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I have been following this thread with interest and have successfully down loaded an OSM map that covers Antigua to Base Camp but have come across a problem getting it to work on my Zumo 550 when loaded on to an SD card. It will work fine when loaded to the Zumo memory. I have a Garman life time update subscription and the maps of Europe that I have loaded on an SD card work fine.
I have loaded them in to a file ‘garman’ on the SD card but nothing that I have tried so far has allowed the Zumo to recognize them. Any ideas appreciated.

Is there any way to transfer maps to and from the SD card to the Zumo without the use of a computer?

Is there a noticeable difference in speed when using maps on the SD card as apposed to the memory?

Is it possible to load OSM maps on to an Android tablet and access them with a program like Base Camp and then transfer routs to a Zumo?

If anybody is wondering why I need a GPS map of a 100sq mile island, I don’t, but as I live here it makes for a good test. The detail and accuracy of the OSM map is impressive.
The file should not be called Garmin.

It must be in a directory called Garmin, on the SD card ... the file (for a zumo) must be called gmapsupp.img
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I have a Zumo 550 with Europe shared Ireland and UK on the main unit memory and the rest of Europe on a 4gb SD card.
I have downloaded OSM map of Russia in .img format to a SD card
My question is can I put the 2 maps on the 4gb card and would theRussian OSM map take over from the Garmin world map once I get to Russia
Can you enter addresses for destinations as usual and is it easy to decode a Cyrillic address using roman keypad
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hmmm...

what am I doing wrong?

I have tried to download 3 sections on OSM and every time I try to get 2 on my computer it overwrites the original. Even if I rename the file.

Any suggestions?

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  1. Download the .img file you want
  2. Move it out of your download folder or wherever it has been saved.
  3. Rename it to the country/bit you want
  4. Create a folder called garmin on your memory card
  5. Copy the image into this folder

Do another download of another map &repeat process as above
ad- infinitum

If you are downloading the mapsource with the auto installer to install in mapsource, it will always overwrite the existing OSM file as you can only have one if you do it this way.
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  1. Download the .img file you want
  2. Move it out of your download folder or wherever it has been saved.
  3. Rename it to the country/bit you want
  4. Create a folder called garmin on your memory card
  5. Copy the image into this folder

Do another download of another map &repeat process as above
ad- infinitum

If you are downloading the mapsource with the auto installer to install in mapsource, it will always overwrite the existing OSM file as you can only have one if you do it this way.
But I am keeping these on my laptop. I don't have a normal GPS as I use the laptop for navigation.

I tried messing around with the registry keys but I didn't get anywhere. They have all been re-named but MS will only show the latest one (installed like you said).

Thanks for your help Bertrand

Edit: I think I may be downloading the wrong option.

You get these download options:

The server has generated four different configurations of your map:
* _windows.exe = Installer for Garmin BaseCamp/MapSource (Windows).
* _macosx.zip = Installer for Garmin BaseCamp/RoadTrip (Mac OSX)
* _gmapsupp.zip = Combined image for direct manual placement on the GPS device (gmapsupp.img)
* _tiles.zip = A zip file containing the tiles in the request, especially useful for Linux users (e.g. QLandkarte)

naturally I downloaded the .exe files to use on MS so maybe I need to download the 'combined image' but will this work on MS?

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IMG file will not work on laptop. Only on a Garmin device. For laptop you need to download and install the exe file
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Sorry Griff - did not realise you just use MapSource on pc

OK Walter is correct - use the .exe option but I suggest you chose all the tiles you want in OSM to build you ONE very large map with everything you need as you will ONLY be able to have ONE in MS with this method.

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Linky not working Bert

Thanks for all your help. Not sure what the max map size is. Seems to struggle over 1500. I have another 3 maps on their way so should be here soon.

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max size don't know.
I have a single one of Russia, Mongolia, Stans Iran and not reached 2gb yet! so I would not worry too much!
The key is to stay below the maximum number of map tiles which is 2025 per map (or was last year- I am not aware of any changes in that but things change so fast these days-)

Looking at the OSM maps, the tiles (IMHO) are not an issue but would be if you use City Nav Europe for example.

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Hi Bertrand

I have done a few more map downloads and re-named them, Kyrg, Kazak, Laos, then copied them to the SD card

When I look in the map database, all I see is 3 of the same

OSM Generic Routable

And when I run basecamp, the maps are available, but the only way to see what they are is to select it with the drop down box and see what are athe tiles cover

Am I doing something wrong here?

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Hello 'Strom'
You shot out of HU germany so fast we never had time for a !

Quote: "When I look in the map database, all I see is 3 of the same"
Not sure what you mean there.
All maps should be located in a folder called Garmin on the memory card.


When you download the .img file, just rename it to , for example' Kazak010812
(reason you know which country and the date you downloaded the OSM data)
This will become visible in the GPS (if you have a Montana or 62S) and you will be able to select it or deselect it at will.

The name will ONLY be visible on the above gps's (that I know about)

The edited map name will not display in Basecamp when connected via usb to either of the two gps named above and will revert to the generic name which is written in the map data as against just the file name.

Apologies if your gps is neither of the above
I only know about the 276C, 278C, 62CSX, 62S and Montana
Only the newer units support multi maps selection/ deselection amongs many other features.

A great way Garmin keeps our business and keeps giving us new toys! & when I say 'give' I mean you have to deep deep alas. But IMHO, they're worth it!
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Hi Betrand, yep I was running fast, sorry about that.

I have the Montana 650T

I downloaded 3 maps images and they are in their own download folders. I extraced them there and renamed each image
Laos.img
Kazak.img
Kryg.img

I then copied those three images into the GARMIN folder on the SD card.

When I fire up the Montana and look in Setup/map/Sekect map, I see the following extra maps


Enabled - OSM generic routable
Enabled - OSM generic routable
Enabled - OSM generic routable

If I click on one of them it lets me enable or disable it, and if I click on the i it just tells me it is an OSM generic routable map etc, NO info regarding which map it is


So, for me the process failed somewhere along the line

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If I click on one of them it lets me enable or disable it, and if I click on the i it just tells me it is an OSM generic routable map etc, NO info regarding which map it is

So, for me the process failed somewhere along the line
When multiple ".img" files are installed, it is difficult to differentiate them in the on-device menu when they all have the default "OSM Street Map" name set in the ".img" file header, but it is relatively simple to change the on-device name.

Every country has a three letter International Olympic Committee, IOC, code. Using the following instructions replace 'OSM' with that code and give it a try.

"LAO Street Map"
"KAZ Street Map"
"KGZ Street Map"

Open the ".img" file in an editor that can handle binary data.
  1. Make the change.
  2. Save the edited ".img" file.
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Thanks Daryl I will give that a try

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**edit, nope that did not work at all. I can edit the name and replace those three letters, but when I then copy the image across to the SD card, nothing shows up on the Montana, in the menu screen that is, the actual img file is on the SD card, it is invisible**
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It works on my 62s and I can see it in Basecamp. Make sure the *.img file is in the 'Garmin' directory.

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