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Advanced TYP file Editor

Ready for the future

Map Theme Maker
Creating & Editing Garmin Map Themes

Theme Editor for NUVIs & ZUMOs

tdb editor

Create a TYP file from any IMG

The only TDB editor to control & (un)lock

Mapsource / Basecamp


Mkgmap GUI
Create your own! colourful maps for your Garmin

 

TIPs & TRICKS for style sheets

DEM Hill Shading

  • Investigate the mysteries of Garmin's DEM subfile
  • How to add hill / terrain shading to your own IMG using a DEM subfile
  • more

gmp2typ 1.3

Extract any TYP file from a gmapsupp.img or any img found on your Garmin up to 2gig in size.

Just drop any gmapsup-type img on to the GUI and it will extract the TYP file if present.

OS50 , OS25 & Mapnik Typ

Active Routing

 

Get some of the

OS 25,000 ,OS 50,000 or

Mapnik look on your Garmin or Mapsource.

Many Garmin TOPO 2012 maps offer active routing :
They contain the main cycle,hiking ,mountain biking etc routes which you can have highlighted.

We have created a map of all the hiking routes in Devon UK showing appropriate symbols for each route and overlapping colours when routes are combined.

For more information and a free download of Devon Hiking Map check out Active Routing

Garmin Undocumented

Check out our latest Garmin Findings

OSM POIs on Garmin Nuvis

Create your own nuvi pois from osm files using our new nuvi osm2poi
Includes Devon speed camera and pub POI files

. Download here...

Route Editor

Route Editor will take the pain out of creating Routing styles .Beta now available for download.

route2img

a gpx2img converter to give your routes or tracks a personal touch!

  • starting and finishing flag icons.
  • shows 1/4, 1/2 , 3/4 points
  • the beginning of the route can be a different colour so its easy to know where to start!
  • define you own route colour ,width of line and waypoint icon
  • much more...

Checkout & download ...

OSM2Style

How do I show ALL the info contained in an OSM file on my Garmin?. This GUI checks OSM data against your style files and highlights any elements NOT found in your points,lines or polygons files. More Information & download

Download pdf manual

 

OSVector Maps on your Garmin

How can I check the accuracy of my GPS in the UK?Nothing can be more accurate then the freely available OS vector maps. Unfortunately,to make them compatible with Garmin devices some tweaking is required.
OSV2IMG,a windows GUI, applies the necessary correction and generates img files to be uploaded onto your Garmin. See more details.

NaPTAN data & BUS-STOPS

Coordinates for every bus_stop in the UK are readily available from Naptan.Now you can catch a bus and know exactly where to get off! Mapsource screenshot shows the location of every bus stop in London .Each bus stop includes it's own name, ideal if you are a tourist. With BUS-STOPS you can turn NaPTAN data into a transparent IMG file and use it as an overlay with your other maps. Please read the licences associated with all NaPTAN data.

Read More & Download.

img explorer

Exploring Garmin's IMG Format

Ever wanted to unravel Garmin's IMG file type but became daunted by its complexity?
Our most popular Exploring IMG Format will help you plot all the highways, polygons and pois in an IMG file and explain what can be retrieved from 'locked' TOPO files.

style2typ

Quickly create a TYP file showing all the elements contained in your mkgmap style sheets.

more details

mp2osm

.If you want to create your own mp2osm converter click here for more information .

osm2GE (oms2kml)

This OSM 2 Google Earth GUI enables you to project osm files onto Google Earth.You can edit colours,opacity,widths etc.

OSM polygons, highways,cycle paths,paths,tracks,rivers,streams etc, 'as seen' on Google Earth - data is distorted for legal reasons.

Click here to download.