Windows/Linux – VeloMap Map Downloads

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About the Maps - Please Read

Maps are available Worldwide. They are usually updated every Friday.

 

- Map Data

All maptiles are compiled with mkgmap using map data from openstreetmap.org & Contributors. You can use and edit the map data by visiting openstreetmap.org.

Thanks to Geofabrik for providing the map data snapshots which I use to create the maps.

Thanks to http://viewfinderpanoramas.org for the best DEM (contourlines) available on the net.

-- For Copyrights please see the Installer or if you unextract the installer see the file copyright.txt.

 

 

Programs to Display the VeloMap

Besides being shown on (nearly) all Garmin GPS devices - most People will use Garmin Basecamp (v3 or later) or Garmin Mapsource to show the maps on their Desktop and plan tours/trips.

For anyone on the good side of earth Openmtbmap.org maps are also correctly shown in Qlandkarte_GT - QLandkarte_GT is compatible with all big OS (Linux, MacOSx and well Windows too). Linux users can alternatively install Mapsource 6.13.6 in WINE. After unpacking you find instructions for Qlandkarte / Linux use in a .txt file (informations... .txt).

For Linux/Unix users there is also a script to unpack the maps, and automatically create a gmapsupp: https://github.com/btittelbach/openmtbmap_openvelomap_linux

Mapsource - I wouldn't use any version but 6.16.3. Mapsource versions 6.14 to 6.15.6 are complete junk, if you use it, please update. Also note that Mapsource versions prior to 6.16.1 do not show all ways and pathes so they are not really usable. Mac OSx users please use Qlandkarte GT or use the provided Mac OSx maps.

 

Problems – Help – Tutorials

A Beginners Guide can be found here: get started with VeloMaps

Install Mapsource: tutorials/install-mapsource/

To install the maps, just run "VeloMap_country_setup.exe". Qlandkarte GT/linux users only need to unzip the .exe maps (7-zip lzma2 compresion e.g. with p7zip) and open the map via Qlandkarte GT (choose .tdb and osmmap*.img). Linux Users also look at this script to unpack/create gmapsupp.img - After unpacking you find instructions for Qlandkarte / Linux use in a .txt file (informations... .txt). Note all installers should work perfectly fine using Wine too.

Send Maps to GPS with Mapsource: tutorials/send-maps-to-your-gps/mapsource/

I recommend to always send maps to an external data card and not internal memory. (this way if something goes wrong, or maps would be damaged you run less danger of wrecking your GPS).

Alternative: Use create_gmapsupp.img.bat or create_gmapsupp.img_with_mkgmap.bat and place the newly created gmapsupp.img into /garmin folder on your GPS. Address search cannot be included this way.

Send maps to GPS with mkgmap (for Unix users): tutorials/send-maps-to-your-gps/mkgmap/

You can also send maps to your GPS with QlandkarteGT

Mapsource Error / debug Mapsource: There is a problem with the MapSource registry. Please re-install Mapsoures and start again Solve with Mapsource Fix Or with Mapset Toolkit

Please also read the FAQ

 

 

Current Issues

- The address search is more or less working correctly now (problems related to OSM address data crazyness excluded). Some problems with Umlauts may happen though.

- General: Autorouting over (very) long distances on GPS works only with Via Points. If you plan your routes on a PC solve this issue with WinGDB: plan-routes/

- Autorouting needs attributes like tracktype, lanes, routes, smoothness, class:bicycle and others to work well. So keep care to enter those details into OSM. (not all are needed, but enough for me to guesstimate wheter a street is cyclefriendly/mtbriendly or not).

- Non Connected ways and overlapping ways without node, this is the main problem and a problem of the underlaying map data – please check here: http://keepright.ipax.at/report_map.php

Only check/enable: "allmost Junctions" , "intersections without junctions" as well as "overlapping ways". This helps you to quickly spot the erros. You can then follow the link to Potlatch (or also JOSM is integrated for JOSM users) and quickly correct mistakes!

Watch out not to connect ways that are not connected in reality (i.e. a way crosses another on a brigde, here no connecting node is the right solution).

- If you use Windows 2000 you need to install the "reg" command : Reg cmd at Microsoft if you want to run the batchfiles (.bat files). The Batches are incompatible to earlier Windows versions.

- Note sometimes sea is missing or lakes empty. It is usually a problem in OSM data.

- Note 1: older GPS (non touchscreen) run slower the more maps are inside memory. For 60CSx or Vista/Legend HCx I recommend to not use more than 2 GB of maps, else your GPS gets slow.

 

Overlapping maps in border regions

While you can join maps of different countries, routing over the boundary is a bit shaky, and you will have one map overlaying the other with white background. As long as mkgmap cannot create randomly shaped overview maps (currently only rectangles), this problem is not solvable. There is however the possibility to download a Europe map, which will be updated every 4-6 weeks. 

 

Velomap and Openmtbmap of the same Country -- Problems

If you install an openmtbmap and a VeloMap of the same country with contourlines as separate download (and Spain as well as Canary Islands), you should only send the contourlines once (meaning with either Openmtmbap or Velomap of the country). Else you GPS might not show the maps, or worse not even start until maps are deleted. There are several possibilities.

a) Install both maps without contourlines and contourlines separately (install separate contourlines only map option in installer). You have not trouble.

b) be careful here: Select the map as usual in Basecamp/Mapinstall, then go to the list of the selected tiles ready to be sent to the GPS, scroll down to the bottom, and unselect the contourlines only tiles from the list.

-- This is not a problem with countries where contourlines are fully integrated like Germany, Alps, Austria,......

 

Notice on Updating Maps

Just run the velomap_country_setup.exe again.

 

Overlapping maps in border regions

While you can join maps of different countries, routing over the boundary is a bit shaky, and you will have one map overlaying the other with white background. As long as mkgmap cannot create randomly shaped overview maps (currently only rectangles), this problem is not solvable. There is however the possiblity to download a Europe map, which will be updated every 4-6 weeks. Get Europe Map here (donation needed): www.velomap.org/support/europe-map/

 

Change Layout and Contrast of the maps

On installation you can choose the layout of the maps. Traditional layout is for Qlandkarte GT, Mapsource and Basecamp and offers a good layout and design for big screens. On the GPS device velo.typ offers high contrast for best orientation while riding your bike or walking. For riding your roadbike, or commuting I have included the "racing bicycle" layout. The Racing Bicycle layout is heavily simplified, and focusses on the street network. Buildings or other distracting objects are not shown. Also most POI are not shown.

In order to change the layout - simply run velomap_country_change_layout.exe (this is also linked in your Start --> Programs Folder for each map). This also enables you to quickly change the layout before sending maps to your GPS device, and then quickly change it back for better planning on your desktop.

You can change .TYP-files - which are responsible for the layout, and therefore the map colours, to your liking by using http://www.maptk.dnsalias.com/ to adapt the .TYP files. Do not use http://ati.land.cz/gps/typdecomp/editor.cgi because it is not fully compatible and may corrupt the .TYP file.

 

Feedback

Please comment if you like theese maps or even better tell other people about them (forums, blog about it, twitter, etc…) In case maps break Mapsource or don't work – please write exactly which downloads don't work and the time of download as well as your OS and Mapsource version.. Please also read here https://www.velomap.org/download/#problems-help-tutorials or in the FAQ

 

Map Downloads by GWDG

 Maps are updated once weekly. For last map update: please look at at http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/openmtbmap/odbl/velomap/

For some countries contourlines (height lines) are available as separate downloads – please get them from the contourlines tab.

 

There are md5 checksums and filesizes now for every download. To access them simply change the download link. Simply put a /md5_hashes in front of the filename - and add .txt to the filename. E.g. you will find the md5 .txt file for:

http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/openmtbmap/odbl/velomap/veloalps.exe here:

http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/misc/openstreetmap/openmtbmap/odbl/velomap/md5_hashes/veloalps.exe.txt

or the same for premium downloads. E.g. for

https://www.velomap.org/?s2member_file_download=odbl/nepal_contours.7z here:

https://www.velomap.org/?s2member_file_download=odbl/md5_hashes/nepal_contours.7z.txt

 

Additionally - for all Premium Downloads (except MacOSx contourlines) - you can find all update times in this file: www.velomap.org/?s2member_file_download=odbl/timestamps.txt

(note this is only provided for premium downloads - because for normal downloads you can just surf the FTP folder structure) here

 

Map Legend

  • velomap - Legend for Mapsource/Qlandkarte_GT Installation
  • For the map legend in OSM format and the style-files, please look at the SVN (see FAQ)

 

Continents map downloads:

 

Europe map downloads:

German Bundeslaender:

 

France - DOM-TOM (Premium Members only):

 

Africa map downloads - (contourlines separate except for Canary Islands):

 

Asia Map Downloads - (contourlines separate):

 

Australia-Oceania Premium map downloads:

 

North America Premium map downloads:

For an Overview of the areas covered by the US-extracts please visit: www.velomap.org/support/north-america/

 

South America Premium map downloads:

 

Premium Contourlines Downloads (v.2 october 2012)

Most countries, especially the popular ones, have the contourlines already integrated. However for several countries the contourlines are rather large (rule of thumb if contourlines have more data than the maps) and I integrate them, but you need to download them separately (once). The installer will ask for the contourlines file as soon as you activate the checkbox to integrate the contourlines in the installer. You do not need to extract the contourlines - this will be done by the installer (and is only needed once. On updates you don't need to redo it).

In general it is fine to only update the map, as I try to change the contourlines as seldom as possible.

Notes - below Contourlines are only for VeloMap Members - please login (or click on any download link and you are forwarded to the checkout page).

 

Continents


Asia is additionally available in three parts. Interval is 25m and Contourlines are NOT integrated into the maps. You can still download them however:

And as for the Alps, there are also Asia Contourlines with 20m interval of the Himalayas

 

Asia:

Africa:

Europe:

North America:

South America:

Velomap (and Openmtbmap) Premium maps download in Mac OSx format (gmap)

All Velomaps and Openmtbmaps are also available for download in gmap/gmapi Mac OSX format: you can get them here: https://www.velomap.org/download/macosx/

 

For OpenMTBMap downloads please go here. https://www.velomap.org/download/openmtbmap/

 

(note if you are not a VeloMap member - please directly go to OpenMTBMap.org

 

152 comments to Windows/Linux – VeloMap Map Downloads

  • David Sherrard

    After I down load a file with a .exe extension, like velo-map NZ, it will not run or launch. What am I doing wrong. Thanks

    • extremecarver

      Well – either some antivirus you run – runs havoc, or your download is incomplete (could be firewall/antivirus issues). Best check the MD5 hash – or at least the filesize – explanation to that on the download page.

  • frank_wessels@web.de

    Hallo,
    ich habe velomap_europe jetzt zum dritten Mal insatlliert. Zuletzt ohne europe_conturs.
    Das Ergebnis ist immer das Selbe. Nur ein paar Hauptstraßen und noch ein paar Striche sihen Anlage.
    Die Karte openmtbmap_europe ist dagegen einwandfrei mit einem detailierten Kartenbild.
    Was habe ich falsch gemacht?
    Viele Grüße
    Frank

    • extremecarver

      Ah – evtl ist da beim Update was noch nicht richtig gelaufen. Schau mal Morgen Nach ob die mapfilesveloeurope.7z neuer ist – wenn ja lade die nochmal runter. (und überprüf ob dein veloeurope.exe vom selben DAtum ist). Prinzipiell musst du nur einfach dem Installer dann beide .7z Dateien geben (die contours nur einmal – die müssen nicht geupdated werden).

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