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Great, much appreciated. This is a totally different way of accomplishing my goal. I started my country downloads. I will give it a shot today. As a minimum the number of steps compared to my earlier efforts is drastically less. Less to go wrong.

Again, thanks a lot.


Well, success. with a trial. I combined Belgium and Luxembourg and it worked. Routing seems to work as well. My 8 GB and 2GB swap file was not enough, but increasing the swap file to 5GB seemed to have done the trick. I started with the Powershell for the various commands, but it behaves itself weird. Although I changed directory to where my files were located Powershell could not find the files without a complete file path. Instead I went to the old CMD standby and that worked better. I got all kinds of error codes with the bounds / sealatest files when creating the img files, but it did not seem to matter for the end result.

Now off to creating the full NL-Portugal map.

Gerd, thanks a bunch. That was very helpful!!


You probably skipped step b) or f) : Make sure that the sample.cfg contains the actual full paths to the downloaded and

  • if you are not interested in sea (oceans) consider to comment the line precomp-sea
  • your really need a proper bounds configuration. It’s essential for various style rules

Yes, that was the problem. I changed the path in the cfg file, but did not notice the bounds and seas file name which needed fixing. Once that was fixed everything is now OK. I made the Netherlands to Portugal map with no problem. I took your procedure and added more info and details / links / files for my own use for the next time. I also made a batch file so I can do it all in one shot the next time. Once in a while the old DOS days come back into use.

This was soooo much easier then my previous (and failed) efforts.

Thanks for your followup.


Regarding the server problems: in the meantime you can also use the BBBike extract service for garmin extracts, see

Hope it helps and enjoy OpenStreetMap based maps for your garmin device!

Hello people,
I would like to download in Garmin GPSMAP new version of a map that covers Georgia country.

Before I generated it on the but now this site provide me to waited “The delay is approximately 232.5 days.” :open_mouth:

Can anyone help? :frowning:

p.s. Solution by is not good way for me as I am not a programmer.

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Good one. Thanks.

Yesterday I went on to your system and created a map request for a UK map.

I received the confirmation email with the link to download the map.

When I follow the link it tells me “This request is #61783 in the queue. The delay is approximately 257.4 days.”

Surely that’s not correct - is it ?



@AndyBurnton Presumably you are referring to ? If so, I would ignore anything that you see there - the site is dead. Instead, please use somewhere from (as suggested on many of the 126 pages of the thread there ) instead.

Здравствуйте форумчане.
Подскажите пожалуйста, почему нигде не указано что можно загружать IMG сразу на флешку или внутреннюю память устройства. У меня GPSMAP64S и гармин нуви 3490, в обоих устройствах делаю так и все работает. ПОЧЕМУ все тут делают загрузку через дополнительные программы гармина? Зачем эти танцы с бубном?

After stopped working correctly I was looking a way to locally generate maps provided by them. I mean, there are other sources of OSM maps but somehow maps from visually looked the best, especially openfiest and generic routable (new style). Original style looks awful on basecamp IMHO.

I managed to find styles used by on but here was no instructions how to use them (just enabling style in mkgmap didn’t help).

Below are the steps that worked for me:

  1. Download desired country map in pbf format from or use to ekstract part that you like (beware of the size limit)
    2 . Create a working directory and enter it. Use spliter to split the pbf map
mkdir garmin-work; cd garmin-work
java -Xmx4000m -jar ../splitter-r645/splitter.jar ../croatia-latest.osm.pbf
  1. Download styles from
  2. Generate Openfiestsmap Light map for Basecamp using new styles and TYP (without TYP, styles doesn’t work, I don’t know why)
java -ea -Xmx4000m -jar ../mkgmap-r4836/mkgmap.jar --family-name="OSM HR Openfiets Light" --series-name="OSM HR Openfiets Light" --route --gmapi --style-file=../mkgmap-style-sheets-master/styles/ --style="Openfietsmap lite" --family-id=1001 -c template.args ../mkgmap-style-sheets-master/typ/Openfietsmap\ lite/20011.typ
  1. Generate Openfiestsmap Full map for Basecamp using new styles and TYP
java -ea -Xmx4000m -jar ../mkgmap-r4836/mkgmap.jar --family-name="OSM HR Openfiets Full" --series-name="OSM HR Openfiets Full" --route --gmapi --style-file=../mkgmap-style-sheets-master/styles/ --style="Openfietsmap full" --family-id=1002 -c template.args ../mkgmap-style-sheets-master/typ/Openfietsmap\ lite/20011.typ
  1. Generate Generic routing (new style) map for Basecamp using new styles and TYP
java -ea -Xmx4000m -jar ../mkgmap-r4836/mkgmap.jar --family-name="OSM HR-SLO-BIH Routable (new-style)" --series-name="OSM HR-SLO-BIH Routable (new-style)" --route --gmapi --style-file=../mkgmap-style-sheets-master/styles/ --style="generic new" --family-id=1003 -c template.args ../mkgmap-style-sheets-master/typ/osm\ generic\ new/2000.typ
  1. Copy all three .gmap directories to Basecamp map folder. On Mac it is /Users/user/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps
  2. Verify all maps in Basecamp
  3. Use Garmin Map Install to install maps to your GPS devices (GPSmap60Cx and Zumo XT on my side)
  4. If you don’t use Basecamp use --gmapsupp option in mkgmap instead of --gmapi and copy gmapsupp.img file directly to the Garmin or Map folder depending on your device.

Hope it helps…

Openfietsmap Light

Openfietsmap Full

Generic routing (new style)

Original generic routing ugly as hell

The TYP file is what determines the style. It tells the software that if it sees an object tagged as X, then make it look ‘this way’. Without a TYP file, the software would have to fall back on the default Garmin style to determine how an object should be displayed.

help me, i want to download vietnam map.

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The website is not under the contorl of OSM. The webesite is no longer maintained and the owner doesn’t respond.

Please check for other sources.

Just attempted to download a map of Colorado. Received an email with the following message.

This request is #165800 in the queue. The delay is approximately 690.8 days.


See the answer above your question:

See for current attempts to move the site forward.