[Talk-GB] Garmin maps no larger than 24MB

Glenn Proctor glenn at docproc.com
Wed Dec 30 14:42:19 GMT 2009

Hi Russ

I have a little Perl script that will create GPSMAPSUPP.IMG files
(suitable for a Garmin GPS) from arbitrary combinations of OSM tiles
and contours. It pulls OSM tiles from
http://openstreetmap.teddynetz.de:81/latest/img/ and contour tiles
from the SMC site.

If you look at http://ulrichkuester.de/OSM/CoordinateToOSMTile.html
and note the list of tile numbers you want (e.g. 63271825.img
63272005.img for the Lake District), and then at
http://www.smc.org.uk/ContourMaps.php for the contour tile numbers
(e.g. 14203054.img for the Lakes) and send them to me I can run the
script for you and send you the .IMG files.

Alternatively (and for anyone else who's interested) the script itself
is at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23033/OSM/OSM2Garmin.pl - I've only
tested it on Linux but it should work anywhere you have Perl
installed. It uses sendmap (free version from
http://www.cgpsmapper.com/buy.htm) to do the actual map compilation so
you'll need that as well.



On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Russ Phillips <russ at phillipsuk.org> wrote:
> My father-in-law has a Garmin eTrex Legend C, and we'd like to put some
> OSM maps on it for use when walking up hills in Scotland and the Lake
> District. As he's a hillwalker, contours are important, but it only has
> 24MB of storage.
> All the UK maps with contours are far too big to fit. Does anyone know
> of anywhere that I can get maps of regions, that would be small enough
> to fit?
> Russ
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