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Old 6 Jan 2010
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Searching for a Free Garmin map of Australia

I have recently purchased a Garmin nuvi 215 and I am going on holiday to Australia in 2 weeks time. I have been searching everywhere for a free map of Australia and have been unsucessful and it's driving me crazy. I am working on an Apple Mac and had no problem downloading a map for New Zealand but for the life of me cannot find one that works on a Mac for Oz. If anyone acan please please help me out I would appreciate it.
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Garmin Map with Mapsource? Try Tracks4Australia it has amazing detail and its free.... HEMA real maps are also quite useful, i used them both.
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BUT .. T4A is not 'route-able', as far as I'm aware.

If it's route-able road maps you're after, then you might need to bite-the-bullet and buy a copy of Garmin CityNav Australia /NZ 2010. The best deal I could find at the time (a couple of months back) was from this aussie dealer: Johnny Appleseed GPS .. OR, I guess you could always take your chances with one of the many Torrent sites (I wouldn't though!).

Note: I work with a PC + Zumo. Dunno what the situation would be with a Mac + nuvi.

Have a good time down under anyway.



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Great maps for free

Hi Colin
I'm currently on a road trip since 9 month. The first part I used the latest version of Garmin Worldmap. It was quite okay, but not great at some times (in Mongolia for example...)
Lately that changed. I met a biker who gave me the link to a fantastic website where you can get detailed maps for free. Just click on the regions you need, add your e-mail address and wait for the file to arrive.
I can tell you, the maps are just great. We arrived to Bangkok and the (routable) GPS just told me the exact way how to get to our hotel. What a difference to Garmin's Worldmap!

Here's the link: Worldwide routable Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap
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