Total # of posts: 214, new posts: 0
Pages:  1 2 [3] 4 5
 You need to log in to post.
(18246) hegezoli
Reply 2009-09-09 20:30:28
Try this:

But I think you know Google translate.
In reply to (18225) Trackman 2009-09-08 20:25:00
(18225) Trackman
Reply 2009-09-08 20:25:00

do you recommend to integrate these map into our map set?
I read cyrillic characters a bit hardly... or noways. So i would thank you if you could drop here a direct link to download file(s). (You don't need to upload anywhere just give us a direct link...).
We'll check it and we'll see how to go further.
In reply to (18219) Andrei 2009-09-08 11:26:04
(18219) Andrei
Reply 2009-09-08 11:26:04
I have a great Moldovan map for Navitel 3.2.6 and I can upload it wherever you like.
It's not cracked and it's free. I personally downloaded it from http://gps.realitpro.com/
(17677) Czechnology
Reply 2009-08-12 21:11:14
That's good enough, no hurry ;)
Thank you!
(17645) Trackman
Reply 2009-08-11 17:19:32
A gps dealer told me that oregon is not able to turn on/off individual map segments.
The sctucture of our maps are to be changed. Soon, we hope. So I'm not sure we'll spend time for renaming cd set names of current products. But we'll pay attention to cd set names on upcoming products.
In reply to (17642) Czechnology 2009-08-11 13:41:38
(17644) KiVi
Reply 2009-08-11 15:19:00
It is not a mistake, hungarian data come from turistautak.hu for the CE map.
In reply to (17643) Czechnology 2009-08-11 14:33:40
(17643) Czechnology
Reply 2009-08-11 14:33:40
BTW, you forgot to include Hungary in the list of countries on the main page ;)
(17642) Czechnology
Reply 2009-08-11 13:41:38
Renaming the .img files works just fine, Oregon finds them with no problem.
But the setup allows me only to enable/disable all the maps with the same "name".
It would be great if the maps could be called simply "OpenMaps Hungary" or "OMP Hungary" etc, just like the biking and hiking maps are called "OpenMaps Biking Color Highlight" and "OMP Hiking Color Highlight".
(17641) Trackman
Reply 2009-08-11 00:00:02
Since renaming gmapsupp.img is not a supported thing i think it may be cause different behavior on different devices...
Your device may not support turning off individual imgs...? I don't know anything about oregon's technical features.
60 and 76 series and etrex'es has a way to this: pressing Menu key on map screen and selecting Setup Map brings a "tabbed" setup screen; the last but one tab (with info icon) lists all the imgs uploaded to device and allows turning on/off them. You might find this feature on the deeps of menu structure...
I'll ask about this problem on another (hungarian) forum... and if there is something interest I'll share with you.
In reply to (17640) Czechnology 2009-08-10 23:42:15
(17640) Czechnology
Reply 2009-08-10 23:42:15
Yeah, I use MapSource to get the map onto the device, then rename the gmapsupp.img file. This works fine.
But the Map Setup lets me switch just between the "cd-set name", as you call it. I can't switch the individual img files on/off other than by doing so on computer (e.g. renaming them to non-img files or deleting), which sucks...
So is there no work-around for this?
(17639) Trackman
Reply 2009-08-10 21:47:20
even when I keep the maps for different countries in different .img files

It's not really clear what "keep" means in this context. I guess you use mapsource to transfer map segments to your device. Mapsource melts map segment img files into one big file (gmapsupp.img) and sends it to gps (but it is invisible for mapsource users).
The switchability is only partly dependant of map segments (at least on my 60csx).
First, the full uploaded set is dividable by imgs as you noticed. So my gps allows me to switch off/on maps by individual img files in "map setup" menu.
Second, every mapsource product has a so-called "cd-set name". We've set it to "OpenMaps" for all our products. Map segments are also switchable grouped by by cd set names on 60csx.
I guess, your oregon cares cd set names. Since it is a constant for all OMP product your gps treats all OMP imgs as one switchable group.
In reply to (17638) Czechnology 2009-08-10 20:08:18
(17638) Czechnology
Reply 2009-08-10 20:08:18
First of all, thanks for the great maps!
In the romanian mountains, they were much more useful than a commercial one.

My question is - how can I keep the maps separated in my device? I use Garmin Oregon and even when I keep the maps for different countries in different .img files, I can only enable/disable all of the OpenMaps at once (although I see the different descriptions under it).
Any ideas please?
Thanks in advance!
(17625) Trackman
Reply 2009-08-10 09:39:00
There were network problems around our download server but now it's working again.
In reply to (17623) justbee 2009-08-10 08:52:30
(17624) peter68
Reply 2009-08-10 09:38:47
Please try again!
In reply to (17623) justbee 2009-08-10 08:52:30
(17623) justbee
Reply 2009-08-10 08:52:30

download links not working ?!!!
In reply to (3005) papa71 2007-10-02 22:29:44
(17423) Trackman
Reply 2009-07-28 14:24:39
I've never used nuvi 205 before so I've got no ideas how it works.
On other equipments moving the map pointer to somewhere and pressing 'enter' will give you a menu containing a 'go here' item which plans a route from your current position to map pointer.
And there is also a 'new route' function where you can add route points one-by-one.
In reply to (17422) Filo 2009-07-28 13:14:28
(17422) Filo
Reply 2009-07-28 13:14:28
With greetings, Filo.

Thanks, for so fast answer. If searching yet not working, so how to use routing ? I can image only one solusion - set target by choose point on map.

Best, Filo.
In reply to (17421) Trackman 2009-07-28 13:01:42
(17421) Trackman
Reply 2009-07-28 13:01:42
Routing is available and should work 'cause it works on all our gps units.
Address searching is not available at this time but we're working on it.
In reply to (17419) Filo 2009-07-28 12:29:41
(17419) Filo
Reply 2009-07-28 12:29:41

I have downloaded Romania(3d) .img file and installed on mine Garmin Nuvi 205. The map is visable but address serching and routing not working. Are address searching and routing available in mentioned map ? With greetings, Filo.
(17336) kepenu
Reply 2009-07-22 21:05:00
If you use a Garmin outdoor GPS, you don't need to worry much about batteries. You can take some AA batteries and/or accus with you and no problem.
I would recommend a color GPS with "x" mark which means a data card (micro SD) option. GPSMAP 60CSx is a top model, but if you want a cheaper one just take a look at Legend HCx.

You will get Mapsource software as well, and you will be able to manage your maps on PC and transfer them onto your GPS.
In reply to (17332) ChrisD 2009-07-22 18:16:40
(17335) Trackman
Reply 2009-07-22 19:42:37
Does anyone know any specific models of pda that I can use with any of the maps on this site?

Map usability depends on navigational software mainly.
The good question is "does the current gisrussa/navitel/... software run smoothly on XXX pda?". Please look for specification of these softwares and the pdas you might buy, and compare them.
In general, windows-based pdas are able to run these sw-es. Peter68 may tell you more about pdas and pda-based navi sw-es.
But if you have an mtb and you do use it in mountains as well I do not recommend buying a pda.
In reply to (17332) ChrisD 2009-07-22 18:16:40
(17332) ChrisD
Reply 2009-07-22 18:16:40
Thanks so much for your quick reply Trackman.

I'd love to get a Garmin, but I'm trying to do this on a budget.
Just to clear it up, I'm going on a bicycle.

I'm not worried about following it directly all the time, just as a backup to check where I am from time to time.
Does anyone know any specific models of pda that I can use with any of the maps on this site? I'd love to hear from people with any exact models of pdas and bluetooth gps units that work, (particularly cheap ones).
Also any specific smartphones that work with these maps would be good to know (My phone is pretty knackered so I could justify spending a bit more on that).

Thanks again,
In reply to (17322) Trackman 2009-07-22 11:51:00
(17322) Trackman
Reply 2009-07-22 11:51:00
It mainly depends on your typical usage of gps unit.
Garmin may be the better choice onto trails. PDAs (with built-in or external receiver) is comfortable for cars.
Does "Bike" mean bicycle or motorbike?
There's protection boxes for PDAs for motorbike usage, but Garmin has an equipment designed especially for motorbikers. Anyway, I use a 60csx on my Suzuki...
Bicycle is a borderline. Garmin may be a better choice on MTBs. PDAs can also be well usable staying on paved roads.
You can download our maps for Garmin devices and for PDA navigation softwares (GISRussa, Navitel) as well.
I have no experience with smartphones but you may be able to use our garmin-format maps on a smartphone with garmin xt.

In reply to (17319) ChrisD 2009-07-22 11:09:13
(17319) ChrisD
Reply 2009-07-22 11:09:13
Basic Question. What equipment do you recommend to read this data with? Is it easy to load it onto devices?

I'm going to the Czech republic to do a bike ride from Prague to Budapest, via Vienna. I'd like to buy a unit that shows where I am on a map, but I don't want to pay for phone charges.

Is it best to buy a) a pda plus a bluetooth adaptor,
b) a smartphone (anyone with experience with not paying for phone charges, please give a specific model)
c) a Garmin cycling computer.

I am trying to do this as cheaply as possible, but am also worried about battery life running out.

Thanks in advance for any help given.
(16945) kepenu
Reply 2009-07-01 15:25:19
For an instant repair you can use this program: http://www.path.cz/tmp/Garmin_MS_FIX.rar
You can also find it in our "Links" menu.
In reply to (16934) corriedog 2009-06-30 23:48:00
(16935) peter68
Reply 2009-07-01 07:55:46
Please download the exe installer, and run it on your machine.
This exe will install the selected products at yopur Mapsource.

If there is any problem with install, please describe the problem.
In reply to (16934) corriedog 2009-06-30 23:48:00
(16934) corriedog
Reply 2009-06-30 23:48:00
Is there an explanation anywhere as to how to use this data. My attempt obtained some .img files (Where to put them?) but now Mapsource won't run and reinstalling it doesn't help. According to Vista Control panel openmap is not installed but mapsouce says there is a problem it (mapsource) needs to be reinstalled. JOhn
(16876) fasiol
Reply 2009-06-26 13:01:33
Hello Peter68,
OK, I will not publish it. Yes, it was a hard work, it is 38,6 MB big and as I see , its no routable, like the Romanian map. If you want we can find a way to exchange the maps . Regards.
(16856) peter68
Reply 2009-06-26 08:39:00
Hello fasiol,

I converted the Greece map for own usage, too, but I think it is not a free map, so please don't publish it on this site.

Is this map routable? It was a little bit hard, to copy together the detail map, routing generation, and slice again before converting.
In reply to (16847) fasiol 2009-06-25 18:38:22
(16847) fasiol
Reply 2009-06-25 18:38:22
Hello guys,
I converted Greece img Map to Navitel format NM2 and it works fine on my device.If anybody is interested, I will upload the files as a zip and put the download link here. Regards
PS. If you want the whole speedcams of Europe you can download the speedcam Eu file for iGO8, rename it to SpeedCam and put it on the root of Navitel SW . It works excellent and you can see all of them.
(16660) vitveral
Reply 2009-06-17 19:36:26
I do this. The problem is that GPSMAP 520 doesn't accept the file! "Map format not supported". If I send it to a microSD and place into a GPSMAP60CSx, it reads, no problem!
The new generation GPSMAP doesn't read "old" img file! For example, cannot read Bluechart, only Bluechart G2.
I would like to understand, why, what is the difference, and how to convert it to acceptable img.

(16658) Dzsiky
Reply 2009-06-17 15:13:31

You have to choose "Send to Device" in Mapsorce and choose SD card ig you have SD card in card reader.

In reply to (16650) vitveral 2009-06-17 10:20:10
(16650) vitveral
Reply 2009-06-17 10:20:10
Can somebody help in the following: There are Openmaps that run correctly on MapSource, - .img files - and can be downloaded to GPSMAP 60CS, where it runs well. But when I downloaded from Mapsource to SD card, and I place the card into GPSMAP520, I get the message: "map format is not supported". Why ? Is there any possibility to make the file compatible?


(15298) pfaz14
Reply 2009-03-19 18:14:39
ok, i got it to work...thanks guys!
In reply to (15288) Trackman 2009-03-18 18:47:08
(15288) Trackman
Reply 2009-03-18 18:47:08
Ooops, right, SendMap instead of MapSend... :-\
In reply to (15284) pgyp 2009-03-18 17:01:00
(15284) pgyp
Reply 2009-03-18 17:01:00
Sorry, he needs SendMap;-)
In reply to (15282) Trackman 2009-03-18 16:38:57
(15282) Trackman
Reply 2009-03-18 16:38:57
Hi, garmin manager downloads the files to a directory you've choosen. Not only img but TDB files too.
If you had garmin equipment probably you've already had MapSource as well. Garmin Manager creates appropriate registry entries so MapSource should see OMP products once you've installed/downloaded them.
If you didn't have MapSource you need to use MapSend program to upload maps to your gps. You don't need to convert img files.
Which installer "product" have you tried that was unworking?
In reply to (15278) pfaz14 2009-03-18 16:01:35
(15278) pfaz14
Reply 2009-03-18 16:01:35

i downloaded the GarminManager, and all the .img files to my desktop. do i need to convert these files to view them in ArcGIS, or to upload them to my Garmin GPS?

when i tried to run the installer version, i got the error message:

Unable to execute file:
Create Process Failed; Code 2
The system cannot find the file specified.

thanks for your help...
In reply to (15242) kukacka 2009-03-17 14:47:51
(15242) kukacka
Reply 2009-03-17 14:47:51
Indeed there is no such file to download. :) I hope it will be fixed soon.
As a workaround You can use the GarminManager or download the installer version. The preferred solution is the GarminManager, because once a map is installed You can get updates for changed maps only instead of downloading the whole country.
If You explicitly need only the *.img files, You will have them after install in C:\MapSource\Openmaps (default install) directory.

In reply to (15240) pfaz14 2009-03-17 13:16:50
(15241) pgyp
Reply 2009-03-17 14:46:38
Please download "Map installer with land contuors (A-3D)":
In reply to (15240) pfaz14 2009-03-17 13:16:50
(15240) pfaz14
Reply 2009-03-17 13:16:50
sorry, i will be more specific.

when i attempt to download the "(A-3D) maps with land contours" (garmin) for austria, i get the message "I'm sorry, the file doesn't seem to exist:../download/a/Austria.zip" in my browser.

In reply to (15221) peter68 2009-03-16 19:58:23
(15227) pgyp
Reply 2009-03-16 21:16:09
If you have Garmin gps, Windows Xp/Vista and Mapsource on your computer, GarminManager solves your problem:
In reply to (15219) pfaz14 2009-03-16 19:10:56
(15221) peter68
Reply 2009-03-16 19:58:23

What is the exact problem?
Can not you download the file?
Or the file is downloadable, but not run in your computer?
In reply to (15219) pfaz14 2009-03-16 19:10:56
(15219) pfaz14
Reply 2009-03-16 19:10:56

i wanted to download the Austria map with landforms, but the file does not seem to be working.

could anyone help?

(13472) Trackman
Reply 2008-12-03 20:37:45
Okay, this way we're waiting for your - and everyone's - tracks to upload.
3-5 sec gapped tracks may be usable if they were recorded on the walk - and maybe by bicycle.
But please keep in mind that the tracks are much less usable if they do not contain at least road type informations. And we collect street names as well, so provide names as well, if you can.
In reply to (13466) alex-map 2008-12-03 18:56:00
(13471) Trackman
Reply 2008-12-03 20:30:25
Sorry for late answer, in practice I have no time for any map-things nowadays ... :(

Look at other land cover polygons outside of Austria: they are good as well but they were free.
We made a selection from original CLC types: we dropped meadow-like and grassy types, they are now the white sprites on our map. And then we made a simpification process on the rest to shrink the data.

We're a much tighter filter to let people draw maps compared to OSM, we know. This way it is much easier to join to OSM, as you said.
We focus on quality and uniformity. It is accessible only with some training of map editors, by creating unambigous, strict rules, etc. The camp of map editors and the map data is growing less faster. But this method - as we think - produces better, more usable maps.

If tracks - or the processed data - are not changeable then it is a difficult task to merge the advantages of two project. We focus on downloadable things for portable equipments. They are - we hope - complete, whole products. We found that visitors needs this, and they do not want to do things that requires more knowledge than downloading a file.

The SRTM data we use is originated from: ftp://e0srp01u.ecs.nasa.gov/srtm/version2/SRTM3/Eurasia/
In reply to (12396) extremecarver 2008-10-29 13:05:38
(13466) alex-map
Reply 2008-12-03 18:56:00
Hi Trackman,

Our bas infromation are tracks on GPX format. the quality of this tracks is not the same for all users. In Romania we have thacks made with a step of one sec. to tracks made with a step made up tu 10 sec, which is not quite ok also for me, I-m using an step of 1 sec. A big slot of tracks (70-80%) are made at a step of 3 to 5 secconds, this slot cover moustly the Timisoare area and lot of primary and secondary roads around Transilvany. This tracks ar obtained form an fleet management company.

Even the tracks are made with an step of 3 to 5 secconds if we use more tracks over the same street we can get an acceptable quality. (Not all our roads are so acurate like your ones)

In order to avoid any License Isues I see the posibility to exchange the basic GPX tracks and everybody will create his own map based on this basic tracks.

If we have to provide you also details like street names, street type, and other details we will have to import thsi from OSM which will involve the CC license. and have to be clarified with OSM foundation.

My option is to use the base gpx tracks.

In reply to (12335) Trackman 2008-10-25 12:14:56
(12397) extremecarver
Reply 2008-10-29 12:45:32
Ups forgot to ask, what SRTM data source are you using? Original or CGIAR?
(12396) extremecarver
Reply 2008-10-29 13:05:38
Thanks for telling the source. Well I expected something like paid gis. The data was too good to be free....
Are you actually using all of this data or have you skipped on some types? The Garmin Recreational Map of Europe (available with purchase of Oregon 400) seems to be using exactly the same data, but is mostly more complete (sometimes also less complete - they miss broad-leaved-forest and write corniferous instead). e.g. they differentiate between continous and discontinous urban fabric (well to be frank this namegiving is bad, better would be to say they differnentiate between urban and semiurban areas). They also have land around motorways depicted differently. (on the other hand they miss some forest types, but also include pastures - which are "white" areas in OMP, or non irrigated agricultural land (the Recreational map has no "white" areas at all).

As for the exchange. There is a big difference, being that with OSM people upload their tracks, and then edit them/or use the track to lay polylines etc. over it using an online editor (Potlach) or offline editor (like JOSM). This makes it much easier for new users. Also just uploading a track is okay. If for example someone walks up a mountain path that is not yet in osm with difficult reception, he can afterwards see the other tracks and then estimate better where the way is in reality.

I don't know how anyone could "offer" OSM tracks, as this goes against the CC license due to my understanding. It would be better to explain a way to users of garmin GPS how they can profit from both projects. For Austria for example I install OMP, change the typfile to only show terrain polygon information. Then I make the OSM created map transparent (make any forest information transparent beforehad though in order not to see it) and use gmaptool to make osm map transparent. By using this process I can profit best from both maps.
(12336) Trackman
Reply 2008-10-25 12:24:00
Where have you got the terrain information for Austria from???

What terrain mean to you, land cover polygons, land contours or both of them?
Polygons came from CLC2000, and it's not free unfortunately. We had to pay for it.
See http://gis.umweltbundesamt.at/shop/product/ProductView.jsp?mid=Mx01x01&mId=product.clc.l3.bundle.at
Land contours are derived from the well known SRTM data.

there should be exchange of data between OSM and OMP
Look at my previous post, it is not impossible.

Is there a possibility to get the raw data for OMP
Our approach is to try create outputs for all the needs instead of spreading the source itself. What would you do with our source?
and the scripts used to compile with cgpsmapper?
We store our data in an OMP specific mysql database and the scripts are very specific as well. I think these scripts would be totally unusable for anyone outside of OMP.

In reply to (12228) extremecarver 2008-10-22 00:05:00

 1 2 [3] 4 5