Mac OSx – Openmtbmap Beginners Guide

In general I try to keep the installation on Mac OSx as simple as possible. And in general it's no more difficult compared to Windows. However some things might not be easy at the first time, so here comes an installation with screenshots for each step (mind I personally don't have a mac, so I took the screenshots from a remote computer running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and Basecamp v. 4.0.4.

This is a guide for Dummies, so it is quite long. You will actually find all of this very easy I hope and keep in mind, this guide is written for people who never used Garmin format maps on their Mac. If you have experience with other maps, You will only need to read through Step 1, Step 2 and Step 5. However you might find the general information at the end useful too.

 

Prerequisites:

So as a prerequisite get Basecamp 4.0.4 or newer from here: http://www8.garmin.com/osx/

This should include, Garmin MapManager for Mac, and Garmin MapInstall for Mac. We need all three programs installed to continue...

If they are not included (seems to be the case lately) - get them from here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3825

 

If I talk about right-click, I mean secondary click. If you don't know how to do that on your Mac, google it up - you miss out on many features without it in general. In general it is done by  CTRL & Click.

 

1. Step - Download - then Unarchive Maps:

You will need Unarchiver (or any other unarchive program with support for lzma2 !) to unarchive your downloaded maps, Get unarchiver here: http://unarchiver.c3.cx/unarchiver

During the setup, the settings page should popup, tick: "7-zip Archvie" - as shown below.

MapManager

 

during the setup also make sure that under "Extract archives to: Same folder as the archive" ---> Create a new folder for the extracted files:

either "Never" or "Only if there is more than one top-level item" is selected.

 

 

 

Then just doubleclick on the mtbCOUNTRY_macosx.7z (in this example mtbtawain_macosx.7z). It will be extracted as mtbtaiwan.gmap.

extract with unarchiver

 

2. Step - Install the map:

Double Click on the unarchived download. It is called mtbCOUNTRY.gmap (COUNTRY standing for the country you downloaded).

Note on newer Mac OSx version doubleclick may not open MapManager - use right click instead - then select "open with Garmin MapManager".

Garmin MapManager

 

Now you will see MapManager pop up. Click on the blue button to continue. You will see the mapname again

MapManager

 

Usually, but not always, once installed MapManager will popup - here you can see the full name of the map (in this case openmtbmap_taiwan_11.01.2013) and on the right site the place where it is installed to - this place is /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/mtbtaiwan (taiwan in our example, germany would be mtbgermany, and so on). If we click on an entry, and then rightclick, we could uninstall a map from here. Also we can open the installation directory for any map from here - which is very useful and needed later on.

If it doesn't pop up, installation should have been successful too. Here you can see all your installed maps, and if you want to remove a map, open MapManager, right click on the map, and Remove/Uninstall it.

MapManager - Overview

 

In case of Problems:

If on clicking on mtbCOUNTRY.gmap (COUNTRY is a placeholder here for the name of the country - e.g. Germany or Taiwan) the package is opened in Finder (or your File explorer) - instead of MapManager popping up here is what to do:

First Try: Open Garmin MapManager, and find the mtbCOUNTRY.gmap folder you want to install - and open it from within Garmin MapManager! (see Prerequisites about Garmin MapManager installation)

Second Try: If installation from within Garmin MapManager should fail too (I don't know why it would) - you can move mtbCOUNTRY.gmap into the following folder: /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/

(also see the map manager Screenshot above - actually MapManager does nothing else than move the .gmap package (folder) for you - once it is placed there - it will be found by Basecamp).

 

Delete Basecamp Cache

If you open the map before it's fully installed - Basecamp may cache an empty map:

to delete cache – clear:
~/Library/Caches/com.garmin.BaseCamp/TileCache
~ being your home folder.

You can do this from Terminal using the command /bin/rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.garmin.BaseCamp/TileCache/*

 

 

 

3. Step: Use the map with Garmin Basecmap for Mac

When you startup Garmin Basecamp for Mac, it will show you the last installed map (or the map you last used Basecamp with). In our case - this is the map of Taiwan. Now you can zoom in and work with the map just like any other map. If it's your first time, best play around a bit and read the manual if you're unsure.

Basecamp

 

All maps support autorouting - I recommend you to use the "routing-function". It's the easiest and quickest way to create routes.

I recommend to set the profile to "Car" (German Auto) or "Bicycling" for best results - Read through here for understanding how the Openmtbmap works with Autorouting and which avoidances you should activate/deactivate.

- here you can see a quick sample route. After planning wit the Routing-Function, you can finetune the route using the Select Function and drag it around like on Google Maps.

Basecamp

 

If you want to switch between maps (this will only work if your have several maps installed) - make sure you got the MapSelector Tool in the Basecamp iconbar active, it is not active by default - here is how it looks - Globale Karte (third item from the left in the top list), you will have to get it from the toolbar menu with all items. I also recommend you to put the Routing-Function (here Routen-Funktion) from the very top right on the screenshot into your toolbuttons active all the time (I put it besides the map selector). You might also find the Track-Function very handy:

Map Selector

 

4. Step: Choose the layout of the Maps

The Openmtbmap currently comes with 6 different Map Layouts - unluckily this is not as easy to choose on Mac. But I tried to make the selection as easy as possible. Please read up which layout(s) best suit you here in the: Map Legend or on the Screenshots on Desktop or Screenshots from GPS

First - Open the installation folder. The place of installation you can find out with Garmin MapManager. It should be: /Users/YOUR_USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/mtbtaiwan.gmap (taiwan in our example, germany would be mtbgermany, and so on) - You can do so by Opening Garmin MapManager, and clicking onto "Show in Finder" (here Im Finder anzeigen)

MapManager - Overview

 

Then rightclick on the map (in this case mtbtaiwan.gmap): and choose "Show Package Content" - it should the third entry. In German on the example here it is "Paketinhalt zeigen".

Package

 

Now the Map Package will open (note, that in principle any map package is just a simple folder, but Garmin MapManager makes you see it as a so called package - with Finder alternatives like MuCommander you can just open the map package, without right-click):

Here you see how the Mapinstallation folder looks like. In the "Layout Files" section - the different map layouts are saved. Open the folder Layout Files, then choose the desired Layout folder (e.g. Classic_Layout), go into it, and copy the typXX.TYP file. Go up again to the main folder (mtbtaiwan.gmap) and just paste it in, overwriting the old (in this case) typtw.TYP.

Map Installation Main Folder

 

Here is a quick overview about the folders inside Layout_Files:

a) Two folders to enable/disable showing the contourlines. "Integrate Contourlines"  with an Info.xml inside to enable the contourlines and "Remove_Contourlines with an Info.xml to disable the contourlines in the map. Just copy/paste the Info.xml from here to the main folder, i.e. mtbtaiwan.gmap and overwrite the Info.xml in there. by default the contourlines are active for all maps that have contourlines integrated and not in a separate download of course.

b) The map layout folders with a .TYP file inside. 

  • Classic_Layout (typical openmtbmap layout - optimized for high contrast and lots of information),
  • Easy_Layout (easy openmtbmap layout for mtbiking - for those who prefer a cleaner easier to understand map compared to classic layout)
  • Hiking_Layout,
  • Thin_Layout (based on Classic but thinner lines),
  • Wide_Layout (based on Classic but wider lines and streets)
  • Dekstop_Layout - low contrast for working with Basecamp.

The Velomap has the following layouts right now:

  • Dekstop_Layout - low contrast for working with Basecamp
  • Velo_Layout (typical velomap layout - optimized for high contrast and lots of information),
  • Race_Layout (high contrast for race cycling, only paved ways and streets are shown prominently)

 

So you copy the typXX.TYP and then paste it inot the main map folder - i.e mtbtaiwan.gmap, then you have the new layout activated. Note, you must no have Basecamp open at the same time, else the file is locked and cannot be overwritten!

Here I'm copying typtw.TYP from the Classic_Layout.

Map Installation Main Folder

 

Now Going back up to "mtbtaiwan.gmap" (or mtbCOUNTRY.gmap) and pasting the .TYP

Map Installation Main Folder

 

and finally confirming the overwriting - that's it. Once you've done it once, it's easy.

Confirm Replain .TYP

 

4b) Step: Delete Basecamp TileCache

If you change the layout of the map - and the map was shown before alreay - Basecamp will have cached it - so you cannot see the new layout (except by moving out of the area/zoom setting of the cache). To do So delete the contents of:

~/Library/Caches/com.garmin.BaseCamp/TileCache
(~ being your Home Folder).

You can do this from Terminal using the command /bin/rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.garmin.BaseCamp/TileCache/*

 

5. Step: Send the Map to your GPS using Garmin MapInstall

NOTE: on Old GPS all maps have to be sent at once. And can then be activated/deactivated via Menu on your GPS. (old GPS e.g. Vista HCx, GpsMaps 60 CSx). On new generation GPS (e.g. Dakota, Oregon, edge 800, GpsMaps 62, Montana), you can send the maps one at a time as you like.

Make sure you connected your Garmin, or put the memory card into a cardreader on your Mac (that is what I recommend on older devices - as they have very slow USB 1.1 connection so sending maps takes a long time). If not it will look like this - with the selector empty so you cannot continue:

So here we go:

 

We choose the region not by left clicking into it, but by dragging the mouse over the region we want - while holding the left mouse button (else you miss the contourlines)!

Confirm Replain .TYP

I selected a second map, by choosing another map on the MapSelector in the image above, and also choosing the region I want. Note that you shouldn't overload your GPS device with maps. I recommend max 2GB for old Garmin GPS, and 4-6 GB of Maps maximum for new generation Garmin GPS devices. Note also there is a limit of 2048 or 4096 maptiles depending on your GPS device. If you put too many maps onto it, then starting the device will be slow, and using the search function will be slow too.

 

Then I click on "Send Maps" (Karten senden) and MapInstall asks for Confirmation - showing me what will be installed - which we confirm again:

Confirm Replain .TYP

 

And we can go and have a coffe while the maps are sent (depends on the size of the map, how long it takes). Especially on older GPS - best send the maps to the micro-SD Card that you use with it, and put that micro-SD Card into a cardreader on your Mac, so it sends much faster (old Garmin GPS units only have USB 1.1)

Garmin MapInstall

 

 

General information about he Openmtbmaps and using them

Using the maps on your GPS

Please read through the following three topics:

howto-setup-your-gps/ and autorouting/

and https://openmtbmap.org/about-2/plan-routes/

 

 

Participate in Openstreetmap and help to make the maps better:

The Openmtbmaps are based on Openstreetmap, hence you can help to improve the map data!

Participate/

 

 

Activating 2d view in Basecamp:

The 3D view is confusing to many users, and slower than the 2D view - I advise you to switch to 2D view in general using Basecamp:

Garmin MapInstall

185 comments to Mac OSx – Openmtbmap Beginners Guide

  • pdcarlo

    Hallo. If you have a Mac and you cannot install the map downloaded from the proper section, you have to download the map for Windows/Linux and convert it with gmapibuilder.dmg

    • extremecarver

      why should you do that? In the OSx section all maps are already converted. If you have problems installing – it means that the Garmin Map Manager is not properly registered on your system (sadly happens quite often) – you then simply move the .gmap folder (because it is not registered as a package) to the right location. The Map Manager does nothing more – it really is a simple folder move.

  • reemas

    Hi there,
    I followed your directions and am mostly good to go with a course mapped for the Patagonia region in Chile. However, on the two layouts I tried, Hiking and Classic, the contour lines are extremely thin and hard to see on my Fenix 5X watch, even in bright lighting. Any suggestions on how to get these lines to show up properly?

  • zerotto

    Hi extremecarver, I have dowloaded Morocco contourlines but inside there isn’t the morocco.gmap file but only some split files. How can I merge them?
    Thank’s

  • cgsnapps

    HI There,

    I’ve installed before on Windows and had no issues, however on Mac OSX I’m having a real issue…

    When I open Basecamp, and choose the Europe map, the map has no detail, the odd road here and there, but that is it. Could you clarify where to copy the mtbeuropefile.7z content to?

    I’ve cleared the cache, re installed all programs etc a couple times now, and it’s still the same.

    Thanks !

    • extremecarver

      it’s written under point 2ab) – have a look at a simple map structure like Austria – the installation folder structure must be the same. Then clear the cache once more – and it should be fine.

  • gpricedxb

    Hi there,

    Just downloaded GCC maps and contours and loaded both successfully. Instructions make it so simple.

    Then, I downloaded the Alps map and after installing, can not open any of the Garmin apps (except Express). It mentions “Bad Map installation” and the Alps map. I deleted the mtbalps.gmap file (from the folder it had been moved to) and tried it again. Same problem. Any ideas? Maybe a bad download from the beginning?

    • extremecarver

      The installation does nothing else than moving the .gmap to the designated folder – removing it removes everything done. I really guess the problem lies somewhere else. It could be you have another map with the same PID/FID (neither from Garmin nor from me) that caused the alps map to be breaking on opening. However removal should be enough and if it still does not open the problem must be somewhere else. If the problem is still “bad map installation” then try removing (by renaming the .gmap suffix is enough) map by map till Basecamp and Co. open up again. See if Garmin Map Manager can solve it?

      • gpricedxb

        Hi there,

        Some feedback – I deleted all the extracted files, then re-ran the extraction, etc, etc. It works fine now. So, not a bad download a bad extraction (in non-technical terms)…..now looking forward to my alps trip!!

  • simoncarve

    Hallo, im Prinzip funktioniert die Kartenübertragung vom Mac auf mein Etrex Vista HCx….aber wieso dauert das so ewig? Für ein paar karten rund um das Allgäu dauert das inkl. Höhenlinien rund 4 Stunden? Früher bei meinem Windows Rechner meine ich lag ich im Minutenbereich….gibt es keine Trick mit dem das deutlich schneller geht? Was ist das problem? der Mac oder das etrex?….

    • extremecarver

      Das liegt an der sehr langsamen USB Verbindung. Nimm die mSD Karte raus aus dem Gerät, und stecke sie in einen kartenleser – dann sende die Karten dorthin – so gehts viel viel schneller.

  • firefly

    Hallo,

    ich habe gerade einige Kartenteile der Europakarte über MapInstall auf eine SD Karte installiert, leider wird die Karte nun an meinem Garmin GPSmap 62 st nicht angezeigt. Unter dem Menüpunkt Karten, kann ich sie auch nicht finden.
    Was habe ich falsch gemacht?

    Viele Grüße und Danke für die Hilfe,

    firefly

  • baileydh

    Problem: I thought I followed the directions meticulously:

    1. I downloaded the U.S. West map file (mtbus-west_macosx.7z) on to my Mac laptop (a nearly new MacBook Pro), unarchived it using unarchive, and then clicked on it to install the contents into a folder “OpenMTBmaps” on my desktop.

    2. I then downloaded the U.S. West contour file (us-west_contours.7z), unarchived it, and then clicked on it to install it into the same folder.

    3. I then right-clicked on the mtbus-west.gmap file in the main folder and selected “Show package contents”. Then in a separate finder folder I selected all of the 751** files from the mtbus-west_contours folder (except the Copyright_txt file), and moved them to the Product1 folder. That folder now has 651** files and 751** files, and a handful of others.

    4. Then, in the layout directory, I selected the “Integrate_Contourlines” folder, selected the info.xml file and right-clicked to select “copy”. Then I pasted this file into the main folder, replacing the info.xml file that was there. I verified that the info.xml files in the main directory was identical to the one in the “Integrate_Contourlines” folder.

    5. This was all done without BaseCamp being active. I then started BaseCamp. Voila! The maps are visible, with many trails. HOWEVER, there are no contour lines anywhere.

    What went wrong? How can I fix it?

    • extremecarver

      It all sounds correct.
      Install a map with integrated contourlines and check if you find any structural differences in the folder structure.
      Open the info.xml of the map that comes with contourlines integrated and check that the mapset? entries are the same. Actually what the info.xml changes is only calling mapsetx, mapsetc and mapsetz entry:
      mapsetc — Theese are the mapset files which integrate the contourlines into the map
      mapsetx — Theese are the mapset files which do not integrate the contourlines into the map
      mapsetz — Theese mapset files are for you if you want to have a separate contourlines only map. For compatibility with mapsetx maps when used on the same device – they use a different FID.

      The last thing could be that you openened the map before integrating the contourlines – and now you see a cached copy of the map without contourlines. In that case you would need to empty the cache (e.g. by reinstalling the map through Garmin Mapinstaller – then before opening Basecamp copy in contourlines/info.xml.

      One last thing to verify – change basecamp profile! It could be that you disabled showing contourlines in the profile (it’s in the advanced options of the profile) – so maybe do that first. Check if with the active profile you see contourlines in other maps.

    • baileydh

      I re-installed the maps, making sure the Basecamp was closed. I opened the contour file, and then re-copied the 75** files into the Product1 folder, replacing the 75** files that were copied there previously. I then copied the info.xml file from the “Integrate_Contourlines” folder into the main folder, replacing the info.xml file that was there. Then I opened Basecamp. It made no difference — I see the maps and trails, but no contours. In Basecamp, selecting “Maps” at the top, and then selecting the Garmin “Topo U.S. 24K” maps, I see contours as usual for that mapset. The contents of the info.xml file are included below the +++++.

      Any other ideas? Without the contours, the maps are really not usable.

      +++++

      openmtbmap_us-west_27.05.2017

      100

      Original

      6510

      mapsetc.mdx

      mapsetc_mdr

      typusw.TYP

      openmtbmap_us-west_27.05.2017
      1
      mapsetc
      mapsetc.tdb
      Product1

      • extremecarver

        After reinstalling the 75 7*.img should have been gone. So I guess the cache is also not cleared.
        Could you just install e.g. us-midwest and see if you can see the contourlines there?

        to delete cache – clear:
        ~/Library/Caches/com.garmin.BaseCamp/TileCache
        ~ being your home folder.

      • baileydh

        I cleared the cache, using the command /bin/rm -r ~/Library/Caches/com.garmin.BaseCamp/TileCache/*, and now I see the contour lines. Thanks much! I will have to test this and also try transferring the maps to my Garmin 64s, but so far it looks good.

  • giomag

    Hi,
    yesterday I downloaded the Bayern maps for Mac OS.
    In the tutorial and in the readme it says to double click the exe file and it will install the map.
    Just I cannot find any .exe or .gmap files extension. I send a snapshot of the extracted folder.
    How can I do?

    Giovanni

  • Sid

    Hi:-) I have a problem, I installed the map, I can see it on the edge, but it does not appear on base camp. what do you think might be the issue? thanks for any help:-)

    • extremecarver

      that’s correct. I have disabled this by default – as it really slows down basecamp or slows you down if you simply want to send a track/route to the device. I don’t see much sense in displaying maps from device in Basecamp – as even after initialisation it’s much slower than locally isntalled maps.

      • Sid

        Thanks!!! that clarifies, especially that I am not doing stuff wrong. so basically if I work from different computers I need to reinstall the map.
        Another issue: it looks like I am having problems in installing maps on the MicroSd, whereas on the physical device all is good. Do you know what might cause this?

        • extremecarver

          make sure there is a /garmin folder on the micro SD, and it’s FAT32 formatted – and the SD card is not a fake (quite common sadly). Maybe first time format SD card in Garmin device, then send some tiles/small map to it – then next time use it from card reader.

  • AntonioPoch

    Scusa ma non riesco a decomprimere il file 7z ; mi viene compresso sempre in una cartella denominata gmap e quindi non posso installare con MapManager…

  • komich

    Hi Carver –

    ich hab die mtbeurope-Daten verarbeitet und bin nun dabei hängen geblieben, dass ich die Datei »mtbeurope.gmap« nicht als Ordner darstellen und öffnen kann um das Karten-Paket hinzu zu fügen. In RoadTrip und BaseCamp wird eine leere Karte dargestellt.
    Wo liegt hier der Haken?

    • extremecarver

      Rechtklick und dann “Paket öffnen” – dann solltest du reinkommen.

      • komich

        Danke für den raschen Tipp (am MacBook ist das die ctrl+click-Kombination), das hat funktioniert. Doch im mtbeurope.files-Paket (ich nehme an, da sollte ein Ordner mit Höhenlinien-Dateien – mtbeurope_contours – sein) sind ausschließlich 6*-Dateien. Diese habe ich in den Product1-Ordner verschoben und info.xml Datei nach Vorgabe ersetzt. Die 7*-Dateien kann ich nicht finden – kannst mir bitte nochmal helfen?

        Übrigens: Als Test habe ich die mtbaustria installiert und das hat super funktioniert, auch am Garmin 810!

  • ballarinic

    update.
    Italian map work properly on BaseCamp. Please let me know if have any idea for the European…

    • extremecarver

      Hi Hallarinic – have a look at how the Italian map is installed (or better how it is placed in the directory) – the European map should be installed the same way – maybe however also it’s just the cache of empty files holding you back (if you placed the 6* files correctly) – then just zoom in deeply/pan around to wait for the cache to rebuild (or disable/enable details to delete the cache).

  • ballarinic

    Hello, I still have problems, I wrote you some days ago. Mac user/Garmin 820.
    So now situation is the following. I’ve downloaded: mtbeurope_macosx.7z and mtbeuropefile.7z (MD5). I’ve add europefile folders files (655*) on folder “product 1”. Than loaded maps with Garmin MapManager. But anyhow when I open BaseCamp I’ve no details on the map, why?
    I’ve roden your MacTutorials but I’can stil understand where is the mistake.
    I’ve not downloaded the contourlines because you said for the moment are not working with 820.
    Now I’m trying to download the Italian map (that are the one that I’m interested in) and will see what happen…
    Thank you for your reply!

  • Jufi4141

    Ich ab auf meinem Edge 800 versucht mit MapInstaller f. MacOS die Canary-Karte zu installieren. Leider findet der Edge 800 aber keine Karte sondern auf der SD-Karte nur einen Ordner GARMIN mit einem File gmapsupp.img (und außerhalb dem Ordner eine Datei ld.txt)
    Wie kann ich die Karte aktivieren?
    Danke vorab für die Hilfe!

    • Jufi4141

      Hallo! Ist hier jemand?
      Ich komm mit meiner Installation nicht weiter. In BaseCamp sehe ich ja die Karte, aber auf dem Edge 800 ist nichts sichtbar. Ich brauche dringend Hilfe! Ich bin bald zum Biken auf den Kanaren und würde mich gern orientieren!

      • extremecarver

        das ist eigentlich korrekt so – kannst du mal im GPS Simulationsmodus dahingehen – bzw schick einen Wegpunkt/Route im kartenbereich mit – und rufe den dann auf. Dann siehst du sofort ob die karte angezeigt wird/funktioniert oder nicht.
        Ansonsten – normalerweise sollte auch wenn du in Basecamp das Edge 800 per USB anhängst – klar ersichtlich sein ob die karte drauf ist oder nicht.

        ein Problem gäbe es noch – du hast die SD karte falsch formatiert! Stelle sicher dass es eine SD/SDHC ist (und keine SDXC – sprich ab 32GB wäre das möglich) – und dass sie FAT32 formatiert ist. Evtl nutze die formatierfunktion aus dem edge 800 per Menu wenn du sie findest – evtl kann der edge 800 die Karte nicht lesen. Danach nochmal neu senden – mit dem formatieren löschst du ja alles auf der SD karte.

  • laccoro

    Hello, sorry if already discussed, but German is problematic and automatic translation does not help.
    Just downloaded mtbitaly_macosx and installed on BaseCamp.
    As you can see, with every TYP loaded is a mess (I can upload here 3 images, but every other screenshot is the same).
    md5 is fine, and I closed/launched BaseCamp at every switch.
    As a check, I recovered the original TYP files from mtbitaly_macosx.7z and replaced one by one in the proper directory, but nothing changed.
    Any suggestion?
    Thanks

    MacOS 10.10.5
    BaseCamp 4.6.3
    Various maps installed, no problems.

    • laccoro

      No need to answer, I’ve found by myself the solution, but maybe it would be appropriate to change the installation procedure of the .TYP files shown on this page for Mac users: at least, for my configuration, it does not work.

      Referring to :
      “4. Step: Choose the layout of the Maps

      First – Open the installation folder. …”

      the key is not to work inside the .gmap already installed by Garmin Mapinstall, but before, straight to the .gmap just unpacked from the .7z file.
      In this way the chosen layout works properly without interference.
      It’s a little bit longer, but the exchange of .TYP files procedure is the same, and the installation/uninstallation with Garmin MapInstall / Garmin MapManager is very fast.

      Of course, all of the above described with:
      -always BaseCamp closed
      -no duplicates FID

      thanks
      c.

      • extremecarver

        the problem is the cache. I will need to add some lines on how to delete the cache. Need to find out the key combination for OSX again – usually also clicking “show details” twice in menu should solve it.

  • saucerful

    hoi,
    ich hab mich nun fleissig durch alle tutporials durchgelesen, komme dennoch nicht auf die lösung. der fehler wird wohl offensichtlich und trivial sein. aber ich find ihn einfach nicht! (= nach dem download einer map (japan, lichtenstein) öffne ich die wie beschrieben mit dem unarchiver (hab einen mac). aber leider erscheint nach dem entpacken ein “normaler” ordner. dieser hat zwar den schönen dateinamen “mtbjapan.gmap” aber leider ist es eben ein ornder und keine gmap.datei, die ich mit doppelklick in den mapinstaller transferieren könnte. der inhalt des ordners ist wie von dir beschrieben, wenn man “ordner inhalt anzeigen” klicktz. aber auch da fehlt natürlich eine .gmap datei. hast du sowas schon mal erlebt? rsp. hast du eine idee, was ich falsch mache??

    • extremecarver

      Du machst nichts falsch – das .gmap ist einfach nicht korrekt registriert und das liegt an Garmins Tools. Du kannst stattdessen den Ordner einfach verschieben – siehe Tutorial.

  • crisotop

    Hallo,

    mein Edge 800 bootet nicht wenn ich einen größeren Ausschnitt der Europakarte überspiele. Einzelkarten (Österreich, Alpen, etc.) funktionieren allerdings immer ohne Probleme, woran könnte das liegen?

    Danke!
    Christoph

    • extremecarver

      evtl ein Kartenfehler – evtl hast du da irgendeine Überschneidung? Kann es sein dass du Europakarte VeloMap wie Openmtbmap am 800er hast? Sicher keine alte Version der Europkarte noch am Gerät zu haben?

      • crisotop

        Nach zwei weiteren gescheiterten Versuchen hab ich dann doch mal die SD Karte neu formatiert und siehe da – jetzt klappts. Ein bisschen peinlich das Ganze, aber danke für die schnelle Rückmeldung!

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