm-CY-12-Jun-2018 >Area 73790000 >openmtbmap_cyprus_11.03.2019_UC_ENG
    L: PID 1, FID 7379, map 465F231, (73790001 0), openmtbmap-srtm-CY-12-Jun-2018 >Area 73790001 >openmtbmap_cyprus_11.03.2019_UC_ENG
    F: PID 1, FID 7379, mtb_cy_11.03.2019_UC_ENG
    V: OSM map set (0)

    End.

    Fun Fact:
    I believe there is an issue with the contourfile in the .7zip
    When I follow this hint for gmaptool to change the typ (http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/replace-typ) I get this result:

    There were warnings, result can be faulty.
    End.
    ====================================================================
    Write into all maps.
    Input file: C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.
    Input file: C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/midctrs.TYP.
    Reading file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.
    Header length not even, file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.
    Reading file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/midctrs.TYP.
    Write: map file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/contours_cyprus.img.
    Write: data file C:/Users/limex/Downloads/t/midctrs.TYP.
    == Warning: typ file was not replaced.
    There were warnings, result can be faulty.
    End.

    • extremecarver

      Thanks a lot for the data – yes I’ve found the problem. When I wrote the batch file I had an empty typ file already included in the gmapsupp.img (defctrs.TYP) – I did not realise that gmaptool can only exchange .TYP files if there is already one present – or use a different approach altogether. I will provide new contourlines gmapsupp.img downloads that have .TYP already included so it can be changed.
      (otherwise the .TYP would already show in the info tab, details tab is not even needed).

      actually the batch file does exactly the same as shown here in the graphical version http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/replace-typ
      but it does not work if no .TYP file is already present – the graphical version is identical in function to the commandline gmt.exe.

  • Günther Bosch

    Hi,
    I’am trying to find out, how change_layout_contourlines_gmapsupp.cmd changes the contour thickness. It doesn’t change the contours_cyprus.img file itself, that’s for sure. Because I see no change in the file timestamp.

    “.TYP file in contours_cyprus.img is replaced by midctrs.TYP
    Change of .TYP File Successful”

    I’m confused 🙁

    • extremecarver

      it should do so – you could open the .cmd in an editor and remove the line “echo off” – then you can see what happens (will be quite a lot of useless stuff that is there to check that things work). Are you sure you check the last modified and not the file created timestamp?

      • Günther Bosch

        Hi,
        I checked the file mod timestamp, didn’t change

        * I commented the echo to ::@echo off
        * I ran as an Admin in console “change_layout_contourlines_gmapsupp.cmd contours_cyprus.img > log.txt”
        * This is the result of the log.txt: https://pastebin.com/WT5CkvCy

        I also tried on my Win10 PC. First try was Win7

        • extremecarver

          sorry – you need to remove the 1>NUL (or >NUL) here:
          C:\Users\gbosch\Downloads\contours_cyprus_gmapsupp>C:\Users\gbosch\DOWNLO~1\CONTOU~1\resources/gmt.exe -w -x C:\Users\gbosch\DOWNLO~1\CONTOU~1\resources\midctrs.TYP “contours_cyprus.img” 1>NUL

          but it should have changed because there is no error message.

        • extremecarver

          you could also install full version of gmaptool – and check the file later – then you can see which .typ-file is included in the contours_cycprus.img

  • joey42

    DANKE!!!

    Habe gerade festgestellt, daß create_img bei mir unter WIN10 nicht läuft.
    Da sind diese fertigen Karten die Rettung.

    Supi!

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