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  • How to get full contour detailed maps on the Fenix 5x

    Hi

    Check out this Article on how to install full colour topo maps with great details and contours... Check it out

    http://www.activeJR.com

    or the you


    After install of New maps

    Garmin-Fenix-5x-contour-topo-maps.jpg
    Last edited by Sirratty001; 04-27-2017, 03:03 AM.

  • #2
    Before buying maps (which anyway are based on OSM) why not try out TOPO maps made available for free, for instance here:

    http://garmin.opentopomap.org/

    They work perfectly on my F5X, plenty of details, and I really see no need for any other maps.

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    • #3
      I have opentopo and talkytoaster UK maps on my F5X. The latter are the dogs b**x.
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      Fēnix 5X | Fēnix 3 | HRM-Run | Run Dynamics Pod| Stryd 2 |Tempe| Oregon 600 |
      The more I see, the less I know for sure.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by WillCW View Post
        I have opentopo and talkytoaster UK maps on my F5X. The latter are the dogs b**x.
        Will, would I be correct in asssuming you downloaded the "Mapsets For Use With Garmin GPSrs and BaseCamp – Routable+Contours" from talkytoaster?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RitchieFreemantle View Post
          Will, would I be correct in asssuming you downloaded the "Mapsets For Use With Garmin GPSrs and BaseCamp – Routable+Contours" from talkytoaster?
          Yes, but all work (I assume) so select whichever suits your purpose. As well as getting contours the colours are superb--did a ThamesPath Walk this week and the river was a fabulos blue on the map--many admiring glances from fellow walkers.
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          Fēnix 5X | Fēnix 3 | HRM-Run | Run Dynamics Pod| Stryd 2 |Tempe| Oregon 600 |
          The more I see, the less I know for sure.

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          • #6
            Will, thanks for that. Now downloaded and on watch.

            For walking / hiking, which maps do you have turned on ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by RitchieFreemantle View Post
              Will, thanks for that. Now downloaded and on watch.

              For walking / hiking, which maps do you have turned on ?
              Just the talkytoaster map.
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              Fēnix 5X | Fēnix 3 | HRM-Run | Run Dynamics Pod| Stryd 2 |Tempe| Oregon 600 |
              The more I see, the less I know for sure.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eiwill View Post
                Before buying maps (which anyway are based on OSM) why not try out TOPO maps made available for free, for instance here:

                http://garmin.opentopomap.org/

                They work perfectly on my F5X, plenty of details, and I really see no need for any other maps.
                Because they don't include detailed elevation and contours which lots of people want especially walkers

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                • #9
                  There are various possibilities. Poland/Slovakia mountains. The best map - specially prepared for walks with Fenix 5X
                  http://gpsmaniak.com/2010/download-Gory_2017.htm
                  At present in the use: Fenix 5X, Oregon 600T, Rino 530HCX

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                  • #10
                    See here for full listings by World, Region, Country. See descriptions for what is included. Many but not all have contours.
                    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/O...load#Worldwide
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                    Fēnix 5X | Fēnix 3 | HRM-Run | Run Dynamics Pod| Stryd 2 |Tempe| Oregon 600 |
                    The more I see, the less I know for sure.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sirratty001
                      These don't have contour maps


                      It is a complete map. With contour lines.
                      I know, I am an author of this map
                      At present in the use: Fenix 5X, Oregon 600T, Rino 530HCX

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                      • #12
                        It is an area of my tourist hikes in 2017.
                        Map 2018: mountains (border area) Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
                        It is a special map for walks along marked walking trails (selection of elements, 3 TYP files: BaseCamp(Oregon600)/EPIX/Fenix5, special routing).

                        PS
                        From 2004 I am using own IMG Garmin maps. My maps are best for me. I know what I need on the walking GPS map.
                        At present in the use: Fenix 5X, Oregon 600T, Rino 530HCX

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sirratty001 View Post
                          Because they don't include detailed elevation and contours which lots of people want especially walkers
                          Yes, they do include contour lines and elevation. I would be surprised if these maps are not good enough for lots of people, especially walkers.

                          An excellent (and also free) alternative is http://frikart.no/garmin/index.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sirratty001 View Post
                            Hi

                            Check out this Article on how to install full colour topo maps with great details and contours... Check it out

                            http://www.activeJR.com

                            or the you


                            After install of New maps

                            [ATTACH=CONFIG]42024[/ATTACH]
                            Anyone had success with this method yet?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Sirratty001 View Post
                              Anyone had success with this method yet?
                              My (free) OSM maps show contour lines and elevation on the 5X.

                              See here.

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