Talk:OSM Map On Garmin

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FR-OSM map on garmin don't work

make a traduction of this chapter but no francais link appear !! FR:OSM Map On Garmin user:France-59-valenciennes

Fixed. The French version of the page needed to reference Template:Language-OSM_Map_On_Garmin, and that needed to be updated to uncomment the link to the French version of the page within it. --Gregoryw 17:40, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


Garmin nüvi sat-navs - encrypted IMG files?

I heard that some Garmin sat-navs will only work with an encrypted form of IMG file, and so the instructions here wont work. Does that problem ring any bells with anyone?

By "garmin sat-navs" we must be talking about the nüvi range I guess, although there is also the discontinued streetpilot range and zumo for motorbikes. On the page here we are listing nüvi and StreetPilot as devices which handle the maps fine. There's even a page http://www.fotodrachen.de/osm.htm#mobil showing a nüvi with OSM maps on it. This is in german though. What does the page describe? Is it a hacked version of nüvi for getting around the encyption problem? ...or does everything work fine for nüvi as described on the page here? (using sendmap)

-- Harry Wood 11:50, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

My nüvi 255 shows a mkgmap generated map just fine. --R kleineisel 08:46, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Content from download page

The Garmin map download page had some content on map building that looked either out of date or Windows specific. There is no point in duplicating map building info on both pages. I've copied the content to this page and replaced it with a link in the map download page. It needs checking and (probably) deleting or integrating into the main instructions. ChrisB 12:25, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Multiple overlapped maps

Anyone knows how to select which map the Garmin should use in case of overlapped or coincident maps? The case is a Garmin nüvi 1390T with Europe maps and an OSM map of some parts of Europe, obviously overlapping the original Garmin map. Thanks.

set the map to transparent (using mkgmap is the easiest --acrosscanadatrails 23:29, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Steet / address search in .img files

Witch programs support street/address search? Maybe we should have an extra column in the software table? --Gorm 14:05, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

  • I'm very much in favor of this. Thought about it for the DE page. It's just not possible to collect this information from the projects wiki pages / websites. Some don't even have feedback channels or contact addresses. You would have to rely on the users of the maps to give this information.Chaos99 15:07, 17 June 2010 (UTC)


New sub-pages added. How to update menu?

There is an automatic menu at the top of each of the pages in this section generated by {{:OSM Map On Garmin/Menu}}

How can we get this to update to include the new pages? I cannot figure this out. The new pages are: OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Topographic_maps OSM_Map_on_Garmin/Contours_using_phygtmap and they both have breadcrumbs showing they are children of this page, but they are not showing up in the menu at the top. Help? --Jhodgdon (talk) 16:44, 19 June 2014 (UTC)