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    • All Openmtbmap and Velomap Maps are now also available for Download in gmap/gmapi format. Easy and Quick installation in Garmin Basecamp for Mac OSX.


Note1: The login only works for either Openmtbmap or Velomap, but the premium downloads are always available on both sites. You can still post comments/questions specific to Velomap in the Velomap section on Openmtbmap and vice versa (this is due to both websites having different databases. People who pay 50€ or more, may email me and I manually copy the login to both sites.)

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I really dislike this situation - but cannot change it for now as otherwise my administrative burden is far too high. I'm not a fan of PayPal at all (that's why the default gateway is Stripe) - but for now there is no better possibility if you have no credit card - or don't want to use your credit card online.

For people who do not want to pay via Paypal/Credit Card, I have opened up a bank account. In case you want to receive a membership please wire the money, and send me an email with your requested Username. (note as it usually takes 2 working days for the money to be credited to the bank account I will send you your login data 2-4 days later).

Once the money is credited to my account, I will send you an email with your login data ( 2-4 days later). You can also put your requested Username and your email into the reference text (replace "@" with "AT" as @ is not allowed on the reference form), this makes it easier for me. (if you don't receive an account within 5 working days, drop me a mail (my email is felix At


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new bank account data soon. Please don't use the old account data anymore - due to neu EU Vat regulations as of 1.1.2015 (see more about it on #Vatmoss on Twitter for example). I am working hard on offering a new solution to pay/donate via bank transfer.

32 comments to Become a Premium Member


    I’ve just paid by paypal for the year. However I’m told my credit as expired. could you please check.

    • extremecarver

      Hi Stollen,

      your subscription is suspended. I cannot reactivate it. You need to go to the checkout page (logged in!) and check out with a new subscription (15€ fist year – 13€ subsequent years).
      You would have needed to update/change your card before today (you should have been notified on 1. August already by paypal about the credit card failing).


    Hi, I just paid the amount for a year but I can download any map because of the answer that tell me my credit is expired. Could you check this please ?
    Thank you.

    • extremecarver

      Hi Giovanni – there was a complaint about the payment which the website handled wrongly. I just fixed it and your account is active again (If you still cannot download – then log out and log back in, then it will work).

  • graham230968


    I subscribed about a week ago. Posted a question in FAQ but as yet have had no reply, so I will try again here!


    I subscribed earlier, I find the maps are excellent and the routing superb on my Oregon 600, I have 1 question though, I use my GPS for both Hiking and riding my Bicycle, I have tried putting both maps on my SD card, only 1 shows up, I have tried renaming them and also changing the FID in MKGMap but to no avail, is it possible to have both maps at the same time?

  • Eugen Szabo

    My Nmae is: Eugen Szabo
    my username is: sz-eugenXXX

    Please send me the bank account date to tranfer the money.

    Thnak you

  • Helbge01

    Möchte meinen Account verlängern, mein existierendes PayPal-Konto wird aber ohne Creditcard nicht akzeptiert – warum? Anderweitig gibt es damit keine Problem!

    • extremecarver

      Du solltest die Einmalzahlungen benutzen können zur Verlängerung – Abos gehen nur mit Kreditkarte. So ist es die Paypal Policy. Evtl hat sich da 2015 auch was geändert. Durch die neuen EU Umsatzsteuerregelungen ist vieles deutlich komplizierter geworden.

  • Joost Bergsma

    I’d like to download contourlines for Ethiopia, but it only seems possible to download contourlines from africa (the whole continent) in the ‘old’ 2012 page. At the new post 2012 page there are no links to the download of contourlines(alhough is does say so).Is that correct or should I be looking at an other location on the website. Kind regards.

  • cooperwd40

    Hi. When I log in it says my account has expired. I paid for a 1 year subscription today by paypal. Your maps are great. I used the New Zealand Map while I was there. I use the united kingdom map on my etrex 30 in preference to my car sat. nav. Many thanks.

  • Ruedi.K

    Wir machen im November eine Veloreise in Burma/Myanmar, gibt es eine GPS Karte in dieser Region?

  • jiglwood

    Hi Felix,

    Let me firstly say how useful your site has been over the years that we have been hiking.
    Despite trawling the web I cannot find an answer to a few Q that I have about GPS.
    I have an Imac 10.6 but have access to a windows machine if necessary.
    A Garmin Legend HCx.
    We are going on a trekking holiday to Turkey (have downloaded your map) and have downloaded the route (track and Waypoints) from the CARIAN Trail official site. It´s a very large file, but uploads to Google earth and Base Camp (convert) , are no prob.
    Q.1 How do I reduce the track into 20- 1000 point files or read how many points are on a track
    Q.2 I thought I could incorporate the trail as a vector line (I’m in graphics) into the map to send to your site or just upload it to my Garmin, but I can not find any info as how to do this.
    Very grateful for any help.

    • extremecarver

      Q1: The only tool for this task, that I could imagine would be WinGDB3 version 3.7 — see
      Q1: Well you cannot do this so easily. What you can do is to create a map that is transparent and consists of the track only. That way you have no limitations on how many points the track is made of. Search for gpx to garmin transparent map – there are a few tutorials on the net about this…

  • Peter

    Hallo Felix,
    woran kann ich denn sehen, von wann das Kartenmaterial ist?
    Vielen Dank für deine Antwort!
    Viele Grüße

  • RenedB

    Ich habe einige Karte (ALPS, Baden-Würtenberg) ausprobiert (Garmin GPSMap 60csx. Sowohl mit dem Fahrrad, als auch zu Fuss funktioniert es bestens. Mit dem Navigation findet es sogar kleine Fusswege. In der Regio Titisee-Freiburg, Kanton Luzern und oberhalb der Bodensee waren die Resultaten (fast) perfekt.

    Ich werde OPENMBTMAP weiterempfehlen.


  • bretoluett


    Ich habe eine lebenslange Mitgliedschaft bezahlt. Hab mir einen neuen Mac gekauft und wird angezeigt, dass meine mitgliedschaft abgelaufen ist. Hallo? Das kann ja wohl nicht sein.

    Danke für deine Hilfe!!!

    • extremecarver

      Hallo bretoluett, ich kann von dir nur eine Zahlung über 20€ vom 15.05.2013 finden. Hast du noch mit einer anderen email Adresse bezahlt? 20€ ist für 1 Jahr – demnach ist alles korrekt. Schick mit bitte deine weiteren Zahlungsdetails per email wenn du dich nicht irrst…

  • loopveteraan

    Karten noch ans edge/Speicherkarte senden
    ist gemachted.Unter karten/ wecheselen/einstellen sind die nicht zusehen.
    Werd sie uberschrieben??

    • extremecarver

      Die Karten werden immer als gmapsupp.img an die Speicherkarte/GPS gesendet. Im Ordner /garmin/
      Vorinstallierte Karten sollten als gmapsupp.rom oder anders drauf liegen.

      Alte Karten mit gmapsupp.img werden überschrieben – außer du hast sie vorher umbenannt – etwa in mtbdeutschland.img oder ähnlich. Wichtig ist nur das die .img Endung dran bleibt, und im Namen keine Sonderzeichen, Umlaute usw vorkommen.
      Die Karten sollten dann sehrwohl im Setup zu sehen sein.

      Siehe auch Tutorial Karten senden mit Mapsource/Basecamp.

  • loopveteraan


    Karten separate gedownload.Stehn auch im garmin edge touring plus.Muss ich noch was machen/einstellen??
    gr John

    • extremecarver

      Ich verstehe die Frage nicht ganz. Du musst die Karten noch ans edge/Speicherkarte senden – siehe Tutorials oben.
      Dazu lies dir bitte die Sektion Autorouting unter About durch. Die Einstellungen dafür müssen etwas geändert werden je nach Bedarf…

  • ThomasArtax

    Hallo Felix,

    vorab sollst Du wissen das wir in unserer MTB Gruppe Deine Arbeit sehr schätzen und Du auf diesen Weg auch mehrere Mitglieder hast. OpenMTB hat mir bis heute mit meinem O550t gut über die Berge geholfen. Perfect Job.

    Wollte mir ein neues GPS kaufen, aber das was Garmin da so abliefert ist ja nicht das was man sich von einem namhaften Hersteller in Bezug auf Qualität, Software und Hardware so vorstellt. Felix, O600, Edge, Monterra. Viel zu viel Hardware und keine funktioniert so richtig. Dein letzter Post ist auch schon fast 1 Jähr her.

    Lasse doch mal wieder was von Dir hören wie es mit OpenMTB weitergeht und welche Geräteempfehlung Du geben würdest.

    Grüße Thomas

    • extremecarver

      Naja, ich hab schon ziemlich viel gemacht, wollte aber immer noch irgendwas fertigstellen, bevor ich den nächsten Beitrag schreibe…
      (es sind viele Länder dazugekommen, dazu grabs viele Adaptierungen an mkgmap, bei der Velomap ein weiteres Layout, und vieles mehr…).

      Ich hab das Oregon 600, und mit der neuesten Firmware ist der Empfang okay. Wäre das etrex 30 nicht so langsam, dann würde ich es auch empfehlen – so langsam ist es aber nur zum routen/tracks nachfahren wirklich sehr gut geeignet. Will man lokal umplanen ist das scrollen/zoomen auf der Karte schon etwas eine Zumutung. Die alten Oregon/Dakota wären für mich nie in Frage gekommen, wegen dem Display.

      Edge ist ganz gut, halt leier etwas limitiert (von der Software stark beschnitten). Monterra kenne ich nicht.

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