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OSM Map On Garmin

Here are maps in Garmin image file format people have created from OSM data. Sites are listed by continent, then by country alphabetically, then by suspected usefulness (eg. sites which cover a whole continent and are updated regularly are listed first.) Maps offered worldwide or for a continent are often offering country downloads - hence they are only listed once and not for each region again. As OpenStreetMap is changing fast - only maps updated during the last 6 month should be listed. Permanently Dead links - please remove the entry.

Maps are offered in different formats. As .exe for Mapsource and Basecamp and Qlandkarte GT installation (.exe can usually be unpaved with 7-zip or other programs). As .gmapi for Mac OSx Roadtrip/Basecamp. As gmapsupp.img for direct copying to a Garmin GPS device.

To use gmapsupp.img maps, simply copy the "gmapsupp.img" file to your Garmin device. Notes:

  • Older Garmin Devices
    • The Garmin device loads a single map file called "gmapsupp.img". This file must be in a directory called "Garmin" on the SD-card (so the full path is "Garmin/gmapsupp.img"). If the "Garmin" directory does not exist on the SD-card, you will have to create it.
    • There can only be one "gmapsupp.img" file, so if the map is distributed as several .img files you will need to merge them together - this can be done with the mkgmap command "mkgmap --gmapsupp mapA.img mapB.img mapC.img [...]".
    • Your SD-card must be formated FAT32. This limits the maximum size of any file to 4GB.
    • To confirm that your map was successfully loaded, power on your Garmin device and wait for the Loading Maps... message. You will see (c)OPENSTREETMAP.ORG on the screen that follows.
    • You can also click through Tools/Settings/Map/Map Info where your map will be listed along with any factory-installed Garmin maps. Be sure to disable the built-in maps if areas overlap.
  • Newer Garmin Devices (eg. eTrex 20/30)
    • These devices can load multiple "*.img" files. As with older devices, they must reside in a directory called "Garmin" on the SD-card (so the full path is "Garmin/*.img"). If the "Garmin" directory does not exist on the SD-card, one must be created.
    • Though there is no particular requirement to do so, when maps are distributed as multiple ".img" files, use the mkgmap command "mkgmap --gmapsupp mapA.img mapB.img mapC.img [...]" to combine them into a single file. This makes it easier to enable and disable the map in the the on-device "Setup|Map|Map Information Select Map" menu.
    • As there multiple ".img" files are permitted on the device, it is relatively simple to load more than one map set on the device. When loaded as individual files, each map may be individually enabled and disabled from the on-device "Setup|Map|Map Information Select Map" menu. It can be convenient to have the ability to enable and disable individual maps.
    • When multiple ".img" files are installed on the SD-card, it is difficult to differentiate them in the device menu when they all have the default "OSM Street Map" name set in the ".img" file header, but it is relatively simple to edit the on-device name. See the What if I have an existing gmapsupp.img file paragraph on the OSM Map On Garmin page for detailed information on how to do so.
  • Some of these maps are only distributed as executable installers for Windows. Run the installer under Wine to unpack the .img map files for other platforms.

For instructions to make your own Garmin map from OSM data, see OSM Map On Garmin#Creating Your Own Maps from OSM Data. For instructions to make a cycle map, see OSM Map On Garmin/Cycle map. For the MapSource installer, that allows you to use these maps with Garmin's Windows software, see Garmin Mapsource installer.

Worldwide

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Worldwide Lambertus weekly/varies Yes Yes Yes Also Roadtrip installer. Selectable (single or multiple) areas. Generic & Cyclemap version. These maps include the international (name:int) or English (name:en) translation as much as possible and transliterate Cyrillic to a Roman characters.
Europe by Countries, South-America, Central-America, Australia-Oceania, Africa, Asia, most Asian countries, (USA / Canada), German Bundeslaender Openmtbmap.org weekly Yes Yes (yes) Mountainbike and hiking focussed. Autorouting with preference for trails and offroad ways, using amongst others mtb:scale(:uphill) incline and class:bicycle for route calculation. No autorouting on motorways/trunk roads. Aims to display any outdoor related features and ways. 3 Layouts for Mountainbiking. 1 Layout for Hiking. 1 Layout for Desktop use. Nearly all maps have integrated contourlines based on Viewfinderpanoramas or SRTM 1/3. North America maps, Mac OSx maps and full map of Europe available for people who donate to Velomap/Openmtbmap.
Worldwide outdoornavigators.com weekly No No No Generates .img files of selected areas on the fly. Integrated editor allowing waypoint/geocache creation and track viewing. Only 1 maptile (2 degree) may be downloaded without account. Unlimited multiple downloads of 9 maptiles (6 degree) with free registration. Without payment useful for small areas only.
Europe by Countries, South-America, Central-America, Australia-Oceania, Africa, Asia, most Asian countries, (USA / Canada), German Bundeslaender VeloMap weekly Yes Yes (yes) Road and Trekking bike focussed. Autorouting with preference for quiet streets, cycleways, cycleroutes and tertiarys outside cities. using amongst others class:bicycle for route calculation. No autorouting on motorways/trunk roads. Aims to display any bicycle related features and ways. 1 GPS Layout & 1 Desktop layout. Nearly all maps have integrated contourlines based on Viewfinderpanoramas or SRTM 1/3. North America maps, Mac OSx maps and full map of Europe available for people who donate to Velomap/Openmtbmap.
Europe by countries, Africa, South Africa, German Bundeslaender raumbezug GbR English Translated daily (Germany), every 3 days (Europe), weekly (Africa) Yes No No gmapsupp.img build with mkgmap.
Worldwide osm.blog.mantlik.cz monthly Yes No No Maps created by mkgmap compiled together with 50 m interval SRTM terrain contours. Download available with the use of a BitTorrent client only. Azureus/Vuze plugin for automatic download/update of selected regions is available as well.
Many Countries Garmin WorldMaps monthly Yes No No Garmin WorldMap cover the most remote parts of the world. The maps include routable GPS maps of the world for Garmin compatible devices.(gmapsupp.img build with mkgmap). Including World Topo maps built from VMAP0/DCW 1:1,000,000 scale source data from the NGA website. Downloads currently 1.99€ per country. No free downloads.
Worldwide BBBike.org weekly/varies Yes No No gmapsupp.img files created by mkgmap. Supported map types: OSM and cycle map.
Worldwide, Europe, Germany, some other countries User:Computerteddy weekly Yes, some maps No No Extra focus to Europe und Germany. Page in german an english languages.
Worldwide fenix maps gmaptool.eu 3-4 months No .bat file Yes Maps designed to work on Garmin fenix series of watches

Africa

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Egypt gpsmapsearch.com, GIS-Lab weekly Yes .bat file No Created using osm2mp and cgpsmapper. Also included intermediate .mp-file.
Whole Continent, Algeria, Canary Islands, Ethiopia, Morocco, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Western Sahara alternativaslibres.es Daily Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Site in spanish and english. Contour lines also available. Whole continent updated weekly.
South Africa [User:Andrew] varies Yes No Yes MacOSX only (.dmg file). Created using mkgmap and a style that emphasises national routes.
Africa in total. And many countries in individual files. Karten quarterly Yes Yes Yes Data for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux users.
Southern Africa - Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland www.osmmaps.com Weekly Yes No No Generated by Ben Konrath using mkgmap
Mayotte - La Réunion - Morocco tuxdomain.darktech.org Monthly Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).
Africa Topo gmaptool.eu 3-4 months No .bat Yes Single map of whole continent optimized for small size, includes contour lines, hiking trails.
Africa East Topo, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi gmaptool.eu 3-4 months Yes .bat Yes hiking trails, contour lines

Asia

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Russia, Central Asia gpsmapsearch.com, GIS-Lab daily Yes .bat file No Created using osm2mp and cgpsmapper. Basic address search capability. Some regions updated daily. Also included intermediate .mp-file.
Russia velo100.ru daily Yes No No Created using mkgmap. Based on gis-lab.info export.
Russia maptourist.org daily Yes .bat file No Created using mkgmap. Based on gis-lab.info export.
Philippines Esambale weekly Yes Yes Yes Also available gmapsupp and mac roadtrip installer.
Philippines Schadow1 Expeditions 3-7 days Yes Yes Yes gmapsupp, mac roadtrip, topo maps, and speedlimit alerts also available. Created using mkgmap.
India, Philippines, Turkey, Vietnam alternativaslibres.es 2-3 days Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Site in Spanish and English.
Japan admincabal.com biweekly Yes Yes No Uses Japanese (Kanji) characters, see Mkgmap/i18n to make your GPS device compatible
Japan tmz.skr.jp ~monthly Yes No No All Japanese (Kanji) characters were converted to ASCII character.
Japan: Honshu; Honshu: Sendai Area kleineisel.de varies Yes Yes No Honshu topographic map with contour lines; now with improved transliteration; Sendai area: small 64 MB excerpt for limited bandwidth download; now with improved transliteration
China: Yunnan Province YunnanExplorer daily Yes No No Routable/non-routable version; High-quality visualization with TYP files; English labels; also topographic maps available
Turkey, Middle Asia RadReiseKarte - English ~ monthly Yes Yes No routing for bicycle only, use 'Auto' on your Garmin for good results and allow motorways
Cambodia, Laos www.openstreetmap.la ~ every two months Yes No No
Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore www.nightrider.info ~ Monthly Yes Yes No This is a map for motorcyclists.
Nepal www.openstreetmap - Nepal ~ every two months No No No Base maps for the main trekking areas Everest, Annnapurna, Helambu, Langtang & cities Kathmandu & Pokhara
Mongolia garmin.osmapa.pl ~ every month Yes Yes No Map of Mongolia with contour lines. Good quality visualization with TYP files.
Asia gmaptool.eu 3-4 months No .bat Yes Single map of whole continent optimized for small size, includes hiking trails.
Vietnam tuxdomain.darktech.org ~ every month Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).

Europe

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Europe, single countries, German Bundeslaender All_in_one_Garmin_Map Mon,Fri Yes Yes Yes Map is not updated anymore and is partly defective (listed here due to the previous popularity; see 1, 2, 3)

Europe with much osm features and Addresses, Fixmes, Openstreetbugs, Contour lines and boundaries as separate maps and/or switchable layers on garmin

Ski resorts Skidea irregular No No No Maps of ski resorts (lifts, pistes, snow parks, freerides, facilities, etc.)
Europe in one OpenSeaMap weekly ready for use 4 GB for full Europe (Vector chart) → Device list
Europe (in four parts) Navmaps 2014-08-28 Yes No No Four overlapping separate maps covering all European countries. Includes support for address search and the display of destinations.
Europe in one alternativaslibres.es Weekly Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Site in Spanish and English. Address and housenumber search, display of destination at motorway and trunk exits.
Europe, Germany, some other countries User:Computerteddy weekly Yes, some maps No No all purpose map and special street map available
Europe (three parts, N/W/E) OpenFietsMap.nl Varies Yes Yes Yes Routable topo map (with contour lines) focussed on bicycle tourists. GPS version and installer for Mapsource/Basecamp (Windows and Mac OSX / gmap format - use Javawa's Mapconverter to convert and install the mapsets).
Europe magnet link 2014-09-20 Yes No No Registry file included for installation purposes. Powerlines and political boundaries omitted for clarity on small screens

Several European Countries

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland (Scandinavia incl. Estland, Latvia, Lithuania and small parts of Poland) tux.malmis.com ~ Weekly, somtimes Daily Yes No No Created using mkgmap. (osm2garmin) Updates could come daily, but more truly once a week or 2-3 times per month.
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland marcussite.se Weekly Yes No No Created using mkgmap.
All European countries, incl. Turkey, excl. Russia. frikart.no Weekly (Norway daily) Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Site in Norwegian and some English (work in progress). Two styles of roadmap, summer hiking and winter skiing map with topo. Also overlays with paths and skiing routes.
Alps, BeNeLux, Germany, Scandinavia, Iceland, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, Czech RadReiseKarte - English ~ monthly Yes Yes No routing for bicycle only, use car mode on your Garmin for good results and allow motorways
East Europe, Russia gpsmapsearch.com, GIS-Lab weekly Yes .bat file No Created using osm2mp and cgpsmapper. Basic address search capability. Also included intermediate .mp-files.
Ireland, Great Britain, British Isles (UK) Includes Isle of Man, Channel Isles, England, Wales, Scotland and ALL of Ireland. Talkytoaster 2014-08-15 Yes .bat file Yes Usually updated every 1-2 weeks. Routable version with or without contours available for Ireland, Great Britain and the British Isles (UK) (separate mapsets) complete with rendered sea. 'OS 1:50K Look n Feel' versions of the mapsets are also available. Other countries available on request! The maps now work directly in BaseCamp when the GPS is attached to the computer. User:Talkytoaster
France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey alternativaslibres.es daily Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Topographic map also available as well a maps specially designated for trucks.
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Czechia, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, France Reit- und Wanderkarte
www.wanderreitkarte.de
monthly No Yes No Focus on Equestrian & Hiking
Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, Germany, Alp region, Iceland OpenFietsMap.nl Varies Yes Yes Yes Routable topo map for cyclists (with contour lines) for the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Germany, Alps, Iceland. Installer for Mapsource/Basecamp (Windows and Mac OSX / gmap format - use Javawa's Mapconverter to convert and install the mapsets).
Northern Europe User:Sparcuser varies No No No Transparent Map of navigational aids (OpenSeaMap)
Alps; Germany kleineisel.de varies Yes Yes No Alps/Germany complete. Has contour lines. Trying to imitate the look of topographic maps. Routing enabled. Adress search enabled.
Alps; Germany mtbnavi.de irregular Yes Yes Yes Mountainbike map with singletrails, contourlines and routing. Based on openmtbmap.org with easy installation.
D/A/CH; BeNeLux osm.thkukuk.de Varies/once a week Yes Yes No Germany, Austria, Switzerland in one Map. Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg in one Map. Routing enabled, Address search is working. Contour lines and several other layers like bicycling routes, hiking routes and public transport routes are available.
several European countries OSM Transport Karte as often as possible Yes No No map for trucks with suitable modifications for trucks, current boundaries. This map considers bans on transit for trucks, height limits etc. preview
United Kingdom and Ireland - England, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales www.osmmaps.com Weekly Yes No No Generated by Ben Konrath using mkgmap
Southgermany+, British Isles www.gpxtour.com monthly No No No Map specially styled for the average hiker with contour lines in a separate layer.
Alps Garmin-Winterkarte (direct download – but read license agreement, German!) Unknown

(last update: 2013)

Unknown No No sports/activities “winter map” (skiing routes, lifts …) with 100 m elevation contour lines and POIs. For free, OSM-based, img file with size below 1 GB.

Single European Countries

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey freizeitkarte-osm.de bi-monthly Yes Yes Yes Topographic maps for the general use in the spare time and for outdoor activities. Combined usage possible: with BaseCamp for route planing; as paper map after print out; with GPSr for outdoor navigation.
Czech Republic openstreetmap.cz weekly Yes Yes No contours available
Finland www.polkupyoraily.net/osm/ weekly Yes No No
France fredericbonifas.free.fr Fortnightly(ish) Yes No No Also a relief map
France tuxdomain.darktech.org Monthly Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).
Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark formann.de (bi-)weekly Yes No Yes Radkarte. Map designed for the everyday cyclist.. Based on User:Radfahrer/Radkarte, changes in the map design. Focus on bicycle routes, bicycle auto-routing and topographic map display. Scripts available at launchpad.
Germany mtbnavi.de irregular Yes Yes Yes Mountainbike map with singletrails, contourlines and routing. Based on openmtbmap.org with easy installation.
Germany tuxdomain.darktech.org ~ every month Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).
Great Britian (UK) openstreetmapgarmincycleuk irregular Yes No No 2013 and onwards UK OSM maps including the UK cycle routes. Pre-built using the OSM Cycle Route wiki method as described on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Cycle_map.
Iceland osm.nix.is Daily Yes No No Has a cycle map too. Created using mkgmap.
Italy and Italian regions GIS & Remote Sensing Unit @ Fondazione Edmund Mach daily Yes No No Created using mkgmap, some other output format. User:Lucadelu
Italy: only Piedmont PiemonteGPS 2-4 times per year No Yes No OSM ways plus very detailed topography from CTRN incl. 10m-contours; best suited for hiking; Mapsource-Version: Installation per .bat file; development scripts available
Lithuania Garmin map of Lithuania Daily Yes No No Created using mkgmap.
Lithuania osm.ramuno.lt Daily Yes .bat file No Created using mkgmap, mapnik style, charset=windows-1257, lover case
Poland garmin.osmapa.pl Weekly Yes Yes No Created using mkgmap and custom styles. IMG and MapSource installer available.
Poland Adresses gmaptool.eu irregular No No No Invisible overlay allowing for precise address search, gmapsupp.img only.
Poland Auto gmaptool.eu irregular Yes .bat Yes Map optimized for car devices.
Romania http://sites.google.com/site/romaniagps/ twice a month Yes No No
Sweden josefsson.org irregular Yes No No Created using mkgmap. With or without contour lines. Build scripts and settings available under free license.
Switzerland Kowoma irregular Yes No No Freizeitkarte Schweiz. Updated every month or so. Includes contours.
Slovakia freemap.sk irregular Yes Yes No Created using mkgmap.
several parts of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Scotland, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, Czechia and Poland gps.maroufi.net irregular No No No Hiking Map which renders many landuses, trail_visibility and sac_scale
several parts of southern Germany gps.maroufi.net irregular Yes No No Cycle map for average cyclist and everyday use. Use Car mode in your Garmin for bike routing.

Oceania

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Australia OSM Australia Daily Yes [1] No No Also provides nightly lowzoom (for rural areas) and cycle-focussed maps.
New Zealand; New Caledonia; Wallis and Futuna oesterlin.ile.nc daily-monthly Yes No No Just unzip the gmapsupp.img file into the "Garmin" or "Map" folder of your device, see OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Mass_Storage_Mode . There are the maps from http://www.nzopengps.org included as separate layers (once copied on the device, deactivate the nzopengps.org layers to see the underlaying OSM layers)
New Zealand RadReiseKarte - English ~ monthly Yes Yes No routing for bicycle only, use car mode on your Garmin for good results and allow motorways
Australia, New Zealand alternativaslibres.es Daily Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Topographic map also available.
Australia and New Zealand www.osmmaps.com Weekly Yes No No Generated by Ben Konrath using mkgmap

South America

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
South America, Ecuador Ecuador Tour weekly Yes No No Generated South America map gmapsupp.img
South America All in one Garmin Map Mon,Fri Yes Yes Yes
Patagonia (parts of Argentinia and Chile) RadReiseKarte - English ~ monthly Yes Yes No routing for bicycle only, use car mode on your Garmin for good results and allow motorways
South America, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela alternativaslibres.es Daily Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap.
Argentina, Bolivia, South of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Uruguay, Venezuela http://www.i-nis.com.ar/osm/garmin weekly Yes No No All countries in a single map created using Mkgmap.
Brazil PUCPR Daily Yes No No gmapsupp.img for regions and states with topo information.

Generated by Rafael Gustavo Gassner User:RGG

French Guiana - Surinam tuxdomain.darktech.org ~ Monthly Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).

Central America

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Central America and Caribbean alternativaslibres.es 2-3 days Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Topographic map also available.
Central America and Caribbean OpenSeaMap weekly ready for use Vector map
Central America, Costa Rica www.osmmaps.com Weekly Yes No No Generated by Ben Konrath using mkgmap
Costa Rica, Panama. tuxdomain.darktech.org Monthly Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).

Caribbean

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Haiti geofabrik.de No. Stopped as of Sept 2012 Yes Yes No
Caribbean (all countries) www.osmmaps.com Weekly Yes No No Generated by Ben Konrath using mkgmap
Central America and Caribbean OpenSeaMap weekly ready for use Vector map
Caribbean (all countries) alternativaslibres.es Daily Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Topographic map also available.
Guadeloupe - Martinique tuxdomain.darktech.org Monthly Yes Yes Yes Contour lines in a separate file (new devices) or not (old devices).

North America

Country Provider Updated Routable Mapsource installer (.exe) RoadTrip file (Mac OS X *.gmapi) Notes
Canada, México, United States www.openmapchest.org Weekly Yes No No Generated by Ben Konrath using mkgmap
Canada tuxdomain.darktech.org No No No No Contour lines only, 25m.
Mexico, California, Texas alternativaslibres.es Daily Yes Yes Yes Created using mkgmap. Topographic map also available.
United States OSM dev server user daveh About bi-monthly. Follows Lambertus Yes No No Generated by Dave Hansen. If you have questions about these maps, please ask the talk-us@lists.openstreetmap.org mailing list instead of asking Dave directly.