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.

Compatibility - Standard (Unicode) vs Non Unicode (cannot authenticate maps)

In general just download the Maps from the first "VeloMap" tab - they are in Unicode if useful. Some maps by default are in Unicode. You can identify them by (Unicode) note behind the name - alll countries/maps not listed on the "Non Unicode" tab are anyhow Non Unicode. If you get the message - "cannot authenticate maps", and you have you have one of the following devices:

  • All Garmin devices presented 2016 or newer
  • Edge 1000
  • Epix
  • Etrex 20x / 30x (not "etrex 30")
  • Etrex Touch 25/35
  • GPS Maps 64 series
  • Montana 610, 680 (not 600 / 650)
  • Oregon 700,750
  • Some recent Nuvi devices - as well as some super old devices that do not support Unicode. (E.g. Garmin Vista C, GPS Maps 60 C)

you will need to download the "Non Unicode" version of the map instead. So get the map from the "non unicode" VeloMap tab instead. Only maps of regions where several different scripts are used - are in unicode. If Latin is the predominant script - then of course no unicode map is offered. If your device can display Unicode maps - then of course get the standard version - meaning Unicode.

Note1: if you install the non Unicode version of a map - you will overwrite the Unicode map. You can only have either or installed.

Note2: The contourlines are identical for openmtbmap/velomap and unicode or non unicode. You only need to download them once. On updates it's enough to re-download and reinstall the map installer.

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 - usually Thursday-Friday.

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

 

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/

  • us-midwest (MD5) (from North Dakota in the Northwest to Detroit / Akron in the Norteast, to Missouri in the Southeast and Kansas in the Southwest)
  • us-northeast (MD5) (northeast of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia)
  • us-pacific (MD5) (Alaska, Hawai and other Pacific Islands)
  • us-south (MD5) (south of Baltimore, Louisville, Tulsa / Oklahoma City)
  • us-west (MD5) (west of Denver, Colorado Springs, Albuerque -- complete N/S or Canada to Mexiko)

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 - not integratable into the map, transparent overlay only

Asia:

Africa:

Europe:

North America:

South America:

Non Unicode Premium Maps

Some maps by default are in Unicode. You can identify them by (Unicode) note behind the name - alll countries/maps not listed here are anyhow Non Unicode. You will need to download the Non Unicode Version if you have one of the following devices:

  • All Garmin devices presented 2016 or newer
  • Edge 1000
  • Epix
  • Etrex 20x / 30x (not "etrex 30")
  • Etrex Touch 25/35
  • GPS Maps 64 series
  • Montana 610, 680 (not 600 / 650)
  • Oregon 700,750
  • Some recent Nuvi devices - as well as some super old devices that do not support Unicode. (E.g. Garmin Vista C, GPS Maps 60 C)

This is due to a firmware bug that Garmin introduced as part of their efforts to cut down on people "pirating" their maps. However by doing that they also cut down on Unicode maps produced by mkgmap or even some of their old (legitimate) maps which are not running anymore on these devices. You will know that you need to use the Non Unicode map if on boot your GPS device tells you to "unlock maps". Why is the Europe Map in Unicode? Well for example in Greece and some Eastern Europe countries the script is Cyrillic not latin - and only Unicode maps can contain both scripts in one map. So the non unicode map will not correctly show labels in such countries. Use the country non unicode map instead. They are always in the predominant script of the country.

Note: if you install the non Unicode version of a map - you will overwrite the Unicode map. You can only have either or installed.

Note: some maps have the contourlines as a separate download - the installer will integrate them during install and unpack them. Contourline downloads are the same as for unicode maps.

Here only those countries are listed - where the standard download is Unicode. If you don't find a country here - look at the standard downloads.

Continents map downloads:

Europe map downloads:

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

Asia Map Downloads - (contourlines separate):

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

191 comments to Windows/Linux – VeloMap Map Downloads

  • Flunder

    was versteht man unter Datenkarten.Diese Frage taucht bei dem Versuch auf,wenn ich über Mapinstall

    die velomap germany ans edge 820 senden möchte.Danke für einen reply

    • extremecarver

      eigentlich sollte MapInstall das edge 820 als Ziel erkennen. Ansonsten einfach jeder externe Datenträger geht auch – und dann händisch vom /garmin/gmapsupp.img ins /garmin im Edge 820 verschieben. Also externe Festplatte, USB Stick, SD-Karte im Speicherkartenlesen usw.

  • Flunder

    Hallo,bitte erkläre mir step by step wie ich die velomap ge auf meinen internen Speicher des Edge 820

    laden kann.Danke im voraus Flunder

  • Clemens Schneider

    Seit neuestem Bring er beim Edge Touring “Karten sind nicht freigeschaltet” nachdem ich die Karten vom 11.08.2016 übertragen habe. Hat jemand ne Idee?

  • Clemens Schneider

    Windows 10 sagt: Trojan:VBS/Kalhine.A

  • Jochen Bobbert

    Hallo,
    zunächst ein großes Kompliment für Deine tolle Arbeit. Bin seit Jahren begeisterter Nutzer und empfehle Velomaps immer wieder weiter. Aktuell habe ich ein Problem:
    Ich versuche (wegen bevorstehendem Besuch) die Karte für die Kanarischen Inseln herunter zu laden bekomme aber immer die Fehlermeldung “volocanary-islands.exe wurde als unsicher gemeldet und vom Smartscreen-Filter geblockt”. Alle anderen Afrika Karten , z.B. Egypt, Cameroon, u.s.w. kann ich problemlos herunterladen. Was kann ich tun?
    Jochen

  • ernst1101

    Hallo,

    trotz Bezahlung ist mein Account noch inaktiv …
    Ich bitte freundlich dies zu korrigieren. Besten Dank.

    Und ein Kompliment an die Karten. Sie sind klasse!

    • extremecarver

      Hallo Ernst – ich kann keine Bezahlung sehen. Kann es sein dass du mit Kreditkarte bezahlt “hast” – und nachdem eingeben der Kreditkartennummer und klicken auf “Add XX€” nicht im nächsten Schritt noch deine Adresse eingegeben hast – und dann unten auf den gelben “Pay Now – Jetzt Bezahlen” Button gedrückt hast? In dem Falle hast du die Bezahlung nicht abgeschlossen. Die XX € sind ein paar Tage lang als ungebucht / reserviert auf der Kreditkarte zu sehen (im Onlinebanking) – und werden dann wieder freigegeben – meine Website/ich komme da allerdings nicht ran.

  • Klaus Görgen

    Danke, ich meinte dann wohl beim Senden, aber die Frage hast du ja schon implizit mit beantwortet (gmapsupp.img).

    Ich habe hier einen Edge 820 zum Testen, der nach der Installation der Deutschlandkarte, die ich auch auf meinem Edge 1000 verwende (ist noch eine ältere Version vom März oder so), ziemlich verrückt gespielt hat.

    Nachdem ich die Karte runter habe, scheint er sich zu beruhigen. Werde das mal noch eine Weile beobachten und derweil meine Tests abspulen.

    Danke für die Unterstützung

    Klaus

  • Klaus Görgen

    Nur eine kurze Frage:

    Welche Dateien werden beim Download auf den Garmin genau erzeugt. Ich will da gezielt Dateien löschen und mich nicht nur auf die Timestamps verlassen.

    Danke für die Antwort [oder den Link zum Nachlesen ;-)]

    • extremecarver

      Was meinst du beim Download? Du musst nach dem Download die Karte zuerst am PC/Mac/Linux installieren – danach sendest du sie. Dabei wird normalerweise eine gmapsupp.img Datei im /garmin Ordner der Speicherkarte erstellt. Die könnte auch geringfügig anders heißen – aber immer .img.
      Nicht überschrieben bzw schon vorher vorhanden sind dabei u.a. immer folgende .img gmaptimezone.img gmapbmap.img

  • joshua92

    Hi,
    die ganzen Afrikanischen-Länder sind in der Liste durchgestrichen.
    Was bedeutet das?

    Viele Grüße
    Joshua

    • extremecarver

      Am Samstag war der Downloadserver gut 16h offline – daher waren die durchgestrichen weil nicht erreichbar – dauert immer etwas bis das Tool das wieder aktualisiert nachdem sie wieder online sind.

  • Rambo54

    even 33mb is to much to transfer..
    Problem is with non unicode version

    • extremecarver

      Then I’m sure your installation is somewhere incorrect! Which map is it? If for example Europe map – check that the installer and the Mapdata are both from the same date!
      If contourlines are separate download – check that they show correctly. Check that installer and mapdata is both “non unicode”.

  • bonetrip

    Hallo, meine Mitgliedschaft ist abgelaufen. Ist kein Problem, meine Reise ist eh jetzt zu ende 🙂

    aber ich benötige noch eine Karte, und zwar Frankreich. Hatte damals ganz europa runtergeladen, aber die karte für frankreich ist jetzt weg 🙁

    muss ich für die eine karte jetzt noch eine ganze jahresmitgliedschaft bezahlen?

    andere kontinente gehen kostenlos, auch ohne premium.

    danke für antwort 🙂

  • Rambo54

    Hello

    I’m trying to MapSource and Mapinstall to transfer 550MB map.
    Both this says that i can’t do this. There is 8GB free space, but 550MB is to much to transfer..
    Could You try to help me..?

    Martin

    • extremecarver

      Usually when this message pops up – there is an error in the map. Check –> did you correctly install the contourlines? Can you send only a very small area? If both yes – then wait for the next weekly update and try again. Sometimes (though rare) single map tiles are broken – and if they are included – the map selection cannot be transferred. Therefore better luck by choosing a smaller area.

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