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Downloading open streetmap data to garmin GPS devices (1 Viewer)

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Veteran of the Battle of Peppa Pig World (2022)
United Kingdom
Found a really useful website for downloading openstreetmaps into garmin GPS devices:

http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/

You just select the map range you want, put in your email, and it notifies you when the map is ready to download. A big improvement on the basemap.

The "generic routeable" worked fine for me using the download which goes straight onto the GPS SD card.

Might be useful for someone out there.
 

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Veteran of the Battle of Peppa Pig World (2022)
United Kingdom
It looks like a server is down on the original site quoted above, and if you request a map, it now has a 500 day waiting list!
However, the following site has pretty global coverage of free OSM topo maps with contours, and look pretty good on garmin handhelds


the automatic routing along public footpaths still blows me away for some reason!
 

dogbreath

Well-known member
I have used Talkytoaster maps on my garmin device. These are not free but have a modest price and are very good. Although Talkytoaster is UK based, his maps (which are based on open-source mapping) are available for most of the world and are updated frequently. The support available from Talkytoaster is also very good. Money well spent.
 

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Veteran of the Battle of Peppa Pig World (2022)
United Kingdom
I suspect talkytoaster will be similar in that the maps are clearer, and more interactive than the os maps that you can pay heavy for. The os maps look really cluttered and crap, especially on a small screen!
 

dogbreath

Well-known member
Talkytoaster does a trial/free download of the Isle of Wight at 1:25000 so you can see how the mapping looks on screen. A big difference between the Ordnance Survey and the Talkytoaster maps is that the OS map is essentially a photograph of the paper map and as you zoom there comes a point when the mapping becomes pixelated. With the TT mapping, as you zoom in you get more detail. The TT maps look great on my GPS 66s
 

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