- 1 About the Maps - Please Read
- 2 Programs to Display the VeloMap
- 3 Problems – Help – Tutorials
- 4 Map Downloads by GWDG
- 6 Change Layout and Contrast of the maps
- 7 Velomap Premium maps download in Mac OSx format (gmap)
- 8 Feedback
About the Maps - Please Read
Maps are available Worldwide. They are usually updated every Friday.
- Map Data
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.
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 convert maps and use Basecamp 3 or Roadtrip: convert-maps-for-mac-os-x-roadtrip/
There are also maps directly convertet for Mac OSx - scroll down or click on: https://www.velomap.org/download/#velomap-premium-maps-download-in-mac-osx-format-gmap
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 the .exe. (note you can unpack the .exe with 7zip)
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
Please also read the https://www.velomap.org/faq/">FAQ
- 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. This is not an issue, but currently not differently possible. It is usually a problem in OSM data.
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. Get Europe Map instead.
Velomap and Openmtbmap of the same Country -- Problems
If you install an openmtbmap and a VeloMap of the same country with both times integrated contourlines, 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) Use the create_gmapsupp... .bat batchfiles and for one map select no contourlines.
c) be careful here: Select the map as usual in Basecamp/Mapsource or Qlandkarte GT, 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.
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/
Map Downloads by GWDG
Maps are updated once weekly.
For some countries contourlines (height lines) are available as separate downloads – please scroll down to: contourlines. To unpack the contourlines you need 7zip or Winrar (no the downloads are not broken).
To install unzip and run "VeloMap_country_setup.exe", Qlandkarte GT 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
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.
Note 2: Address Search should work more or less correctly now on all GPS and Garmin Software.
- 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:
- velomap - Europe
- VeloMap - Africa
- VeloMap - Asia
- VeloMap - Australia-Oceania
- VeloMap - South-America
- velomap - Central-America
Africa map downloads:
- VeloMap - Canary Islands
- VeloMap - South Africa and Lesotho
- VeloMap - Madagascar
- velomap - Morocco
- velomap - Libya
- velomap - Somalia
- velomap - Tanzania
North America map downloads:
Australia-Oceania map downloads:
Europe map downloads:
- VeloMap - Albania
- VeloMap - Andorra
- VeloMap - Austria
- VeloMap - Azores
- velomap - Belarus
- VeloMap - Belgium
- VeloMap - Bosnia-Herzegovina
- VeloMap - Bulgaria
- VeloMap - Croatia
- VeloMap - Cyprus
- VeloMap - Czech Republic
- VeloMap - Denmark
- VeloMap - Estonia
- VeloMap - Faroe Islands
- VeloMap - Finland
- VeloMap - France
- VeloMap - Germany -> see also 'Bundeslaender' below
- VeloMap - Great Britain for Northern Ireland please go to Ireland
- VeloMap - Greece
- VeloMap - Hungary
- VeloMap - Iceland
- VeloMap - Ireland and Northern Ireland
- VeloMap - Isle of Man
- VeloMap - Israel and Palestine
- VeloMap - Italy
- VeloMap - Kosovo
- VeloMap - Latvia
- VeloMap - Liechtenstein
- VeloMap - Lithuania
- VeloMap - Luxembourg
- VeloMap - Macedonia
- VeloMap - Malta
- VeloMap - Moldova
- VeloMap - Monaco
- VeloMap - Montenegro
- VeloMap - Netherlands
- VeloMap - Norway
- VeloMap - Poland
- VeloMap - Portugal
- VeloMap - Romania
- Velomap - Russia European Part
- VeloMap - Serbia
- VeloMap - Slovakia
- VeloMap - Slovenia
- VeloMap - Spain for Canary Islands see Africa Downloads
- VeloMap - Sweden
- VeloMap - Switzerland
- VeloMap - Turkey
- VeloMap - Ukraine
- VeloMap - baden-wuerttemberg
- VeloMap - bayern
- VeloMap - berlin
- VeloMap - brandenburg
- VeloMap - bremen
- VeloMap - hamburg
- VeloMap - hessen
- VeloMap - mecklenburg-vorpommern
- VeloMap - niedersachsen
- VeloMap - nordrhein-westfalen
- VeloMap - rheinland-pfalz
- VeloMap - saarland
- VeloMap - sachsen-anhalt
- VeloMap - sachsen
- VeloMap - schleswig-holstein
- VeloMap - mtbthueringen
Asia Map Downloads
Contourlines Premium Downloads
- Malaysia Singapore Brunei
Most countries, especially the most popular ones, have the contourlines already integrated. However for several countries the contourlines are rather large and I integrate them, but you need to download them separately (once). These contourline maps are available for donators exclusively to Openmtbmap/Velomap. To use them simply activate one of the contourlines options inside the installer, and then copy in // unextract the contourline files into the installation folder (usually "c:/garmin/velomap/country" ). Downloads are clickable if logged in. To unextract I recommend to use 7-zip.
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.
Velomap Premium maps download in Mac OSx format (gmap)
Upon several requests, I have decided to make available the most popular velomaps/openmtbmaps also available for download in Mac OSx gmap format for Basecamp. This saves you the hassle of converting them. All countries will however only be available for download for velomap/openmtbmap members. Austria is available as a download to everyone, so you can try it out.
As the format is quite different, it was not easy to convert them while keeping the full functionality of being able to choose different layouts, as well as excluding the contourlines.
2. Download the map of your choice
3. Unarchive it. I recommend Unarchiver (needs v3.0 or newer) for this task. Mac inbuilt unzipper cannot do it.
4. Double-Click on the unzipped gmap folder OR move the unarchived folder to: /Users/PUTYOURUSERNAMEHERE/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/ (in this case I think you don't even need to install Garmin MapInstall and MapManager for Mac.).
5. Before you send the maps to your GPS - read the "Change Layout" instructions below the downloads - to change the layout of the maps to the one most suitable for your GPS/ your usage.
Velomap Mac OSx Downloads:
- Austria (free test download)
- Canary Islands
German Bundeslaender Velomap Mac OSx downloads
Openmtbmap Mac OSx Downloads:
- Canary Islands
German Bundeslaender Mac OSx Downloads
Change Map Layout:
All maps have a folder called "Layout Files". In it you find all different layouts. To change the layout, simply go to /Users/PUTYOURUSERNAMEHERE/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/mtbgermany.gmap/Layout_Files (i.e. for Germany), copy the typfile.typ, and paste it into the main installation folder of the map (i.e. /Users/PUTYOURUSERNAMEHERE/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps/mtbgermany.gmap/ ) . (don't cut/paste it, else it becomes difficult to change back/forward between map layouts).
By default the contourlines are enabled in the maps, and will be visible. If you prefer the maps without contourlines, you have 2 possibilities. Either just deselect the option to show contourlines in the options menu of Basecamp. Or go to the "Layout Files" folder, and select info.xml from the "Remove_Contourlines" folder. If you use the modified info.xml, contourlines will also not be sent to your GPS. To reenable the contourlines, go to "Integrate_Contourlnes" folder and copy/paste the info.xml you find in it.
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.
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 note, I will delete your comment without notice if it is explained here https://www.velomap.org/download/#problems-help-tutorials or in the FAQ
Please don't comment about a download link not working but instead resort to the server directly. Comments concerning this will be deleted (except whole Server/Mirror down).