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Is it possible load the OpenStreetMap on a Garmin nüvi 42? If it's possible where can I find the map to download and copy to the GPS device?

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asked 22 Apr '14, 19:27

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Yunare Maia
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If you search here for Nuvi you'll find lots of similar previous questions. Do the answers to those help?

(22 Apr '14, 19:33) SomeoneElse ♦

In short,yes! You need to do a few things. First you create an .osm file. See eg. Download.geofabrik.De for the area you are interested in. Then use a software like mapuploader to create the gmapsupp.IMG file. This you copy into the Nuvi`s map directory a (or use the garmin Mapinstall software to copy this file).

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answered 22 Apr '14, 20:25

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Generating own maps is way to complicated for the average user. Especially since there are already many pre-generated OSM maps for Garmin available.

(22 Apr '14, 20:40) scai ♦
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