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MikeS 13 Feb 2008 07:23

Getting downloaded '.img' files to work in Mapsource?
Does anyone know how to (in simple terms please!) get the .img files downloaded from the site below to work in Garmins Mapsource?

Search free Garmin maps by location

Ta very muchly

PocketHead 13 Feb 2008 07:51

try opening them with 'winimage' from here: Gilles Vollant software

or you might be able to burn it directly to CD with nero.

(I assume .img is for disc image, not picture image)

MetusUK 13 Feb 2008 08:48

They won't work direct with maposource, they are the end product.. You can 'unpack them' using a collection of complicated software, send map and Cgpsmapper and then a couple more (i ended up giving up)

What .Img files are is a collection of all the maps and waypoints all bundled into one file... as such if you send (one) to your Garmin... you'll see the finished product....

BMWRC 14 Feb 2008 02:49

Is this what you want to do?
Adding Garmin .img Map Files To MapSource - Free Geography Tools

mikeo1313 1 Jan 2009 18:40

Will you be able to get turn for turn navigation directions with img files on a navigator?

Frank Warner 2 Jan 2009 00:05


Originally Posted by PocketHead (Post 174262)
try opening them with 'winimage' from here:
(I assume .img is for disc image, not picture image)

Wrong. These files are not raster image file/s. They are geo referenced vector files for garmin GPSes. And he wants them to 'work' with garmins 'mapsource' program.

The files can be sent to your GPS .. but to get them to 'work' with mapsource you need to generate 2 files - the 'preview' files .. one is a .tbl file the other is another .imj file.. these can be generated with cGPSmapper.

They may autoroute ... however the sucess of this depends on the author of the original .imj file/s and the amount of time they spent doing this .. think of days ... I'd take any autorouting as a guide only.

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