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Converting KMZ files to IMG files
« on: May 10, 2013, 07:13:35 PM »
I'm learning about making maps and have a question. I've been using Goggle Earth to upload different maps of different areas. It saves the custom maps in the custom maps  of my Garmin Map 62 S folder as a KMZ file.
Is there a way to convert this file to a IMG file so it easyier to turn on/off in the maps set up menu?
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Re: Converting KMZ files to IMG files
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 07:33:11 PM »
CustomMaps are raster maps (bitmaps).  IMG files are vector maps.  CustomMaps don't contain any data that could be converted  unless you actually want to trace everything, then assign proper types to it.


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Re: Converting KMZ files to IMG files
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 08:22:06 AM »
I'm "guessing" he means he is uploading tracks from the GPS to Google Earth.

I would suggest using GPSBabel to convert the KMZ files to GPX format.  you can then import them into GPSMapedit or use something like GPX2IMG.


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Re: Converting KMZ files to IMG files
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 08:28:14 AM »
Do you really think so? His post seemed very clear to me that he was using Garmin's "Custom Maps" format with a .kmz file in the CustomMaps folder.

There are a couple programs that will convert raster imagery to .img files, but they have limitations. You could try MOAGU and see if it works with your maps. The author is a member here and he frequently assists users with his software. http://moagu.com/

Another option is Mapwel: http://www.mapwel.net/autovector/hw_autovector.html


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