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If you select track summary, GPSU itself reveals tools to simplify and compress tracks

Open the GPX in GPSU and click the map icon to draw the track.

Then File>Copy bitmap to put it on the clipboard

The simplest way, I think, would be to open the track in GPSU, save the image then use Photoshop to select the track by its colour and then paste that onto the background.

General Discussion / Re: Why has a map of the entire US not been made?
« on: January 12, 2020, 12:38:02 AM »
There are technical reasons why a single Garmin map of the US cannot be made. Garmin devices vary but are limited to a few thousand map segments and, for the maps I make from USGS, each state is a few hundred although it depends on the level of detail, too.

General Discussion / Re: Converting Holux USB GPS Receiver to Serial
« on: October 24, 2019, 11:03:02 PM »
There is a utility software - GPSU - that interfaces with many types of GPS unit. Maybe post the question in their user forum. www.gpsu.co.uk

Map Making Support / Re: Making new map from custom kmz maps and tracks
« on: September 21, 2019, 07:02:15 AM »
I'm not sure exactly what you mean - but my MAPC2MAPC will open a 'Custom Map' KMZ (tiled raster images) as a single calibrated image. You can then paint GPX tracks onto the image in various styles/colours and save the result as another KMZ. It won't do arrows, though.

Apologies for that - I searched for "BobT" and they appeared to be Garmin Maps.

As far as I know, BackCountryNavigator does not support Garmin maps. The only Android app that I know of that does support Garmin maps is Orux. The app is free but the rendering is not brilliant quality.

Use File>Import into my collection in Basecamp.

Attach the Garmin, right-click on the KMZ in Basecamp and choose Send to...

Map Making Support / Re: Having Issues with Compiling
« on: August 21, 2019, 11:36:43 PM »
My map of Britain is about 13GB made up of 400 .MP files, the largest is 150MB.

On a 3.4GHz i7, cgpsMapper takes about 20 hours to compile all the files; MKGMap takes 15 minutes.

Map Making Support / Re: Having Issues with Compiling
« on: August 21, 2019, 12:05:50 AM »
cgpsMapper is no longer supported nor developed.

MKGMap will compile .MP files and works for me.

I'm trying to analyse exactly what is happening.

As I understand it, Registry-based maps show correctly in Basecamp but lose detail when installed on the device.

Garmin provide a converter to make GMAP from Registry-based files - and JaVaWa offer one too (which works for me).

If Basecamp installs GMAP files correctly then the conversion is a simple way to get round this issue. Or am I missing something?

MAPC2MAPC will cut the large TIF images from CNIG (c14000x9000 pixels) into tiles for Orux (and others).
If you use MBTILES format then you can join several maps together seamlessly.

The Spanish Geographic Institute offers free downloads at 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 : http://www.ign.es/web/ign/portal/cbg-area-cartografia

MAPC2MAPC (also not free) will convert to KMZ and allows you to select tiles for just the areas you want - the map created does not need to be a whole rectangle.

If you already have GPX  files of your planned routes then it will create a Route map optimised to cover just the GPXs

And it will make JNXs too.

[Sorry, Moderator - I declare a personal interest]

Map Making Support / Re: Custom Map Making for garmin Help
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:27:03 AM »
There is a calibrated version attached.

I changed the file name as some units can be fussy about long names and hyphens.

The coordinates printed at the side were a great help!

I used my MAPC2MAPC program to input the coordinates and output the KMZ.

This is full size and uses four 'tiles' of the hundred allowed in your unit.

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