Installation of OpenStreetmap cards in Garmin navigators

June 26, 2018. Alexis Views: 7517 RSS Discuss the information BaseCamp, Garmin, GPS, Maps, Mapsource, OSM, Free, Cards, Navigator, Navik

All Garmin tourist navigators allow you to install cards of various manufacturers in memory. There are commercial maps Garmin CN (City Navigator) Europe NT, there are commercial topographic maps “roads Topo.”From Navikom. There are free cards that enthusiasts based on free OpenStreetMap (OSM) cards make. They will port them into Garmin format. It is them that I recommend.

OSM installation for Garmin

The GIS-Lab community updates OSM cards for Garmin almost every day, and you can easily download and install them through a computer.

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  • Download the necessary cards with http: // Garmin.Gis-Lab.info/ and unpack the archives.
  • Download and install the Mapsource, Basecamp or Nrute program. I use the first. All are free. If someone has problems with the installation of Mapsource. Read this article.
  • From the previously unpacked archive with the card, run Install.Bat. The card will be registered with Mapsource or other map editor.
  • Launch Mapsource (or other editor), select the right card on the left.
  • Connect your USB parting to a computer (Garmin USB drives should be, you can download from the official website).

Other BaseCamp capabilities

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Other BaseCamp capabilities

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Configuration and change in the size of the cards on the Garmin navigator.

Then start Garmin, open Mapsource application until we see the list of cards set by us. Run the desired card, then use the approximation function (zoom) as much as we see the card in the entire screen of the device. Then we click N Map Tool, select those sections of the map that we need (usually they do this to save space). The allocated places become pink. Then click Send to Device, with a navigator connected to a PC. In this case, the device replaces gmapsupp.Unl, so for a changed card you will need to generate a new unl or rename your main card.

To install cards on your device, you can use the following links:

The step is fourth. Route planning in the Garmin Basecamp program.

As described above, this is necessary if, in addition to cards, it is necessary to download other people’s tracks, and travel points in the navigator, create your own route marks.

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If there are “strangers” data necessary when working out the route.

Import these files to the Basecamp program.

  • Create a subcatalog for them. similarly to a subtalog of “cards”, name the subcatalog, for example, “tracks of strangers” and import other people’s tracks and points into this folder.
  • After imports, the tracks and points will automatically be displayed on the top card.

Why is it important to make Accent that the tracks and points are strangers, and create a separate folder for them?

Because after passing the route, their own, more accurate and reliable data will appear, which can also be poured into Bacecamp. If all points and tracks are thrown into one pile without subcatalogs, there will be confusion.

If you want to “bite” your key points on the route.

For example, analyzing various information, when planning on the map, alleged sites can be noted.

We create a subcatalog for these points, as described above, and we put the points created on the map there.

Step fifth. Download prepared files to the Garmin navigator.

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The result of actions: in the Bacecamp on the left, the “device” folder with the navigator identifier should appear in the catalog.

  • On Bacecamp in the catalog on the left with the mouse, highlight the tackle folder necessary for loading into the navigator, for example, the “map” folder.
  • In the top panel of the Bacecamp tasks, select: “device”. “send to the device”. “Send the selected element to the device”. The “Choose device” window comes out. If a flash drive is installed in the navigator, then the program offers data to save on a memory card. Click the “Memory Map”. “OK” button.

The result of actions: Files from the subcatalog of the “Card” were loaded into the Garmin navigator and displayed in the Bacecamp “device”. “memory card” folder.”User data”. At the same time, these same files remained in the subcatal “Maps”.

Similar actions to do with the subcatalog “Alien Tracks”, with “taned” points.

All loaded user data are displayed in a separate window list.

How to find the uploaded cards in the Garmin navigator.

In order for the uploaded cards to be displayed on the navigator screen, they must be turned on in the “User Cards” section.

“Main menu”. “setting”. “card”. “information about the map”. “user cards”.

How to check that the cards really uploaded to the navigator.

After clicking “Turn on user cards”, cards will not automatically appear on the navigator screen.

precisely: they will appear only if a fragment of the card coincides with the location of the navigator at the moment.

Cards will automatically display on the screen only when you are in the area of ​​the route.

Therefore, it is important to check: whether the cards in the navigator were saved at all.

The easiest way to check the correct pumping of cards to the Garmin navigator:

  • Go to the section of the navigator “Main Menu”-“Management of routes” (can be called differently depending on the models).
  • Select any track point of the route.
  • “Open” the selected point and click the “display on the map” button.

And now the selected waybill should open together with the downloaded card if the card is uploaded correctly.

Like from a Gmapsup file.IMG make a card for Mapsource?

So, a common situation for all Garmin owners. There is a container with Gmapsup cards.IMG, which is used by Garmin navigators and navigation programs, and you want to be able to view the maps on the computer in Mapsource. For what? Well, at least in order to conveniently lay the route of a future trip or trip, or view your tracks on the map. Directly open Gmapsupp.IMG in Mapsource will not work, but there is a way to get around it.

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How to make a card for Mapsource from the Gmapsup file.IMG? Let’s start!

To work, we will need two utilities, CGPSMAPPER and GMAPTOOL. Well, we will experiment with the topographic map of the Chelyabinsk region.

Install CGPSMapper. Everything is simple here, download the installer, and start it. For our purposes, the free version is quite suitable.

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Install and start gmaptool. Now a small setting is needed. We go to the Options tab. and indicate the path to CGPSMapper. There you can also choose the Russian language of the intese.

We go to the “File” tab. Click “Add files”. and select the Gmapsup card file.IMG.

We create an empty folder in which a map for Mapsource will be placed.

Note: The folder should be empty! If for some reason the process ended with an error, then before the next attempt it is necessary to manually clean the catalog.

We go to the “Disassemble” tab. Indicate the output folder (the one we just created). Put a checkmark “Create a sightseeing card”. Indicate the assembly name (under what name the card will be displayed in Mapsource), and click the “Disassemble everything” button.

We open the folder we created. We are interested in the Install file.Bat. which will register this card for Mapsource. Run it, and press any key to continue.

Launch Mapsource, and select a card with the name in the list. The only drawback of the card received is that an address search will stop working. But I think this trouble can be experienced.

GPSVSEM. website about GPS and everything connected with this. Copying materials is allowed only if there is a link to the GPSVSEM website © 2008–2022

Like from a Gmapsup file.IMG make a card for Mapsource?

So, a common situation for all Garmin owners. There is a container with Gmapsup cards.IMG, which is used by Garmin navigators and navigation programs, and you want to be able to view the maps on the computer in Mapsource. For what? Well, at least in order to conveniently lay the route of a future trip or trip, or view your tracks on the map. Directly open Gmapsupp.IMG in Mapsource will not work, but there is a way to get around it.

How to make a card for Mapsource from the Gmapsup file.IMG? Let’s start!

To work, we will need two utilities, CGPSMAPPER and GMAPTOOL. Well, we will experiment with the topographic map of the Chelyabinsk region.

Install CGPSMapper. Everything is simple here, download the installer, and start it. For our purposes, the free version is quite suitable.

Install and start gmaptool. Now a small setting is needed. We go to the Options tab. and indicate the path to CGPSMapper. There you can also choose the Russian language of the intese.

We go to the “File” tab. Click “Add files”. and select the Gmapsup card file.IMG.

We create an empty folder in which a map for Mapsource will be placed.

Note: The folder should be empty! If for some reason the process ended with an error, then before the next attempt it is necessary to manually clean the catalog.

We go to the “Disassemble” tab. Indicate the output folder (the one we just created). Put a checkmark “Create a sightseeing card”. Indicate the assembly name (under what name the card will be displayed in Mapsource), and click the “Disassemble everything” button.

We open the folder we created. We are interested in the Install file.Bat. which will register this card for Mapsource. Run it, and press any key to continue.

Launch Mapsource, and select a card with the name in the list. The only drawback of the card received is that an address search will stop working. But I think this trouble can be experienced.

GPSVSEM. website about GPS and everything connected with this. Copying materials is allowed only if there is a link to the GPSVSEM website © 2008–2022

BaseCamp program for Garmin navigators

Going on a trip with Garmin navigator, use the Basecamp program (modern analogue of the Mapsource program). Basecamp will help you view and organize the collection of maps, indicate track points, build routes and display tracks, as well as to transmit these data to your Garmin device.

The main features of the program:

An example of displaying map “Roads version 5.26 “

An example of displaying the map “Roads Topo. Version 6.12”

Installation of vector cards in Garmin using Mapsource

In the last post, I told how to install vector cards in the Garmin navigator, using the SENDMAP program, here we will also consider the installation of cards using the Mapsource Garmino Program. Free cards can be downloaded from the Open Street Map (OSM) project website. For example, download the Turkish card. When the card is downloaded, unpacked, then before

Eyes appear such a picture. a set of various files. This is a broken, disassembled map. Here we are interested in an Install battery.Bat. Click on it, the file is launched and makes appropriate changes in the Windows Register, so that the card becomes visible in the Mapsource program. After that, we go to the pre.installed Mapsource program. In Mapsource, in the upper left corner, from the falling menu, we select the card we need (in our case, this is the Vector Card of Turkey), and mainly the Mapsourse window see our map. The 1st stage is completed-we added a card to Mapsource, where we can view it, lay tracks, routes, measure distances, etc.D.The next step is to install a card on Garmin. For this:

  • Click the “Card tool”, and after that we glue the entire card, while the card will change its color.
  • Then click on “Send to the device”.
  • The window will appear “Send to the device”. If the navigator was connected in advance to the PC through USB, then it will be displayed in the “device” window, if this does not happen, then click “Find the device”.
  • Click “Send”. The loading of the card in GPS begins, upon its completion, there is a message about the successful data transfer. We turn on our navigator, move towards Turkey with a cursor and see that the Turkish card is loaded in Garmin, we can start working with it.
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