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Started by Tom Brooks, July 08, 2019, 01:57:41 PM

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Tom Brooks

I went to gmaptool and downloaded a United States/Pacific area OSM Topo routable file. I successfully unzipped it, but when I try to import it to Garmin BaseCamp, there doe NOT seem to be an acceptable file format. I am finding a folder with a .gmap extension, and files with .mdx and .typ. BaseCamp doesn't want to recognize any of them.

I feel like I'm missing a step. Any help on this forum that someone can steer me to?? I will eventually be uploading to a Garmin etrex 20x. Thank you in advance!!


You can't "open" or "import" maps in Basecamp, those functions only work for user data like tracks and waypoints. See these instructions for installing the map:

Tom Brooks

Thanks. Those directions were confusing, but knowing that the map was actually there (not needing to import) helped. I hit the maps menu and there it was.