FREE Non Commercial GPS Map - Garmin

Discussion in 'GPS Use, Tracks & Maps Discussion' started by brian_bkk, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    FREE Non Commercial GPS Map - Garmin

    Why?

    After our recent trip to Sangkhaburi we were asked for the tracks by many people.
    This really was an epic trip and certainly generated a lot of interest..

    Last count 8,000 ++++ views
    The Missing Link- Sangkhlaburi to Umphang and back!

    Rather than have the tracks end up in a commercial (for profit) GPS map.
    We thought it was only right to contribute these GT Rider tracks with the other tracks available in OSM, benefitting the wider riding community.

    All of the trails we rode are in the map. Including where we managed to get a bit lost on the other side of the border.

    The map data is up to May 27th 2013.

    You can download the gps map from this URL
    http://rapidshare.com/files/1684373388/osm_generic_gmapsupp.zip

    Map includes - Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
    The link to make the map is so easy.. decided no harm in adding these other countries.. Total size 69.6 MB

    Want to make your own map?
    Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

    We will endeavour to post an updated GPS map every month or two for those that would prefer to download here.

    This is our first bash at this.. Constructive feedback / comments welcome.

    Cheers
    Brian

    The permissions were set incorrectly to download the file.. This should be fixed now :)
     
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  3. Kaaskop

    Kaaskop Member

    Hello Brian, plan to make trips to Thailand's neighboring countries next year; now get useful and tested routes first
    hand, saves me a lot of homework:happy2: Thanks a lot! Bernhard
     
  4. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Updated OpenStreet Garmin map..

    End of June 2013.

    You can download the gps map from this URL

    http://rapidshare.com/files/1144144020/osm_generic_gmapsupp1.zip

    Map includes - Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
    Total size 79 MB

    Want to make your own map?
    Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

    Also includes the tracks recently ridden around Chong Mek with the Ubon Shogun. in case any one that would like to explore the area.
    Bangkok Weekend Warrior rides with Ubon Shogun - Part 1

    Cheers. Hope this is of use to others and you also contribute your tracks to OSM :)

    Brian
     
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  5. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Updated OpenStreet Garmin map..

    End of July 2013.

    You can download the gps map from this URL

    http://rapidshare.com/files/578414562/osm_generic_gmapsupp.zip

    Map includes - Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, Malaysia.
    Total size 91 MB

    Want to make your own map?
    Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

    Also includes the tracks recently ridden in June / July southern Laos
    Wet Season No Plans Tour - Southern Laos Jun - Jul 2013

    [​IMG]

    Hope this is of use to others and you also contribute your tracks to OSM

    July todate the FREE GPS map was downloaded 693 times.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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  6. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Good stuff Brian! Have finally purchased a proper GPS and am looking forward to exploring some of your routes and adding some of mine! Happy Trails! Tony :happy1:
     
  7. Oddvar

    Oddvar Ol'Timer

    Hi
    I am going to China, Yunnan next month. It looks like many of the roads in Yunnan are on this map. Any idea how reliable they are?
    I will track this trip on a Montana and a Photo tracker. Will upload those if you are interested!

    And thank you very much for the map and the work you put in. Beers on me if our paths ever lead us to the same water hole!
     
  8. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Hi Tony, Oddvar,

    Good to see you have joined the dark side Tony.

    When we meet up next I can give you a 30 min intro to uploading tracks to OSM etc.
    Nothing difficult but like anything. Once you know it is easy.

    Oddvar,
    In all honesty.
    One could argue better than the commercial maps as the data isn't static waiting for the commercial provider to update when it makes commercial sense.

    The main thing I see is some data may be off a bit due to the device being used. Phone, GPS logger or decent Garmin,

    Beauty of OSM is. When we see that we can update it straight away and it is in the database almost immediately. Accurate information ready for the next download.

    Like anything. Good to have a back up. Paper map for your destination
    If you want a back up OSM on your phone in case your GPS goes Kaput check out OSMAND
    Free and commercial to support the project.. 200 + baht = Good deal

    OsmAnd+ Maps and Navigation

    No worries on the beer and of course happy to meet up.
    Happy and enjoy this, nice to give something back.

    Cheers
    Brian.
     
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  9. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Updated OpenStreet Garmin map..

    End of Sept 2013.

    You can download the gps map from this URL

    http://rapidshare.com/share/7A3A74D56E134C0FC082652C4C6C898A

    Map includes - Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore.
    Total size 123 MB

    Want to make your own map?
    Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

    Also includes the tracks recently ridden up to and around the Emerald Triangle
    GT Riders meet the Emerald Triangle

    [​IMG]

    Hope this is of use to others and you also contribute your tracks to OSM

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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  10. NightRider

    NightRider New Member

    I have put my OSM map of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia och Singapore on my cheesy webpage if anyone wants to use it.

    Some BaseCamp screens:

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  11. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

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    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

  13. Cruiserman

    Cruiserman New Member

    Ga day brian
    was just wondering if you can give some help to install your latest map into Basecamp. I'm a newby and not sure how to get the img file installed.
     
  14. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    I'm new to basecamp as well and haven't played with it much. I'm sure you know you can install the map directly to your GPS without bothering with basecamp? I've found tons of useful guides on YouTube. Here's one which addresses your question:

     
  15. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    G'day All,
    Have been a bit tardy with the updates...
    Work and riding getting in the way...

    Updated OpenStreet Garmin map..

    End of Feb 2014.

    You can download the gps map for your garmin from this URL

    http://rapidshare.com/share/DC237AAA8201064FC2A23C31DA69C6D6

    Map includes - Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore.
    Total size 113MB

    Want to make your own map?
    http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl

    Some more updates to the Omkoi tracks for those interested..
    Thanks for adding the new tracks to OSM Tony.

    Will try and do another update shortly.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  16. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    G'day All,

    Updated OpenStreet Garmin map..

    14 April 2014.

    You can download the gps map for your garmin from this URL

    http://rapidshare.com/share/708AE0BB42FC57D40FAAAEF5F9F1CE5E

    Map includes - Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore.
    Total size 130MB

    Want to make your own map?
    Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

    Tracks from the recent Lao trip.
    Epic Awesomness! Cruising the Mekong with the GT-Riders!

    As well as at Baan Ricky for Alan 'Taff' Davies memorial ride. Out to the Burmese border and around Saiyok Yai.
    Alan Taff Davies Memorial Ride Weekend - 14 /15 / 16 Feb 2014

    Cheers
    Brian
     
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  17. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Good stuff Brian :clap:

    OSM is the future (but I never leave home without my GT-Rider map- best in the business!) :thumbup:
     
  18. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

  19. mgeepers

    mgeepers Active Member

    Thanks so much Brian
     
  20. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

  21. ianyonok

    ianyonok Ol'Timer

    Thanks Brian, I just worked out how to do this. Easy when you know how......
     
  22. kchow24

    kchow24 Ol'Timer

    Hi Brian,

    Thank for the update.
    If I want to update and contribute some new tracks and POI to your maps file, how to do it? Any step to follow, please guide.
    Thank you.
     
  23. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    G'day,

    If you want to update OSM.. Please see the links below

    Wiki.
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Beginners Guide
    http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Beginners%27_Guide

    I tend to use Potlatch.. Still consider myself in the learner stages.
    It is pretty easy when you know how.. Just like everything in life :)

    Please do contribute.. The more contributors the better and more accurate the data will be.

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  24. kchow24

    kchow24 Ol'Timer

    Hi,

    Noted with thanks. I'm also wanted to learn something new here.
     
  25. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Good stuff Ian.

    Judging by some of the rambling you do on the KLX..
    You should have some nice new contributions for OSM.
    Something we can all use to go and check out :)

    Cheers
    Brian
     
  26. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

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