Last post by Boyd - November 21, 2023, 01:08:53 PM
Sounds like Garmin has done something strange with the Overlander. Too bad - but they've been trying to discourage third party maps for awhile across their products. I stopped making Garmin-format maps myself, just got tired of their closed system.
Anyway, you may have already thought of this, but have you tried making a folder named Map and putting your .img file(s) in it? IIRC, some newer automotive devices still recognize maps in the Garmin folder, but others require you to use the Map folder.
Last post by dessmo - November 21, 2023, 12:23:15 PM
I have tried several options, but have yet to find a way to use other than Garmin map. One option is to sideload an Android app that to use in combination with the maps, but for most maps it will require an internet connection which I am trying to avoid.
Last post by dessmo - November 21, 2023, 12:20:36 PM
Is it possible to use free detailed maps like topograpic maps on the Garmin GPS Overlander? I have downloaded maps in the .img format and moved them to the Garmin folder on the GPS but they dont show up on the map page. The Overland runs Android and use the Explorer app for viewing maps when not in drive mode. I have sidled apk-files to use other apps for viewing the maps, but since you dont have the play store on the GPS you run in to problems verifying payed apps with the functionality that ables downloading maps on the GPS. So does anyone know if there is a way around this? I have sidled Gaia, but the gps doses not seem to handle the t app very well, and I also dont find a way to download maps. I would like to be able to use maps from frikart.no since I live in Europe.
Last post by dbeachel - November 12, 2023, 02:50:53 PM
Thanks Boyd. I have never used a .img file before, just GPX files like from BobT. Maybe I will hold off for now. It's funny my Nuvi is so old yet still works. I have a lot of Garmin stuff some integrated with Kenwood radios. I like the way they work. Seems like the tread may be more of a tablet with a Garmin program more than a traditional Garmin.
So, apparently it's possible but - if I understand this - you would need a compiled .img file that works directly on the device itself. Those are (generally speaking) not available from GPSFileDepot. Most of the maps here must be installed on your computer and sent to the GPS with MapInstall. Also found this, but it does not suggest compatibility with MapInstall
If MapInstall doesn't work, you could try installing the third party map on an old GPS (like your Nuvi) and copy the .img file from the /Map folder on that device (or /Garmin folder for older devices).
Last post by Boyd - November 11, 2023, 04:46:12 PM
They are interesting units but $1500 for a gps is way beyond my budget. I have spent so many thousands on Garmin devices over the years already, I think I'm done.
I believe these devices are completely different animals from the traditional Garmin GPS units we have discussed here in the past. I'm really not sure if you can use third party maps - my guess is that you can't (but just a guess). I don't think it is even compatible with Basecamp, I believe you have to use their online portal to manage the device. So I don't know how you would install a third party map.
Pretty sure you can import/export tracks and waypoints using that app, then send to the GPS. But I just haven't followed these newer units very closely. I don't think it will be anything like your "trusty old Nuvi", the Nuvi series was discontinued around 10 years ago so you will definitely have to learn new ways to do things.
Last post by sockmonkey - September 03, 2023, 09:02:16 AM
"I'm about to give up on finding a downloadable file for Washington state that works"
Essentially cgpsmapper was for creating maps and mapsettoolkit to put on your gpsunit. So they probably won't help at all.
You can head over to one of my maps, which is current at https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/828/ Washington is there along with Oregon, California and Nevada. Several of the Washington maps here are individual and others part of the region, some are really old an/or dead links. You can also head over to https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Download and maybe find what you are looking for. At one time or another I've looked at most every map here and their. I have some bias on my maps but you have some options.
Last post by CLewis - August 29, 2023, 08:30:57 AM
Problem resolved. I needed to right click on mapsettoolkit and "run as administrator". Then I'm able to uninstall the problem file within the mapsettoolkit program. Basecamp now opens. I still don't know why I can't use that file, and I'm about to give up on finding a downloadable file for Washington state that works. Unless someone wants to recommend one that is trouble-free?