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Mapuploader 4 & TYP Style Checker
the only Windows App to create Garmin maps
 
mapuploader 4 beta
Dark Blue :   Tiles created
Orange :   Current Tile being processed
White   Tiles ignored

How to create your own FREE Garmin Map!

  • Download openstreetmap data ( pbf) from Geofabrik
  • Open file in mapuploader4
  • Click Create Map
  • (You need Basecamp , java & mkgmap , all free)
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 Download Mapuploader4.862.setup (W10 compatible, includes mapnik65001.TYP)
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Download Manual for Mapuploader4

Download mapnik65001.TYP which can be used with the default style.

Check your TYP file

  • Only Mapuploader4 can check which elements in your TYP file are not used in your style sheets! . Just click the green cross icon
  • Check which items should or should not appear on your overview map : Click Resolution button and check for any items with resolution < 18!

What's NEW?

  • Profiles (CTRL P) enable you to quickly move from one style/TYP/ option to another!
  • This is handy when you are producing different maps with different styles,TYP files and options (contours)
  • Up to 6 profiles are available.

Windows 10 and Mapuploader4

Mapuploader portable works on W10 but needs permissions only when adding maps to Basecamp/Mapsource: not when creating a map for your GPS device (gmapsupp.img)

1) Ensure Basecamp or Mapsource exist on your PC

2) Locate.reg file found in the folder which Mapuploader creates in a folder named after the your map, ie /mymap/mymap.reg.

3) Right Click on .reg file and run as administrator.

4) Or go Tools --> Create NSIS Window Installer and double click on the .exe when created

Tutorial 1 Create Hagspiel map with contours
 
1) Create Hagspiel contours : Contours --> Create Contours --> Examples --> Hagspiel
 
2) Use Hagspiel.osm as a map : Download Hagspiel.osm
 
Tutorial 2 Create Etna Area with contours
 
1) Create Etna contours : Contours --> Create Contours --> Examples --> Etna
 
2) Download Etna Contour region : Etna_west.osm.pdf
   
  • Written for W10
  • Easy access to saved Tiles
  • Quickly access your mkgmap scripts by clicking on filenames shown on right
  • 4 mkgmap Options instead of just 1 - useful if at times you need different options - no need to rewrite the option
Mapuploader 4 has been designed for those who just want to create maps quickly.

In addition,you can run your own scripts (code) and still use Mapuploader4 to show your maps in Basecamp/Mapsource and / or create gmapsupps.

More Documentation

  Tricks with Styles (PDF) More Tricks & Styles
     
  default.typ for mkgmap's default style TIPS & TRICKs 4
     
 

 os50 style + address searches & os50.TYP

Youtube Tutorials

   

Initially , Mapuploader may be unable to write to the register when uploading maps to Basecamp or Mapsource.

Use the following procedure - this needs to be done once only:

1) Download and install makensis.exe

2) In Settings --> All Settings --> Key Software point to 'makensis.exe' on your harddrive.

3) Create a map in mapuploader

4) Go Tools --> Create NSIS Window Installer

This may take a minute then click on 'Output Dir' and find the <name of map>.exe it has created - for icon see right.

5) Double Click to add map to register.

Can't Authenticate maps . Contact content seller for help

You may get message 'Can't Authenticate maps .Contact content seller for help' on

  • GPS Maps 64 series
  • Etrex 20x / 30x (not "etrex 30")
  • Etrex Touch series
  • Some new nuvi models

This happens if a gmapsupp has been created using the option --unicode.

It does not affect maps created using Mapuploader as long as you don't add the unicode option.

How to create a gmapsupp with Greek,Arabic,Russian etc characters and not use the -unicode option

This only applies to codepages 1250 - 1258 - see why

You can use a TYP file to show Greek,Arabic,Hebrew,Russian,Polish,Czech.

For the sake of convenience use codepage 65001 which incorporates all other codepages.