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    Default OpenStreetMap Topo - BaseCamp, Garmin and Android

    Here is how I installed OpenStreetMap Topo Southern Africa on my Garmin GPS, Android Tablet and BaseCamp for Windows. It is free

    Download from : http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/af...-topo-routable.

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    You will need something like 7zip to extract the .7z files

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    NOTE: You need to have Garmin BaseCamp installed + your Garmin GPS connected.

    You should now see the following extraxted files....



    Execute the install batch file.

    The OpenStreetMap Topo map should now be available in BaseCamp.



    With you Garmin GPS connected, select "Install Maps" (see image above). Follow the instructions until it is done with the installation/ transfer.

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    Browse the [GPS]\Garmin folder. You should see the new map.



    You are now done with the GPS. The new map should be available from your map setup.

    Make a copy of that .img file and paste it somewhere (Desktop). Disconnect GPS.

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    Nice, Kobus, thanks.

    Is it worth doing? I'm running a Montana with Garmins topo maps (and T4A).

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    @ZS6HDV - If you already have the Garmin Topo maps, it is not worth it. The mountains and rivers will not move soon.
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    Now for you Android device . Obviously it need to have built in GPS.

    Download and install OruxMaps from Google Play

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    Once you have OruxMaps installed, plug in the USB to PC cable connection.

    From Explorer (on PC) browse the Android for ...\oruxmaps\mapfiles. Copy that .img file (from Desktop) and paste into the 'mapfiles' folder. Disconnect when done.

    Open the OruxMaps App. Select the flaggy thingy and then "Switch Map"



    Change from "online" to "offline".



    Select the "Africa South OSM Topo".



    Done!

    You now have OpenStreetMap Topo maps on your Android.

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    @ Prof... Thanks.

    If you really push it you can get your old garmin .gpx tracks into OruxMaps . If needed I can assist.
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    Default Re: OpenStreetMap Topo - BaseCamp, Garmin and Android

    This seems great!
    What do you do if you don't have the garmin for those first steps?
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    Default Re: OpenStreetMap Topo - BaseCamp, Garmin and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustie View Post
    This seems great!
    What do you do if you don't have the garmin for those first steps?

    You only want the .img file to install on OruxMaps ?

    Create a folder on a USB flash drive and name it : Garmin . Open Basecamp and make the OSM Map the active map. Then "Install Maps". BaseCamp will send it to the Garmin folder on the USB Flash drive.
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