OSM Transport Karte

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OSM Transportation map (for Garmin devices)
OSM Transport Karte1.png
Author: Win32netsky
License: GNU General Public License and Proprietary (free of charge)
Platform: Garmin
Language: German
Website: OSM Transport Karte

Transportation map for Garmin devices.

Note: This page is not fully translated into English at the moment.

Update & Download

The OSM Transport Map currently has 14 maps. The map is updated weekly as possible, typically while weekends.

Newsletter for a new map, send a E-mail to: osm-transport-karte@web.de

No. Area Timestamp regular update schedule Publication Download Zip Size New House No.
1 Germany last Update. 09:30 Uhr 13:00 Uhr karte-01.zip 1,927 GB 1,924 GB 1,927 GB Yes
2 Spain Portugal with islands last update. 09:30 Uhr 13:00 Uhr karte-02.zip 704,7 MB 700,9 MB 704,7 MB Yes
3 Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg last update. 10:30 Uhr 15:00 Uhr karte-03.zip 822,5 MB 818,5 MB 822,5 MB Yes
4 Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway last update. 13:30 Uhr 15:00 Uhr karte-04.zip 1,880 GB 1,680 GB 1,880 GB Yes
5 France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg last update 09:00 Uhr 12:00 Uhr karte-05.zip 1,866 GB 1,748 GB 1,866 GB Yes
6 Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia last update 10:00 Uhr 16:00 Uhr karte-06.zip 1,864 GB 1,854 GB 1,864 GB Yes
7 Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina last update 10:00 Uhr 16:00 Uhr karte-07.zip 1,503 GB 1,397 MB 1,503 GB ?
8 Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova last update 10:00 Uhr 16:00 Uhr karte-08.zip 1,374 GB 0,0 MB 1,374 GB Yes
9 1 North Central Africa last update 09-1

last update 09-2

10:00 Uhr 18:00 Uhr karte-09-1.zip


1,570 GB 1,215 MB 1,570 GB Yes
10 Mongolia last update 10:00 Uhr 12:00 Uhr karte-10.zip 28,4 MB 18,6 MB 28,4 MB ?
11 Bosnia Herzegowina, Croatien, Romania, Serbien, Ungarn last update 11:30 Uhr 15:00 Uhr karte-11.zip 512,9 MB 460,5 MB 512,9 MB ?
12 South-America: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Brazil last update 10:30 Uhr 14:15 Uhr karte-12.zip 1,642 GB 0 GB 1,642 GB Yes
13 USA: Karte: 1 Arizona, Californien, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North-Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South-Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming last update 09:00 Uhr 11:30 Uhr karte-13.zip 1,631 GB 1,468 GB 1,631 GB ?
14 Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua-Neuguinea, Osttimor, Salomonen, Brunai, Malaysia last update 10:30 Uhr 16:00 Uhr karte-14.zip 1,799 GB 1,101 MB 1,799 GB ?
The following cards are now larger than 2GB. These are suitable for newer Garmin devices.
16 United Kingdom, Ireland, Isle of Man, Island, Foroyar, Belgien, Nederland, Danmark, Norway, Swerige, Finnland new map 2021-04-10 10:00 Uhr 14:30 Uhr wait 3,5 GB 3,5 GB 3,5 GB ?
17 Germany, Austria, Suisse, Liechtenstein new map 2021-09-01 09.30 Uhr 12.30 Uhr wait 2,666 GB 2,349 GB 2,666 GB Yes
18 France, Espana, Portugal

new map 2019-01-07

06:30 Uhr 19.00 Uhr wait 2,157 GB 2,018 GB 2,157 GB Yes

Upon request additional maps can be provided. The only limit is 1.99 GB as a maximum size for .img-mapfiles.

The new map with e-mail link information

This is a subscription service, which will tell you when new data is available. For accessing this feature, please drop an e-mail at osm-transport-karte@web.de and name the area of interest.

Example of such a notification:


  • This is an automatic e-mail!


Click on the link and start the download.

News / Example-Pics


Today we want to introduce the new map No.2, Spain, Portugal, with islands.

Example Pics / Card No.01

Naunhof Bauhofstraße

Example Pics / Card No.03

Card No 3 Example Pics Nederland / Losser

Example Pics / Card No.04

Example Pics / Card No.05

Example Pics / Card No.07

Example Pics / Card No.08

Example Pics / Card No.09

Example Pics / Card No 11

Example Pics / Card No 12

Example Pics / Card No 14


You can find the map key in the Unterseite.

The Transport-map

features and generation

Coming next are limitations for hazardous good transports according to ADR/GGVSEB


  • My map is optimized for trucks with a height of 4 metre (13.12 ft).
  • You can recognize industrial parks easier.
  • The map is being optimized for trucks more and more.
  • The map download is provided via torrent so that the download can be paused and continued another time.
  • The sign "no truck transit" No Trucks has been improved.
  • Added sign Crossbuck
  • Added sign height limit. Ways with height limit are excluded in routing.
  • Added weight limit (e.g. small bridges). Ways with weight limit are excluded in routing.
  • Boundarys, towns, streets and house numbers are of the same date as the map itself.
  • Company names are display at Garmin satnavs.
  • Electricans with name are displayed after typing the address ("show on map").
  • DIY stores with name are displayed after typing the address ("show on map").
  • House numbers are displayed at high zoom levels.
  • Steel construction and trade with name are displayed after typing the address ("show on map").
  • Display Icon for agricultural technic companies (production, service, parts)


  1. In an old Garmin the internal Map in z.B. "gmapsupp1.img" change, new map from SD card.
  2. You need a SD oder microSD card with a size of at least 4 GB.
  3. Format the SD card and create a directory "Garmin" in the top directory on the SD card.
  4. Copy the "gmapsupp.img" file you have downloaded to the directory "Garmin" (see point 2).
  5. Put the SD card into your Garmin satnav and turn it on.
  6. The satnavs recognizes the map and the map can be used. Finish.

Do not overwrite the internal file "gmapsupp.img" on your Garmin satnav in any case!

Use in a shipping company

It may be useful to let many microSD/SD cards circulate in your company. If a driver enters the premises, he can just swap the SD card.

Konzeptvorschlag für eine Spedition

Aufgrund von Anfragen ist hier einmal ein Konzeptvorschlag aufgezeigt.

Um schnell und einfach neue Aufträge an die Fahrer zu übermitteln, geht in Verbindung mit der OSM-Transport-Karte auch folgende Vorgehensweise. Der Fahrer hat dann alle wichtigen Daten, leserlich vor sich auf dem CMR-Frachtbrief, Probleme am Telefon duch (Straßennamen nicht richtig verstanden-falsch notiert / Stadt falsch aufgeschrieben / usw.) entfallen.

Was wird alles benötigt für die Disposition:


  • Libre Office Bürosoftware Libre Office
  • CMR Vorlage zum ausdrucken CMR-Frachtbrief-4-farbig.odt CMR-Muster-blau.pdf
  • CMR Vorlage mit Name des Transportunternehmens (auf Anfrage) Vorschau
  • CMR Maske zum ausfüllen des CMR Frachtbriefes. CMR-Maske-1.0 Vorschau einer ausgedruckten Maske in dem blanko CMR-Frachtbrief in .pdf Vorschau
  • Folgende APPs "ezPDFReader" und "PrinterShare".
  • E-mail Konto für jedes Fahrzeug z.B. WEB.de und dazu die App von WEB.de (Beispiel - Musterspedition-AAA-BB111@web.de)

Was wird benötigt für das Fahrzeug/Fahrer

Für Fragen zum Konzept einfach eine E-mail an osm-transport-karte@web.de senden.

  • Vorgehensweise Transportunternehmen:

Für die Fahrzeuge für die das verwendet wird (Fernverkehr) auf dem Gelände alles in Funktion bringen, testen und dann dem Fahrer übergeben.

  • Vorgehensweise Disposition:

Sicherungskopie der CMR Maske anlegen. Die CMR-Maske öffnen und nur in den vorgegebenen Textfeldern schreiben, nicht benötigte Textfelder entfernen und den Auftrag per E-mail an das Fahrzeug senden. Bei Bedarf den Auftrag im Verzeichnis speichern.

  • Vorgehensweise Fahrer:

Der Fahrer druckt die CMR-Vorlage blanko in allen 4 Farben im Fahrzeug aus, dann werden die Blätter wieder genutzt um den übermittelten Auftrag in den CMR vom Smartphone aus zu drucken. Oft werden auch blanko CMR-Frachtbriefe bei Firmen benötigt.

Nach erfolgreichem ausdrucken, den gesendeten Auftrag vom Smartphone löschen.


Maxheight sign

Screenshots to some feautres of the map.


How "maxheight" should work if tagged correctly.

"maxheight" in Sweden

Successful tests

Of course, there have been made several tests, e.g. if the satnav attends maxheight limits. In truck mode maxheights below bridges below 4 metres in car mode maxheight limits.

Getestet wurde das beachten der Brückenhöhen im LKW Modus.

  • 1.Test im LKW Modus. Brückendurchfahrten unter 4m werden beachtet. Truck Test
  • 2.Test im PKW Modus. Brückendurchfahrtshöhe unter 4m wird nicht beachtet. Car Test

Getestet wurde das beachten der Brückengewichte unter 40ton im LKW Modus.

  • 1.Test im LKW Modus. Brückengewicht unter 40ton wird beachtet. Truck Test
  • 2.Test im PKW Modus. Brückengewicht unter 40ton wird nicht beachtet. Car Test

If you zoom in, the name of a do-it-yourself store ist being shown, in the same manner if there is a metal construction company.

Already tested is tagging for cross traffic

As example the tags for "maxweight=7.5 t on cross-traffic", to protect a small bridge (Ziehte) from overload by to trucks that simultanious cross that bridge.

Garmin Devices

The Garmin satnavs have to support the truck mode to be able to use the full power of OSM Tranport Karte. Garmin Nüvi 660T and 560T do so.

The map also works, maybe with limitations (no truck mode, i.e. no consideration of maxheight limits) on

  • Garmin Nüvi 660 T
  • Garmin Nüvi 465
  • Garmin Nüvi 765 TFM
  • Garmin eTrex vista HCx

Not suitable on satnavs:

  • Garmin Dezl 560

Loading points

A list of loading points can be found here Sub-page.

OSM Transport Karte is environment friendly!

  1. Our sever runs with green electricity
  2. You can save fuel and money because you find loading and unloading points quicklier!
  3. less costs because of rare damages at low bridges
  4. better usage of time because you know better how long you need for a trip

Country List in Garmin

Code Country-EN (National) Name in Garmin
DZA Algerien Algerien
AUT Austria Österreich
ECU Ecuador Ecuador
EGY Egypt Egypten
FLK Falkland Island Falkland Island
BEL Belgium België
BLR Belarus (Belarus) Belarus
BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina) Bosna Hercegovina
CZE Czech Republic (Česká republika) Cesko
DEU Germany (Deutschland) Deutschland
DNK Denmark (Kongeriget Danmark) Danmark
EST Estonia (Eesti) Estonia
FIN Finland (Suomi) Finland
FRA France (République française) France Métropolitaine
ITA Italy (Repubblica Italiana) Italia
HRV Croatia (Hrvatska) Hrvatska
LTU Lithuania (Lietuva) Lietuva
NLD Netherlands (Nederland) Nederlands
NOR Norway (Kongeriket Norge/Noreg) Norge
OMN Oman (Oman) Oman
PER Peru (Peru) Peru
POL Poland (Polska) Polska
CHE Switzerland (Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft) Schweiz
SRB Serbia (Србија) Srbija
SWE Sweden (Sverige) Sverige
SVK Slovakia (Slovensko) Slovensko
ISL Iceland (Iceland) Island
IMN Isle of Man (Isle of Man) Isle of Man
IND India (India) India
LKA Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka) Sri Lanka
PAK Pakistan (Pakistan) Pakistan
AZE Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan) Aserbaidschan
TUR Turkey (Turkey) Turkey
UZB Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan) Uzbekistan
UKR Ukraine (Ukraine) Ukraine
SYR Syria (Syria) Syria

Parking in Industrial Areas

The parking problem for trucks is known. Everyone knows streets (in industrial areas) where you can park with large trucks. Many of these possibilities stay unused. The following is a way to enter this into OSM:

Please help us improving the map!

Data improve

If you know something that is important for trucks, you can help us improving our data.

height limits, weight limits, prohibitions of transit, see also the according wiki page with more instructions.

Tagging for trucks/transport

A correct tagging is essential as base for the navigation! Editor JOSM is a very handy tool for that.

Instructions "maxheight"

a good how-to for tagging of Bridge height with JOSM.

Instructions Diy

a good how-to for JOSM.

Instructions Steel construction

a good how-to for JOSM.

Instruction agricultural business

a good how-to for JOSM.

Instructions 3D Building

a good how-to for JOSM.

tagging turn-restrictions

a good how-to for JOSM.

Taging for HazMat-Transportation!

How-to for water protection areas

This links to a good manual for the editor JOSM