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Tom Brooks

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total newbie stumped
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:57:41 PM »
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!!

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Re: total newbie stumped
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 01:40:47 PM »
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: http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/installation

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Re: total newbie stumped
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 01:17:00 PM »
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.

 

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