|changing maps on NUVI & ZUMO devices FAST!|
'We had wanted to put something together to make it easier to build those themes, but
Map Theme Maker is a very popular Editor of Garmin Map Themes (kmtf files) used on many Nuvi & Zumo devices and it's FREE with no junk to untick!
Quickly add new colours to your Maps!
Although not as powerful, map themes are similar to basic TYP files but lack the ability to edit POIs or create bitmaps.
Simple Download with NO JUNK to untick!
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Change colours of Polygons
no need to know the hex !
Currently the maximum 16 polygons can be changed depending on your device.
Go Registration --> Add Key and enter
Change colours of lines and borders of Highways and other polylines .
Currently a maximum of 33 lines are available,
1) 'Arrow' colours : change 'RTE_ACTIV_LEG'
2)Traffic 'lines' are generated by Garmin and cannot be customised.
To make lines stand out, make your polygons and highways darker.
- Edit existing themes (kmtf files)
All themes have the extension .kmtf / On many Nuvis they are found in a Themes/Maps folder.
- Create own themes from scratch
- Add / Remove Polygons or Lines
- Add or Remove 'PRESENTATIONS'
The maps contain a maximum of 5 'Presentations' ( categories)
Guidance,Browse,Traffic,Turn Preview, Route Preview and Pedestrian
This means you can have your guidance and traffic maps look differently etc.
Some default map themes have only one Presentation. With Map Theme Maker you can quickly select and add/remove a presentation.
Garmin informed us:
'I think that you can safely ignore all of the presentations but the “Guidance” presentation.
LINES WITH BITMAPS
It appears that some lines have a bitmap although they cannot be altered by the user, ie
- Rail Roads
- Road Trails
The notion of such lines having borders is somewhat confusing.
Those who have downloaded Map Theme Maker
have also looked at :
How to get OSM pois, like speed cameras on your Nuvi or Zumo .