Using custom maps with 705?

Using custom maps with 705?

Postby wirebook » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:44 am

Is there a guide anywhere that covers how to create custom maps (or download custom maps...preferably of the free variety) into the 705?

I'm struggling with the general lack of detail of the default maps - essentially making the device useless unless I want to travel on a highway.
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Postby old_man_biking » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:39 pm

http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com/ is a good starting point for free maps.
I don't know if you can use sendmap (see http://cgpsmapper.com/ ) for uploading maps to your edge, but you can download and use Garmin's MapSource for free.

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Postby Craig » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:05 pm

Whereabouts are you?
You could have a look at OpenStreetMap: http://www.openstreetmap.org/
I think its now got pretty good (free) mapping of most of the UK, less so for other countries.

See this page for loading the maps onto a Garmin: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php ... _On_Garmin
It has details of useful software for loading maps etc.
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Postby wirebook » Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:35 pm

I'm located in the Washington DC area.

Perhaps my first question was a bit confusing. In my mind 'creating' maps meant 'downloading something someone else already made'. ;)

But it looks like Craig was able to decipher my lack of proper wording. Openstreet map appears to have amazingly detailed maps for my area.

I'll give this a whirl tonight/tomorrow and see if it meets what I'm looking for.

Thanks again!
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Postby wirebook » Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:52 am

Ok, I got it all cooking last night. Here's my quick/crude version of the steps to get free map data on your Garmin Edge 705

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Route 1: Not-super-simple, but not hard
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(Option A)
Step 1A: Go to http://www.openstreetmap.org and zoom to what you want, then copy shortcut on permalink in the bottom right
Step 1B: Open up JSOP: And paste permalink into download (green down arrow icon)
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/JOSM

(Option B)
Step 1: Grab .OSM files from Cloudmad linke below. Note, if you download the .BZ2 file instead you must use WINRAR (or similiar) to extract it.
Location: http://downloads.cloudmade.com/

(Either option, second step)
Step 2: Extract MKGMAP to a folder. Then create map .img file from MKGMAP folder using command line:

java -jar mkgmap.jar [options] data.osm

If out of memory error occurs then: java -Xmx512M -jar mkgmap.jar [options] filename.osm
Note that MORE memory added will not make it faster or better, even on a fairly highly powered box - just use 512. I tried higher numbers on an 8GB x64 WS2008 box and it didn't help any.

Download: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Mkgmap

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Route 2: Super-simple
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Go to http://downloads.cloudmade.com and download correct region Garmin .IMG maps

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Final Step (After either route 1/2): Drag and drop-esque
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Used IMG2GPS to Export Map to file called GMAPSUPP.IMG - which is the supplementary map files for the Garmin Edge.

To do so, open up IMG2GPSO and then load the folder, select all, and then check the box titled 'create file instead' checkbox and then the Create File button. Simply copy the GMAPSUPP file to your Garmin folder on the Garmin Edge device.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mdipol/img2gps/

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Postby marconazzi » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:21 am

old_man_biking wrote:http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com/ is a good starting point for free maps.
I don't know if you can use sendmap (see http://cgpsmapper.com/ ) for uploading maps to your edge, but you can download and use Garmin's MapSource for free.

Cheers,
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how can you import it in map spurce?
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Postby tgolembiewski » Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:37 pm

how can you import it in map spurce?

Using MapsetToolkit app. You'll find here how to do it. I didn't translate it to eng yet but ggl helps here... Just use ggl translate gadget from right panel.
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Postby pfamily » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:47 pm

I have been able to use WireBook's 2nd option to install the maps on my 705. Only issue is that if I use the GoTo feature of the 705 it routes me by way of highways versus the bike roads I travel, which are faster to my house. Thoughts/solutions?

The procedure I used:
1. Go to http://downloads.cloudmade.com and download correct region Garmin .IMG maps

2. Used IMG2GPS to Export Map to file called GMAPSUPP.IMG - which is the supplementary map files for the Garmin Edge.

3. To do so, open up IMG2GPSO and then load the folder, select all, and then check the box titled 'create file instead' checkbox and then the Create File button. Simply copy the GMAPSUPP file to your Garmin folder on the Garmin Edge device. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/mdipol/img2gps/
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Postby Craig » Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:46 pm

I don't think the Garmin maps from Cloudmade support routing, which may be why your goto doesn't work properly - it sounds like its using the built in basemap, which only has main roads, instead of the more detailed maps.

I recommend this website as the easiest option for getting OSM maps on your Garmin, for most of the world: http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php
Just pick the area/tiles you want, and it will send you a link to download gmapsupp.img file, or a MapSource installer. And these maps support routing.

Or there are other options for OSM maps for particular parts of the world, some of which also include contour line. eg this one for the UK is popular: http://talkytoaster.info/ukmaps.htm
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Postby jesscrane » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:02 am

Craig wrote:I don't think the Garmin maps from Cloudmade support routing, which may be why your goto doesn't work properly - it sounds like its using the built in basemap, which only has main roads, instead of the more detailed maps.
I recommend this website as option for getting OSM maps on your Garmin, for most of the world: http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.phpWalking Map of Las vegas
Just pick the area/tiles you want, and it will send you a link to download gmapsupp.img file, or a MapSource installer. And these maps support routing.
Or there are other options for OSM maps for particular parts of the world, some of which also include contour line. eg this one for the UK is popular: http://talkytoaster.info/ukmaps.htm

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Excellent!

Thank you for the recommendations!
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