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GPSr Units / Re: Garmin GPS Map 60cx not seeing maps
« on: September 19, 2022, 11:57:19 AM »
I figured that if OP can or can't see his map on there gps using a nearly guaranteed to work method will know how to progress from there if needed.  Will see what happens if or when the OP reports back

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GPSr Units / Re: Garmin GPS Map 60cx not seeing maps
« on: September 19, 2022, 08:55:28 AM »
Hi Gav,

I'll throw my 2 cents in.  I have and older and a newer etrex.  The older is a single map set and the newer, multi map set.  Dig around for a 4GB or less micro card, or format in fat32 a larger card.  Shrink it using 3rd party software so you have less than 4 gigs, say 3.95 of usable space, the remainder unallocated.  Now again create the Garmin folder and copy what ever map (img) you have renamed to gmapsupp, as long as it is less that the 3.95 gigs.  Power up/power cycle gps and see if your desired map appears

I've been asked this on my new maps thread and pm'ed by users, a couple people who bothered to report back had this succeed.  Please report back! 

sm

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: no TYP files with Sockmonkey maps?
« on: August 20, 2022, 06:35:09 PM »
Glad you got it working.
 I still have about 10 old micro sd's, some of which are 1 or 2 gb in size for an old single map etrex.  It may be hard to find anything less than 8gb new these days but 1,2 and 4's can be found on ebay.  If you get additional cards, you may need 3rd party software to resize the sd card to 4gb or less.  4> formatted fat 32, the remainder unused/unformatted.  I believe that the gps will not even try to read the contents if it is over 4gb on older gps's in addition to the Garmin/gmapsupp.img as you found out

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: no TYP files with Sockmonkey maps?
« on: August 20, 2022, 05:24:27 PM »
There is also an advanced tool, http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/gmaptool

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: no TYP files with Sockmonkey maps?
« on: August 20, 2022, 05:12:30 PM »
Hi

The "Windows" version is the .img file and can be directly copied or installed to the Garmin folder on your GPS (on older, single mapset devices mapname may need to be renamed gmapsupp.img), or copied to Orux/mapfiles folder.  Orux is available on the Google Play Store or for free at the authors website, https://www.oruxmaps.com/cs/en/more/downloads. To view in Basecamp on Windows use the "Mac" version, after extracting and opening to mapaname.gmap, mapset can be placed in the Windows C:/ProgramData/Garmin/Maps folder (may need to un-hide and create)  or installed to Mac using it's install process.

or follow this

https://www.javawa.nl/virtualdevice.html  in this case you can use the "windows" or the .img

forget cgpsmapper and mapset tool kit

The typ file is in both the gmap and img file on all my maps, user can change many visual elements with typviewer or typewiz


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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: August 11, 2022, 05:03:30 PM »
LongRide,

It is fairly simple, though there is a specific process to follow.  It looks like you are interested in the CA-WestProvTopo.  I'm going to assume you are using Windows.  I'm not sure what version you downloaded already, but you you need to download the MAC version.  Yes, it is zipped but it is in standard zip format not 7z, as that's an allowed format to upload.  With whatever tool you use unzip that file and you should have a folder.  In that folder it is named CA-WestProvTopo you should have two folders inside that named, WestProvTopo and WestProvRouteable, both of these will end in .gmapi  Depending on your archive utility you will need to open that folder you desire one or two times until the end is just gmap.  (If you see Product1, etc you've gone too far and back up one step).

Go to C\ProgramData and make sure show hidden items is enabled.  You may see a folder named Garmin with a folder within named Maps, if not create them and you should end up with C\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps   Copy the folder ending in gmap to the Maps folder, now open Basecamp and this map should now be in your drop down on the toolbar and select it.

Now transferring to you GPS.  Since you are not necessarily interested in the whole mapset I suggest your install Garmin Mapsource https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209). if you don't already have it.  I find it easier than basecamp to select smaller areas to install to the gps, not just my maps but also Garmins own maps or any other compatible maps for that matter.  Hope this helps!

Sockmonkey


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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: June 28, 2022, 12:36:46 PM »
mikkowus
I don't want to sound insulting but will assume we're starting from scratch as it's come up on this thread, pm and other posts on the forums since day one.  In the case of my maps it's more insert that install

-Download the windows version from the link below.  When unzipped, you should have a file name CA-TerritoriesTopo.img
-Get a micro sd card, 16 or 32gb should be fine
-format card in fat 32
-Create folder on card and name it "Garmin" without quotes
-Copy CA-TerritoriesTopo.img to the Garmin folder on the sd
-May need to power cycle, go to maps setting to enable

The longer way
-go to link and download the mac version, extract and open until you're at CA-TerritoriesTopo.gmap
-install garmin basecamp, if mac I think you also need a map install program as well
-In windows, go to C\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps(may need to show hidden) if not present create a folder Garmin and within that create a folder Maps
-copy CA-TerritoriesTopo.gmap into the Maps folder, open basecamp and it should be in the drop down for maps, from there you can plug the gps in to your computer and send the maps to gps

I believe for mac, extract, click on gmapi and it will "install" or place where it needs to go

Let us know how it goes,  out of curiosity what is the something for the Yukon


https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/839/

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Map Making Support / Re: Aerial images
« on: June 28, 2022, 08:30:15 AM »
My bad on my math.  It should be 400gb not 4tb.  Each region I've made has a folder and within are the hgt files for dem and mp for contours.  Say it's 20 gb uncompressed, zipping in 7zip format, set to ultra it will end up about 12% of the folder.  I delete a folder when not needed and decompress the archive when needed.

To the OP, I don't have numbers to back it up, but leading up to and beginning to make maps for garmin devices I concluded that there aren't that many people making them, though the small community is dedicated.  It is dispersed over place and time with free software, depreciated or no longer available software mixed in with paid.  You have asked about aerial images and some suggestions have been made where to locate them.  When I first began making maps there wasn't or really isn't a one stop shop and I had to figure a lot out by testing and trial and error, for my purposes, and I'm glad I did.  Good luck.

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Map Making Support / Re: Aerial images
« on: June 27, 2022, 04:41:21 PM »
Neither of my handheld garmins will display a photorealistic 3d, though they will show the 2d version, whatever is in the map and the kmz image that was overlaid show up.  Orux maps will show 3d, not natively though.  The gmapsupp, even if shading is in the img, will not show up.  One has to copy to the DEM folder in orux the .hgt file(s) and point orux to where that folder  is at.  One then may have to adjust the altitude scale to avoid overly pointy or flat terrain.  The zoom and tilt work well, but text and trail, roads gets distorted somewhat, it looks fairly close to the basecamp version though.  It's fun to make and can be useful, but one has to accept some limitations.

When not currently used I 7zip my contour and dem files and it's about 40gb or = 4 Tb unzipped.  Any map the has images or terrain has a storage tax.  This would be difficult if not impossible for mortals 15-20 years ago.  With this app you have created, are there any sd cards of that size to hold 600gb? 

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Map Making Support / Re: Aerial images
« on: June 27, 2022, 02:30:12 PM »
The screenshot or "snipping" was in basecamp, then I cropped a little more with an image editing software.  In 2018 or so the MKGMAP folks figured out how to "merge" the SRTM data (.hgt files in this case) in the compiler as an option, in the simplest term.  For shading and basic 3D the 3" are fine for basecamp and gps and they are 2.75mb for each tile vs 25mb for the 1".  My US-WestTopo uses about 440 2.75mb tiles, the 1" would make the map way to big and strain my hard drive capacity from all the other maps!

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Map Making Support / Re: Aerial images
« on: June 27, 2022, 12:54:36 PM »

Awhile back I was messing around and the end result I snipped out, the ingredients:

-Map in basecamp, in this case I had made a custom map of one grid of lat/long
-I used http://www.sasgis.org/sasplaneta/  In this case I believe I used an ESRI image and exported to kmz format
-Import in basecmap and played around with transparency and detail settings
-I don't remember which I did first but I sent to gps (orux, old etrex and newer etrex)

The end result was "passable" for my purposes, but I haven't put any more effort in this.  This image is of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in NE Oregon.  I've been doing some side stuff in relief shading and have used use sas, there are also a couple of plug ins for qgis that allow you to add layers from various aerial imagery sources and then save/export to other formats



 

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I guess it did display

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For some reason I'm unable to attach a photo today....anyway

It look like the map is missing a typ file.  I can see shading coming through.  I removed temporarily the typ from my map and it looked close to what you are showing.  Those lines look to areas where a First Nation, Forest and other public lands should be displayed.  Who did you get this map from and how did you install it?  Most if not all of the current map makers include a typ as the maps looks better than a "generic" look.  Look around in the folder that you download and see if you find a typ file (it will be 10-100kb most likely).  There are a couple free tools that can install the typ properly.

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General Discussion / Re: New Maps for Canada, US and Mexico
« on: February 13, 2022, 12:57:46 PM »
I spoke too soon in the previous post and used bad math.  The CA-Territories Topo and routable versions together will be uploaded.

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