I’ve tried to find this info in the forums and wiki with no success so I’m hoping that someone here might be able to help. Can anyone tell me if the correct way to transfer a TYP file to a Garmin Edge is just to drop it in the Garmin folder on the Edge with the device connected as a USB drive (ie. the same place you drop the gmapsupp.img file). I have the Product and Family IDs the same as the map but I don’t know if there is anything else that needs to be done e.g. does the file need to be named in a specific way. …or maybe I’m just misunderstanding how the TYP file works - as far as I understand it can be used to override the standard way that the Garmin devices draws items such as lines and POIs
Thanks for that acousticnewt. However I still think that I am missing something. I have created the TYP file (online editor) with a family ID (125) and then added --family-idf=12 to my mkgmap command line. The gmapsupp.img file is created but I don’t see the customisation I’ve put in the TYP file. Do I either need to tell mkgmap the name of file or put the file in a particular place? There must be something simple here that I am missing
I don’t know if this thread is still monitored, but I have a question. I’ve downloaded the Lambertus OSM maps from http://garmin.na1400.info/routable.php into my Edge 705 and they are wonderful for the MTB trails in my area. The one thing I would like to be able to do is to add a custom TYP file to the downloaded IMG files to display in my Edge as well as in Mapsource to make singletrack and other features more visible. However, I cannot figure out how to do this. Does anyone have a step by step process to do this? That would be the last best thing to make this the most awesome mapset ever.
I haven’t done this, but I have a general idea of how you would do this using GPSmapedit and mkgmap.
You’ll need to download the source data for your area from OSM, and convert it to MP format using osm2mp.
Then using GPSmapedit you can set the Endlevel (Highest Level an object is visible =>lowest resolution level an object is visible) for your trails to 1 below the highest level in the map. (The highest level must not have any objects in it.) This will ensure that you trails will always be visible.
You can also use a TYP file to customize the appearance of the trail feature on the screen.
Technically that sounds interesting, I may have to try and figure it out. Is there an IMG to MP conversion program? The issue is that the Lambertus maps, which I really like because they can do auto-routing are delivered in Garmin .IMG format so it sounds like it would have to be reversed back in order to work, unless I’m missing something. I have not worked with many of these tools at all, just a noob at this time trying to figure things out. I did figure out at one point how to convert .osm into .img format with mkgmap, but that was about it and that was confusing enough.
I would love to use a simple guide to. There is a lot of information about doing things out there on the internet, but all of it seems either overly technical or assumes that the reader has some prior knowledge of things. If you get that done, it would be wonderful.
I’m also looking forward to cdsf’s tutorial. Meanwhile, TYP file rules are spelled out in the cgpsmapper manual.
The reason I mentioned compiling maps from the OSM data is that it gives the individual user the ability to customize the “Level” (MP) or “Resolution” (OSM) at which ways or other features appear on his own maps. A problem in the southwestern US is that an unpaved road 70 to 90 miles long can’t be seen in MapSource at a resolution above 1.5 miles. This makes it hard to browse the map.
It looks like an individual user could adjust his map by editing the style file “Resolution” to match, say, trunk highway. I know you can do it by setting the Endlevel in an MP file.