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Map Making Support / Re: GpsMapEdit - Out of memory?
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:28:07 PM »
You can use action File -> Add in GPSMapEdit to join mp files. Please note, that cgpsmapper has a file size limit too, you won't be able to compile, if resulting mp file is too big.

Map Making Support / Re: GpsMapEdit - Out of memory?
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:39:21 AM »
GPSMapEdit is a 32-bit application, which uses up to 2GB of memory. On 64-bit system you can increase this value to 4GB by patching exe header with editbin, but I doubt if this will help with your file.

When GPSMapEdit opens an img container, it shows its content as a list. You don't have to load all at once, you can select only some elements to load and then eventually repeat the same process with other elements.

Looks like Mapsource. Maybe try MapInstall instead?
Unfortunately latest version of MapInstall is damaged, you should try older one, like 4.0.4.

General Discussion / Re: Africa OSM Topo Routable /// Africa East
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:10:08 AM »
Could you copy messages that are displayed by install*.bat?

General Discussion / Re: Maps for Other Countries
« on: August 21, 2018, 03:12:22 AM »
Hi Entreat,

when I add a map to this site, I can select countries, which are covered by it. But there is only a predefined set of countries, from which I can choose. I publish a full map of Africa, but because of above limitation, search doesn't show it all.

See my maps here:

General Discussion / Re: Downloaded Map Not Complete
« on: June 01, 2018, 12:49:13 PM »
But the installation goes way to fast and only 1.36 mb ends up installed on my Oregon???
Isn't it the recent BaseCamp/MapInstall at work?

If you have installed BaseCamp 4.70, then downgrade it to previous version, it will transfer maps to GPS correctly (You will return to version, which sends reports to Garmin though).

General Discussion / Re: Map Manager Quits
« on: May 27, 2018, 04:31:38 AM »
I use the standard windows zip files for the maps I make because that way I know they will open on a Mac without any special software.
7-zip can create common zip archive too, but using 7z format I get file sizes about 10-15% lower. I feel like being kind of ecological saving space and data transfer ;)

IMHO 7-zip is one of the best file archivers available and is free.

General Discussion / Re: Map Manager Quits
« on: May 24, 2018, 06:31:35 AM »
Hi Tracy,

I don't use Mac and my knowledge about Mac OS is limited. Please watch this tutorial, maybe it will help:

It is about maps for fenix, but topo maps work exactly the same. The only difference is that you don't have to rename img file in device, which is shown at the end of video.

GPSr Units / Re: Best big screen GPS for custom maps
« on: April 02, 2018, 02:25:24 AM »
I doubt if it is really compatible with topo maps. There is no offer for topo maps outside US. I guess it works like any other nuvi and you probably won't see POIs on map.

Map Making Support / Re: Garmin Chip "Splash Screen"
« on: March 06, 2018, 04:19:09 AM »
Different units show different info. It could be map name from img header or MPS subfile, copyright from TRE subfile, license from LBL subfile. Garmin maps in GMP format contain some additional legal warning, which I have never seen presented in GPS.

For cgpsmapper copyright is fixed but you can set own license text. For mkgmap you can set copyright and license. Map names in img can be edited by GMapTool.

It is very new, one can expect some problems, but it works. I have published maps of Africa and South America with DEM. They become big.

BuildDEMFile creates subfile DEM based on given area or area extracted from subfile TRE (subfile as an internal part of an img tile). It is quite tricky to add DEM to existing map, but can be done with gmaptool.

Mkgmap is is easy. Just put some option like required resolution and path to SRTM files. Then mkgmap adds DEM to each tile. Actually I haven't tried with *.mp source, but with OSM data, maps compile without problems.

Garmin's 24k topo maps include DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data in their proprietary format that provides 3d shaded terrain. This feature is only available on Garmin products, there are no third party tools for using DEM in a map.
This is no longer true, mkgmap and BuildDEMFile can create DEM now. See:

Map Making Support / Re: Kashmir (Pir Pinjal) map in 1:100k or less
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:14:03 AM »
Hi Brian,

you could try my maps of Asia, based on OSM data:

Map Making Support / Re: POI type affects GPS "Find"
« on: January 05, 2018, 03:19:14 PM »
There is no clear rule, it depends on GPS. See some info here:

Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: FontStyle= for lines in .TYP file
« on: December 20, 2017, 02:51:04 PM »
I think there should be 2 lines, like:


Try to use some TYP editor, I recommend TypViewr:

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