I’m totally new to OSM & QlandkarteGT, so I’m probably going to make mistakes here - apologies for noob-ness in advance!
On one machine (the important one here), I’m running 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, 3.2.0-40-generic kernel, QlandkarteGT (version 1.2.3-1build1), QlandkarteGT-garmin (version 0.3.4-2), and mkgmap-r2567 (downloaded from mkgmap.org.uk today).
On another machine I’m running WIndows 7 64-bit and an up-to-date version of MapSource.
I have generated a download for various bits of the UK via garmin.openstreetmap.nl :
the downloaded installer for Windows worked its magic on the WIndows-based machine, and MapSource works like a charm, showing me a routable UK
the downloaded .zip containing the .tdb and .img files I tried to upload into QlandkarteGT and yet using the process below I just get a “Failed to load file 63240000.tdb” :
F6 (Edit / Create Map)
Source : create map collection from existing geo-referenced files
(the “Konsole” I ran QlandkarteGT from says “ERROR 4: `63240000.tdb’ not recognised as a supported file format.”)
I’ve even used “java -jar mkgmap.jar --tdbfile *.img” to recreate the .tdb files … same error.
Sooo, have I made wrong assumptions, used QlandkarteGT wrongly, or maybe something else?
Normally, a map contains many *.img files and exactly one *.tdb (typically osmmap.tdb). When you want to open the map in QLAndkarte, select the tdb file. Then you may be requested to select an img file - take the one which shares the name of the tdb file plus “_mdr”, i.e. typically osmmap_mdr.img.
First: Your version of QLandkarte isn’t up to date. I assume that it works equal to the actual version 1.7…
The way to add a garmin map to QLandkarte is like Bernhard Hiller wrote: Start QLandkarte, choose “File → load map” (hope it is named so as I see german translations), choose the tdb file and then QLandkarte asks for a img file; And that should be the file 63240000_mdr.img (like Bernhard Hiller wrote).
If QLandkarte fails to open the tdb file if you opened it via the menu “file → load map”, an update of QLandkarte might be a good idea. If the actual version fails, too, then your tdb file might be broken.
On success you might not see anything because QLandkarte doesn’t zoom in it. Therefore it might be a good idea to have a gpx file to open in QLandkarte, so you can easily zoom to a region.
After reading this topic i tried to open a map from garmin.openstreetmap.nl in QLandkarte.
But i can not find such a file like *****000_mdr.img in the unzipped folder.
Just the *****000.tdb file, a *****000.mdx file and, of course, all the *.img files.