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How do I create my own maps for a Garmin GPS? I live in South Korea.

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Hi
Heres your solution
Software you'll need:
GPSMapEdit - The program you'll use to actually create your map
cGPSMapper - The program that creates a file for use with your GPSr
MapUpload - For sending maps to your GPSr
Software you may want:
OziExplorer - Necessary if you're going to be tracing your map using scanned paper maps or other raster maps
GPS Track Maker - Another map creation program that has better tools to edit imported tracklogs. If you're working with tracklogs, you'll probably want this.
Inno Setup - For making Mapsource installable maps.
Data

There are basically three ways you can get data for your map:
Download GIS data from the USGS / DNR / Etc.
Collect your own tracklogs and waypoints as you ride
Trace a raster map (scanned paper map or a graphical map from the internet)
Or you can download maple software from
http://www.mapwel.biz/
These are its features
Create your own maps for Garmin automotive and handheld GPS
Create maps from ESRI SHP MP, GPX, GDB (Garmin GPS Database), KML, DBX, PLT or WPT files
Editor and support of user defined styles
Trace tool (raster-to-vector conversion)
New ! - Automatic conversion of whole raster image to vectors
Updated 28.04.2008 - more colors supported, faster processing, faster rendering in GPS, automatic image colors reduction and resampling
Add your maps to other maps in GPS
Delete specific maps from GPS or from IMG file on PC
More than 700 projections and geographic systems supported
Export into IMG, KML (Google Earth) and MP formats (Advanced version only)
Fast free-hand digitizing with tablet or mouse
Free demo
Free map loader
For use in Earth Sciences, Cartography, Geology, Geodesy, Forestry, Geoscience, Mineralogy, Petroleum Geology, Geomorphology, Geocaching, Aviation
Hope this helps and do let me know

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • Padmaksha Mukhopadhyay Mar 02, 2009

    Hi

    Heres your solution

    Software you'll need:

    GPSMapEdit - The program you'll use to actually create your map
    cGPSMapper - The program that creates a file for use with your GPSr
    MapUpload - For sending maps to your GPSr

    Software you may want:

    OziExplorer - Necessary if you're going to be tracing your map using scanned paper maps or other raster maps
    GPS Track Maker - Another map creation program that has better tools to edit imported tracklogs. If you're working with tracklogs, you'll probably want this.
    Inno Setup - For making Mapsource installable maps.
    Data


    There are basically three ways you can get data for your map:

    Download GIS data from the USGS / DNR / Etc.
    Collect your own tracklogs and waypoints as you ride
    Trace a raster map (scanned paper map or a graphical map from the internet)
    Or you can download maple software from

    http://www.mapwel.biz/

    These are its features

    Create your own maps for Garmin automotive and handheld GPS
    Create maps from ESRI SHP MP, GPX, GDB (Garmin GPS Database), KML, DBX, PLT or WPT files
    Editor and support of user defined styles
    Trace tool (raster-to-vector conversion)
    New ! - Automatic conversion of whole raster image to vectors
    Updated 28.04.2008 - more colors supported, faster processing, faster rendering in GPS, automatic image colors reduction and resampling
    Add your maps to other maps in GPS
    Delete specific maps from GPS or from IMG file on PC
    More than 700 projections and geographic systems supported
    Export into IMG, KML (Google Earth) and MP formats (Advanced version only)
    Fast free-hand digitizing with tablet or mouse
    Free demo
    Free map loader
    For use in Earth Sciences, Cartography, Geology, Geodesy, Forestry, Geoscience, Mineralogy, Petroleum Geology, Geomorphology, Geocaching, Aviation

    Hope this helps and do let me know

  • Padmaksha Mukhopadhyay Mar 02, 2009

    Hi

    Heres your solution

    Software you'll need:

    GPSMapEdit - The program you'll use to actually create your map
    cGPSMapper - The program that creates a file for use with your GPSr
    MapUpload - For sending maps to your GPSr

    Software you may want:

    OziExplorer - Necessary if you're going to be tracing your map using scanned paper maps or other raster maps
    GPS Track Maker - Another map creation program that has better tools to edit imported tracklogs. If you're working with tracklogs, you'll probably want this.
    Inno Setup - For making Mapsource installable maps.
    Data


    There are basically three ways you can get data for your map:

    Download GIS data from the USGS / DNR / Etc.
    Collect your own tracklogs and waypoints as you ride
    Trace a raster map (scanned paper map or a graphical map from the internet)
    Or you can download maple software from

    http://www.mapwel.biz/

    These are its features

    Create your own maps for Garmin automotive and handheld GPS
    Create maps from ESRI SHP MP, GPX, GDB (Garmin GPS Database), KML, DBX, PLT or WPT files
    Editor and support of user defined styles
    Trace tool (raster-to-vector conversion)
    New ! - Automatic conversion of whole raster image to vectors
    Updated 28.04.2008 - more colors supported, faster processing, faster rendering in GPS, automatic image colors reduction and resampling
    Add your maps to other maps in GPS
    Delete specific maps from GPS or from IMG file on PC
    More than 700 projections and geographic systems supported
    Export into IMG, KML (Google Earth) and MP formats (Advanced version only)
    Fast free-hand digitizing with tablet or mouse
    Free demo
    Free map loader
    For use in Earth Sciences, Cartography, Geology, Geodesy, Forestry, Geoscience, Mineralogy, Petroleum Geology, Geomorphology, Geocaching, Aviation

    Hope this helps and do let me know

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