Garmin TOPO U.S. 100K v.5
Released: January 2013
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Last edited by bam-bam; 29th March 2013 at 18:24.
The link to part 1 seems dead.
DL'ed and img file gave errors. Possibly to do with file 1 issue? I renamed it to correct filename, it extracted fine. Just wouldnt mount. Burned it, wasted a blank disc. Eh well, hope it pops up again or is fixed. Im looking for something that shows me some bicycle trails and such now!
Or perhaps I'm missing some installation instructions. Just completed the topo SC2 dvd and also has same issue. this cant be coincidence.
Time to start reading, see what i missed!
Download & extract went fine (must rename link 1 file to match rest but as Part1) but how to deal with the img file?
Why did you download it? What were you expecting? What are you trying to do with it? What kind of device are you trying to use it with? Such information would be helpful.
The gmapsupp.img is a "gps ready to use" garmin map but how you use it depends on the model gps you are trying to use it with and what you want to do with it. Typically you could just copy the gmapsupp.img to a Garmin folder on an SD or MicroSD and your done. Assuming your GPS model supports a file that large and an SD/MocroSD you would have full topo 100k Topo Maps for all USA.
If you understand how to do it, you can also use the GMapTool to split the gmapsupp.img up into component files wich can be used to make custom size Topo Images/Maps using MapSource or MapInstall and transfer them to your gps.
I'm sure there are tutorials here for all these options.
Last edited by Tiger; 29th April 2013 at 01:46.
You are right Tiger, very vague.
I understood that BaseCamp could read img files so then I could create an image for my Montana 650 of just the, e.g., Southeast but can't see how wn BC?
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I don't personally don't use basecamp but there is a tutorial I came across that describes using bascamp to save maps to a GPS. It's described about 3/4 of the way through the tutorial.
Tutorial: Installing Downloadable Maps to Garmin's BaseCamp Software and your GPS
A couple thoughts (I could be totally wrong as I personally don't use or like BaseCamp).
I thought that basecamp could only READ img files from a GPS or SD as a way to view them on the PC so you could create POIs and plan trips and such. The goal being to be able to plan trips without having to have the maps installed on your PC. I don't believe you use Basecamp to extract maps out of an IMG file and save the to a device or even save tem to a PC.
Now... If you have any map products installed on your PC (such as a traditional mapsource installlation or newer .gmap directory style). Basecamp will recognaize them when it is started. I believe you can then use basecamp to build some sort of map collections (as basecamp calls them) and use BaseCamp to transfer them to a GPS (just as you would with MapSource or MapInstall). The Basecams Menu tools seem to be there to do this. But, in this case the Maps were previously installed on your PC to start with.
So if I'm correct, In the case of those topo maps (available as a gmapsupp.img file) you can view them in BaseCamp (if copied to an SD card or a device) but you can't manipulate or create custom size maps, or install them to a PC using BaseCamp.
What you CAN do with the gmapsupp.img file (and it's not difficult) is use the GMapTool.exe to split that gmapsupp.img up and create a workable MapSource PC installation that you can install on the PC. Once you do that, you can use the PC installed maps with MapSource or BaseCamp or MapInstall. You then then create your own custom gmapsupp.img files however you like. This process works with those Topo 100K maps because I've done it.
As an aside, it is not generally a good idea to do this GMapTooll to method with the City Navigator Maps to creats a PC installation from a gmapsupp.img file. Data is lost and the maps you create rarely work correctly.
I ended up going with all the 24k maps. All those images seemed easier to use for me since I'm still n00b to the gps thing. Not sure this has really anything too much extra I need, but seems its just the smaller details? I dunno.
But Basecamp is the program for Topo maps, Mapsource actually doesnt display new maps correctly, topos and some CNs too: it can crash displaying some tiles, Mapsource is discontinued, no more suitable for new maps.
Last edited by catymag; 30th April 2013 at 15:24.