I have downloaded the "generic routable" OSM map from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ to my 60Cx and BaseCamp. On BaseCamp the map has cross hatching lines which are very irritating. A friend who also has this map from a long time ago does not have these lines. Can you explain this please?

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asked 23 May '13, 19:00

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Where (URL) did you download the map?

(23 May '13, 19:27) aseerel4c26 ♦

Please take a screen shot, and then edit and paste it into your question. I have a military base on my Basecamp map which is signified with diagonal red lines, but this was the style of rendering my map supplier choose for his design. I presume your cross hatching is over the whole map.

(23 May '13, 21:55) andy mackey

(note to others: I have answered a mail of Beachnik via mail regarding problems inserting the screenshot, I wrote (for you andy): "You could upload your image at the external site http://imgur.com/ (upload is top right) and just mention/paste the image URL on the help page in your question.")

(24 May '13, 03:18) aseerel4c26 ♦

Useful link for pics, but I thought you had solved cross hatch, silly me. thanks

(24 May '13, 14:58) andy mackey

That's the default (very ugly) way how Garmin renders wood and forests: http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/relation/534604

If you have downloaded the map from garmin.openstreetmap.nl, you can choose the new layout or the basic map with "mapnik" typ file, this will render it as it should: green.

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answered 24 May '13, 17:04

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The Olympic Forest tag was deleted from the lower hatched area which would go along with your knowledge.

(24 May '13, 19:04) andy mackey

Thank you all, I have downloaded the map again and this time I have no criss crossing lines. I clicked the mapnik typ as suggested. I don't know why this made a difference but I am glad.

(25 May '13, 03:11) Beachnik

The typ files are making the difference. Without Typ file the maps are ugly with those criss crossing lines :-)

You can even edit the typ file too customize the colours and appearance of the map if you want, http://ati.land.cz/gps/typdecomp/

(25 May '13, 20:24) ligfietser

Thank you again. I may try this when I have some time. How do I now flag this question as solved?

(26 May '13, 05:04) Beachnik

A questioner should be able to see a small tic below the thumbs up and down of each answer. Click on the one that answers your Q the best and it should turn green. This is good to do as it sort of closes it, and give new researchers a pointer to best answer.. not always the most voted answer though.

(26 May '13, 07:33) andy mackey

Only spam and off topic questions get closed. Old questions get picked up when somebody as something else to add.

(26 May '13, 07:38) andy mackey

to highlight the difference more and to avoid potential confusion: close is different from accepting an answer. Closing is not relevant here.

(26 May '13, 12:52) aseerel4c26 ♦
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OSM is just a database and many many different maps and services are made of it. You can download a different Garmin map if you want to try.

Interesting - same problem, same area: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844834 Solution there: use another map provider.

If the cross hatching lines would mean "grid" (I see now in the screenshot that it is no grid here) they could be a feature of your BaseCamp and you just would need to switch it off in the options.

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