After I’ve generated and downloadet a map from garmin.openstreetmap.nl, I ran into “a minor” problem…
I’ve placed the file on a micro SD card:
When I’m placing the SD card in my eTrex Legend HCx, I get … nothing. Only the standard map is shown. I have asked Garmin’s support, but they seems to ignore my question (they answer in west, when I ask in east).
Please - could someone help me out here:
What did I miss, since I can’t get the new map work???
The link is for the older generation Garmins with removable memory. The newer generation Garmins that take raster maps can use up to 32Gb, but they still have a limitation of 3000 tiles for vector maps and use the additional memory for Birdseye or Custom raster.
This is much easier to do in MapSource than BaseCamp. In MapSource you select an are of maps you want to load. The tilese will be tinted pink, and outlined with yellow, and in the left window of the MapSource screen there is a maps tab that lists the maps and totals the number of tiles (maps). BaseCamp has a separate “MapInstall” app that runs after you’ve connected your GPSr to your computer. You need to right click on the GPSr icon to start it. MapInstall doesn’t list the maps however, so you need to count the yellow outlines by hand.
But 2025 is a LOT of tiles. Garmin’s City Navigator for the US and Canada contains only 142. I doubt that all of Europe has many more than that although road density can affect number of tiles.