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gp.saliola

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Create Garmin custom maps with OkMap (freeware)
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:38:32 AM »
Recently OkMap freeware software (www. okmap .org) include a feature to generate automatically compatible Garmin custom maps (kmz format).
The map calibration is sophisticated because OkMap uses different type of projection and several datums.
This new feature includes map tiling from and to different image file formats (including from ECW map files).
It’s possible select KML extensions 2.2 (if GPS supports them), the JPEG quality, KML transparency, draw order, image scaling, ecc..
You can select the tiles to generate in output.
This feature support also "not north oriented maps".
OkMap include a Google maps server to download maps from Google, OpenStreetMap, MyTopo, DOCQ, ecc..
These two features combined together may be very useful.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2011, 05:49:44 AM by -Oz- »

jbensman

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Re: Create Garmin custom maps with OkMap (freeware)
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 10:24:17 AM »
I tried it and messed with it for a while.  But I could not figure it out.  So I uninstalled it. I am normally pretty good figuring out these kinds of programs but this one I could not. 

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Re: Create Garmin custom maps with OkMap (freeware)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 04:44:42 AM »
I have done the same experience as jbensman. I am working with a lot of different GPS and GIS Tools. But I was not able to generate a stable Custom Maps for my Garmin GPSmap 62.
At the end, like jbensman, I deinstalled OKMap. So I am still looking for a tool to generate Custom Maps for Garmin GPS devices.

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Re: Create Garmin custom maps with OkMap (freeware)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 04:55:10 AM »
Personally, I just use Globalmapper, which is a powerful all around GIS tool. But there are several other tools for creating custom maps. I have not used any of these myself.

http://moagu.com/?page_id=155
http://mobac.sourceforge.net/
http://www.the-thorns.org.uk/mapping/
http://topofusion.com/garmin-custom-maps.php
http://googletrail.codeplex.com/

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Re: Create Garmin custom maps with OkMap (freeware)
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 08:24:28 PM »
I had the same luck wit ok map, even after e-mailing for more info.  But I have trouble figuring out simple things a lot of times with the computer.  It sounded great.  I've been trying to figure out some simple mapping on something.  Downloaded a bunch of programs recommended here but overwhelmed myself.  The same time I was trying to figure ok map.

 

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