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Free maps for Garmin

Postby 3_dogs on Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:36 pm

I happened across Open Street Map, so I started looking. I found instructions in the wiki pages for loading free maps onto a garmin. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin includes instructions for downloading and installing pre-made maps or building your own from their data. Nifty!

Then I hit the jackpot: a page to create topo maps. I had to give it a try. I followed the instruction and after some technical troubleshooting (mainly with downloading the map data) I was able to create a topo map of WV and load it onto my eTrex Legend HCX. With some other tool I found I was able to load the topos into MapSource.

Creating your own topo maps does take some technical prowess, but I do have an older copy of Cygwin. That may be part of the problem.

I'll let everyone know how the topos worked out.
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Re: Free maps for Garmin

Postby scoutingwv on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:44 pm

So, I'm guessing you didn't see this, or you just wanted to try something different?
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