Trekking Maps for Garmin : Installation

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Status:

12 Dec 13:55 - Generating a map for AL.

A Poll

bike trails

Last maps:

  1. Malta
    12 Dec 2019 13:52
  2. Slovakia
    12 Dec 2019 13:36
  3. Czechia
    12 Dec 2019 12:00

Next:

  1. Albania
  2. Estonia
  3. Finland

12 Dec 2019: Malta
We continue with small countries, generating Malta.

11 Dec 2019: Kypr
And to not forget small countries, I added also Cyprus.

11 Dec 2019: Switzerland
Likely the most iconic (and most expensive) alpine country can't miss here! We're generating Switzerland.

10 Dec 2019: Řecko
It's not exactly the right season, but at least the flight tickets are cheap now :) A map of Greece at your service!

9 Dec 2019: Denmark
We're generating Denmark, now you won't get lost in one of the oldest ZOOs in the world in Copenhagen.

5 Dec 2019: Azerbaijan
We're generating Azerbaijan. The real reason is that I wanted to have all the three Caucasus countries complete and I felt it needs something lighter on the machine after all the recent big countries.

5 Dec 2019: Sweden - missing contours
In Sweden, there are contours missing in a few places on the coast. However at the places where you might need them, they should be OK.

5 Dec 2019: Generating Romania
I forgot to tell you that since 3 Dec we are generating Romaniawhich is steadily growing in popularity as a trekking destination.

4 Dec 2019: Generating Sweden
Did you know that Sweden was one of the best places in Europe for watching northern lights? Now you won't get lost there.

4 Dec 2019: English news added
English news (that is this box) added. Yes, I decided that I will translate it (just from now on).

Map Installation Tutorial

  1. Download the maps of the country you want from the Download section.
  2. Connect your GPS or its memory card to your PC.
  3. (If you are slightly paranoid), check if the SHA256 hash of the ZIP file is correct. If you don't know what I'm talking about, just ignore this step.
  4. Unpack the downloaded .zip file.
  5. Copy the .img file from the ZIP archive to the memory card. The map needs to be put to the correct directory, it is /garmin on my eTrex 30. There will probably already be some .img files.
  6. Switch on your GPS and check if the map displays. On my eTrex, it is in Settings -> Map -> Map Information, where you should see Turisticka mapa CR od V0174. If you have all the other maps switched off, it should be enough to display the map from the main menu.
  7. If your device didn't find the map, you probably either put it to the wrong directory or your GPS is really old and supports just one map - in such case you probably see a file named gmapsupp.img. If is it so, you need to rename the downloaded .img file to gmapsupp.img and overwrite the one in your GPS. But be careful! Back your old file up first or just rename it, it probably contains the original maps that you got with your device and you could lose them!

Showing the map in BaseCamp

After connecting your GPS with a map already uploaded (!) to your PC, the map should synchronize to BaseCamp (it can take up to a few minutes) and it should be possible to display it (menu Maps -> Map Product). I didn't test it in Mapsource.