All OpenMTBMaps and VeloMaps now with DEM – Digital Elevation Model plus countless improvements

Some of you may have noticed – that the European country maps since last week now include a DEM – digital elevation model in addition to the contourlines. Todays and Tomorrows map update will now bring DEM to all maps – this has quite a few advantages. E.g. altitude profiles for tracks, a more plastic and easier to understand topography overview in Basecamp on desktop – and the quite useful 3D view in Basecamp (make sure to set elevation exaggeration in Options –> Display –> scroll down to 3D to 0% – the default 100% is really too much inside the Alps.

above the Lago die Garda and some of it’s nicest trails – notice the DEM shading….

 

On your Garmin GPS device I have so far not enabled DEM (if you set show DEM to auto it will not show) – I’m working on adding this a couple of weeks later – but as it is only useful when zoomed out very far (if you’re zoomed in close it only makes the map darker – and the GPS device screen is too small to properly see the altitude profile properly if zoomed in close). I […]