Membership Options

Support Website and Map development

I spend a lot of time working on the maps, working on this homepage and working on the OSM wiki/forums in order so that everyone can enjoy nice maps for mountainbiking. If you want to support me in doing that, then please pay a bit to motivate me to continue developing.

You Get in Return (as a member):

  • Quick Support via comment function ( I usually answer within a few hours, and nearly always under 2 days...)
  • Exclusive maps (openmtbmap & velomap):
    • Single map of Europe including contourlines of complete Europe
    • North America (including contourlines): United States (5 parts), Canada
    • South America country maps for most countries (including contourlines)
    • Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia all including contourlines (and also a contourlines file for all Australia-Oceania)
    • Contourlines for Africa and Asia country maps
    • Contourlines for South-America, Central-America and Africa and Asia and more - you get contourlines for all maps offered here (all except Asia as continent are integrated and simply need to be copied into the map folder).
  • Exclusive Mac OSx format maps (openmtbmap & velomap):
    • 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.)

Note2: If you paid in the past (so you already have an account) and would like to extend your membership, please login, then you will see the prices for extension/reactivation of your account!



Pay via Paypal

After payment you get a link sent by mail which enables you to create an account on With this account you can access the premium sections/downloads and you can use the reply function on all pages, I'll try to answer all questions. If you don't receive an email for login within 5 minutes after sending the payment, please look into your Spam folder.


There are 2 Options

1. First year support/acess to downloads for €20, then € 13 for each year. You can cancel the payment whenever you like on Paypal. (needs a credit card linked to your Paypal Account.). If you don't cancel before the year is over, the payment will continue each year - It's a subscription.

2. Pay for a fixed term. 20€ for 1 year, 35€ for 2 years ... and so on. See the dropdown box.

Please select your desired type of membership. - Bitte Zahlungsoptionen zur Mitgliedschaft auswählen.

Please choose your country of residence - Bitte Land auswählen wo du wohnst (Hauptwohnsitz)


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Just choose amount/time and fill out - your username/password is directly created! I actually never get your credit card data - Your credit card information is securely handled via Stripe. Also possible to pay with Visa debit and Mastercard debit card, but not with Maestro. (I'm sorry that I need to ask for your location - this is due to EU VAT laws effective since 2015). I actually never get your credit card data - Your credit card information is handled via Stripe. Once you entered your payment info - and click on "submit form" - you're payment is carried out and you get instant access to (Subscriptions only available using Paypal)

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Pay via Bank transfer

Sorry - thanks to the EU VATMOSS rules I cannot offer payment via simple Bank transfer for now. There is one workaround though - you can open up a Paypal Account - wire money to it, and then use it to pay (no subscriptions - one time payments only without credit card).

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


20€ gets you 1 year, 35€ 2 years, 45€ 3 years, 55€ 4 years, 80€ 8 years, 100€ or more lifelong (as long as I run Membership Access.


My bank account data is:

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.

258 comments to Membership Options

  • kaydes

    How to I turn on the contour lines? I installed it exactly to the instruction but I can barely see the lines, they render extremely finely and light colour.
    I am not sure that they are even the proper contour lines as they are very very basic (the ones that I can see)
    I have my map set to Classic
    I use a Garmin Epix
    Mac or PC
    Australia map and contours
    Cheers mate!

    • extremecarver

      Hi Kayde,
      1. make sure you can see them in Basecamp! (they will not show up in Mapsource should you still be using it).
      2. make sure when sending the maps – to select all maptiles by dragging with left mouse button held down. Else you might not send them.
      3. make sure in the map setup menu on the Epix – the maps are active (there maybe two entries – one for contourlines one for the maps themselves).

      4. I have never used an epix – maybe it cannot show transparent maps? The contourlines are in principle a transparent map that should appear above the map itself. Can you activate several maps? In that case maybe try to send the contourlines as a separate map (on windows use the option to install contourlines as a separate map).

      • kaydes

        Hi, thanks for your reply. I tried everything you suggested. The problem is that the contour lines are too thin and are just extremely difficult to see, to the point that they are useless.
        How can I easily increase the width of the lines drawn?

        • extremecarver

          on a pc you could install the contourline maps as a separate map (and not integrate them) – then send both maps separately. Then you get the default layout for the contourlines – I really don’t know how the epix will display it then – but it’s worth a try.

          Else you could change the layout of the .typ-file. The contourlines are 0x20,0x21 and 0x22 – e.g. with MapTK on PC. But that’s a bit more complicated.

          • kaydes

            Thanks. I will need all the complicated info you can give me, cos the contour lines have got to be wider regardless. I tried every combination of installing the maps including what you mentioned. Nothing changed the displaying of the contour lines. they are simple one pixel wide or so and almost imperceivable,

            • extremecarver

              well get “Map Toolkit” from here:
              with it you can change the .typ file (whichever you chose in the installer) and then change line types 0x20 to 0x22 to make them wider. Then send the maps again with the modified .typ.

              • kaydes

                Can you please clarify what exactly it is that I am changing…
                there are many many lines that include that. None of which that I can find that involves the words “line type”.
                How do I find the contours section etc.

              • kaydes

                Okay, so I figured how to change the lines drawn for the contourlines (with typviewer), however it has now become apparent why the contour lines were so hard to see before. They aren’t rendering at all in large sections as detailed in the photo uploaded.
                Please let me know what the deal is with that.


                • extremecarver

                  okay – well that seems to be some kind of bug. There are two things you can check:
                  1. try out if there is a difference if you make the line a line without border (“no bitmap”) – or a pattern (“bitmap”)
                  2. On either of the two options try if you see a difference wheter you the the “Use orienation” checkbox or not. By default it’s unchecked – but maybe the lines will display correctly with “use orientation” checked.

                  Maybe as said under 1. the epix does not support bitmap/pattern lines – and only solid lines (and in that case I mean solid using the no bitmap option with line and border) – and maybe even only solid lines with “use orientation”? Basically it’s 4 possibilities – could be that one or two of them work – or none work (in that case it would mean Epix does not support transparent makes – similar to Garmin Mapsource).

  • gianni-48

    Heute habe ich es nochmals probiert und zwar:
    anderer Browser
    andere Kreditkarte
    leider ohne Erfolg, somit läuft heute mein Abo ab.
    Wünsche openmtb weiterhin viel Erfolg

    • extremecarver

      Hallo Hans,
      kann es sein dass du nachdem eingeben der Kreditkartendaten und Klick auf “add XX €” deine Adresse nicht eingegeben hast – und unten auf den gelben “pay now – jetzt bezahlen” Button geklickt hast?
      Ich arbeite seit Wochen daran diesen zweiten Schritt wegzubekommen – aber dafür brauche ich noch 2-3 Wochen.

      Abgesehen davon ist derzeit AFAIK nur die Kombination von Kaspersky Internet Security UND Firefox problematisch (betrifft nicht Kaspersky Antivirus) – da Kasperky hier Schrott baut (aber okay mit Chrome, Edge oder Internet Explorer).

  • gianni-48

    Da mein Abo abläuft habe heute versucht mit Kreditkarte zu bezahlen.
    Scheint nicht zu funktionieren!
    Paypal habe und will ich nicht
    Gruss Hans


    Good day – I just donated in order to download US MTB maps. I followed the instructions to download the N.E regin maps and used the tool to create a gmapsupp image map and installed the the Garmin folder on my Edge 820. However the trails seem out of date as they are much less detailed than the default Garmincycle maps and the current openstreet maps. Am I doing something wrong?

    • extremecarver

      Can you take some screenshots? Garmin cycle maps are also based on openstreetmap (and much more out of date). There could be one catch for the region – maybe there are many ways tagged as access=private? I tend to take them out of the map – because it’s not allowed to use them. Note this tag is not about ownership per se. access=private means only the owner may use them.


        I’ll take a look on open streetcars to see the tag. But the trails show up on trail downloaded to my edge from The trails, although more outdated, are included on default open cycle maps. And the latest trails show on Strava. I’ll see if I can take some screenshots

        • extremecarver

          well I think all those maps do not try to filter out private ways. So without seeing a screenshot or example of a specific trail/way I cannot try to solve it/explain why they don’t show up. Not showing such trails makes a lot of sense – as in general it is not wise to use them (e.g. in South America loads of private trails – but you will get serious problems if you use them, in Europe not very common but it allows to filter out ways in people private gardens and so on which when arriving you would note are unusable anyhow – but clutter the map and make planning more difficult).

  • Frans

    Hi Felix,

    I used the search button to find anything on using the maps on Qmapshack (in Linux).
    Before I used the maps on Qlandkarte but this is not supported anymore.

    Do you have an instruction / tutorial?

    Hope to hear from you. Thanks in advance!


    • extremecarver

      Qlandkarte GT never supported in map search. So I guess it will be the same for Qmapshack. Also Autorouting was not supported – it did support an advanced track drawing which sticked the track to routable ways though.

  • carronroger


    Could you tell me how download map of Cape Verde Islands

    Thank you for your answer

    Best regards

    Roger Carron

  • juehoe

    Hi Felix,
    as I said before, the MTBPortugal.exe map has a VIRUS! Trojan VBS.Kalhine.A is detected by AVAST and by Endpoint Protection.
    Unfortunately it cannot be installed.

    • extremecarver

      It is not a virus but a false positive. Use to check!
      There are three .vbs files (all code signed by me!) which are in use for the batch files to download additional tools from my homepage. They get falsely flagged! You can open the vbs files with any text editor to check their content!

  • egeo_81

    Quiero instalar el Russia Asian part pero no encuentro el archivo rusia asia contour lines.

  • hojbjerre


    I want to download MTB full Europe, but the download seems to stop after a few minutes.
    I have tried many times with the same result.
    am i doing something wrong.

    Best regards.

    • extremecarver

      well which download? The .exe (installer) or the mapfiles (.7z)?
      Have you got enough space on your harddisk?
      for the mapfiles try using a download manager with resume support – e.g. Free Download Manager – or at least something like Down Them All Firefox plugin – that would also tell you more meaningful reason why the download stopped. is the antivirus maybe interfering wrongly?

  • Steven Eerdekens

    Hi, Is there an openmtbmap for Uganda ?
    Don’t find it in the list.



    Thank you. for the valuable information with which I solved the problem.
    Best regards

    Olivo De Bernardo


    I own a Garmin 64S, I downloaded the maps of Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Austria, the Netherlands and Madagascar, with no problems.
    I tried to download the map of Europe, not to have display problems, when I’m in the border areas.
    The map will download without problems, (mtbeurope.exe / mtbeurope.7z / europe-contours 7z), I see perfectly in the PC with the BASE CAMP program.
    I tried to transfer it on the garmin64S memory card, either in full or in part using the MAP SOURCE program, and sche from memory I find the file in the case of partial version (gmapsupp.img 572.016KB9)
    The problem is that when I turn on the Garmin 64S tells me:
    -Unable authenticate maps. contact dealer for service content.
    Entering the menu of the Garmin, which I select the map to use, I find all the maps, but not that of Europe.
    I tried to uninstall all maps to load only the European one, first in full, and then in the partial version, but the problem remains.
    I thank you in advance for the help that you can give me. and congratulations for the work you’re doing.

    Olivo De Bernardo

    • extremecarver

      Hi Olivo,
      you need to get the “Non Unicode” maps for countries where the normal download is UC (Unicode) – they will work (use the Non Unicode tab on top of the download page(s) for chosing the correct download).

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