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    Looking for a little help....

    I do a lot of casual cycling to help keep me fit and never really use the maps much. I just get on the bike and go.
    I was wondering if adding a map of my area might help find new routes.

    I have been on the Garmin Open Street Map website and created a couple of Maps using "Select Tiles" - just want to try it out in my area for now.
    So I selected Generic Routable New Style, skipped the TYP file as I don't know what it is, selected the tiles for my area and then created the Map.

    I have an email that says: Your request for a Garmin map on is ready.

    The server has generated four different configurations of your map:
    * _windows.exe = Installer for Garmin BaseCamp/MapSource (Windows).
    * = Installer for Garmin BaseCamp/RoadTrip (Mac OSX)
    * = Combined image for direct manual placement on the GPS device (gmapsupp.img)
    * = A zip file containing the tiles in the request, especially useful for Linux users (e.g. QLandkarte)

    Can anyone advise what my next steps are please?


  • #2
    Don't you already have maps on your device?


    • #3
      Yes, but I was led to believe that the Garmin Open Street Map were better? Guessing its not the case?


      • #4
        move the file gmapsupp.img to the Garmin folder on the watch and it's ready.


        • #5

          Easy as that?? Will this overwrite anything I have, should I do a back up on anything first?
          Last edited by SUSSAMB; 09-14-2018, 09:01 AM. Reason: Please don't quote the post directly above yours. It's unnecessary and simply clutters up the thread. Thanks


          • #6
            Won't overwrite anything unless you have another map with the same file name
            Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
            Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
            (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)


            • #7
              And rename it anyway.....easier to find and delete later.....
              You could download the transparent contours file to....and use it with other maps....
              Last edited by Sam201176; 09-14-2018, 10:02 AM. Reason: Extra info...
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