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General Discussion / Re: usgs maps
« Last post by Boyd on August 17, 2018, 02:03:20 PM »
You can get USTOPO in Mobile Atlas Creator with this code

Finally had a minute to look at this. Thanks for posting, it's a good template for tiled maps in MOBAC, my previous experience has been with WMS map sources. BTW, your code is missing the closing </customMapSource> at the end.

In playing around, I noticed that you can also access the ArcGIS US Topo maps in Mobile Atlas Creator. Apparently they bought the old National Geographic TOPO! maps that used to be sold on disk. So here is a source for seamless scans of USGS 1:24000 topo maps with hillshading. They only work up to zoom level 15 and aren't going to meet MojaveMan's high standards, but they aren't bad and they're free. :)

Here's a custom mapsource for Mobile Atlas Creator. Copy the code below, paste it into a text editor, save the file as TOPO.xml and place it into the mapsources folder in Mobile Atlas Creator. It can then be used to export Garmin Custom maps.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<customMapSource>
   <name>Legacy Natl Geograpic TOPO</name>
   <minZoom>0</minZoom>
   <maxZoom>15</maxZoom>
   <tileType>png</tileType>
   <url> https://server.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services/USA_Topo_Maps/MapServer/tile/{$z}/{$y}/{$x}</url>
   <tileUpdate>None</tileUpdate>
   <backgroundColor>#000000</backgroundColor>
</customMapSource>
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General Discussion / Re: Garmin 60Cx - Can't see secondary roads
« Last post by Boyd on August 13, 2018, 12:30:16 PM »
Glad I could help :)
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General Discussion / Re: Garmin 60Cx - Can't see secondary roads
« Last post by Broken Halo on August 13, 2018, 11:17:54 AM »
What version of Basecamp/MapInstall are you using? There was an update in May that broke MapInstall, and it won't send GPSFileDepot maps to your GPS anymore. It appears to work, but the map will have no detail, as you describe. Easiest fix is to just use Mapsource.

See this thread: https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4539.0
Looks like I have v 4.7.0.

I used Mapsource and have all the detail...Thank you so much!  I've been beating my head on the desk trying to figure this out.

Just got back from a trip and realized I didn't have the detail when we encountered a closed road and needed to reroute.
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General Discussion / Re: Garmin 60Cx - Can't see secondary roads
« Last post by Boyd on August 13, 2018, 10:26:50 AM »
What version of Basecamp/MapInstall are you using? There was an update in May that broke MapInstall, and it won't send GPSFileDepot maps to your GPS anymore. It appears to work, but the map will have no detail, as you describe. Easiest fix is to just use Mapsource.

See this thread: https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4539.0
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General Discussion / Garmin 60Cx - Can't see secondary roads
« Last post by Broken Halo on August 13, 2018, 10:01:40 AM »
I have a Garmin GPS 60Cx.  I've downloaded some maps from GPSFileDepot and in BaseCamp I can see all roads, including secondary roads.  However, when I upload the map to my 60Cx I can only see major roads (US/State routes and interstates).

I'm at a loss as to why I can't see all the roads on the device.  Any thoughts on how to get the roads to display?
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Map Making Support / Re: Incorporate tracks in map
« Last post by EL34 on August 10, 2018, 05:31:31 AM »
I just turn on a detailed topo background on my gps when I need it
I don't like all the extra screen clutter when I am hiking trails
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Map Making Support / Re: Incorporate tracks in map
« Last post by Pooneil on August 10, 2018, 05:20:19 AM »
I do that using QGIS.  It has a high learning curve but will produce pro quality maps.

Not that mine are pro quality, but here is an example of what you are talking about.  The underlying map is the USGS topo series hill shade.

JPG
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kXwk3U9m3e7azy7E79necvuoO0npL40x/view?usp=sharing

KMZ
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NOqOkY0hC2wNwICWzk0knNatKW34UdyP/view?usp=sharing
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Map Making Support / Re: Tool for Creating Custom Maps
« Last post by Pooneil on August 10, 2018, 05:13:23 AM »

Do you know about such tools to make custom maps ?

I use QGIS to produce raster maps as a georeferenced tiff file.  Then convert to garmin compatible KMZ maps using G-Raster.

QGIS will also make georeferenced PDFs.  The 3.2 version is still a work in development but worth getting started on versus the older 2.18 long term release version.
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Map Making Support / Re: Copy GPX waypoints to new map?
« Last post by EL34 on August 08, 2018, 03:53:29 AM »
One thing I do often in GpsMapEdit is to open two copies of the program

I run dual 23 inch monitors
That makes it handy to have the two copies of GpsMapEdit running on separate screens

You can copy objects on one map and paste them onto another map

Very simple and easy


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Map Making Support / Re: Copy GPX waypoints to new map?
« Last post by EL34 on August 08, 2018, 03:49:42 AM »
This was answered above but I thought it would be nice to see some screen shots
It was confusing to me the first time I was trying to figure out how to add .gpx data to one of my GpsMapEdit maps

To add .gpx data to an existing map
Open an existing map in GpsMapEdit and choose ADD from the file menu
The .gpx file data shows on your map as shown in my screen shots

Or just open the .gpx file in GpsMapEdit
Choose the file and it will show on your map
Right click on any item and choose what to do with it
Tracks get converted to polylines
Waypoint get converted to points

Choose the type of object from the dialog box that opens
Lines and points all have many types you can choose from

If you save your map in  GpsMapEdit, the .gpx file will be attached to the GpsMapEdit file
You can click on any of the .gpx objects in your map and it will delete all of them
Your converted objects will still be on your map

If you do not delete the .gpx file from you map, it will open every time you open your map
The file gets attached to your map data .txt or .mp file
You can open those files and delete the .gpx line manually
See my screen shot below
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