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  • #16
    Originally posted by DaliAlec View Post
    My (free) OSM maps show contour lines and elevation on the 5X.

    See here.
    Just been onto the site and I can't download contour version for the device but only got basecamp. How do you get them on?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Sirratty001 View Post
      Just been onto the site and I can't download contour version for the device but only got basecamp. How do you get them on?
      Each map has a base map, a topo map and one with contour lines you can install and then transfer to your device with MapInstaller. The one I downloaded (China) has contour lines and elevation data on the mac version (.gmapi) in Basecamp and on the 5X.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by DaliAlec View Post
        Each map has a base map, a topo map and one with contour lines you can install and then transfer to your device with MapInstaller. The one I downloaded (China) has contour lines and elevation data on the mac version (.gmapi) in Basecamp and on the 5X.
        Cheers, I will give it a go

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        • #19
          Originally posted by GPS_Maniak View Post
          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
          Thx. I will try this soon. Keep going with other polish mountains.
          You have one more fan for this project.

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          • #20
            Removing Maps?

            G'day,

            Has anybody found the correct way to remove a map from the 5X?

            I've read heaps of places how to add one, but if I add it, and find that I'm not happy with it, how do I then remove it?
            I've also heard horror stories where people have destroyed their preloaded maps trying remove aftermarket ones.

            Can Basecamp add and remove maps from a 5X safely?

            Cheers all.
            Last edited by Gixr.Thou; 05-10-2017, 12:15 AM.

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            • #21
              I use Openmtbmaps: https://openmtbmap.org/

              There are several methods to install them on the site.

              The information about tacks and paths is not as clear as on the Edge (obviously) but still usefull. The cliff on the right side is clearly indicated by the contour lines.
              IMG_1004 (1).jpg

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              • #22
                Originally posted by VINCEFER View Post
                I use Openmtbmaps: https://openmtbmap.org/

                There are several methods to install them on the site.

                The information about tacks and paths is not as clear as on the Edge (obviously) but still usefull. The cliff on the right side is clearly indicated by the contour lines.
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                This is a good option also, going to check it out

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                • #23
                  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

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                  Used these and love them

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                  • #24
                    Wish we could merge map data. I've to Canadian North and South topo data, but would like to view Garmin bike trail data as well. If you want to see topo data, you have to turn the cycling maps off. Though with the bike map on, there's still elevation data.

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                    • #25
                      Hey guys!

                      New to the forum. I was wondering if better and free maps are available for North America, Canada specifically on the Fenix 5x? I seem to only be seeing European maps?

                      Thanks!
                      Last edited by AgentDBCooper; 03-13-2018, 10:46 AM.

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                      • #26
                        Try here http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl or here https://www.gpsfiledepot.com
                        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)

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by SUSSAMB View Post
                          SUSSAMB to the rescue!

                          Sorry, I wasn't clear. I was able to find really nice maps for BaseCamp, but was wondering where I could find ones for my Fenix 5x? Thanks!

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by VINCEFER View Post
                            I use Openmtbmaps: https://openmtbmap.org/

                            There are several methods to install them on the site.

                            The information about tacks and paths is not as clear as on the Edge (obviously) but still usefull. The cliff on the right side is clearly indicated by the contour lines.
                            [ATTACH]42663[/ATTACH]
                            Hi, I installed the map following the guide, in the fenix excluding other maps and leaving only that one openmtbmap i see nothing, why?
                            Thanks

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                            • #29
                              I do not know the ActiveJR site, but if he is charging for free OSM maps, I would suggest trying a free alternative like velomap.org or any of the other options suggested here. You get the same road network main difference is that some site apparently add a few points of interest or offer a nicer color scheme.

                              Regards
                              Michael

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