aktualisiert at 03.march 2016,  deutsch

IMGFILE-to-MAPSOURCE, Version Build80_31

Softwaretool, to manage all garmin-campatible '.img'files and use it in Basecamp® and Mapsource®. For 32 bit and 64 bit windows
  1. Important informations (in german language only): Config Windows 8(.1) and W 10 for use with Basecamp®. And Basic 's for beginners. What you shout know about Garmin.
  2. FAQ's in german language
    Videoinstructions (in german language) :
  1. use OSM-maps from 'Lambertus' with Basecamp/Mapsource. Download from my server. Or as YouTubevideo.
  2. How to use Mapinstall® to make a gmapsupp.img with different maps. Download from my server or as YouTubevideo.
  3. Config the Windows-Explorer in XP and W7, to show all GARMIN® -folders. Download avi-file.
  4. Move all Garmin® mapfolders to other partition. Download avi-file.
    1. MAP-SHOP Always up-to-date maps on ready-to-use micro-sd card and DVD, free shipping throughout Europe;
      generated from the OSM database. Insert the micro-sd card in the GPS and here you go it! DVD's must be copied only the GPS and the PC for BaseCamp/MapSource
    2. 2 small demomaps, 1x as streetmap Strassenkarte and 1x as topomap. specifically for sports, with Skipist's and many details. Directdownload from my server:

      1. München (Deutschland) : download streets munich  .Preview 1 ; .Preview 2
      2. South Tirol : download Topo South Tirol (Italy) . Preview 1 . Preview 2
      Unzip download and save (Windows OS) Demo_Topo_Europa_(OSM).gmap resp. Demo_Strassen_Europa_(OSM).gmap in folder
    3. W7/8/10 : 'C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\Maps\ as subfolder ;
    4. Windows XP : C:\Dokuments und settings\ALL Users\Anwendungsdaten\GARMIN\Maps\.
    5. If you use Bascamp only, you can also save in folder C:\Programme\GARMIN\Basecamp\Maps\ . It is strongly recommended to use Basecamp only. But Mapsource is okay only for Streetmap.

Screenshot If you want integrate home-made or free garmin- img-files as new mapset to "Mapsource" and/or "Basecamp" (® Garmin), you must do some difficult things like create registrykeys, .TDB und previewfiles. It is a highrisk job.  If you make a mistake, the computer or "Mapsource" can go down.
screenshot For all people, who fight against this problem, i have make the software IMG2MS downloadsite. img2ms can handle 32 bit and 64 bit windows os. Select the .img-files for the new mapset, type in a name und few 'clicks' later  the new mapset is automatically integrated. Or use a payed gmapsupp.img from microsd card and splitt it into an mapset for Basecamp. You can get the Software as Demoversion with some limitations or as full version without any limitations . There is the DOWNLOADSITE. The limitations of the Demoversion are : works 14 days. More detail read on german-language-site
Screenshot Also you can change the name of existing mapset's and the 'Drawpriority'. Also you can add a already existing typefile to any mapset, or change the typefile. For exampel you load a City navigator 9NT with 'DrawPriority' value 20 and a topomap (without routing)  with value 25 on GPS, then you will show the topo on display but routing works with CN. Have a problem ?  email me :
Screenshoot How the software works : Software procreated a .TDB-file and a preview-file.
Four steps to go : 1: select the img-files (= maptiles) or 1 gmapsupp.img. Img-files must named with 8 numbers and .img or filename must end with .....gmapsupp.img. 2 : type in a name for showing in "Mapsource"/"Basecamp", 3 : only in fullversion : type in a individuall ID-Number. ID-number is always automatically created in a saver way. Demoversion uses only ID-number 1001. 4 :  click  'next step/add to mapsource'. That's all.
Screenshoot Another method is to use existing .tdb and preview-files, optionaly also .mdx and _mdr.img and .trf files files. Typicaly OSM-mapsets has such files in the download. In this case you can register it in the registry without using cgpsmapper/cpreview. The software can also delete mapsets from "Mapsource".
Also you can analyse the registry. If there are failed keys, it can kill the failed keys. In this case, the failed keys will displayes as '!!Fehler!!'.
Screenshoot You can select a homemade typefile or from internet and then the graphic will change like typfile is made. This is possible for all mapset, also for locked mapsets and mapsets in the new 'GARMIN'-gmp-format.. The Software can add any typ-file for existing mapset's. FID will automatically corrected.
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IMG2MS Downloadsite