I downloaded the data for Juarez Mexico in .img format and placed it in the garmin folder on the card to my Garmin Nuvi 40... The new map shows up under map info and I de-select the other standard map (and select the new map) but when I go to input an address it says.. "map data is not available." Any ideas?

Update: I used http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ to access the file and once México was selected... I downloaded "MX-Ciudad Juarez" from the left hand side. The link address is: http://osm.pleiades.uni-wuppertal.de/garmin/generic/17-12-2013/63242176.img

I downloaded a map for the whole of México and it works!

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Which OSM map did you downloaded exactly? (maybe they created an incompatibility).

(02 Jan '14, 08:41) iii

Thank you very much for responding. I tried the 63242176.img file which is for Juarez México. I have also downloaded the map for all of México and will try that this morning. What features should I expect to see on the GPS? Should I expect to see address routing? Or how about intersection navigation? As of yet I can only see that the map is recognized by the system but can not access the map nor see any other features.

(02 Jan '14, 13:14) john
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@john: please could you mention the address / URL of the place where you downloaded the file? There is not only one "OSM map for Garmins".

(02 Jan '14, 13:29) aseerel4c26 ♦
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Thank you. I used http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ to access the file and once México was selected... I downloaded "MX-Ciudad Juarez" from the left hand side. The link address is: http://osm.pleiades.uni-wuppertal.de/garmin/generic/17-12-2013/63242176.img

I downloaded a map for the whole of México and it works! Thanks! It does run slow and so I am going to try to install it on the system rather than the card (I saw someone mention this earlier). Do you know where I can read about the features available for these maps and Garmin? I read something that mentioned that addresses aren't routable?

(02 Jan '14, 13:42) john

You need a routable map for it to work some are NOT routable.

(02 Jan '14, 13:53) andy mackey

How do you know the difference between a routable and non routable? When I make changes on OpenStreetMap... how long does it take to become incorporated into the downloads (ie... the one of all of México that I downloaded..) Is there a way to download it more quickly with the most current updates?

(02 Jan '14, 14:02) john

After you have figured out what works and how it works with your device, you could mention it on Garmin/Nüvi_series section Nüvi 40 (wiki needs a new registration) since your model is not yet listed there (except the stub which I have add just now).

(02 Jan '14, 14:40) aseerel4c26 ♦

They may be labeled as routable, but even then the may not work with an address search, i'm not sure what the garmins need (and i suspect that varies between devices as well) to successfully search for an address.

(02 Jan '14, 17:39) andy mackey
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It may be (just guessing, I have not tried it) that "MX-Ciudad Juarez" from the left hand side is not a finished Garmin map, but just a part of it (semi-raw data which needs more processing to be usable directly in a device). Only download from the middle part of the page (you can click single parts/tiles there if you do not want whole Mexico: "Enable manual tile selection" (maybe "reset" first)).

In general: I think it would help you to just read a bit: OSM_Map_On_Garmin. There is one OpenStreetMap database (containing all the geo data), but there are many different providers of pre-made Garmin maps (you do not need to make your own). Try several. However, osm.nl (the one you have chosen) is quite popular. Depending on the Garmin map provider is:

  • routable or not (that may include the ability for address search - however, note that we do not have addresses for all cities in our database),
  • update cycle (some are updated weekly some every 6 months),
  • which features from our database are included and how they are shown on the map.
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Thank you!

(02 Jan '14, 14:31) john

A possible alternate is to search the map on your PC, note to Lat Lon and use that in your Garmin.

(02 Jan '14, 19:41) andy mackey

Just incase anyone else runs into the same trouble that I did with a Garmin Nuvi 40, software version 4.0.0. I tried placing these files in my /Garmin directory, but I couldn't find the new maps in Settings > Maps > Info on the device. I was only able to get this solution with .img files from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ to work after placing *.img files in a newly created Map directory, /Map. I've read this might be consistent with older devices. Also, it didn't seem to matter what the filenames actually were. I left the original names, such as 63240587.img

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