New – Premium Gmapsupp.img – directly for Garmin GPS units

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As Garmin does not seem to fix MapInstall on Windows anytime soon – I’ve now also made all countries except Europe continent and Asia continent (they are too big) available as gmapsupp.img download – which after unpacking – you can directly move onto your GPS device.

Actually for Mac OS x – there is a new version of Basecamp 4.8.3 – which includes MapInstall 4.3.1 beta – and according to first info I have received – that seems to be fine and send maps without problems. If I don’t here of problems soon – I will also update the articles on the website and remove the warnings for Mac OS x users.

 

Directly using gmapsupp.img downloads . you lose the possibility to only upload a part of a map to your device as you could do using MapInstall (or Mapsource for Windows users). The advantage is that you can very quickly change the layout (on both Windows, as well as Mac OS x or Linux), and that it’s the quickest and easiest way.

If you want to use the maps for planning on your desktop – then you will need […]

Why Use VeloMap maps for cycling?

High Contrast layout optimized for small size screen of Garmin GPS (1.8-4″). Clear differentiation between all street types. Separate low contrast Layout for tour planning on your PC/desktop.

Paved or Unpaved? Easy to spot road type. Bridges and tunnels shown. Cycle tracks and cycle lanes shown. Arrows for one way streets…… See the map legend for more.

Cycle relevant information like drinking water, city bike stations or bicycle shops searchable and shown prominently.

Cycle routes shown prominently BESIDES the streets differentiated by colour and size based on importance (other maps show cycle routes instead of streets so that you don’t know what kind of street the route is on, bad for planning).

Navigation – Highly sophisticated Autorouting specialised for cycling. Don’t cycle on big streets anymore because you got lost. The VeloMap focuses very strictly on road cycling, commuting and touring/trekking. Maps trying to focus for many purposes can never be as good.

Easy installation to Garmin Mapsource, Garmin Basecamp or Qlandkarte GT for on PC planning.

Good Documentation because everything you want and need to know for using the maps is found on VeloMap.org

Contourlines based on the best free (as in beer) data – viewfinderpanoramas.org – […]