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I'm glad i found this thread as i was looking for routable Portugal maps and Topo Lusitania isn't. A contact has given me some routes [offroad] that i want to try. Question I have is on the Navmaps.eu. I only have a 60CSX and i'm wondering if the processor will struggle generally with these maps?
Am i better off with the openstreetmaps also in this link? I would probably download Spain and Portugal and combine them. I'm not so bothered on towns as I find copilot with a smartphone sufficient on gps-only mode. Looking more for offroad and contours.
If you are looking for Portugal and Spain, I would suggest you manually select the tiles you need from the garmin.openstreetmap.nl site (see that option at the top of the page) and download them as one map if you can. I believe that combining them later (with MkGMap or other) will break their searchability.
As a result of a transition from CC-SA licence to ODBL, the OpenStreetMap data set is being culled of data where original contributors have not agreed to the new licensing terms. You can read the service and data-removal schedule by going to OpenStreetMap Foundation | Supporting the OpenStreetMap project and scrolling down to Service Schedule March - April 2012. I've read somewhere that about a month's worth of data will be lost but my feeling is that is a misleading statistic since it implies that all will be restored within a month. I don't think that is the case at all as volunteers will need to sift through all the world, and either remap or re-import from acceptable sources. My suspicion is that the derived maps (and particularly routing) will be broken for quite a while.
Unfortunately, large tracts (almost all of SE Poland for example) will be automatically wiped starting very soon. Like within days. You can get a sense by going to OSM Inspector | Geofabrik Tools and zooming in. Data in red will definitely disappear... not sure about the orange or yellow colors.
Free worldwide routable Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap is currently offline, possibly related to the service outage noted in the OpenStreetMap blog. Not sure if they or navmaps.eu will offer maps based on earlier data sets, but if not, the Garmin maps derived from OSM data may be far less reliable than they have in the past as least for the near future.
Yes, this licence change is a shambles and it's a shame to do this to such a wonderful project. We have to thank legal 'experts' for this mess. However, there are teams of people working on various countries to re-map the 'red' data. I have no idea how successful they may have been. In any case, I think the major holes should be filled again soon, but yes, we can expect routing problems.
There was talk of an OSM fork, continuing with the old licence and data, but I don't think it ever came to much.
Here is another interesting tool to see the impact of the data wipe: OSM CLEANMAP. Move to your favorite area and use the radio buttons on the right to see how it will be affected.
Chris made a rather generous offer there. I have recent European NavMaps files... but thy are close to 4G each and not sure I can easily share that much. Maybe Lambertus would be amenable to offering an old data set for custom maps... at least until things get repaired in the current OSM offering?
As per the above post
Shonky is around 0.3G for the setup file.
You''ll also find Tracks for Australia OK, no contour information Tracks4Australia
Think T4A is around 0.1G installed on disk.
The OSM maps for Australia are very good too, possibly shonky and T4A will be better in the bush, but the OSM maps if they show a track it will be there. They also have the added info in small towns of shops and camping grounds. Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap
OSM Around 0.1G installed on disk. for Australia only.
PS OSM maps - now at 3.6G for OZ + North America + Britian.
In kaartenbakken is het soms lastig te bepalen wat wel of niet bruikbaar is. Soms zit er bijvoorbeeld geen "installer" bij en zal je met een programma als de mapsettoolkit de kaart in bijvoorbeeld Mapsource moeten zetten.
Hier kan je je kaart zelf samenstellen. Daarnaast kan je uit 4 verschillende formats kiezen. Zowel de oude als de nieuwe Garmin format zitten erbij.
Let op de site werkt, om wat voor reden dan ook, beter met andere browsers dan Internet Explorer
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