[Talk-ca] Garmin Maps made from OSM listed on MapCenter2

Sam Vekemans acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 04:44:22 BST 2008

Hi, did you create the Montreal IMG file (how often do you update it?? can
we get a link to it on the main Canada page?) , or are you the one who make
the cloudmade website??

Im right now trying to figure out if its technically possible to incorporate
tabhe Ibycus Topo Mapset, with OSM Canada Data. (just waiting to hear back
from the owner)

I tried to download the OSM file (from cloudmade), and my computer
crashed... as its too big.  It should be split to Canada North (NTW/YK/NV)
and canada west/east at the ontario/manitoba border... that would make the
file smaller. .. or a zip file of each province..

It would be possable to overlay the OSM Canada data from each city thats
relitevly complete onto the Ibycus topo Maps.   .. as its a separate entity.
.. Standalone PDF file.


On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 12:30 PM, SteveC <steve at asklater.com> wrote:

> On 18 Jul 2008, at 22:31, Corey Burger wrote:
>  On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:05 PM, Sam Vekemans
>> <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I noticed that Montreal seems to be the only city in Canada which has a
>>> garmin map of the city posted to http://Mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com with a
>>> source reference to OSM.
>>> I am wondering who uploaded this file, and also if we can have a list
>>> growing of all the cities which other people are working on, to have
>>> those
>>> maps made into a downloadable garmin map. .. so then this way
>>> (unfortunatly
>>> mapcenter is not wiki, so others cant add on maps to an existing mapset)
>>> so
>>> its the person who uploaded it would be responsable to update this map
>>> for
>>> everyone to download.
>>> Or maybe someone out there knows how todo it easily? ..
>>> Seing as how this is the final product, showing this map on the garmin ..
>>> ..
>>> there is no sence on having more than 1 person doing the compiling for
>>> the
>>> same area.
>>> .. and perhaps this (compiled from OSM), garmin map can be made available
>>> on
>>> eaach cities page? .. and the overall list can be shown on the main
>>> Canada
>>> page?
>> Cloudmade is creating .img files for the whole world. The canada one
>> can be found at:
>> http://downloads.cloudmade.com/north_america/canada
>> I am suspicious of the package size, so I am about to load it on my gps.
> any problem let me know...
>> Of course, it would be nicer to get some smaller stuff for individual
>> cities. It probably wouldn't be that hard to pull a rectange out of
>> OSM each day and build .img files automatically. I recently purchased
>> mappingfreedom.ca so I might do that when I get the time/bandwidth.
>> Corey
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> Best
> Steve

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