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Free Maps
« on: August 13, 2010, 19:17:49 »
Ibycus is a free Canadian topo mapset that works with Mapsource and can be loaded on your Garmin GPSr. None Routable

http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo/

Youtube Step by step instructions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPVeyw0MyaE

Open Street Map - routable street maps you can down (choose the area you need)

http://www.openstreetmap.org/


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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 19:36:30 »
Ontario Trails Project - Trail maps for the province.

http://trailmaps.torontogeocaching.com/?q=node/1


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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 20:56:09 »
Open Street Map - routable street maps you can down (choose the area you need)
http://www.openstreetmap.org/

I really like OpenStreetMap because it has bike paths and some walking/hiking trails. It can also be edited by anyone (it's the wikipedia of maps!), so if you don't see a trail on the map you can add it. It's really easy to do with a GPS tracklog and a free program called JOSM.

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 20:14:55 »
OK, I've been trying to upload OSM maps onto my Garmin Map60C. I've managed to install the Ibycus maps just fine but now I would like some international maps for our upcoming trip (Cruise through the Panama Canal). When I go to export the mapset I want, I have to chose between 4 different file types - I've tried all four, but MapSource does not recognize any of them. I feel like I'm missing a step... can anyone help! I've updated MapSource and I use Windows7 as operating system.
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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 06:04:22 »
Free routable maps for Garmin GPS devices
http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php

This is a website based on OpenStreetMap. It lets you download routable maps from anywhere in the world. I used it when I went to Costa Rica last year. It worked great!

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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 07:40:53 »

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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 08:23:14 »
Bearss,  I remember the last forum you also posted about free maps in the Carribean?  care you share?

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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 12:31:19 »
Bearss,  I remember the last forum you also posted about free maps in the Carribean?  care you share?

Take a look at the maps for the Caribbean on http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php
They're pretty good

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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 16:17:16 »
thanks all! the garmin site that has the OSM worked great! I now have Aruba in my MapSource. Now, how do I change the name in my pull down menu - right now, my Aruba map is named OSM World Routable, and I would like to change it to.... your guessed it, Aruba!  ::)
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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 16:58:26 »
thanks all! the garmin site that has the OSM worked great! I now have Aruba in my MapSource. Now, how do I change the name in my pull down menu - right now, my Aruba map is named OSM World Routable, and I would like to change it to.... your guessed it, Aruba!  ::)

I think the only way to change the name to "Aruba" is to edit the windows registry .... and I don't think you want to do that

Every time you download maps from the OSM World Routable site, the new maps are called "OSM World Routable" and it replaces the old ones. I haven't found a way to avoid that yet.

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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2010, 17:37:23 »
Oh dear, I guess I really need to be care on how I select and load maps from OSM... thanks for all the help gang!
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2010, 17:44:51 »
There is a way to rename the OSM world maps in mapsource. I just can't remember how I did it right now. There are a couple of programs that help out and basically edit the registry for you. I'm about to do this again for another mapset so I will document my steps and post here.

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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2010, 18:21:06 »
Ok I at least found the blog post that got me pointed in the right direction.

http://freegeographytools.com/2007/adding-garmin-img-files-to-mapsource

I'm about to do this again so I will let you know any updates or changes that I did to what is on the blog.

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 13:21:58 »
Alright ... I finally re-figured out how to do this. Yeeesh, it was driving me crazy, and I now remember it drove me crazy the last time too.

From the blog post that I mention above it talked about using MapSetToolKit and cgpsmapper, but I have yet to be able to get cgpsmapper to read the .img files from Free routable maps website. So instead I do the following:

  • Use the Free routable maps website to create the mapset you want
  • Once you get the email response, download the osm_routable_mapsource.exe file. This is a self contained mapsource installer program
  • Execute the mapsource installer, picking a suitable folder on your hard drive to store the .img files
  • start up mapsource and confirm that the map has installed by clicking on the "select a product" menu. It will be called OSM World Routable, or something similar
  • exit mapsource
  • if you do not have MapSetToolKit, then download it to a location on your hard drive. The current version is 1.77beta
  • run MapSetToolKit and on the right side of the window, you should see a list of installed Mapsets. Click the one named OSM World Routable, and then press the Edit button just below
  • In the window that pops up, change the "Mapset name" and "Registry name" entries to "Whatevermapnameyouwant"
  • In the "Family ID" box, you need to pick a number that isn't already used in your already installed Mapsets (listed under FID in the main MapSetToolKit window). I have started at 9000 and incremented from there. Change the number 2000 to the number you choose. You need to change it since if you install another OSM Routable mapset, it will use its default 2000 and overwrite your mapset in the registry
  • Click "Apply"
  • Close MapSetToolKit
  • start Mapsource, and you should now see your newly named maps in Mapsource
  • repeat as needed

So, in essence, all you are doing is editing your registry using the MapSetToolKit GUI after using the Mapsource installer that comes with your mapset.

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Re: Free Maps
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 21:45:05 »
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

A real treasure trove of FREE maps for anyone to use!

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